Jan
07

New Year’s baby names offer hope, a new beginning

Posted in Name my baby
by Lorain County Moms

nameberry.com

The ringing in of a new year brings with it a sense of fresh beginnings, a new dawn dawning, and bright hopes for the future. And so with that in mind, and with our warmest wishes to all of you for a great year, we offer some names drawn from a variety of cultures that suggest those very things — and all of them appropriate for a New Year’s baby.

NAMES THAT MEAN HOPE

  • AMAL
  • AMIL
  • ARRAYAH
  • ASHA
  • ESPERANZA
  • HOPE
  • NADIA, NADINE
  • NOZOMI
  • RAJA
  • SPERANZA
  • TARAJA
  • TIKVAH
  • VON

NAMES THAT MEAN DAWN

  • AURORA
  • DAWN
  • ORIANA
  • ROXANA/ROXANNE
  • SAHAR
  • ZARA
  • ZORA/ZORINA

NAMES THAT MEAN NEWNESS, FRESHNESS, BEGINNINGS

  • AMARYLLIS
  • BEEJA
  • DAGNY
  • IDONY
  • MIKA
  • NASIMA
  • NAVIN
  • NEO
  • NEOMA
  • NOVA
  • NYSSA
  • RAANAN
  • ZELENKA
  • ZERA

Another approach, if you’re naming a baby born in the first month of the year, would be to consider one of the diverse names used for the month of January across the world:

  • BAHMAN
  • CAIT (in Hindi)
  • EINAIR
  • ENERO
  • GENNAIO
  • GENNARO
  • JAANUAR
  • JANIERO/JANEIRO
  • JANUARI
  • JANVIER
  • LEDEN
  • MAKARA (means born under Capricorn)
  • TARR

Nameberry (http://nameberry.com) is a baby-naming site produced by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, co-authors of 10 bestselling baby name guides, including the newest, “Beyond Ave and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby.”

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