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  • Baby Names That Mean Thankful 1 of 12

    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Boys

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: BONGANI

     

    Origin: Zulu; Meaning: give thanks

    If you're looking for a baby name rooted in gratitude, try this option. It's also the name of Bongani Khumalo, a South African soccer player who must give thanks every time he makes a goal!

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Jadon

     

    Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: thankful, "God will judge"

    This name is a slight variant in the popular stream of -en names: Aiden, Caden, et. al. We like that it's spelled somewhat differently — we're sure he'll be thankful for his slightly more original name.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Shakir

     

    Origin: Arabic; Meaning: grateful

    If you're grateful for your son but, uh, aren't a fan of the name Grateful, this popular Arabic name could be a fit. You could also try alternative spellings: Shakeer or Shaquir.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Gratian

     

    Origin: Latin; Meaning: grateful

    This Latin name was popular way back when, and was the name of Roman emperors, soldiers, and even a pope — maybe it's time to bring it back.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Pryderi

     

    Origin: Welsh; Meaning: caring

    If you want to make sure your son is sensitive and a good sharer, try this unique Welsh name — at least you can bet on the fact that he'll be the only Pryderi in his class.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Girls

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Grace

     

    Origin: Latin; Meaning: favor, blessing

    Besides being a classically cool moniker with namesakes such as the iconic Grace Kelly, this name also signifies the prayer said before meals to thank God for the food about to be eaten — apt for bounty that's on most Thanksgiving tables.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Jendayi

     

    Origin: Egyptian; Meaning: thankful

    If you've been waiting a long time for your tot, this Egyptian name might be the perfect fit — it shortens to the nickname "Jen," offering two great options in one moniker.

  • Baby Names That Mean Thankful 10 of 12
    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Mercy

     

    Origin: English; Meaning: compassion

    This virtuous name was a hit with Puritans who liked to impart their beliefs onto their offspring from the start — and if you say it with a baguette in hand and a slight accent, it could sound just like the French merci, or thanks.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Shakira

     

    Origin: Arabic; Meaning: thankful

    This name, meaning "thankful" in Arabic, became instantly recognizable thanks to a certain Columbian-born singer. It's a nickname-free way to commemorate your gratitude for your little pop star — er, we mean bundle of joy. For a similar option, try Tendai, the Zimbabwean name with the same meaning.

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    Baby Names That Mean Thankful: Demetria

     

    Origin: Greek; Meaning: goddess of harvest

    It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a bountiful harvest — and if you're as grateful for your tot as the pilgrims were for their first feast, this name is a smart choice. (Demi Moore's parents thought so, too!)

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