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Origin: English; meaning: burning wine
An intoxicating baby name, no? Aside from being associated with the alcohol, Brandy also contains some musical notes; its the first name of pop singer Brandy Norwood and featured in Looking Glass 1972 hit, Brandy (Youre a Fine Girl).
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Origin: Old English; meaning: nectar, sweet as honey
Want your baby to be as sweet as her namesake? This moniker might be a good choice — its also a nickname for Honora and a common term of endearment.
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Origin: English; meaning: hot spice
Nothing to sneeze at, this English name refers to the spice — or a spicy temperament. (Watch out for Peppers terrible twos!)
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Origin: Latin; meaning: olive, variant of Olivia
For a peaceful baby experience, try extending the branch to this Latin name that evokes tapenades and classic martinis. Its an oldie-but-goodie thats just coming back into fashion in recent years.
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Origin: American; meaning: bright or sweet
No sweeter name exists! Not a bad pick if your kid is born near Halloween.
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Origin: English; meaning: spice
Another choice name for an autumn baby, Pumpkin is a sweet pick for the newest addition to your family patch.
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Origin: English; meaning: spice
This spice has a typically reddish color — a good choice if youre from a family of redheads and hope baby Paprika will have equally fiery hair. And lets not forget that Paprika is also the adorable offspring of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper from the kids hit Blues Clues.
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Origin: Old French and Persian; meaning: refers to Jasmine flower
This fragrant flower is also popular in hot drinks and a variety of recipes — and is an exotic-but-familiar (thanks to Aladdin) choice for a baby girl.
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Origin: Latin; meaning: nickname for Patricia, which means noble
A bite-sized version of the longer Patricia, Patty is the preferred name for Peanuts character Peppermint Patty ... which, in turn, also happens to be the name of a beloved minty, chocolaty treat.
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Origin: English; meaning: yellow flower
Another piquant baby name like Pepper, this English moniker evokes the spice commonly used in dishes like Spanish paella, as well as a bright orange-yellow dye.
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Origin: French and Latin; meaning: marshland
Despite its muddy origins, this name makes us want to travel to a Parisian cheese shop straightaway. An alternative to Brianne or Brianna, Brie is perfect for parents who dislike nicknames — its nearly impossible to slice this name even shorter.
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Origin: unknown; meaning: the fruit
Were keen on Peach. This sweet name makes us think of the juicy summer fruit and all the desserts its baked into (hello, peach pie). Though if youd prefer a less-obvious tribute to the fruit, Melbas always an alternative ...
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Origin: Latin; meaning: dew of the sea
While the herb related to this name has a bitter taste, it seasons Mediterranean dishes to perfection so we find this pick just as palatable. Perfect for nickname-loving parents; Rose, Rosie, or Mary are all options.
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Origin: Greek; meaning: immortal
In ancient Greek mythology, consuming this drink of the gods would lead to immortality — perhaps a tall order for a newborn, but one we think shell grow into just fine. Similar names are Amarissa and Amandine.
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Origin: English; meaning: derivative of cherie meaning dear
Sherry, strong wine originally from Spain, is actually fortified with Brandy, another name on our list. Parents who prefer a shorter version of Sharon might like this pick.
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Origin: American; meaning: sweet, refers to the sweet crystal
Its no surprise that this American name means sweet — just remember that anytime little Sugar throws a tantrum.
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Origin: unknown; meaning: refers to the fruit
Were plumb smitten with Plum as a sweet homage to the fruit. It also works as a cute nickname, as in the case of fashion writer Plum Sykes — originally born as Victoria, she got her nickname from the Victoria plum.
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Origin: Latin; meaning: wise, healthy
Sage is a healing herb that some people burn to rid a space or person of negativity. Its also a name thats climbing in popularity — pop star Pink used it as her firstborn daughter, Willows, middle name.
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Origin: Latin; meaning: merciful
Oh my darling, oh my darling A perfect choice for citrus-loving parents who couldnt deal with the obvious Orange. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer even used it for her daughters name.
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Origin: Latin; meaning: youthful, Joves child
Naming your baby after this culinary technique of cutting food into long thin strips may predict future success as a famous chef. A variant of Julia or Julianne, maybe baby Julienne will be more apt to eat fries, carrots, or anything else thats served the way her name suggests ...
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Origin: French; meaning: diminutive of Nicolette
This chic name, a French diminutive of Nicolette, is a favorite among celebrities (its the name of Courteney Cox and David Arquettes first daughter), Chanel fans, or anyone who likes cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate.
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Origin: Greek; meaning: pearl
Missing a certain tequila drink during pregnancy? Aside from being featured on drink menus everywhere, Margarita is a beautiful variant of Margaret. Margarita has royal roots, too: princesses of Romania and the Netherlands have had this regal moniker. This name makes one think of either the small, shell-shaped cookies popular in France or the yellow hat-wearing childrens book character. So its a great pick if you have hopes of your daughter studying cooking in Paris, a la Julia Child.
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Origin: Welsh; meaning: enthusiasm
This Welsh name was actually the last name of the peanut-butter-cup creator when he made his now-famous candy, but it makes for a chic first name today.
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Origin: Hebrew; meaning: woman from Magdala
This name evokes both the small, shell-shaped cookies popular in France as well as the yellow-hat-wearing childrens book character. Thus, this is a great pick if you have hopes of your child studying cooking in Paris, a la Julia Child.
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Origin: English; meaning: pungent root used as spice
Another great name for a spicy personality thats got classic film-star flair: little Ginger would share a name with actress Ginger Rogers, who was popular for most of the 20th century. Hows this for a well-seasoned family? Her husbands last name was Pepper!
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Origin: Latin; meaning: blessed
Perhaps baby Benedict will be blessed with a refined culinary taste, preferring Hollandaise sauce on his poached eggs and ham over plain-old scrambled eggs. Parents looking for similar names can try Bennett, Benito, or the unadorned Ben.
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Origin: Hebrew; meaning: see, a son
Planning a big family? In the Bible, Reuben was the firstborn of Jacobs 12 sons. Though foodies might just think of the Swiss, meat, and sauerkraut on rye sandwich found in diners and delis across the U.S.
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Origin: shortened form of Latin Francis or Middle English Franklin; meaning: free man
Frank dates back to the 17th century and has several variants for parents who like choices: Franz, François, and Frankie, for example. We love this version — and hope that little Frank loves hot dogs.
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Origin: English, short for Old German Charles; meaning: free man
Whether your favorite chip is chocolate, tortilla, or sour cream and onion, this name is ideal for parents looking for something retro but still fresh.
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Origin: Old English; meaning: elf or magical counsel
A variant of Alfred, heres a name both Lord of the Rings fans and Italian-food lovers can agree on. Maybe baby Alfredo will turn out to be a wizard in the kitchen.
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Origin: Old English; meaning: one who grinds grain
The name Miller calls to mind both its old English meaning as well as the well-known Milwaukee brewing company. Similar names for parents who like the sound of last names as first names: Hunter, Smith, or Spencer.
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Origin: Latin; meaning: head of hair
Does balding run in the family? Perhaps a name like this will inspire little Caesars follicles to activate. Plus, your son will have a Roman statesman and the most ubiquitous salad ever on his side. Not bad odds.
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Origin: Old Norse; meaning: charcoal, persons settlement
Want to make sure your kid eats from all the food groups? We think this Wisconsin-dairy-inspired name is cute — not cheesy. For more variants, try Collby, Kolby, or Colton.
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Origin: variant of Hungarian Kobi; meaning: he who supplants
Maybe this name initially makes you think more of the controversial Lakers player before your dinner plate, but word is Kobe Bryants parents were inspired by the top-quality Japanese beef when naming their son.
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Origin: Old English; meaning: home, dwelling
Stumped on a baby name? Look no smore! Though Hershey and Marshmallow arent likely to climb the baby name charts anytime soon, Graham is a classic Old English name meaning home, dwelling — maybe your son will take roost around a campfire.
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Origin: American; meaning: sweet berry
Reminding us of Mark Twains classic character and the sweet blueberry-like fruit, this name may suggest a nature-loving, outdoorsy boyhood. Parents who want a shorter version can try Huck, Hank, or Henry.
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Origin: English variant of Heathcliff; meaning: cliff near a heath
Aside from paying homage to the hard toffee and chocolate candy bar, this name could satisfy lovers of the arts: it brings to mind both late actor Heath Ledger and the dark hero of Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights.
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Origin: Greek; meaning: royal, kingly
You say bah-zil, we say bay-zil: either way, this herb-inspired name also means brave in Arabic — a regal seasoning for any son.
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Origin: Gaelic; meaning: thin, slender, free man
The leafy, vitamin-packed vegetable that shares a name with this moniker is a staple of many healthy snacks and meals — heres hoping that baby Kale loves his veggies. Variants include Cale and Karl.
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Origin: Old English; meaning: cottage
Cobb salads have a little bit of everything — lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, hard-boiled eggs — so this could be a great name if you hope your kid has an expansive palate. We also like Cobb as a unique alternative to ever-popular Jacob.
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Origin: Hebrew, Welsh; meaning: spear and beautiful, respectively
This name makes us think of one-half of the dueling Biblical brother duo, who spent most of his adult life in exile — but if you want Cane to call every week while hes in college, you could chalk up his name to the sugar that sweetens everything from cakes to coffee.
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Origin: Old German; meaning: illustrious warrior
While we pronounce the plant differently from this diminutive of Herbert, we hope every time baby Herb sees his name hell be inspired to whip up a delightfully seasoned dish.
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Origin: Gaelic; meaning: son of
This name had a solid spot in the top 1000 baby names until the 70s, maybe a result of the growing prevalence of Apple computers. All we can picture when we think of Mac are heaping bowlfuls of the most kid-beloved cheesy dish we know.
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Origin: Irish and Gaelic; meaning: holly
Collins reminds us of Tom Collins, the classic drink thats a little sweet, a little sour, and immensely popular. We hope baby waits until well after his first birthday to meet his namesake.
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Origin: English; meaning: one who keeps the forest
This occupational name may be Australian for beer, but its English for one who keeps the forest, and its another sleek last name that looks just as good as a first. Parents looking for alternatives can try the equally wood-themed moniker, Forest.
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Origin: Middle English; meaning: cheerful
Think your baby looks a little spud-like? From French fries to pierogies and beyond, theres tons of delicious foods related to this tot.
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Origin: Old English; meaning: spear of the gods
Think of all the personal theme song opportunities: My baby has a first name, its O-S-C-A-R Besides the famous jingle, Little Oscar would have a variety of well-known namesakes to choose from, like fashion designer Oscar de la Renta or the unmistakable Oscar the Grouch.
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Origin: Frisian; meaning: noble
The ultimate beer-lover baby name, this name also means defender of mankind. Its a cute variant of Kale or Al for parents who like a little twist on more traditional-sounding names.
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Origin: Hebrew version of Bartholomew; meaning: son of Talamai (the farmer)
Love fruit? Bearing to mind a type of pear, this Hebrew name could be a twin with Apple or Clementine — wouldnt they make a great duo? Other options for parents include Bart, Bartlitt, or Bartley.
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Origin: English; meaning: a grain used in cereal and whiskey
This is a name Dr. Atkins isnt likely to recommend anytime soon — but its perfect for parents looking for a unique yet classic-sounding name. It could also pay homage to J.D. Salingers classic coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
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