Whether you simply boast that Valentine’s Day is your favorite holiday or you just love love, a love-inspired baby name could be the perfect choice for your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy.
Check out these unique love-inspired monikers:
The name Aiko means “little loved one” in Japanese – this would be so cute for a girl or a boy.
This name is of French origin and means “little love” – doesn’t get much sweeter than that.
Arabic, meaning “powerful and beloved.”
If you’re looking for a name with Spanish roots, maybe this one would fit the bill. It means “beloved.”
Carys is of Welch origin and means “love.” This one has quite a few spelling possibilities as well.
An English word name meaning “benevolent goodwill and love.”
This name of Irish origin would make a cute alternative to the more often used “Connor” and means “love and friendship.”
Any woman who has read Pride and Prejudice will know where I’m headed with this one. I love the idea of giving a little one the name Darcy (it was actually on my list as a middle name if we’d had a boy!), because what girl doesn’t love the romantic story between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy?
David is a Hebrew name with biblical roots that means “beloved.” If you’re looking at biblical names and love-inspired names, this name will fit both categories.
This Persian name means “emerald,” but can also mean “esteemed and beloved.”
Okay… I’ll admit that this one is a bit of a stretch, but I just love this name, so go with me: Ettie is a variant of the name Esther, which is a variant of the name Ishtar who was the Babylonian goddess of love. See the love connection? Either way, I think this name is one of the cutest on this list.
A Nigerian name of Yoruba origin that means “love me.” This one just makes me melt. So sweet for a little girl.
Freya doesn’t mean “love,” but it is the name of the Norse goddess of love and fertility, so there’s the tie-in. This name was on my favorites list for a little girl.
A Welch name meaning “fair love”… perfect for your little love bug.
This Irish name means “charming love” and I find it quite charming myself.
I’ve loved the name Imogen since I was a child and I had a favorite book where there was a heroine named Imogen. This name is Greek and means “beloved child.”
This name is associated with the famous and tragic lead character from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Kalila would be a lovely name for a little girl. It’s of Arabic origin and means “beloved.”
No, this is not just a misspelling of Lennon – the name Lennan is actually an Irish name meaning “sweetheart” and I think the more feminine spelling would lend itself nicely to using this name for a little girl.
As straightforward as you can get. I think Love would make an adorable middle name as well as a first name.
I loved the name Matea for a girl when I was pregnant and this is on the same track. Maitea is Spanish and means “love.”
I think Milena is an absolutely lovely name. It’s of Czech origin and I especially like that it means “love, warmth and grace” – all lovely sentiments to bestow on a little one.
A German girl’s name meaning “love.”
I think this is my favorite name on the list. It means “I love you” and is of Native American descent.
Neha is a Sanskrit name meaning “love.”
The love match to Shakespeare’s Juliet.
I knew a girl named Shaida once and I always thought it was a pretty name. It’s of Muslim descent and means “madly in love.”
Thaddeus has Aramaic origins and means “heart.” It also has the option of being shortened to Thad, which is nice as well.
A boy’s name inspired by Saint Valentine, the namesake of the holiday of love.
The female version of Valentine and quite lovely for a little girl.