30 Baby Names Inspired By Love

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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:

1. Aiko

The name Aiko means “little loved one” in Japanese – this would be so cute for a girl or a boy.

2. Amorette

This name is of French origin and means “little love” – doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

3. Aziz

Arabic, meaning “powerful and beloved.”

4. Brisa

If you’re looking for a name with Spanish roots, maybe this one would fit the bill. It means “beloved.”

5. Carys

Carys is of Welch origin and means “love.” This one has quite a few spelling possibilities as well.

6. Charity

An English word name meaning “benevolent goodwill and love.”

7. Connelly

This name of Irish origin would make a cute alternative to the more often used “Connor” and means “love and friendship.”

8. Darcy

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?

9. David

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.

10. Esme

This Persian name means “emerald,” but can also mean “esteemed and beloved.”

11. Ettie

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.

12. Femi

A Nigerian name of Yoruba origin that means “love me.” This one just makes me melt. So sweet for a little girl.

13. Freya

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.

14. Gerwyn

A Welch name meaning “fair love”… perfect for your little love bug.

15. Grianne

This Irish name means “charming love” and I find it quite charming myself.

16. Imogen

 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.”

17. Juliet

This name is associated with the famous and tragic lead character from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

18. Kalila

Kalila would be a lovely name for a little girl. It’s of Arabic origin and means “beloved.”

19. Lennan

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.

20. Love

As straightforward as you can get. I think Love would make an adorable middle name as well as a first name.

21. Maitea

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.”

22. Milena

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.

23. Mina

A German girl’s name meaning “love.”

24. Nayely

I think this is my favorite name on the list. It means “I love you” and is of Native American descent.

25. Neha

Neha is a Sanskrit name meaning “love.”

26. Romeo

The love match to Shakespeare’s Juliet.

27. Shaida

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.”

28. Thaddeus

Thaddeus has Aramaic origins and means “heart.” It also has the option of being shortened to Thad, which is nice as well.

29. Valentine

A boy’s name inspired by Saint Valentine, the namesake of the holiday of love.

30. Valentina

The female version of Valentine and quite lovely for a little girl.

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