We’re not talking about what to name your dog here. We mean baby names inspired by the animal kingdom. Just think of your future son or daughter soaring through life as a dashing Hawk or darling Robin, for example.
One of the great hits of our day, Ava still calls up the image of sultry Hollywood beauty Ava Gardner. The name has become... Read more about Ava
Rachel, the sister of Leah, was the second and favorite wife of Jacob, and mother to Joseph and Benjamin. Between 1983 and... Read more about Rachel
Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read more about Phoenix
There's a great story with this name: the word Melissa originates from a mythological Greek nymph who fed honey to the infant... Read more about Melissa
Eden, the biblical paradise home of Adam and Eve, is currently at its peak in popularity. The serene-sounding moniker is... Read more about Eden
Greek: Bobbin worker, weaver; faithful wife of Odysseus during the Trojan War
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Deborah was a biblical prophetess and heroine of Israel. Her victory song is in the Book of Judges. Read more about Deborah
Latin: Lion; a popular name in ancient Rome and the name of thirteen popes; The lion is a figure in art and religious symbolism...
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Hebrew: Dove; In the Bible, Jonah the prophet was swallowed by a great fish and safely emerged from his belly three days later. Sailors...
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Gaelic: Little raven
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English: Hunting bird; When this name was created, hunting with hawks was considered an aristocratic sport.
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Latin: Bull; Taurus is a constellation picturing the forequarters of a bull and is a sign of the zodiac.
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Originally a familiar form of names such as Jacob, James, and Jason, Jay is now a given name in its own right. This unisex... Read more about Jay
From the Shakespearean play Merry Wives of Windsor Read more about Robin
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English: From the farm
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French: Lioness; feminine form of Leon
Latin: Lioness; feminine form of Leon
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English: The bird teal; also the blue-green color.
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English: Lark, a songbird; used predominantly for girls
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From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing Read more about Ursula
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Greek: Gazelle; the biblical woman who abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy
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Hebrew: Little dove; in the Bible, one of Job''s three daughters, who were known as the most beautiful women of their time (the other...
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Cousin of Lancelot Read more about Lionel
Hebrew: Gazelle or hind (female roe deer), suggestive of a graceful, shy animal
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German: Noble leader
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English: From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French.
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From the Shakespearean play As You Like It Read more about Rosalind
French: Young wolf
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English: Lioness; a variant of Leona
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