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Animal Names

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.

Ava

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

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

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

Melissa

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

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

Penelope

Greek: Bobbin worker, weaver; faithful wife of Odysseus during the Trojan War

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Deborah

Deborah was a biblical prophetess and heroine of Israel. Her victory song is in the Book of Judges. Read more about Deborah

Leo

English: Lion

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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Jonah

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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Brenda

Gaelic: Little raven

Irish Origin

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Hawk

English: Hunting bird; When this name was created, hunting with hawks was considered an aristocratic sport.

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Taurus

Latin: Bull; Taurus is a constellation picturing the forequarters of a bull and is a sign of the zodiac.

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Jay

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

Robin

From the Shakespearean play Merry Wives of Windsor Read more about Robin

Tabitha

Aramaic: Gazelle

Greek Origin

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Wren

English: From the farm

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Leona

French: Lioness; feminine form of Leon

Latin: Lioness; feminine form of Leon

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Teal

English: The bird teal; also the blue-green color.

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Lark

English: Lark, a songbird; used predominantly for girls

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Ursula

From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing Read more about Ursula

Dorcas

Greek: Gazelle; the biblical woman who abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy

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Jemima

Arabic Origin

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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Lionel

Cousin of Lancelot Read more about Lionel

Ayala

Hebrew: Gazelle or hind (female roe deer), suggestive of a graceful, shy animal

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Una

German: Noble leader

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Mavis

Celtic Origin

English: From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French.

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Rosalind

From the Shakespearean play As You Like It Read more about Rosalind

Lowell

French: Young wolf

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Loni

English: Lioness; a variant of Leona

Hawaiian: Sky

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