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20 Entrancing Baby Names Everyone Will Love

The year is coming to an end and many parents are looking forward to having a new member of the family in 2019. A baby is one of the greatest blessings that a woman can experience. The kind of love that a baby brings to any family is indescribable. Only when someone experiences it can they understand how wonderful it is.

Having a child involves many changes in the life of the parents. In fact, so many couples start preparing as soon as possible to have everything ready for the baby's arrival, from moving house, finding suitable birth plans, clothing, furniture for the baby, etc. However, one of the great challenges that many parents face is finding the right name. Some people have their baby's name picked out before they're even pregnant, while a large percentage of couples face the hustle of finding the right name for their child.

Experts usually suggest to take it easy, try to make the name sing, simplify the spelling, and check out the meaning of the name and its roots. Parents should consider the cadence, and be careful about combinations that could turn their kid's name into a joke. That's why we've made a diverse list of baby names for girls and boys that are charming, original, and easy to combine with middle names and surnames, that are ideal for this upcoming new year.

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20 Atlas

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Atlas is a baby boy name that has Greek roots. It's believed that the name meant "enduring" from Greek τλαω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology Atlas was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders. The right pronunciation of this name in English is AT-ləs.

Atlas is a gorgeous baby boy name. It's charming, it has a strong personality, and it easily combine with diverse surnames and middle names. This name could be the ideal option for parents who are seeking something different but without being too risky. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked #260 in the popularity charts.

19 Abigail

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Abigail is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as English, German, Biblical, and Latin. This name means " father" and "joy", but as an English name it first became common the Protestant Reformation. According to Behind the Name, in the Bible, Abigail refers to herself as a servant. That's why during the 17th century the given name became a slang term for a servant, especially after the release of the play 'The Scornful Lady' (1616).

Usually baby girls named Abigail are called Abby as a nickname. This name is classic, charming and combines well with many surnames and middle names. Currently Abigail is ranked in the position number #15,804 in the popularity charts.

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18 Blade

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Blade is a baby boy name that has origins such as English and German. The name means "wealthy glory", but it also comes from the word used to the occupational surname Cutler, meaning "cutting edge" or "sword". Even though Marvel fans will associate this name to Blade, a half-vampire vampire-hunter character that was taken from the comic books and was portrayed on the big screen by actor Wesley Snipes in the 'Blade' film trilogy.

Blade is a masculine name that has a strong personality. It's short, easy to learn and to pronounce, making it a great option for a baby boy. Currently, the name is ranked in position #4,126 in the popularity charts.

17 Benjamin

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Benjamin is a baby boy name that has origins such as English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Biblical. This name means "Son of the right hand." According to Behind the Name, Benjamin started to be used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation.

Benjamin is a classic name that is pretty common among Jewish communities, but this could be the ideal option for parents who are expecting a baby boy and seek something elegant that sounds great with different surnames and middle names. According to Baby Center this name is currently ranked in the position number #11,224 in the popularity charts.

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16 Claire

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Claire is a baby girl name that has origins such as French, Latin, and English. This name means "clear" or "bright". A famous bearer of this name is British actress Claire Bloom, best known for her work in movies such as Limelight in 1952, The Brothers Karamazov in 1958, and The Haunting in 1963, among others.

Claire is the perfect name for a little princess. This name is elegant, classic, and never goes out of style. Besides it's easy to write, spell, pronounce, and combine pretty well with English-speaking surnames. According to Baby Center, this given name is currently ranked #67 in the popularity charts.

15 Caleb

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Caleb is a baby boy name that has Biblical and English origins. Some experts in language and names think that the given name Caleb comes from the Hebrew word "kal" that means "heart" or "all of". This is a name people can find in the Old Testament. Caleb was one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Finally, Caleb began to be used as a given name the Protestant Reformation. It was common among the Puritans, who introduced it to America in the 17th century.

Caleb is a great option for parents who love short names. It's strong, has personality and it can be quite charming: the ideal choice for a baby boy.

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14 Estella

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Estella is a baby girl name that has origins such as Latin, Spanish, American, and French. This name is the Latinate form of Estelle, which means "star." A famous bearer was the fictional character of Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations'.

Estella, like most Latin and Spanish names, has that lovely charm that everyone loves. It's one of those names that captivates the attention of the people surrounding her, and combines pretty well with English-speaking surnames because it adds that fascinating touch. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked in the position number #982 in the popularity charts.

13 Easton

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Easton is a baby boy name that has origins such as American, Scottish, and English. This name was initially used as a surname, which means "From the east of the city", but over the years people started using it as a given name for boys. Its right pronunciation in English is EES-tən, and it's pretty common to hear in countries such as Canada and the U.S.

According to Baby Center, the name is currently ranked in the position number #63 in the popularity charts, making it a great option for parents who are looking for something different, not that common and at the same time not too out there.

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12 Kai

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Kai is a baby boy name that has origins such as Scottish, Hawaiian, Welsh, and American, due to its diverse roots this name has different meanings such as "fire", "keeper of the keys" as a form of Kay, and "the sea."

Kai is the kind of name that parents who love to think outside the box are looking for. It's short, easy to learn, write, spell, and has a strong personality, and finally it's easy to combine with middle names and surnames. According to Baby Center this name is currently ranked in the position number #72 in the popularity charts.

11 Kinsley

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Kinsley is a baby girl name that has English roots. This name means "King's field", and can be used as a given name for baby boys as well. Its correct pronunciation in English is KINZ-lee, and this name is pretty common in countries such as Canada and the United States.

Names like Kinsley come with a strong personality and captivate the attention of the people right away. This given name can be the ideal option for parents who are looking for a name with "K" that's different from the typical ones such as "Kim" or "Katherinna". Currently, the name is ranked in the position #55 in the popularity charts.

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10 Leo

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Leo is a baby boy name that has diverse origins such as Teutonic, English, Latin, American, Croatian, Late Roman. This name is derived from the Latin "leo" meaning "lion", a cognate of Leon, while in Teutonic it means "bold for his people". This name is also the short form of the given name Leonard.

It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, and it's also the name of the constellation and the fifth sign of the horoscopes. Leo can be a great option for a baby boy. The name is short, easy to learn, write and spell, and combines well with diverse middle names and surnames.

9 Lua

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Lua is a baby girl name that comes from Roman Mythology. The website Behind the Name explains that Lua was a Roman goddess. History experts believe that the name derived from the Latin "luo" that means "to set free". Finally, as a given name, Lua has been used infrequently in the English-speaking world since the 1800s.

Lua is one of those short names that are elegant and charming. This name is charismatic and easy to learn, spell, write and combine with diverse surnames. Currently the name is ranked in the position number #1,902 in the popularity charts making it the ideal option for parents who seek a not that common given name.

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8 Milan

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Milan is a baby boy's name that has diverse origins such as Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. This name comes from the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A famous bearer is one of the sons of the Colombian singer Shakira, Milan Piqué Mebarak. And as a curious fact, a city in Italy bears this name too.

Milan is a name more common to hear in European countries but it can be the ideal option for parents who live in the U.S or Canada because the name is not that common in those countries. Currently Milan is ranked #440 in the popularity charts.

7 Melia

Melia is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Hawaiian, Greek, Latin, and English. Due to its roots this name has different meanings such as "plumeria" in Hawaiian, while in Greek this name refers to the "ash tree", a derivative of "honey". In the Greek myth the name refers to a daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.

Melia is a charismatic name, rare to hear among girls nowadays. And for those parents who love mythology and thinking outside the box this could be the ideal option for a little princess. Currently the name is ranked #1,959 in the popularity charts.

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6 Nora

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Nora is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, and Italia. This name is a short form of Honora or Eleanor. In fact, Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play "A Doll's House" (1879).

Nora is a lovely name for a little girl, ideal for parents who are looking for short names that are easy to learn, write and spell. Nora has a certain grace in each of its letters, making it an elegant name that's easy to combine with diverse middle names and surnames. Currently the name is ranked in the position #33 in the popularity charts.

5 Oliver

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Oliver is a baby boy name that has various origins such as English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, and Slovak. And it means "olive tree."

According to Behind the Name this name was a common medieval name. However, it became rare after the 17th century because of the military commander Oliver Cromwell. The name was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to the title character in Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist" (1838), which was about a poor child in London.

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4 Paisley

Paisley is a baby girl name that has Scottish, and English roots. This name comes from a Scottish surname, originally from the name of a town, which may ultimately be derived from Latin basilica "church", but over the years the surname began to be used as a given name. Paisley also refers a type of pattern commonly found on fabrics.

The good things about names like Paisley is that is not that common to hear among girls nowadays. And for those parents who are really seeking for something original this could be what they are looking for.

3 Riley

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Riley is a baby name that can be used for girls or boys. This name has diverse origins such as Gaelic, Irish, English, and American. In English the name comes from a surname that over the years began to be used as a given name. While as an Irish surname it is a variant of Reilly. As an English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English, and finally in Gaelic this name means "Valiant."

Riley is currently ranked in the position number #20 in the popularity charts due to its strong personality and because parents love strong names that are easy to combine and has an original meaning.

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2 Sage

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Sage is a feminine and masculine given name that can be used for girls or boys. This name has diverse origins such as English, French, and American. Sage means "wise one", and it comes from the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or a wise person. People who bear this name are commonly associated with a calm and thoughtful temper.

This name is more common to hear in the United States than other countries, making it a great option for parents who want a certain originality and are trying to get away from classic baby girls or boys names. Currently the name is ranked in the position number #316 in the popularity charts.

1 Savannah

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Savannah is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as English, American, and Spanish. According to Behind the name, Savannah comes from the English word for the large grassy plain that derived from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie "Savannah Smiles" (1982).

Savannah is a name that bring with each of its letters certain charm that attracts people due to its Spanish roots. This name is easy to combine with diverse middle names and surnames, and currently is ranked in the position number #45 in the popularity charts.

References: mabelandmoxie.com, behindthename.combabycenter.com, and sheknows.com

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