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20 Youthful Names With Tons Of Spunk

Most people have heard a name that made them stop what they were doing or do a double take because it sounded that good. Dale Carnegie once said ,"Remember that a person's name is to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language." Imagine if their name is filled with tons of spunk. Great names are hard to come by these days. Many parents are choosing to play it safe or are going for the tried and true names that are either very unique or so different they border on unusual. Names with spunk are the type of names that stay on a person's mind long after they have met someone. Great names also inspire people so much that they vow to give their future unborn child that name too.

Youthful names with tons of spunk are names that are modern but still have a touch of class. They will be relevant in any decade not because it is trendy but because they just sound that good. Everything matters in a cool name. The spelling, the amount of syllables and just how easy it is for the speaker to say it. Here are 20 of those really cool youthful names with tons of spunk that are bound to capture the heart.

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20 Audrey

What's great about Audrey is that it is a name that has staying power. Because it is associated with class and style, Audrey is a name that will only get better with time. It has vintage undertones but is still modern which is why it is a mainstay for many parents. Audrey has English origins and means noble strength.

The name Audrey carries with it classy vibes thanks to actress Audrey Hepburn. The movie Breakfast At Tiffany's will always be a favorite among us all and when you think of the movie, you think of Audrey. The popularity of Audrey is still going strong decades after it appeared on name charts. Today, it is in the top 100. Numerologists believe that little girls with this name have a deep inner desire to serve humanity and to be giving to others. They are idealistic, highly imaginative and they are seen as visionaries who inspire others.

19 Axel

Axel is definitely a unique sounding name and is ideal for parents who are interested in selecting a baby name that is not like many others. One of the concerns many parents have when choosing baby names is their desire for their little one to be original. It can get uninspiring to share the same name with several of your classmates. That won't be the worry with a name like Axel.

Axel has Hebrew origins and means divine reward or father of peace. It appeared in the top 200 on many popular baby name charts. The name originally made its debut in the late 80s around the time metal group Guns N' Roses were rising in popularity.

18 Cassius

This name is great. It has culture and depth and all the spunk a parent is looking for in a little boy name. Cassius has Roman origins and is known to be an old roman family name. Surnames that have been transformed into first names are quite popular in today's name search because they are different and have some esteem attached to it. The meaning of Cassius is unclear but many believe it is derived from the Latin cassus which means hollow, empty. Cassius, although not as popular as it once was, is moving up on baby name charts and is slowly regaining its popularity today.

17 Colt

What is there not to love about the name Colt? It's different, gives the impression of a very masculine sounding name, and it is one syllable. Everyone loves a one syllable name. It's easy to say and spell. Colt has English origins. This name is slowly growing in popularity on baby name charts with a steady rise. The name Colt first made an appearance in the early 80s. Experts predict that Colt will be one of the names that many parents expecting little boys will be flocking to in 2019.

The meaning of the name is unclear but many say that it means young male horse. Sports fanatics will recognize the name as being the name of a popular football team, the Indianapolis Colts. Characteristics associated with little boys named Colt are freedom-loving, easygoing, and adaptable.

16 Milo

Milo is such a gentle name on the eyes and ears. Just four letters makes this name a beautiful option for baby boys. Milo has German and Greek origins and means peaceful, calm. Many believe that the name may have been derived from the German mild. Name experts believe the name is a variation of Miles which means soldier. Milo has been growing in popularity since the early 2000s. Numerologists believe boys named Milo have an inner desire to have stability and a sense of community. They are capable of being charismatic leaders who value truth, justice, and discipline.

15 Olivia

Olivia is one of the most popular baby girl names today and for good reason. It's feminine and light but not too feminine with a nice touch of class. The name Olivia was first used in the William Shakespeare play Twelfth Night. It has Latin origins and is believed to be the feminine form of Oliver which means Olive tree. As mentioned, Olivia has been one of the most popular names for the past few years. Its hard not to find a little girl with the name Olivia. Many parents love it as an option for their baby girls. What makes this name ideal is that it's youthful but still timeless.

14 Zora

Zora has a very powerful sound to it and is the perfect pick for parents who want to give their daughters a name with lots of spunk and attitude. Zora has Arabic origins and means dawn. Zora isn't a name you hear very often today but that is one of the reasons it is a perfect pick for parents who want to think out of the name box to find a name that is unique to their little ones.

Zora was the name of the acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston. Many believe it was because of her that the name grew in popularity amongst parents. After taking a five decade dip, Zora is slowly growing in popularity on baby name charts today. Little girls with the name Zora are known to be quiet and are good with analyzing the world. They often live balanced lives and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful things.

13 Harlow

Looking for a name that has an angelic ring to it? Harlow is such a beautiful name because it shares the same first letter and syllables with the word Halo. It's magical in sound and has gained notoriety among parents looking for a unique name with spunk for their baby girls.

Harlow is said to be a transferred English surname with Anglo-Saxon origins. It is believed that Harlow was derived from a place name. If you do a quick search, you'll notice that there are various meanings for Harlow. The most popular meaning is meadow of the hares. Harlow has grown in popularity on baby name charts although it has not broken top 10 in some time now.

12 Angelina

Speaking of angelic names, Angelina is another example of a name that has an angelic beauty to it and that's not by mistake. The meaning of Angelina is angelic, angel, or messenger. But don't be fooled by the meaning or the modest vintage flare that surrounds this name. It is still very modern and full of life which is why many parents are looking to it as an option in baby girl names.

Angelina has Italian and Greek origins. This name has a classic sound to it, and as we mentioned, vintage undertones but it has the necessary pizzazz that helps it maintain it's modern day appeal.

11 Marley

The name Marley is ideal for parents who aren't looking for princess type names. This name has spunk and a great history making it the perfect pick for a little girl. Although this name is great as a unisex name and can be shared by both boys and girls, as a girl name it has the right amount of unique appeal and will help your little one standout. Taken from a surname, Marley means pleasant wood in old English. Marley has become a popular pick for little girls of parents who are looking for something that is cute but not as feminine as most baby girl names can be.

Some believe the popularity of the name came from the movie Marley & Me while others credit it's appeal as a baby name to the late Reggae artist Bob Marley.

10 Scarlett

Scarlett is such a beautiful name for a little girl. Regal and classy in sound, Scarlett is a lovely name that has just as much spunk as it does style. The name Scarlett is derived from an English surname. As a surname, Scarlett was considered to have an occupational meaning. Usually the person with this surname sold rich, bright fabrics.

The notoriety of names that grow in popularity usually coincide with pop culture and whatever is popular then. So it is no surprise why the name Scarlett grew in popularity after the heroine, Scarlett O'Hara appeared in the classic film, Gone With the Wind. Today, Scarlett currently appears in the top 100 on baby name charts.

9 Maximus

Maximus is one of the spunkiest baby boy names that parents have to choose from. It's full of energy and is a standout on paper. What's great about Maximus is that it's awesome as is or shortened as just Max. Maximum has Latin origins and means the greatest. Currently, Maximus isn't a very popular name but it has such a grand sound and meaning behind it. There is no doubt this name will grow in popularity again. It's steady movement up the chart is evident of this. Characteristics of baby boys named Maximus include being independent, ambitious, and inventive.

8 Delilah

If you're looking for a name that has one foot in the past and another in the present, this is one you should consider. Delilah is a sweet baby girl name that has tons of attitude. It's demure in nature but it is a beautiful pick for a little girl, one that is a bit classic too. Delilah has Hebrew origins and means amorous, and delight.

Growing in popularity after experiencing a resurgence in the late 90s, Delilah has found its way onto many baby name charts, sitting in the top 100. Baby girls with the name Delilah, according to numerologists, will have a deep love for their communities and will strive for harmony and balance in their lives.

7 Frankie

What's great about Frankie is that it isn't very feminine. Truthfully, it isn't girly at all and that's what makes it so amazing. Frankie is considered to be a unisex baby name meaning it can be an ideal pick for either a baby girl or boy for parents who choose not to know the gender of their little one before birth. Keep in mind, however, that Frankie is most popular for baby girls today but of course that can change. Frankie is a diminutive of Frances and has Latin origins. Frankie is said to mean from France or free man.

6 Ryder

Surely the spelling of this name stood out to you. A change from the traditional spelling of the name with an "i," spelling Ryder with a "y" adds the spunk that earned this name a spot on this list. Ryder is believed to be a transferred use of the surname Ridere which means rider, knight, mounted warrior. Ryder has British origins. Spelled with a "y," this variation of spelling has surpassed the original spelling as most favored amongst parents for good reason. The name continues to grow in popularity on baby name charts especially after famous parents like Kate Hudson picked the name for her first child.

5 Amabel

Amabel is a lovely play on the usual Annabelle. Amabel is said to have Latin origins and means lovable. And really, what is there not to love about this name? It is spelled exactly how it is said and it's a beautiful name that has foreign appeal. Amabel also has French origins with the same meaning as it's Latin variation. Baby girls named Amabel are believed to be destined to analyze the world they live in and have a desire to find out deeper truths. They will be excellent at understanding and learning and often make great philosophers, scholars, and teachers.

4 Mila

Surely when you see the name Mila you think of actress Mila Kunis. It should also not be a surprise that once Mila stepped onto the acting scene, this name took off in popularity. Mila is simply a pretty name. It's feminine and stylistically fits right in to modern times. Growing in popularity, Mila is currently in the top 10 of popular baby names and continues to rise in popularity.

There's something sweet and airy about this name which is why many parents are falling head over heels in love with it and choosing the name for their little girls. The name Mila has Slavic origins and means dear, pleasant, industrious, and hardworking. Mila is considered to be a shorten form for names like Milena and Miloslava.

3 Natalya

The way this name rolls off the tongue is worth mentioning. It has a romantic sound to it but still the spunk that keeps this name youthful. This is the perfect name that will grow with a little girl and definitely shape her personality thanks to its meaning. Natalya has Russian origins and means birthday or birthday of Christ.

Many believe Natalya is derived from the name Natalie which is easy to see. Similar spelling but totally a revamp of the classic original. Natalya has slipped in popularity on baby name charts but we believe it will experience a resurgence in the coming year. Little girls with the name Natalya are believed to be gracious, loving, and patient.

2 Jolie

Jolie has a cool playful sound to it. Beautiful in sound and in print. Many underestimate the power of a name on paper but it has proven to make a world of difference once your little one enters the work world. But let's slow down for a moment and examine the youthful yet spunky baby girl name that is Jolie.

Jolie has French origins and means pretty, merry. Like most French names, Jolie was very popular in the 60s and faded from popularity in the mid-90s but then out of nowhere reappeared in the early 2000s. Today, Jolie continues to experience steady growth up the popular baby name charts and has broken through to the top 2000s. Names that aren't very popular are great picks for parents who want a name their little one won't likely share with a classmate. And this is an excellent pick.

1 Brooklyn

The name Brooklyn is a totally youthful baby girl name that is spunky and classy too. Brooklyn has English origins and although some believe that it is a combination name of "brook" and "lynn" the majority can agree that the growth in popularity was from it being a place name. Though this is a name that can be considered a unisex name, Brooklyn is most popular as a girl name but like always, things can change in the coming years.

Baby girls with the name Brooklyn are believed to be destined to create and express themselves often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing.

References: Babycenter.com, Sheknows.com, Nameberry.com, OhBabyNames.com, Parents.com, BabyNameWizard.

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