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25 Spectacular Names The Whole Family Will Adore

The year is about to end and many mothers will be welcoming their future children this 2019. And between the preparations for the arrival of the new baby, another important task in a mom-to-be's list is to find the perfect name. Choosing the ideal name is probably one of those first difficult tasks that every mother faces. A name gives a person identity, represents them, and is the first impression people give to the rest of the world when they introduce themselves, so it is important that parents take care of those details.

To choose the ideal name, experts recommend that taking care of factors such as meaning, religious beliefs, spelling, its shortened version, how it sounds with the surname, whether or not the name has any unfortunate connotations, if parents can imagine their baby as an adult with this name, and finally, is everyone in the family happy with the name parents chose? We understand that it is not an easy task. That's why today we want to talk about 25 baby names that the whole family will adore.

25 Atticus

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Atticus is a baby boy name of Greek and old Roman (Latin) roots, which means "man of Attica". This name became popular after the movie ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ played by Gregory Peck in 1962.

Atticus is the type of name with attitude, being the ideal option for parents who were looking for something different, with personality, and that allows their children to stand out from the rest. And according to Namberry, this name came from an important Roman literary figure that was named for the Greek region around Athens. The name Atticus entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2004.

24 Arianna

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Ariana is a feminine name that has roots of Greek, Latin, Italian and American origins. This name means "very holy" and is currently associated with the American singer Ariana Grande, who rose the fame thanks to her role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013).

This beautiful girl name has a charm that captivates everyone who is around her, is easy to write, spell and combine with different middle names and surnames. In general, this name is quite common in countries like Italy, Canada and Scotland, and is currently ranked #105 in the popularity charts of baby girl names.

23 Archer

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Archer is a baby boy name that has roots of American, Latin, and French origins. This name comes from an English surname meaning "bowman, archer."

Archer is an uncommon name nowadays in our societies. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked in the position #251, so it can become the ideal option for parents looking for something different. This name is masculine, has personality, is elegant and is easy to combine with other surnames and middle names. If your partner and you can picture your baby as an " Archer", maybe this is the ideal name for that prince who is about to come to your life.

22 Branson

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Branson is a baby boy name of American and Irish roots. Like many other english given names this one comes from an old surname which meant "son of BRANDR". Branson is an uncommon name nowadays in our societies. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked in the position #1,036, so it can become the ideal option for parents looking for something different. This name is masculine, has personality, is elegant and is easy to combine with other surnames and middle names.

And if prospective parents were fans of the television series Downton Abbey, this name probably reminds them of one of the main characters, Tom Branson, played by Allen Leech.

21 Betty

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Betty is a feminine name of Greek, American and Hebrew roots. It is also the diminutive or nickname of the given name Elizabeth. This name is classic and elegant, which is why it dates back to quite old decades in the history of humanity, thanks to its charm and elegance it has remained among the favorites over the years. Its correct pronunciation in English is BET-ee .

Currently, this name has returned to gain popularity thanks to Betty Cooper, one of the main characters from the teen television series "Riverdale", based on the comics of Archie.

20 Chase

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Chase is a baby boy name that has American and English roots. This given name comes from a surname meaning "chase, hunt" in Middle English, and originally it was a nickname for a huntsman. Chase is masculine, elegant, charming, and easy to write and pronounce. It's ideal for parents who love short names and want something that is easy to combine with middle names and surnames.

Another derivation of this name is the character Chace Crawford known for being one of the handsome romantic interests of the main characters of the teen-drama Gossip Girl. Currently, Chase appears in the popularity charts in the position number # 109.

19 Cora

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Cora is a baby girl name that has English, German, and Greek roots. This given name comes from the latinized form of Kore. According to Behind the Name, it was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826). It is also believed that Cora may be a short form of names such as Cordula and Corinna.

Currently, Cora appears in the popularity charts in the position number #79 and is an ideal option for parents who are looking for cute and short names.

18 Dylan

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Dylan is a baby boy name that has English, and Welsh roots. This name is connected with the Celtic word "sea", which is why some people associate the name with the qualities of the sea. According to Behind the Name, Dylan became popular since 1960s, when folk singer Bob Dylan came on the scene. Since then the given name has remained among the favorites in the popularity charts. Currently, Dylan appears in the popularity ranks in the position number #59.

Dylan is a name impregnated with a lot of personality. It is classic, it's elegant, but still has a touch of originality. Among its other qualities we can highlight that it is easy to combine with middle names and surnames, it is easy to write and spell, and finally, it is a name that attracts the attention of people.

17 Danica

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Danica is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, and English. This name comes from a Slavic word that means "morning star, or Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star, and it's believed that it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.

Danica is one of those names that are rare to her in our societies today, which gives it that factor of originality that many parents seek. This name is feminine, charming and sounds good with most English-speaking surnames.

16 Evan

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Evan is a baby boy name of Welsh, American, Hebrew, Scottish, and Celtic roots that means "Stone and Young fighter". Evan is one of those classic names that has remained on the popularity list through the years. This should not surprise us because of its elegance and its ability to combine with diverse middle names and surnames. Among other qualities we can mention that it is easy to write, spell, and is a name with personality. And according to Baby Center, the given name Evan is currently ranked in the position #90. Without a doubt, Evan is a charming name ideal for a little prince.

15 Esme

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Esme is a baby girl name of French roots that means "esteemed, beloved; emerald". This name is very popular in countries such as Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, England and Wales, but it reached greater popularity in countries like the United States and Canada after Stephenie Meyer wrote the saga of vampires which included a character named Esme Cullen.

Esme is a short name that's easy to combine with diverse middle names and surnames, is easy to write and spell. It has personality, is charming, and could be the perfect option for parents who love short names.

14 Hunter

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Hunter is a baby boy name of American and English origin. This name is the clear example of how sometimes some words of common use end up being transformed into given names over the years. The name Hunter comes from an occupational English surname derived from Old English "hunta", and the name has the same meaning as the word.

This name is quite masculine, and it has impregnated in each of its letters that strong and attractive personality. Hunter is a name easily combined with various given names and surnames, that's also easy to write and spell. Finally, according to Baby Center the given name Hunter is currently ranked in the position #51.

13 Hadley

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Hadley is a baby name of English origin that can be used for girls or boys as well. This name means "from the heath covered meadow" and it comes from an English surname which was derived from a place name in Old English.

Hadley is one of those names that catches people's attention with just listening to them, it has certain graciousness, is jovial, and easy to combine with different middle names and surnames. But above all things, this name has that touch of originality that all parents look for when they are trying to choose the name of their baby.

12 Irina

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Irina is a baby girl name of Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Finnish, and Georgian origin. Irina is a variation of the name Irene that means peace.

This is a charming name for a baby girl because it is elegant, easy to write, spell, and pronounce. It is easy to combine with different middle names and surnames. Irina is usually common to hear it in countries such as Russia, Romania, Portugal, France and in some locations in Spain. So, if the future parents live in countries like Canada and the United States, this name can be the ideal option if they seek originality, because it is not so common in these countries.

11 Ignacio

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Ignacio is a baby boy name of American, Latin and Italian origins. This name means "fiery" and it's the Spanish version of the name Ignatius, which is why it is more common to hear in countries such as Chile, Spain, and the U.S.

In general, names with Latin and Italian roots are usually very romantic, so when we hear these types of names we are attracted to them. Ignacio is a name with personality and is quite lovely. It is easy to write and spell. It also usually combines perfectly with different surnames and English-speaking middle names. According to Baby Center, the name Ignacio is currently ranked #935 in the popularity charts.

10 Liam

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Liam is a baby boy name of American and Irish origins. This name is actually a short form of the name William and means "resolute defender and helmeted". A famous bearer is Liam Hemsworth, best known for his role in the saga "The Hunger Games" and for being the youngest brother of Chris Hemsworth ( A.K.A Thor).

For parents who love short names, Liam may be the ideal choice. It is elegant, easy to write, pronounce and easy to combine with various middle names and surnames. And finally, according to Baby Center, the name Liam is currently ranked #1 in the popularity charts.

9 Lucy

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Lucy is a baby girl name of American origin and means "light". This name is also a variation of Latin and Spanish names such as Lucero and Lucinda. In the entertainment industry this name is usually associated with the successful television series of the '50s "I Love Lucy", where the main character (Lucy) was portrayed for the American actress Lucille Ball.

Lucy is a lovely and feminine given name for a princess who is coming mom and dad's lives. This name is easy to combine with diverse middle names and surnames, is easy to spell, write and pronounce, and finally is the ideal option for parents who love short names. According to Baby Center, Lucy is currently ranked #53.

8 Mark

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Mark is a baby boy name that has different origins such as English, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Biblical. This name is a variation of the name Marcus, it also means "hammer" in latin. Mark was not a common given name in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.

The name is also associated with 'The Tragedy of Julius Caesar' due to Mark Antony, a Roman who was in love with Cleopatra. This name has a strong personality and is quite masculine, being ideal for parents looking for something with attitude and in a short form.

7 Maddie

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Maddie is a baby girl name that has roots such as French and American. The meaning of this name is a "woman" from Magdala, but it is also the diminutive of names like Madeleine and Madison. A famous bearer of the name is Madison Nicole Ziegler, best known as Maddie, from the reality show "Dance Moms".

Maddie is the perfect name for a princess, is lovely, classic, and easy to combine with different middle names and surnames. In addition, this given name has remained in use throughout the years due to it is elegance. And finally, according to Baby Center the name is currently ranked #436 in the popularity charts.

6 Robin

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Robin is a name that was initially used exclusively for males but in the last few decades it began to be used as a feminine name as well. This name has different roots such as English, Dutch, and Swedish, it's the diminutive of the name Robert, and among its meanings we can highlight "bright fame".

According to Behind the Name, this name is usually associated with the iconic character Robin Hood, who was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.

5 Ruby

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Ruby is a baby girl name that has different roots such as French, American, English, and Latin. This name means "jewel" and it's also a name associated with the precious stone. It came into use as a given name in the 19th century and it has remained as one of the favorites for baby girls since then.

Ruby is a lovely given name for a girl, is charming, elegant, easy to spell, write and pronounce, but above all that, this name is easy to combine with different middle names and surnames. According to Baby Center this name is currently ranked #86 in the popularity charts.

4 Quinn

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Quinn is one of those versatile given names that can be used for girls or boys, although today it is more common to hear it as a female name. Quinn is a name with English and American roots that comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".

Quinn is a precious name for a baby. It is different, it has personality and charisma, and it is usually easy to combine with different middle names and English-speaking surnames. According to Baby Center this name is currently ranked #78 in the popularity charts.

3 Sawyer

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Sawyer is a baby boy name of diverse origins such as Celtic, American and English. This name comes from a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English, and it also means "cuts timber". And as a curious fact about the name, Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1876.

This name is more common to hear in countries such as Canada and the U.S. Sawyer is an elegant, classic and unique name nowadays which is why it can be a great option for parents who are seeking something different than the typical John, or any of those really common names.

2 Sabrina

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Sabrina is a baby girl name that has different origins such as English, Italian, German, and French. According to Behind the Name, Sabrina is a Latinized form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the River Severn. Geoffrey of Monmouth explained that Sabrina was the name of a princess who passed away in the Severn, and after that the river was named for her.

In the '90s the name returned to gain popularity thanks to the television series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", role portrayed by the actress Melissa Joan Hart. Currently, the name has resurfaced in the popularity charts thanks to Netflix due to they decided to bring back to life the iconic character of Sabrina, in a slightly darker version of television called "The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina".

1 Silas

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Silas is a baby boy name that has diverse origins such as English, Greek, and Biblical. According to Behind the Name, Silas is considered a short form of the name Silvanus, and it was not used as an English given name until the Protestant Reformation. The name also means "three" or "the third'.

What I love about the name Silas is that it is short, masculine and charming. It's one of those names that is easy to remember, plus they sound good with almost any surname and middle name. According to Baby Center the name is currently ranked #122 in the popularity charts.

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