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30 Baby Names That Have Weird Meanings In Other Languages

Mothers and fathers generally have a few different names picked out for their babies before they find out they are having a child. It’s definitely something most girls dream about since they were younger. What a lot of Mother’s and Father’s don’t take into consideration when they are choosing names, is what that specific name means in another language. To some, it might not matter, but it’s always a good idea to know the background of the name. It might not change a parents opinion on that name they are determined to use, and that is perfectly okay too!

On the other hand, some parents name their child based on the meaning of the name and that is becoming more popular in this century. What do you think about naming a child after a ‘toilet’? Believe it or not, the meaning behind a toilet in German is, in fact, a popular name in the English language today… just wait to see which name that is- the parent might be second guessing what to call their child after all. It's always fun looking up names on the Internet, especially the names of friends and families names. This would make a good conversation starter.

30 Krysa

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Krysa sounds like a pleasant name in the English language and makes you picture a cute, innocent little girl. Depending on the way you spell ‘Krysa’ it can also be spelled like ‘Carissa.’

Spelling it with a K signifies the word ‘rat’ in the Russian language.

Depending on the person, and if calling the child a rat in another language is the determining factor, that is up to the parent.

If you want to avoid naming the child after a rat in the Russian language, why not add a “t” to make it “Krysta.” If Krysa is a set-in-stone name for the child, they might get ‘Kris’ for short name, which has nothing to do with the word rat. Also, some parents won’t care whether it means something strange in a different language, as long as it sounds appropriate in English that’s all that matters. According to the meaningofthename.com “The name Krysa is ranked on the 84,950th position of the most used names. It means that this name is rarely used.

They estimate that there are at least 500 persons in the world having this name, which is around 0.001% of the population. The name Krysa has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names.”

29 Mark

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In Norwegian, Mark is a word for ‘worm.’ In the Swedish language, Mark means ‘warring,’ and in Latin Mark means ‘hammer.’

The English meaning for Mark is derived from Latin “Marcus.” Mark is a popular males name and has been popular since the 1800’s. Sheknows.com explains that People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy. People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.”

So far in 2018, the name ‘Mark’ has ranked in the top 250/1000 most popular boys name in the United States of America and in 2015 it was #23 out of 1000 names for popularity in Hungary. The most similar names to Mark would be Marcus, Mike, Michael, Mary, and Matt or Matthew.

28 Gary

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Gary is a traditional males name in North America and other parts of the world. However, I don’t think that is the case in Japan.

Gary in Japanese means ‘the runs.’ Although in Irish Gary means ‘hard or bold pear.’

In Welsh, Gary means ‘Gentle.’ People with the name Gary sometimes get called Gar, Garebear, G-man and Big G for nicknames.

Sevenreflections.com proclaims that Gary means, you are introspective, prophetic, philosophical, and soul searching, but also can be analytical, critical and opinionated. You think deeply and clearly, have an air of mystery, can be solitary and secretive. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.

You find the best contentment in life when you own your own home and provide well for your family and loved ones. You have a great sense of responsibility and duty. You are comforting, appreciative and affectionate. Your obligation in life is to hold justice and truth, and if you follow the Law, you can find the great happiness and satisfaction.

Similar names to Gary would be Garfield, Gerry, Greg, Glen, Greta, and Gail. Gary is a masculine name and peaked at its popularity in the late 1900’s.

27 Lola

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Lola is a Spanish name that means strong woman and in the Philippines it means Grandma.

You might be thinking those names are not so hilarious but it’s funny to think just how the name ‘Lola’ can be perceived in another language. The name Lola is similar to Layla, Ella, Mia, Lily, Mina, and Stella. Lola has been a popular name in the English language since the 1800s. It’s funny how names change and the popularity of a name seems to come and go throughout the history of time. According to Babble.com- Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets—and apparently, Lola wanted a jump in popularity. While the “lady of sorrows” meaning isn’t the best, parents (both famous and non-famous) are gravitating towards this exotic-sounding name that began as a nickname for the Spanish Dolores. The name hit its peak in 1919, eventually fell off the charts completely, and has come back in vogue in recent years giving it true vintage status.

Lola might get Lolita as a nickname or Lo. You might be familiar with Lola if you are a fan or know of ‘Chris Rock.’ His daughter is named Lola. Again Lola is coming back and more and more people are naming their daughters Lola.

26 Lisa

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You probably have an aunt or a cousin or a sister or a grandma, friend, teacher or parent with the name Lisa. That being you are from an English-speaking Country.

I bet that Lisa person does not know their name means ‘rabies’ in Greek.

This is a funny topic you could bring up next time you are visiting that person. Don’t be mean because Lisa is a common name. According to sheknows.com “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.” The name Lisa has ranked #795 in 2018 so far in terms of name popularity according to babycenter.com.

Also, according to sevenreflections.com the meaning of Lisa is: You always bring to completion anything you start. You are generous but like to see returns from your giving. You have an executive ability and you are a leader. You are moral, balanced, honest and intellectual, and you may attain spirituality. You are wise and practical with an appreciation of beauty. You always think before you act. You are intuitive and might be interested in the arts, drama or science.

25 Chloe

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Chloe might remind you of the Kardashians however, she spells her name with a "K" instead of a 'C.'

Chloe might get the nickname “Klo” which means toilet in German.

Chloe is a Greek name that means ‘green shoot.’ Sevenreflections.com state that Chloe means- you are cheerful and friendly but are apt to have an emotional life. You like to have several lines of effort going at once. You are a good talker and promoter and seldom worry about anything. At times, you can be impatient, and impulsive. You have the ability to bring an idea to completion. You can express yourself joyously and constructively. You might be psychic, but not know it. You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system, and order.

You are very intuitive. You have a reservoir of inspired wisdom combined with inherited analytical ability, which could reward you through expressions of spiritual leadership, business analysis, marketing, artistic visions, and scientific research. Operating on spiritual side of your individuality can bring you to the great heights, and drop you off if you neglect your spiritual identity. You are always looking for an opportunity to investigate the unknown, to use and show your mental abilities, to find the purpose and meaning of life. You want to grow wise and to understand people and things. You need privacy to replenish your energy. You have a unique way of thinking, intuitive, reflective, absorbing

The most similar name to Chloe would be Claire.

24 Vaughn

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Vaughn in Russian means stench, which is someone with a bad odor. The name Vaughn is of Welsh origin, which means ‘small.’

Vaughn is becoming more and more popular for first names but is commonly used as surnames. According to sevenreflections.com the name Vaughn means you are fixed in your opinions, firm in your friendships and square in your dealings with others. You are an excellent worker. Since you are both possessive and emotional, you can be either very practical or very impractical and unpredictable. Your dual nature needs to become steadfast. You are the marrying kind. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.

You are always looking for a chance to do your own thing, to be your own person, and to have things done your own way.

Vaughn is similar to other names like Ron, Juan, and Juanita. Vaughn can be both a female and male name. Some Canadian and Americans might be familiar with ‘Vaughn Martin’ who is a Jamaican-Canadian NFL player. There are quite a few American singers with the name Vaughn as well. The name Vaughn is ranked in the top 1000 for popular names.

23 Gil

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Gil in Polish means ‘snot’ and in Hebrew means ‘happiness.’

I would go with the Hebrew meaning of Gil. Gil is sometimes short for Gilbert. Gil and Gilbert were very popular names in the 1950’s. In reference to first-name-meanings.com Gil is Reserved and secretive, Gil doesn´t always like to follow tradition. Original or even quite unconventional, he appears distant and unemotional when in truth he is a shy and nervous man. who only really opens up once he feels comfortable with his company and environment. He is eclectic and just like an iceberg, there is a lot more to his character than meets the eye. He could be cheerful, light-hearted, playful, charming and apparently carefree one moment; then a few minutes later become solemn and serious, thoughtful and much more profound than one had imagined him to be.

There are days when he is fun-loving and outgoing, eager to please, enthusiastic and happy to indulge in life´s pleasures; and others where he is introverted and asocial, seeking solitude in order to resource and relax, meditate or contemplate. Gil is a sensitive creature but he tends to hide behind a more or less wry smile and cutting, caustic attitude; which he considers less dangerous than revealing his tender and vulnerable true nature. He uses humor as a shield and as an outlet for his creativity, and this can make him very enigmatic - especially since he himself cultivates this mystery and is fascinated by the unknown and unusual aspects of existence. He is curious and prefers to listen to what others have to say since he considers that they are more interesting than him. Gil is endowed with a rational and scientific mind, but he nevertheless possesses strong intuitive abilities and if he would just take the time to listen to that small voice inside, he could be pleasantly surprised."

22 Kayla

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The name Kayla means ‘pure’ in Greek and ‘banana’ in Urdu.

According to ohbabynames.com “Kayla is a modern coinage and largely an American invention. The names Kayla, Kaylee, Kyla and Kylie are of such recent origin that it’s difficult to determine their true etymological sources for certain (particularly since they tend to occur in so many different spelling variations). For instance, Kayla could be considered a phonetically shortened version of the name Michaela (also: Makayla), the female form of the Hebrew name Michael which means "Who resembles God?” Perhaps Kayla was originally derived from the Yiddish “Kaila” from the Hebrew “Kelila” meaning “crown of laurel” (a headpiece awarded for great academic, athletic or military achievements in ancient Greek and Rome).

Then again, maybe Kayla was inspired by Irish-Gaelic female names such as Keelin or Keela (meaning slender and beautiful). Most likely, however, is that Kayla is merely the simple combination of attractive syllables; in this case, “Kay” + “-la”. The name essentially owes her popularity to a fictional soap-opera character named Kayla Brady from Days of Our Lives (during the 1980s). As a name for baby girls, Kayla has persisted in popularity for the past 30 years and has since spread to all other English-speaking nations. It’s currently most popular in Ireland, followed by Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, the United States and England.”

Kayla might get called Kayl, Kay, Kayls, or K for a nickname.

21 Bobby

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Most people with the name Bobby get called ‘Bob, Babi or Robert.)

Bobby pronounced sounds like ‘Babi’, which is ‘pig’ in Indonesian. The name Bobbie, however, means ‘famed, bright, shining,’ in German.

Bobby is an all-time favorite name for baby boys since the Middle Ages. People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient- rendering to sheknows.com

Similar names to Bobby would be Bob, Brody, Brian, Robby, Toby, and Brady. In German, Bobby means famous- although I don’t think to name your child Bobby would benefit the same way. Bobby is a cute name to call your boy because they can have so many different nicknames to choose from. Since Bobby is derived from the name Robert, the female name for Bobby would be Roberta. There are many girls that get called Bobby for short form as well, so don’t be surprised if you hear that or know someone that is a girl that uses ‘Bobby’ as a nickname.

20 Luke

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Luke is a very popular name in the English language, and anyone reading this post will probably agree. You have either heard the name Luke before or you know someone that is called by that name. They might get called Luke for short form but their full name is Lukeus.

Regardless of the matter, the name ‘Luke’ means ‘manhole’ or ‘hatch’ in the Russian language.

Even though a manhole or hatch is nothing too serious in terms of renaming a child, some people might not like the meaning. If Luke is the name of your relative or friend, please don’t tease them about it because it is a genuinely cute name when you hear it. Also, if a parent still wants to name their child ‘Luke’ I recommend this name.

The name Luke is most popular in Canada, Australia, France, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Tanzania, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. According to themeaningofthename.com “the name Luke is ranked on the 231st position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.

They estimate that there are at least 2559900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.036% of the population.”

19 Brennan

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Do you think of “sadness” when you think of the name Brennan? I definitely don’t, but according to the Gaelic language, the name Brennan means sadness and brave.

Brennan is similar to Brandon or Brendan, which are also very popular English names. Some parents might stray away from naming their child ‘Brennan’ because they will fear that their child might be sad all the time. It’s all personal opinion and if you really feel that the meaning of another language is too overpowering.

Brennan is considered an Irish or Gaelic name and according to sheknows.com “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.”

Some parents find that naming their child Brennan often gets mispronounced and he gets called Brian. Some people tend to have a hard time pronouncing “Bre” and instead, they say “Bri” which in turn concludes to Brian. The name Brennan usually gets called Bren or Nin for short, which are both appropriate nicknames.

18 Barak

Barak is not an overly common name in the English language, but it sounds similar to other names like ‘Brock and Brooke’, which are more popular. When you think of the name Barak you might think of the past President of the United States, (Barak Obama.)

Barak in Hebrew means ‘lightening.’

The term lightning does not signify anything negative; it is something we refer to in English as fast or signifies a storm or a flash of light. Naming the child after the word ‘lightening’ in Hebrew is unique. I find it interesting to hear the stories of how parents have come up with their child’s name and naming the child Barak would give you a bit of a story.

Rendering to babywizard.com "The names Barack and Baraka are Swahili, from an Arabic root meaning "blessing." They have been used primarily in East Africa--but that was before Barack Obama. Obama, who was named after his Kenyan father, has made this name a symbol of a proudly diverse America. Note that Barack is sometimes confused with the Hebrew name Barak ("lightning"). The actual Hebrew equivalent is Beracha ("blessing.")

The names most similar to Barak would be Baraka, and Barry in terms of popularity in the English language.

17 Randy

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When you think of a popular boy or man’s name in English, one of the top ten would have to be Randy.

Randy in the UK is a slang word for being... excited. ‘I was feeling rather randy’ would be the term they used to say they were eager to get close to someone.

This word is rather funny because, in Britain, they speak English too and in Canada and America, this word does not signify the same meaning- even though it is in English.

In English, randy is a popular name for both male and female. When a female is named Randy, they usually spell it with an ‘i’ instead of a ‘y.’ So like “Randi.” Randy might get the nickname as ‘Handsome Ransom or ran the man.’ Names similar to Randy would be Randall, Randolf or even Riley.

In Latin, Randy means worthy of admiration. You might not want to tell a Randy that because it could go to their head when they get older or if they are grown up already… (Just kidding.) All jokes aside Randy is a good name and is something easy to pronounce and remember. You will not have a problem naming your child Randy or Randi.

16 Jopie

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The name Jopie in Russian means a rude word for ‘rear-end’, but in Hebrew, it means ‘God will multiply.’

According to ‘Sheknows.com’, People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony. This just goes to prove that there is good and bad in everything and as a parent, they need to distinguish why they like this name and how it will suit their child.

This name is a diminutive of Jacoba, Jacobina, Jacobine, Johanna, Johannes, Josephina, Josef, and Josepha. The name is of Hebrew origin and comes from the following roots: (YOSEF) and (YAʿAKOV) according to name-doctor.com

Baby names that are similar to Jopie would be Jopi, Jacob, Jackob, Jebi, and Jave.

According to whatisthemeaningofthename.com Jopies destiny analysis is:  You love money and are quite shrewd where a buck is concerned. It is a hard task to separate you from your money. However, you can be very generous when your loved ones are concerned. Relatives are always welcome. Persons with the number one are definitely clannish and clever. With all these people around, You always find tasks for you to earn your keep. People will be put to work quickly in your house. You know how to keep a secret if it’s your own, but you are adept at finding out what others try to keep to themselves, and you wouldn’t be above using the information if it is for your benefit.

15 Noga

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In Russian the word ‘Noga’ means leg. What is wrong with the word leg? We all have two.

Where the problem starts is if the child goes to Russia, and people are calling them by their name. Some Russian residents might get a little confused as to what the person is talking about. They will understand once they catch on to your foreign accent. But what about when Russians read their name from print? Hopefully there will be someone able to give some context.

In reference to sheknows.com “People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.”

In Hebrew the name Noga means sparkle. What a great meaning to a baby girls name. You can actually say you are the sparkle of my eye and mean it. The name Noga is similar to names like Nikki, Nikka, Nicki, Nico, Nahla.

14 Saloma

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Saloma in Russian means ‘straw’ and in Hebrew means ‘tranquil’. Either way the name is a cute girls name and the meaning is not derogatory in any language.

Parents who name their child ‘Saloma’ often call her Sal for short. According to ‘sheknows.com” people with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.

If the meaning behind your child’s name matters to you, I think naming them after peace is a good reason to call your child “Saloma.” Saloma is becoming more and more popular as the years go on. You might hear people calling other girls by the name of Sal, but their name is actually Saloma.

Saloma is similar to the names Sam, Sammy, Sal, and Salom. The one unique perk of naming the child Saloma is it is not as common as Sal or Sam. Coming up with different names keeps life interesting.

13 Camilla

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Camilla means ‘camel’ in Greek and is becoming more and more popular for baby girl names.

You might be familiar with the singer Camila Cabello, which has the same name but one less ‘L’ in her name. If you are not familiar with her she is an up and coming singer in America with a couple top 40 songs.

Sevenrelfections.com says it the best- The name Camilla means, you are cheerful and friendly, but are apt to have an emotional life. You like to have several lines of effort going at once. You are a good talker and promoter and seldom worry about anything. At times, you can be impatient, and impulsive. You have the ability to bring an idea to completion. You can express yourself joyously and constructively. You might be psychic, but not know it. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.

You find the best contentment in life when you own your own home and provide well for your family and loved ones. You have a great sense of responsibility and duty. You are comforting, appreciative and affectionate. Your obligation in life is to hold justice and truth, and if you follow the Law, you can find the great happiness and satisfaction.”

12 Fanny

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Even though England is an English speaking part of the world, they still refer to Fanny as a female’s private part.

That is different from Canada and the United States of America. Sheknows.com claims that people with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.

People with the name fanny sometimes get ‘fan’ as a nickname. Similar names to Fanny would be Fran, Frankie, Fannie, Francine, and Francette.

Thinkbabynames.com proclaims “Fanny was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #230 in the U.S. then, but is not on the list at the moment.”

People might think of a fanny pack when they first hear the name fanny in the United States of America or Canada. A Fanny pack is a small bag you wear around your hips. Fanny as a girls name is a much cuter name than to call a small bag around your hips!

The American meaning of Fanny is Free, so you could name her after a ‘free spirit type of lifestyle’ or the Latin meaning being a free one!

11 Pete

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According to babynamewizard.com the name Pete is derived from petra (a rock) and Petros (a stone).

The name is borne in the Bible by one of the Twelve Apostles of Christ. Peter is considered to have been the first pope and co-founder of the Christian Church with Paul.

The name Pete is usually used as a short form for Peter. As seen on nameberry.com ‘For generations, there have been pleasant childhood associations with this classic New Testament name, what with Peter Rabbit, Peter Pan, et al. But as user-friendly as this makes the name, it has a solid, traditional side as well.

One of the most important figures in the Christian hagiography is Saint Peter, keeper of the Gates of Heaven. born Simon bar Jonah, he was given the nickname Peter (which means "rock") by Jesus, to signify that he would be the rock on which Christ would build Christianity. Centuries later, there was Peter the Great, the czar who developed Russia as a major European power.’

Pete is similar to Pedro, Philip, and Pierre. Pete is ranked #215 on popularity charts. What little boy would not want to be named after Peter Pan Or Peter Rabbit? What a good role model to look up to as a little boy.

10 Mallory

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Mallory is an old-fashioned name that was very popular in the 1900’s.

Mallory is a French name and it happens to mean ‘unfortunate’ in the French language.

In English of course if signifies a beautiful baby girl’s name. The meaning in German is ‘war counselor’ and in Latin is ‘ill-fated.’ The most common nicknames for Mallory would me Mal, Mally, Malz, Mal Pal, and Mallo.

According to first-names-meanings.com Mallory is "Sociable, friendly and communicative, Mallory is very charming, seductive woman who is also rather image-conscious. This could be expressed by the way they dress (often with originality), or by the choices they make in life and their personal views. Elegant, refined, accommodating, and imbued with a certain distinction, their intense desire to please and be liked is usually expressed through kindness, helpfulness and a conciliatory spirit. They can transform themselves into capable and responsible women when necessary, both where their personal and professional lives are concerned. Idealists, they are dedicated to quality and can get upset when they realize they aren´t perfect in every way. With the karmic 6, they are often confronted with familial difficulties: the family is either the focus of their lives to the point where they are capable of making huge personal sacrifice,; or their home life is disharmonious, feels like a burden, and is characterized by an urge to escape provoked by the fear of allowing oneself to be smothered or to suffer, and this is not without repercussions in the emotional sphere. If they take matters into their own hands and act in line with their responsibilities, they will certainly reap the rewards."

9 Cameron

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Cameron is a Celtic baby name that means ‘crooked nose.’

According to sheknows.com the name Cameron is also a Scottish baby name. In Scottish, the meaning of the name Cameron is: Derives from a Scottish surname; from the Gaelic meaning crooked or bent nose. This is a common first name in Scotland and in the 20th century Canadian and Australian families of Scottish descent. People with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.”

People with the name Cameron might go by Cam, Ron, and Cami, as their nickname. Similar names to Cameron would be Connor, Carter, Logan, Carson, Grayson, Mason and Kaiden. The name Cameron hit its peak in popularity in the year of 2000. It is gradually becoming more popular as the years go on. If naming the child after ‘a crooked nose’ in Celtic doesn’t bother the parents, good on them. Stay true to what you want and the child will turn out just as beautiful. Cameron can be a girls name too but usually, girls will spell their name like ‘Kamryn.

8 Doyle

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To me, the name ‘Doyle’ sounds Irish altogether, although it is becoming more popular amongst English families to call their boy Doyle.

In Irish, the word ‘Doyle’ means ‘dark stranger.’ Who would have thought such a rich sounding name could mean something so dark in a different language?

According to babynamewizard.com “Doyle is a classic Irish surname but is not used so much as the first name in Ireland. It had been consistently used as a first name in the United States through 1981 and peaked in popularity in the 1930s. Though no longer on the list of the top 1000 names, it is a nice Irish sounding name and is a good choice if you are looking for something unique.”

Sheknows.com explains the expressional meaning of the name Doyle that is, "people with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.

7 Zain

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When you hear the name ‘Zain’ spoken in the English language, you might think of the Band ‘One Direction.” One of the lead singers in the band was named Zain but he spells it differently. He spells his name with a 'yn' at the end instead of an ‘in’ which comes together as ‘Zayn.”

You would never guess that the name ‘Zain’ in Hebrew would stand for such a bad object.

Zain in Hebrew means weapon.

Maybe in Hebrew, the word ‘weapon’ means something as cute as the name Zain. Different languages are so funny and unique and very interesting to learn about the similarities and differences. The last thing you want to happen is, you visit a Country and don’t realize that your son or daughter’s name means something not so pleasant in the Country you are visiting. This might not apply to you and your thoughts which is great because at the end of the day- Zain is still a very cute baby name.

In Arabic, the name Zain represents the word: beauty and means good light. The name Zain is similar to Zaiden, Zayne, Aiden, and Kaiden. In 2017, permitting to babycenter.com, there were 326 million babies with the name Zain in the world.

6 Pippa

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Pippa reminds me of Pippi Longstocking, who was the main character in a bunch of children books. However, if you know the terminology in Swedish and Italian, that is not the case.

In the Swedish language, Pippa has a quite adult meaning. In Greek, Pippa means ‘a friend of horses.’

Sheknows.com says it best: People with this name tend to be orderly and dedicated to building their lives on a solid foundation of order and service. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not. Their practical nature makes them good at managing and saving money, and at building things in the material world. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.

People with the name Pippa might get called Pip, Pippy, or Pi for short. Pippa is both a first name and a surname. The name Pippa was popular back in the 1800’s and 1900’s and is slowly making its way back in the 2000’s.

If you have heard the name Pippa before you might be thinking of Pippa Middleton. She is the younger sister of Catherine, which is the Duchess of Cambridge. Therefore Pippa can be portrayed as a royal name.

5 Emily

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Emily is a very popular name all over the world.

The Teutonic meaning of the name Emily is ‘Hardworking,’ and the Latin meaning is ‘industrious.’

People who go by the name Emily are sometimes called Em, Emy, Emsy, Miley, and Emmy. Sevenreflections.com says it the best in regards to what the name ‘Emily’ stands for- “You are fine when in harmony but changeable when in discord because many of your best qualities are then reversed. You are entertaining but may be impulsive. Freedom is a necessity, and you find it difficult to settle down. Your versatility results in many changes, and often brings travel. Your fine intellect is capable of high honors if applied seriously. You are capable of inspired thinking applied to material things. You can be restless, changeable, and very sexy. You have an eventful, exciting life. You are versatile and have the ability to learn easily.

You are always looking for a chance to do your own thing, to be your own person, and to have things done your own way.”

In 2015 Emily was the number one name in Ireland and #12 in the United States of America according to behindthename.com. Emily has been a popular girls name since the late 1800’s but showed its peak in popularity in 2000. Emily not only is one of the most popular names to date in America but also in England.

Names similar to Emily would be Emma, Elizabeth, Emaline, Emilia, and Elsa.

4 Kennedy

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Kennedy in Celtic means ‘deformed head’ in Scottish means ‘unsightly head’ and in Irish and American means ‘helmed head.’

People who go by the name Kennedy usually get called Ken or Kenny for short. If they go by the short form, these definitions do not apply. How do you even get ‘deformed head’ out of cute little boys named Kennedy? I am sure people ask the same question in their language.

According to Wikipedia- In the United States of America, Kennedy has been among the top 1,000 names recorded in Social Security card applications, in the last 10 years, for both baby boys and girls, which could result from the 35th President of the United States- John F. Kennedy. Kennedy is popular in the English language as a first and last name.

Similar names to Kennedy would be Kendrick (which is also a popular singer in North America named Kendrick Lamar) Kristopher, Carter, and Carson.

Throughout history, Kennedy has been a popular name for both male and females. In North America, we familiarize ourselves more with the male version because we compare the name to the past president. Regardless of the comparison Kennedy is a unique name and can be shortened down if need be.

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The word Leah means a few different things in different languages and cultures. The most common meaning of the word Leah in English is a name for a girl or a meadow. Leah in Hebrew means tired or weary and in Gaelic and Irish it means ‘the light of the sun.’ According to “sheknows.com” People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.

The name Leah is also a biblical name that means weary or tired. It is similar to other names like Lily, Layla, Ella, Julia, Lydia, and Lucy. In 2017 Leah ranked in the top 50 of most popular girls names out of 1000 different girls names. Leah is very popular in today’s day and age and throughout history.

Babble.com said it right- Leah has a downer of a meaning, “weary,” and it’s no wonder.

In the Bible, Jacob really wanted to marry Rachel but was tricked into marrying her sister Leah instead. Wouldn’t you be “weary” too if that happened to you? Eventually, Leah went on to give birth to six children who would be the ancestors of the tribes of Isreal. Despite its somewhat morose origins, Leah has emerged as a very popular girl name choice. If Leah is too common a spelling for you, try the Star Wars-ian Leia, instead.

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Mara in Hebrew means ‘bitter or sorrow’ and in Gaelic means ‘sea.’

Depending on if the definition in Hebrew is a make or break for your child’s future- naming them after the sea is a good idea because who doesn’t love the sea? Mara is similar to the name ‘Sarah or Sara’ which is a very popular name in North America.

For those of you who are familiar with the movie “Star Wars,” you will know the actress ‘, Mara Jade.’ This might make you resemble a strong and resilient woman because that is what Mara displayed throughout the movie. Mara also sounds similar to the names Maria, Mary, Martina, Amara, Cara, Maris, Maura, and Moira.

In accordance with sevenreflections.com Mara means ‘you have psychic power. You can carry on for others with joy. You have a receptive nature and may bear burdens for others. You are pragmatic, thorough, strong-willed, practical and stubborn at times. You are hard working, often martyr to duty. You like home and security above all. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it. You find the best contentment in life when you own your own home and provide well for your family and loved ones. You have a great sense of responsibility and duty. You are comforting, appreciative and affectionate. Your obligation in life is to hold justice and truth, and if you follow the Law, you can find the great happiness and satisfaction.’

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Patsy is another term for the word same-gendered love in Australia and Noble one in Latin. This might be because it can be a woman or a man’s name. The name ‘Patsy’ is a given name often used as a minuscule of the female given name Patricia or sometimes as the male name Patrick, or intermittently other forenames comprising the syllable "Pat" or "Pet" (such as Cleopatra.)

Patsy might get the nickname Pat that again can be feminine or masculine. Patsy was a popular name in the early 1900s but seems to be making its way back on the popularity charts in the 2000’s.

Everydayfamily.com relays the name Patsy has a numerology value of 8 which means:

"The ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Political or national strength. Great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force. The possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy. The surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim."

All and all Patsy is a cute baby name and regardless of the meaning, any newborn (boy or girl) would be happy with being called Patsy!

References: thelist.com, huffingtonpost.ca, mumsnet.com, closeronline.co.uk, hubpages.com, babynamewizard.com, sheknows.com, sevenreflections.com

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