Do you love the “Ren” sound? Here are 25 Rad “Ren” names to inspired!
Do you love the “Ren” sound? Here are 25 Rad “Ren” names to inspired!
2019 is just days away and as we look at trends from last year that are sure to carry into next year, surname names aren’t loosing their luster! Here are 8 bodacious surnames that begin with the letter B!
Bauer is a familiar surname that would make an edgy yet really usable first name! A German occupational name meaning tiller of the soil, Bauer may remind you of 24′s iconic character Jack Bauer.
Beckett is my favorite suggestion for honoring a Rebecca. An Irish and English surname meaning bee cottage, I love the association to playwright Samuel Beckett.
Bennett derives from the surname Benedict, meaning blessed. Bennett is a delightful way to get to the nickname “Ben.” I’m also fond of the spelling Bennet, as it was the surname of the five sisters in Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice.
The Gossip Girl‘s character Blair Waldorf helped give this Scottish surname a boost. Blair is a unisex name, now more popular with girls, and means dweller on the plain.
Boone is so cowboy-chic! Originally a French surname, Boone means blessing. This one is tightly associated to legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone.
There’s something very hearty and salt-of-the-earth about the name Briggs. Briggs is an English surname and a variation of bridges. Briggs reminds me of the Myer’s Briggs personality test, any other INJF’s out there? 😉
Brooks is just dripping with hunky charm. An English name meaning by the brook, Brooks has been steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. Fittingly several ball players bear this handsome name.
I had to include my own surname, Burke! A popular name in Ireland, Burke is an anglicized spelling of a French name meaning from the fortress.
Fittingly, I had to kick off my Seven Great “S” Word Names article with the numerical name Seven. David and Victoria Beckham gave this daughter the name Harper Seven, seven being his jersey number. Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 opted to use Seven for their son, Seven Sirius Benjamin.
A bold but wearable word name, Silver definitely packs a load of luster. Silver is a character in both the My Little Pony and the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Slate is a strong, one-syllable color and rock name. Slate feels modern and fresh without trying too hard. American soccer player Slate Donovan wears this name well.
Literary lover’s will enjoy this poetic name choice. Forest Whitaker selected the name Sonnet Noel for his daughter. Forest and Sonnet, now that’s a great family pairing!
This name rocks! Stone has the same straight-forward, no nonsense feel as Slate. Stone may remind you of TV news anchor Stone Phillips.
Stormy is definitely a name that’s been in the news lately. A whimsical weather name, Kylie Jenner chose the alternate spelling Stormi for her daughter born earlier this year.
Story would be another great choice for the babe of literature lovers. While Story is more popular for girls, Minnie Driver used Story as her son Henry’s middle name.
Which of these S Names would you use?
Madden is derived from the ancient Irish clan name Ó Madain meaning little dog.
Maddox is a Welsh surname meaning son of Maddoc, which means fortunate.
Major is a military ranking as well as a Latin word name meaning greater.
Maven is Hebrew and a word name meaning one who understands.
Maverick is a word name meaning independent and nonconformist.
Maxen is a Welsh variant of the Latin Maximus meaning greatest.
Maxim is a French variant of the Latin Maximus meaning greatest.
A place name, Memphis is Greek meaning enduring and beautiful.
Merrick is derived from the Welsh surname Meurig, meaning dark one.
Midnight is a word name for the hour between eleven pm and one am.
Miller is an English occupational name for one who grinds or mills grain.
Would you use any of these names for your little guy?
Calla gets its nature tie from the beautiful calla lily flowers. Calla is Greek meaning beautiful.
A lovely was to get to “Cam,” Camellia is a genus of flowering plants.
A Spanish word name, canyon is a deep grove which often has a river flowing through it. An adventurous choice.
Caraway is a plant often used as a spice. Caraway is also known as meridian fennel and Persian cumin.
Cassia is a tree name and a form of cinnamon. Cassia is the feminine form of the Greek Cassius.
A strong English tree name and Biblical word name.
A fruit and tree name that now has more of a rockabilly vibe.
A bit of a mouthful, though fun to say, Chrysanthemum is a flower native to Northeastern Europe and Asia.
Citron has a futuristic sound in English, though it means lemon in French. Citron is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind.
Clay is an English word for rich earth composed of several minerals. Clay currently ranks at Number 697 in the U.S.
A French, feminine form of Clement, meaning merciful, Clementine doubles as a nature name. Clementine is a citrus fruit and a name getting attention, currently ranked at Number 744.
Cliff is a topographical name but can also be short for names such as Clifford, Clifton, and Heathcliff.
Clove is an aromatic flower used as a spice. Clove got a bit of attention as a name after appearing in The Hunger Games.
A lucky little plant name perfect for a Saint Patrick’s Day baby!
Coral is a beautiful formation of marine invertebrates. Coral doubles as a color name for its bright orange-pink hue.
Cooper is a natural metal and a golden-brown color.
A small sheltered bar, Cove is a name on many name enthusiasts list!
A stream or brook that feeds to a river. This aquatic name may remind you of Russell Brand’s character is Trolls.
A gemstone name. Crystal was all the rage in the 80’s, today she ranks at Number 644 in popularity.
A great tree name that easily lends itself to the nickname Cy.
Would you use any of these for your bouncing babe?
Some beautiful names with an Elven vibe!
A Greek name meaning most holy, Ariadne currently ranks at Number 773. Mythological names lend themselves to the Elven sound as does the spunky nickname Ari.
Eirlys, like many Welsh names, has a mystical fairy-like sound. Eirlys even means snowdrop, which would make for a great Elven surname.
Eirwen is another gorgeous Welsh name, this one is a form of Welsh coinage. Eira, which made my video list could be a charming nickname for Eirwen.
Fauna was the name of one of the fairies in Sleeping Beauty, perhaps that’s why this Latin name gives my a mystical vibe. Fauna refers to the animals in a specific area, perfect for a woodland Elf.
If Fauna had a sister, she’d probably be Gaia. Gaia is a Greek name meaning mother earth that brings about imagery of lush green lands.
The Irish Orlaith (pronounced Orla) is relatively undiscovered in the United States. Orlaith means golden princess, the perfect fit for Elven royalty.
There is something so sweet about the French Sylvie, and much more youthful than the Latin Sylvia which she stems from. Sylvie means from the forest, perhaps the best fitting meaning to name match up on this list. Sylvie ranks at Number 993.
I’ve met a cat or two named Twila, and indeed it seems equally suited for a furry friend of pointy eared elf. Twila is of English origins and means woven with double thread.
Rue has a very whimsical feel, though it means regret. English from a Greek name, Rue was the lovable character in The Hunger Games.
A rarely used flower name, Zinnia gets extra credit for starting with the zesty initial Z. Many flower and nature names could easily fit this category!
Hear my chat about 10 more great Elven inspired names in my latest video:
A shrub in the mimosa family.
Greek meaning thorny.
A tree in the birch family
Dutch surname meaning son of Aldert.
A family of colorful plants and flowers
From the Greek amarantos meaning unfading.
Golden fossilized tree resin.
Amber became popular in jewelry during the 19th century.
A tree name. May also be short form of Asher meaning fortunate and blessed.
A tree with heart-shaped leaves as well as a place name
The season between Summer and Winter.
From the Latin word autumnus meaning autumn or fall
A Hebrew flower name.
Which of these names would you use for your little one?