45 Middle Name Ideas Based on Baby Name Trends

It’s my belief that your baby’s middle name is almost as important as their first, if not equally important and special. When it came to naming my own children, I wanted middle names that held special meaning. For my oldest daughter, I wanted her middle name to be the same as my mother’s. Why? Because her nana was my rock and did everything she could during what had the potential to be a more challenging time in my life. When it came to my youngest, my husband and I decided that if it were a girl he would pick the first name and I would pick the middle name. My oldest daughter and I loved the name Grace. I always had. She specifically loved Gracie but together we decided to pick Grace. Despite being a popular choice we knew it was the perfect name for our little blessing.

In a way, I think middle names are often our second chance at naming our baby. Some parents pick a name that is more unique than the first; others pick a family name or another name that holds special meaning. Others pick a name simpler than the first, just in case their child decides to go by that name instead. For example, in the early years of grade school, I went by my middle name. Easy to spell and I liked it better. To this day, some of my family members still refer to me by it.

There are countless reasons why we pick the middle names that we do. For some of us, our reasons will make great stories one day as we tell our little ones how their names came to be. Recently, I stumbled upon an article that highlighted some of the baby middle name trends for girls. I decided to share the trends as well some of the names, add some of my own, and include boy names as well. I’d love for you to share your little one’s middle name in the comments section for those who are looking for some inspiration!

  • 45 Middle Name Ideas for Baby

    45 Middle Name Ideas for Baby

    In 2013 virtue names, color names, flower names and old fashion names were popular middle name choices for baby. Take a look at 45 middle baby name ideas inspired by these four trends!

  • Virtue Names

    Virtue Names

    Virtue names are inspiring names that embody special characteristics.

  • Faith

    Faith

    Faith is the term used to describe an “enduring belief.”

  • Grace

    Grace

    Grace is used to describe virtues which include being “lovely or graceful.”

  • Hope

    Hope

    Hope means “the feeling that a desire will be fulfilled.”

  • Imani

    Imani

    Imani means faith or “God is with us.”

  • Jolie

    Jolie

    The name Jolie means cheerful.

  • Juste

    Juste

    Juste means lawful and fair.

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    Lucky is a word that describes being fortunate.

  • Mercy

    Mercy

    Mercy means merciful and compassionate.

  • Prudence

    Prudence

    Prudence comes from the Latin word prudens, which means good judgment.

  • Traugott

    Traugott

    Traugott is Greek for reaper.

  • True

    True

    In the dictionary true means “in accordance with fact or reality.”

  • Valor

    Valor

    Valor means brave or bold.

  • Color Names

    Color Names

    Color names are a fun option when it comes to picking a middle name.

  • Blue

    Blue

    Sometimes spelled in alternative ways Blue is a popular color name.

  • Gray

    Gray

    Gray is another option for a color name.

  • Hazel

    Hazel

    Hazel is a light/yellowish brown color. It is English for “the hazel tree.”

  • Indigo

    Indigo

    A dark blue violet color.

  • Jade

    Jade

    Jade is a green gemstone.

  • Mauve

    Mauve

    Mauve is a pale purple color.

  • Olive

    Olive

    Olive is a shade of green.

  • Scarlett

    Scarlett

    Scarlett is a deep red color.

  • Violet

    Violet

    Violet is a purple blue color. In Hindi it means “happy girl.”

  • Flower Names

    Flower Names

    Flower names are popular (and pretty!) first and middle names.

  • Aster

    Aster

    Aster is a type of flowering plant.

  • Azalea

    Azalea

    Azalea is a flowering shrub.

  • Camellia

    Camellia

    A type of flower.

  • Clover

    Clover

    A clover is a type of wildflower. They are often associated with good luck.

  • Dahlia

    Dahlia

    Dahlia is a flower name that means “from the valley.”

  • Florian

    Florian

    Florian means flowering or blooming.

  • Iris

    Iris

    Iris is a type of flower.

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    Magnolia is a flower said to have a sweet aroma.

  • Rose

    Rose

    Rose is a popular floral name and is often used for a girl’s middle name.

  • Willow

    Willow

    A Willow is a tree. It is German for peaceful.

  • Zinnia

    Zinnia

    Zinnia is a type of flower. It also means worth in Hebrew.

  • Old Fashion Baby Names

    Old Fashion Baby Names

    These are classic names that often pay homage to history. Sometimes they are family names and/or were popular name choices long ago.

  • Albert

    Albert

    Albert is German for Noble.

  • Beatrice

    Beatrice

    Beatrice is Latin for “Bringer of joy.”

  • Cordelia

    Cordelia

    Cordelia is Latin for warm-hearted.

  • Dorothy

    Dorothy

    Dorothy is Greek for a vision and “gift of God.”

  • Edith

    Edith

    The name Edith means prosperity.

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is Hebrew for God is my oath.

  • Florence

    Florence

    Florence means flourishing.

  • Helen

    Helen

    The name Helen means light.

  • Henry

    Henry

    Henry is German for “Ruler of the household.”

  • James

    James

    James is Hebrew for supplanter.

  • Louise

    Louise

    Louise means renowned warrior. It is the feminine version of Louis.

  • Mabel

    Mabel

    Mabel means loveable.

  • Mildred

    Mildred

    Mildred means gentle counselor.

 

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