With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air — and what better place to draw inspiration for baby names than from love itself?
Whether you’re still looking for a love-inspired name for your February baby, or even if you’ll be having a little one in a completely different month, a love-inspired name could be the perfect choice!
Check out these unique love-inspired monikers:
1. Aiko – The name Aiko means “little loved one” in Japanese – this would be so cute for a girl or a boy.
2. Amorette – This name is of French origin and means “little love” – doesn’t get much sweeter than that.
3. Aziz – Arabic, meaning “powerful and beloved.”
4. Brisa – If you’re looking for a name with Spanish roots, maybe this one would fit the bill. It means “beloved.”
5. Carys – Carys is of Welch origin and means “love.” This one has quite a few spelling possibilities as well.
6. Charity – An English word name meaning “benevolent goodwill and love.”
7. Connelly – This name of Irish origin would make a cute alternative to the more often used “Connor” and means “love and friendship.”
8. Darcy – Any woman who has read “Pride and Prejudice” will know where I’m headed with this one. I love the idea of giving a little one the name Darcy (it was actually on my list as a middle name if we’d had a boy!), because what girl doesn’t love the romantic story between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy?
9. David – David is a Hebrew name with biblical roots that means “beloved.” If you’re looking at biblical names and love-inspired names, this name will fit both categories.
10. Esme – This Persian name means “emerald,” but can also mean “esteemed and beloved.”
11. Ettie – Okay… I’ll admit that this one is a bit of a stretch, but I just love this name, so go with me: Ettie is a variant of the name Esther, which is a variant of the name Ishtar who was the Babylonian goddess of love. See the love connection? Either way, I think this name is one of the cutest on this list.
12. Femi – A Nigerian name of Yoruba origin that means “love me.” This one just makes me melt. So sweet for a little girl.
13. Freya – Freya doesn’t mean “love,” but it is the name of the Norse goddess of love and fertility, so there’s the tie-in. This name was on my favorites list for a little girl.
14. Gerwyn – A Welch name meaning “fair love”… perfect for your little love bug.
15. Grianne – This Irish name means “charming love” and I find it quite charming myself.
16. Imogen – I’ve loved the name Imogen since I was a child and I had a favorite book where there was a heroine named Imogen. This name is Greek and means “beloved child.”
17. Juliet – This name is associated with the famous and tragic lead character from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
18. Kalila – Kalila would be a lovely name for a little girl. It’s of Arabic origin and means “beloved.”
19. Lennan – No, this is not just a misspelling of Lennon – the name Lennan is actually an Irish name meaning “sweetheart” and I think the more feminine spelling would lend itself nicely to using this name for a little girl.
20. Love – As straightforward as you can get. I think Love would make an adorable middle name as well as a first name.
21. Maitea – I loved the name Matea for a girl when I was pregnant and this is on the same track. Maitea is Spanish and means “love”.
22. Milena – I think Milena is an absolutely lovely name. It’s of Czech origin and I especially like that it means “love, warmth and grace” – all lovely sentiments to bestow on a little one.
23. Mina – A German girl’s name meaning “love.”
24. Nayely – I think this is my favorite name on the list. It means “I love you” and is of Native American descent.
25. Neha – Neha is a Sanskrit name meaning “love.”
26. Romeo – The love match to Shakespeare’s Juliet.
27. Shaida – I knew a girl named Shaida once and I always thought it was a pretty name. It’s of Muslim descent and means “madly in love.”
28. Thaddeus – Thaddeus has Aramaic origins and means “heart.” It also has the option of being shortened to Thad, which is nice as well.
29. Valentine – A boy’s name inspired by Saint Valentine, the namesake of the holiday of love.
30. Valentina – The female version of Valentine and quite lovely for a little girl.