Couples who are expectant especially want to give their new babies names that evoke positivity and optimism in an uncertain time.
Last year proved to be very traumatic after the outbreak of the Coronavirus worldwide. That’s not all. It is also the year that more and more people experienced disturbing events such as social unrest due to police brutality. Many people’s lives were affected because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some losing their loved ones and some losing their sources of income. In 2021, we are hopeful for a better year. It is never too early or too late to create a fresh start. Couples who are expectant especially want to give their new babies names that evoke positivity and optimism in an uncertain time.
There are numerous baby names, most having more than one meaning. Some baby names signify that a child was conceived or born in difficult times while others can signify that a child is a miracle. If you are looking for a name that evokes optimism, hope, new beginnings, a new season, or transition, here is a list of names for you to consider. The list encompasses subtle and literal names, with some being rare and others being popular.
This is a unique name for a girl. The name has a Hebrew origin and it means "dewy, fresh, spring-like". Aviva is quite memorable and modern if you don’t want to settle for common names like Vivienne and Vivian.
If you're looking for a simple, unique, and sweet name, the name Kia would be ideal. The name has an African origin and it means "the beginning of a new season". It’s a perfect name if you are recently married and expecting a firstborn daughter.
This is a boy’s name with a French origin meaning "reborn". A great name for parents, who after going through trying times, are ready to undergo a meaningful change, be it spiritually or physically.
This name is given to boys and has a Roman origin. Janus is a Roman god of new beginnings, passages, doorways, time, transition, and getaways. The god Janus is believed to have presided over the beginning and end of hard times.
Mika is a unisex name. The name has different origins most common being Japanese and Hebrew. In Hebrew, the name means "gift from God". In Japanese, the name Mika is a girl’s name which means "beautiful fragrance" or "new moon".
Are you a person of strong faith or hope to name your child after a name that symbolizes faith? Vera is a girl’s name of Russian origin which means "faith".
This is a common boy’s name that has been used for centuries. It is a Hebrew name that means "God with us". Jew parents gave this name to their boys to remind them that God was always with them even when they were going through hard times. It gave them hope that a higher power was watching over them.
This a perfect name for couples looking for a gender-neutral name. Amal means "inspiration" or "hope".
This name is a girl’s name originating from Latin which means "new". It is a trendy name that perfectly sums up the hope a new child brings. The name was popular back in the early 1930s and it is now making a comeback.
Are you looking for a name that will signify your child’s future happiness? Blythe is an English word with a positive meaning. If you prefer a simpler name, you can consider "Joy" which means happiness.
Ada is a German name that means "happy or noble". The name has other origins including Hebrew, English, French, and African. It is most often used as a female name.
This is a unisex name of Sanskrit origin which means "light". It has a melodic sound and is highly an international option.
Whichever name you choose, your child will definitely signify the dawn of your life. If you are still having a hard time selecting a name for your baby, here are some factors you should consider:
- Contemplate all possible nicknames
- Look up meanings
- Honor your family history
- Avoid passing trends
- Say the names out loud to hear if you like the sound of them
- If you prefer a classic name, choose one that isn't boring
- Consider the middle name