smiling babyWe can find baby name inspirationeverywhere ... even the dictionary. There are some words that make great names and carry beautiful meanings. And even the common words feel very fresh and new as a child's name. Celebrities have long been hip to this way of choosing a name, and most recently Emile Hirsch named his son Valor, which can be found on this list. Jessica Alba is also a fan of these types of monikers.

Check out this inspiring list of 100 names for both boys and girls that are also words that sometimes come up in conversation. I have faith you may even consider one for your little bundle of joy.

  1. Hope
  2. Honor
  3. Ace
  4. Charm
  5. Venus
  6. Liberty
  7. Happy
  8. Loving
  9. Love
  10. Serendipity
  11. Ardor
  12. Amour
  13. Moxie
  14. Zen
  15. Heart
  16. Darling
  17. Bella
  18. Grand
  19. Sly
  20. Faith
  21. Mercy
  22. Dove
  23. Serenity
  24. Shalom
  25. Peace
  26. Sunshine
  27. Merry
  28. Spirit
  29. Sky
  30. Gem
  31. Jewel
  32. Melody
  33. Brightly
  34. Bloom
  35. Gold
  36. Rosy
  37. Sterling
  38. Storm
  39. Blessing
  40. Hero
  41. King
  42. Prince
  43. Rebel
  44. Bliss
  45. Lacey
  46. Maverick
  47. Slate
  48. Brook
  49. Chastity
  50. Felicity
  51. Brave
  52. Verity
  53. Rock
  54. Fox
  55. Art
  56. Patience
  57. Precious
  58. Phoenix
  59. Justice
  60. Lyric
  61. Cadence
  62. Luna
  63. Moon
  64. Aria
  65. Sage
  66. Star
  67. Journey
  68. Joy
  69. Gypsy
  70. Unity
  71. Crystal
  72. Diamond
  73. Karma
  74. Harmony
  75. Trinity
  76. Angel
  77. Holiday
  78. Prudence
  79. Ever
  80. Haven
  81. Heaven
  82. Sailor
  83. Valentine
  84. Valor
  85. Lucky
  86. Amity
  87. Grace
  88. Noble
  89. Bishop
  90. Champion
  91. Divine
  92. Glory
  93. Paradise
  94. Eden
  95. Rhapsody
  96. Blithe
  97. Mirth
  98. Zion
  99. Major
  100. Chance

Which names are your favorite?

 

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