Beautiful names with meaning

In general, all names have a meaning, but some names have a more special meaning than others. Stay tuned for lots of inspiration and great names with meaning.

When you have a child, this child should of course have a name that suits him or her perfectly. If you like the idea of a name not just being a name, it's a good idea to look for names with meaning.

On this page we have collected a number of names for both boys and girls, and each has its own special meaning. It's always a good idea to look through the name lists for inspiration. See for example American names, biblical names or old Danish names.

Boys' names with meaning

  • Balder. Stands for purity and beauty
  • Cosmo. The Latin word for universe.
  • Ester. This name comes from the Persian word "stara", meaning star.
  • Eva. The name means 'to live', and comes from the first woman God created.
  • Frej. The Norse god who stood for love and fertility.
  • Gabriel. The name Gabriel comes from the angel in the biblical story, and the name therefore means angel.
  • Janus. Refers to a moon belonging to the planet Saturn.
  • Jonathan. Another biblical name, and it means "given by God".'
  • Leo. Means lion.
  • Lucas / Lukas. A very popular name today. It actually means luminous or light.
  • Markus. Means the contentious or the polite. Which of the two meanings fits your child?

Girl's names with meaning

  • Aurora. Means polar lights.
  • Ester. This name comes from the Persian word "stara", meaning star.
  • Eva. The name means 'to live', and comes from the first woman God created.
  • Freya. Means love, as Freya was the god of love in Norse mythology.
  • Luna. Means moon.
  • Sif. Means beautiful and faithful. She was married to Thor in Norse mythology.
  • Sol. The largest star in the solar system, our Sun.
  • sol. The largest star in the solar system, our Sun.
  • Stella. Means star

Which names have meaning?

All biblical names have a history and a meaning, as they come from the ancient written books. You can also look for names that have meaning in nature, in the heavens or in ancient mythologies.

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Names like Timian, Chestnut and Mynthe are good examples of girls' names that have meaning in nature. Among the boys' names we can mention Birch, Ash or Stone. Think about what you like and try to find a name within this genre.

Luckily, if you're not the biggest nature lover, there are still plenty of names to choose from. For example, the old names from Viking times are very popular. Back then, all names had a special meaning, as they were the very reason they were given.

Different cultures also have names with meaning. Consider finding inspiration in other cultures. The easiest place to start, though, is to look for names online.