28 Baby Names Inspired By Animals

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jelly1Baby names, there are just so many great ones to choose from! Which one should you choose for your precious child? What does the name mean? If you are looking for some special names for your newborn, here are 28 great ideas that derive from the names of animals. Each animal has their own special traits and personalities, just like your little one:-)

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#1. CALEB Gender: Male Defined as “dog,” the name Caleb is of Hebrew origin.

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#2. PENELOPE Gender: Female A name of English origin meaning “duck”.

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#3. LEO Gender: Male While Leo, a name meaning “lion,” was most common in the early 1900s, it has soared in popularity in the last decade.

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#4. JONAH Gender: Male Though Jonah isn’t the only male name meaning dove.

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#5. KAI Gender: Male The German name Kai means “hen”.

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#6. MARK Gender: Male Meaning “crow”.

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#7. ROSE Gender: Female Rose, a name of English origin defined as both “fame” and “horse,” reached its peak in the 1910’s when it had an average rank of 15.

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#8. CORBIN Gender: Male Corbin, a French name meaning “crow,” has soared to new levels of popularity.

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#9. HECTOR Gender: Male Hector, a Scottish name meaning “brown” and “horse”.

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#10. MARSHALL Gender: Male Defined as “horse” and “servant”.

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#11. DRAKE Gender: Male Drake, a name coming from the Old English word draca meaning “dragon” or “snake”.

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#12. BRADEN Gender: Male Braden, meaning “salmon”.

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#13. MALCOLM Gender: Male Also sharing the meaning of “dove,” the name Malcolm peaked in popularity in the 1920s.

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#14. LEONARD Gender: Male Defined as “lion” and “brave, hardy and strong,” the name Leonard reached its pinnacle in the 1920s, but has since experienced a slow decline.

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#15. CALLUM Gender: Male The Scottish name Callum, also meaning “dove”.

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#16. DEBORAH Gender: Female Deborah — a name of English, Hebrew and Jewish origins meaning “bee” — was the fourth most popular name for baby girls in the 1950’s.

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#17. PALOMA Gender: Female The Spanish name Paloma means “dove”.

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#18. COLEMAN Gender: Male Coleman, meaning “dove,” was most common in the early 1900s, but over the last decade has experienced a significant decline in popularity.

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#19. ARLETTE Gender: Female Defined as “eagle”.

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#20. ROSALIND Gender: Female Rosalind, meaning “horse,” and “soft, tender, and weak,” peaked in use in the 1940’s. In the last decade, it has experienced steady popularity.

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#21. ZIPPORAH Gender: Female Zipporah, a name of Hebrew origin meaning “bird”.

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#22. JEMIMA Gender: Female A name of English origin, Jemima means “dove”.

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#23. PORTIA Gender: Female Portia, a name with Latin roots meaning “pig,” peaked in popularity in the 1940’s, but in the last decade, has declined significantly in use.

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#24. BINA Gender: Female Bina, meaning “bee” or “understanding,” is of Hebrew origin.

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#25. DERYN Gender: Female Meaning “blackbird”.

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#26. ROSAMUND Gender: Female Rosamund, a name of English origin meaning “horse” and “protection”.

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#27. BRANWEN Gender: Female The name Branwen, meaning “raven, white, fair” and “blessed, holy”.

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#28. BEVERLEY Gender: Female Meaning “beaver and stream”.

 

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