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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Abilene

The name Abilene (AB-UH-LEEN) is of uncertain origin and meaning but may be derived from a Hebrew word meaning grass.

Ada

PRONOUNCED: AH-dah. Borne by the wives of Lamech (Genesis 4:19)

Annabelle

Annabelle is a English name meaning: “loving”.

Arlington

Arlington Meaning and Origin Arlington is a boy's place name of English origin.  Posts with the name Arlington: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless

Ashton

The boy’s name Ashton is an English surname meaning: “ash tree settlement”.

Azalea

The girl’s name Azalea is a modern coinage for a name of a flowering shrub, named after the feminine form of Greek azaleos, meaning: ”dry”.

Beau

Beau Meaning and Origin The name Beau is a boy's name meaning "beautiful" and is of French origin. Beau can be a shortened version of the more formal Beauregard. Current Popularity: #109. Posts with the name Beau: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to...

Belle

Belle is a French girl’s name meaning: “beautiful”.

Bradley

Bradley is an English boy’s or girl’s name meaning: “broad wood clearing”.

Branna

Branna Meaning and Origin The name Branna is a girl's name meaning "raven" and is of Irish origin. Branna is a feminine variation of the masculine name Bran. Branna has a magical, ethereal feel that makes it an attractive choice for a baby girl’s name, thanks to this...

Braxton

Braxton Meaning and Origin The name Braxton is a boy's name meaning "Brock’s town" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #132. Posts with the name Braxton: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for  Cute and Unique Middle Names for Boys You...

Brayley

Brayley is an invented girl’s name.

Brooks

Brooks Meaning and Origin The name Brooks is a boy's name meaning "of the brook" and is of English origin. Like many southern things, this name is a total classic. Current Popularity: #91. Posts with the name Brooks: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed...

Bryson

Bryson Meaning and Origin The name Bryson is a boy's name meaning "descendant of Brice" and is of Welsh origin. Current Popularity: #115. Posts with the name Bryson: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Caroline

Caroline Meaning and Origin The name Caroline is a girl's name meaning "free man" and is of French origin. The name Caroline is the feminine form of Charles. Current Popularity: #71. Posts with the name Caroline: 127 Cute First and Middle Name Combinations 50 Southern...

Carson

Carson (KAAR-sahn) is a Scottish boy’s or girl’s name meaning: “marsh dweller”.

Cashton

Cashton Meaning and Origin The name Cashton is a modern invented name with no known meaning. Posts with the name Cashton: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Chantilly

Chantilly Meaning and Origin Chantilly is a girl's name meaning "white" and is of French origin.  Posts with the name Chantilly: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming & Sweet 100 Pretty Unique Names for...

Clara

Clara is a Latin name meaning: “clear or bright”.

Colson

Colson Meaning and Origin The name Colson is a boy's name meaning "swarthy," "coal-black" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #455. Posts with the name Colson: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for 100 Boy Names You Haven’t Heard...

Colton

The boy’s name Colton is an English name meaning: “dark settlement”.

Constance

Constance Meaning and Origin Constance is a girl's name meaning "constant, steadfast" and is of English origin. Pronounced: KAHN-stehns. The medieval form of Constantia was introduced to England by the Normans. Posts with the name Constance: 50 Southern Baby Names...

Coraline

Coraline is a literary name that is a diminutive of Caroline

Cordelia

Cordelia is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “heart”

Crosby

Crosby Meaning and Origin The name Crosby is a boy's name meaning "at the cross" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #801. Posts with the name Crosby: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for 50 Cute Baby Boy Names We Cannot Get...

Cyrus

Cyrus Meaning and Origin The name Cyrus is a boy's name meaning "lord" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #369. Posts with the name Cyrus: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends

Daisy

Daisy is an English girl’s flower name meaning: “day’s eye”.

Dalila

Dalila is a Hebrew name meaning: “delicate”.

Dallas

Dallas Meaning and Origin Dallas is a unisex name meaning "meadow dwelling" and is of English and Scottish origin. Current Popularity: #271 for a boy and #630 for a girl. Posts with the name Dallas: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names 50 Southern Girl Names That Are...

Dane

Dane Meaning and Origin Dane is a boy's name meaning "from Denmark" and is of English origin. Distinguished and solid, a one-syllable name for a boy that instantly evokes southern charm. Current Popularity: #835. Posts with the name Dane: 50 Southern Baby Names for...

Davis

Davis Meaning and Origin Davis is a boy's name meaning "son of David" and is of Welsh origin. Current Popularity: #554. Posts with the name Davis: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless

Dawson

Dawson is a boy’s name of English origin meaning: “David’s son”.

Dayton

Dayton Meaning and Origin The name Dayton is a boy's name meaning "day's settlement" or "David's settlement" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #973. Posts with the name Dayton: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Della

Della is a girl’s name of German origin, meaning: “noble”.

Dixie

Dixie Meaning and Origin Dixie is a girl's name meaning "tenth" and is of French and English origin.  Posts with the name Dixie: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless

Dustin

Dustin Meaning and Origin The name Dustin is a boy's name meaning "brave warrior" or "Thor's stone" and is of Norse origin. Current Popularity: #656. Posts with the name Dustin: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for Boy Names with Norse Roots...

Eleanora

Eleanora Meaning and Origin Eleanora is a girl's name meaning "sun ray, shining light" and is of Spanish, Italian origin. Elenora has a feminine sound and a classic-inspired sweetness. It’s understandable why Italian and Spanish parents love this beautiful name. ...

Eli

Eli is a name of Biblical and Hebrew origin meaning: “ascended”.

Else

Else Meaning and Origin The name Else is a girl's name meaning "God is my oath" and is of Norwegian origin. Posts with the name Else:  30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for Girls 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming & Sweet

Emmett

Emmett is a German name meaning: “universal”.

Fiona

Fiona is an Irish name meaning: “fair haired”.

Flannery

The girl’s name Flannery is an Irish name meaning: “red-haired”.

Frances

Frances is an English name meaning: “free man”.

Gable

Gable Meaning and Origin The name Gable is a boy's name meaning "triangular-shaped hill" and is of French origin. Derived from the Old Norse gafl.  Posts with the name Gable: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale Boy Names with Norse...

Genesis

Genesis Meaning and Origin Genesis is a unisex name meaning "the beginning" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #62 for a girl and #828 for a boy. Posts with the name Genesis: 25 Super Badass Names for Tough Fierce Baby Girls 50 Southern Girl Names That Are...

Georgia

Georgia is an English name meaning: “farmer”.

Gracie

Gracie is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic word greusaich meaning  shoemaker.

Gunner

Gunner Meaning and Origin The name Gunner is a boy's name meaning "warrior" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #308. Posts with the name Gunner: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Guthrie

Guthrie Meaning and Origin Guthrie is a unisex name meaning “windy place” and is of Scottish origin. Derived from the Gaelic gaothair “windy place”. Posts with the name Guthrie: 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming & Sweet

Harley

Harley is an English boy’s or girl’s name meaning: “hare’s meadow”.

Hawthorne

Hawthorne Meaning and Origin The name Hawthorne is a boy's name meaning "lives near the hedge" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Hawthorne: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Hayes

Hayes is an English boy’s name meaning: “hedge”.

Hazel

Hazel is an English name meaning: “hazelnut tree”.

Holland

Holland Meaning and Origin Holland is a boy's place name of Dutch origin. Current Popularity: #711 for a girl. Posts with the name Holland: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless

Holliana

Holliana is an invented girl’s name that is a combination of the names Holly and Anna.

Hutch

Hutch Meaning and Origin The name Hutch is a boy's name meaning "mind, bright in mind and spirit, heart, understanding" and is of Anglo-Scottish origin. Posts with the name Hutch: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Ilana

Ilana Meaning and Origin Ilana is a girl's name meaning "tree" and is of Hebrew origin. If you're on the hunt for a nature baby name that's slightly different but still classically pretty, Ilana may be right for you. Posts with the name Ilana: Prepare to Fall for...

Iris

Iris Meaning and Origin Iris is a girl's name meaning "rainbow" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #127. Posts with the name Iris: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Jackson

Jackson is an English boy’s name  meaning: “son of Jack”. 

Jameson

Jameson Meaning and Origin The name Jameson is a boy's name meaning "son of James" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #79. Posts with the name Jameson: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Jensen

Jensen Meaning and Origin The name Jensen is a boy's name meaning "son of Jens" and is of Scandinavian origin. Current Popularity: #302. Posts with the name Jensen: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Jesse

Jesse Meaning and Origin The name Jesse is a unisex name meaning "gift" and is of Hebrew origin. Current Popularity: #203 for a boy. Posts with the name Jesse: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Jolene

Jolene is a name of uncertain origin

Judson

Judson Meaning and Origin The name Judson is a boy's name meaning "son of Jordan" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #879. Posts with the name Judson: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Kelton

Kelton Meaning and Origin The name Kelton is a boy's name meaning "town of the keels" and is of English origin. Kelton is a name choice that sounds cute and dignified, perfect for parents looking for a unique moniker that’s just a little bit different. You may also...

Kendall

Kendall is a English name meaning: “royal valley”. 

Kenna

Kenna Meaning and Origin Kenna is an excellent option for those looking for a unique version of the name Kendall. The name Kenna is a girl's name meaning "born of fire, handsome" and is of Scottish origin. Current Popularity: #689. Posts with the name Kenna: Rare and...

Kenner

Kenner Meaning and Origin The name Kenner is a boy's name meaning "brave chieftain" and is of Gaelic origin.  Posts with the name Kenner: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Knox

The boy’s name Knox is an English boy’s name meaning: “round hill”.

Lacey

Lacey Meaning and Origin The name Lacey is a girl's name meaning "from Lassy" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #717. Posts with the name Lacey: 60 Boho Names for Girls That Are As Unique As They Are Gorgeous 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and...

Landry

Landry (Lahn-dree) is a girl’s name of French origin meaning: “land ruler”.

Lea

Lea Meaning and Origin Lea is a girl's name meaning "languid, weary" and is of Hebrew origin. Current Popularity: #751. Posts with the name Lea: 50 French Baby Names Inspired by Emily In Paris 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming & Sweet

Leland

Leland Meaning and Origin The name Leland is a boy's name meaning "one who lives by unseeded land" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #473. Posts with the name Leland: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Levi

The boy’s name Levi is boy’s Hebrew name meaning: “joined”.

Liberty

Liberty Meaning and Origin The name Liberty is a word name and is of English origin.  Posts with the name Liberty: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming & Sweet Modern Americana Baby Names

Loretta

Loretta Meaning and Origin Loretta is a girl's name meaning "laurel" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #948. Posts with the name Loretta: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless 60 Old Fashion Girl Names That Grandma Will Love

Lucille

Lucille is a French name meaning: “light”.

Mabel

Mabel is a Latin name meaning: “lovable”.

Macy

Macy Meaning and Origin Macy is a girl's name meaning "hill" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #618. Posts with the name Macy: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless 60 Short Unique Girl Names

Magnolia

Magnolia is an English flower name.

Maverick

Maverick is an American boy’s name meaning: “independent”.

Miranda

Miranda is a Latin name meaning: “admirable”.

Nash

Nash is an English boy’s name meaning: “by the ash tree”. 

Nellie

Nellie Meaning and Origin Nellie is a girl's name meaning "shining light" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #837. Posts with the name Nellie: 50 Southern Baby Names That Are Charming and Timeless 60 Old Fashion Girl Names That Grandma Will Love

Nolan

Nolan Meaning and Origin The name Nolan is a boy's name meaning "descendant of a chariot fighter or champion" and is of Gaelic origin. Current Popularity: #61. Posts with the name Nolan: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Nora

Nora is an Irish name meaning: “light”.

Odette

Odette is a French girl’s name meaning: “wealthy”.

Ottoline

Ottoline is a French girl’s name meaning: “prospers in battle”.

Patton

Patton Meaning and Origin The name Patton is a boy's name meaning "fighter's town" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Patton: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Pearl

Pearl is an English girl’s name from the word for a precious gemstone.

Presley

Presley is an English name meaning: “priest clearing”.

Priscilla

The girl’s name Priscilla is derived from the Roman family name Priscus, meaning: “ancient”.

Queenie

Queenie Meaning and Origin The name Queenie is a girl's name meaning "queen" and is of English origin. An affectionate nickname for Queen, the word queen derives from Old English cwēn, akin to cwene ‘woman’.  Posts with the name Queenie: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names...

Quentin

Quentin Meaning and Origin The name Quentin is a boy's name meaning "the fifth" and is of Latin origin. Current Popularity: #540. Posts with the name Quentin: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Randall

Randall Meaning and Origin The name Randall is a boy's name meaning "shield wolf" and is of English origin.  Posts with the name Randall: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Reagan

Reagan is an Irish name meaning: “little king”.

Rhealea

Rhealea Meaning and Origin Rhealea is a girl's modern invented name. It's sweet, romantic and a little bit southern sounding.  Posts with the name Rhealea:  Creative Made up and Modern Invented Names for Girls 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming &...

Rhett

Rhett Meaning and Origin The name Rhett is a boy's name meaning "advice" and is of English and Dutch origin. Current Popularity: #159. Posts with the name Rhett: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for

Rylan

Rylan Meaning and Origin Rylan is a unisex name meaning "island meadow" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #327 for a boy and #870 for a girl Posts with the name Rylan: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names 50 Southern Girl Names That Are Charming &...

Sadie

Sadie is a Hebrew name meaning: “princess”.

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