We're not talking about what to name your dog here. We mean baby names inspired by the animal kingdom. Just think of your future son or daughter soaring through life as a dashing Hawk or darling Robin, for example.
Because of a nickname's propensity to "stick," sometimes it can be even more important than the name itself. Browse this extensive list to see some common ones. You may even prefer the nickname over the real thing.
If there's a special place that you hold dear, or you just love the cool cache of naming baby after a legendary locale, then take a trip through these baby names inspired by famous (and not so famous) places.
Like a diamond itself, names inspired from jewels will be around forever. You'll see them used more often for girls than boys, probably because they're synonymous with beauty. But don't let that discourage you if your little man is so sparkling that only a gem name will do.
Mr. President? Madame President? Dare to dream for your baby's future! If your baby is destined to be our future commander-in-chief, any of these presidential names could be just what he or she needs for inspiration.
Before you crown your baby-to-be with a name worthy of any royal linage, browse our full list of royal baby names, including boy and girl names for little princes or princesses. We're sure that Will and Kate would approve.
From tragic tales to romantic comedies, Shakespeare's works are among the very best literary pieces of all time ... and they're ripe with wonderful inspiration for naming your baby. Take a look at our comprehensive list of all the best that Shakespeare has to offer!
In a galaxy far, far away (or perhaps not so far), there's a baby name that suits your little star. Now bring it down to earth and browse our list of star and planet baby names for a little celestial inspiration.
Some occupational names started out as surnames, back when people would use them to describe your line of work. These days, trade names aren't quite as functional, but many are popular (especially for boys) nonetheless.
Some of the coolest names out there aren't names at all, they're simply words. Just think, now the entire dictionary—English, Spanish, or otherwise—is your infinite source for baby names. Okay, if that's too overwhelming, we pulled out a few of our favorites here.
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