Cute Names

Male Names
  • Aidan (Gaelic) - Little fire [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of Aodhán. When combined with variants like Aiden, Ayden, Aydan, and Aden, Aidan was the most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2006.

    St Aidan was the founder of the monastery of Lindisfarne in north England. He is credit

  • Asher (Hebrew) - Fortunate; blessed; happy [English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    In the Old Testament, Asher was the 8th son of Jacob and the second son of Zilpa, the maid of Jacob’s wife Leah. He was also the founder of the Tribe of Asher.

  • Billy (Germanic) - Will, desire + helmet, protection [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for William.

  • Carter (English) - Transporter of materials [English speaking countries]

    In English, a "carter" is someone who carries materials in a cart. Carter is a common English surname, though it has recently gained popularity as boys' first name in English-speaking countries. As a surname, famous bearers include US President Jimmy Car

  • Cody (Gaelic) - Descendant of Cuidighthigh; son of Óda [English speaking countries]

    An anglicised form of one of the Gaelic surnames 'Ó Cuidighthigh' (descendant of Cuidighthigh - originally a byname for a helpful person) or 'Mac Óda' (son of Óda).

  • Colby (English) - Coalworker; coal village [English speaking countries]

    Colby is perhaps best known for being the name of a type of cheese, first made in Colby, Wisconsin. It is also the name of small liberal-arts college in the U.S.

  • Jace (Greek) - Healer [English speaking countries]

    Modern variant form of Jason which has become vogue in recent years along with its counterpart, Jase. Therefore the exact meaning is compromised from Jason which does mean 'healer'.

  • Jake (Hebrew) - Supplanter; held by the heel [English speaking countries]

    Originally a nickname for Jacob, Jake has attained considerable success in the UK, where it was rated as the 15th most popular boy's name in 2006. It was ranked 107th in the US.

  • Leo (Latin) - Lion [English, French, Greek, Italian and Polish speaking countries]

    This name was taken from the Latin noun 'leo', meaning 'lion' (itself from the Greek 'leon'). Leo is slowly climbing in popularity - it reached the 236th spot in the US charts in 2006. Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair used it for his son in 2000, a hi

  • Max (Latin) - Little Maximus [English speaking countries]

    Short for of Maximilian, Maxwell, and the various name using it as a first syllable.
    It is often bestowed as an independent name.

Female Names
  • Abbie (Hebrew) - Father in rejoicing [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for Abigail.

  • Allie (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    A nickname for any name beginning with "Al," especially Allison and Alexandra. Occasionally used as a name in its own right.

    There were approximately 80 names in the US top 1000 in 2006 that could take the nickname Allie, giving approximat

  • Amy (French) - Loved [English speaking countries]

    English form of the Old French Aimée, in use in the United States since the 18th century. It should be noted that the spellings Ami, and Amie are not used in France because they are the words used to refer to a friend.

    Amy is the name of

  • Anahi (Persian) - The immaculate; chaste [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    A diminutive form of the Persian Ahahita, Anahi is a shortened form or nickname that is also accepted and used on it's own.

  • Becky (Hebrew) - To tie [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for Rebecca.

  • Callie (Greek) - Most beautiful [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for Cal- names.

  • Carli (German) - Free man [English speaking countries]

    A modern feminine form of Carl or a pet form of names such as Carlene.

  • Carlie (German) - Free man [English speaking countries]

    A modern feminine form of Carl or a pet form of names such as Carlene.

  • Carly (German) - Free man [English speaking countries]

    A modern feminine form of Carl or a pet form of names such as Carlene.

  • Christy (Latin) - Follower of Christ [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for feminine Christ- names.

  • Ginger (Latin) - Spring-like; flourishing [English speaking countries]

    Used as either a pet form of Virginia or as a name coming from the spice. The English name of the spice comes from an Indo-European word.

    People with red hair are sometimes referred to as being "ginger".

  • Jenny (Cornish) - White; fair; smooth [English speaking countries]
  • Katie (Greek) - Pure [English speaking countries]

    Katie is a nickname for Katherine. As a stand-alone name it has been very popular in the UK, falling to 13th place in 2006. Its popularity in the US appears to be declining, with Katie currently hovering just outside the top 100.

    Borne by A

  • Kayla (Hebrew) - Who is like God? [English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    A short form of Michaela (McKayla), or perhaps an elaboration on Kayley.

  • Lacey (English) - Lacy; lace-like [English speaking countries]

    From the surname, Lassy

  • Miley (Hawaiian) - Vine [English speaking countries]

    Phoenetic respelling of the Hawaiian name Maile.

    Miley has been gaining in popularity due to the celebrity of Miley Cyrus and her character Hannah Montana. In her case, the name was a nickname given to her by her father, "Smiley".

  • Mylie (Hawaiian) - Vine [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized spelling of the Hawaiian Maile.

  • Sadie (Hebrew) - Princess [English speaking countries]

    Originally a pet form of Sarah it now stands on its own.

  • Shaylee (Yiddish) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Shaylee is a modern invention and, presumably, is a combination of the anglicized Shay and the popular suffix -lee.

  • Sofie (Greek) - Wisdom [English speaking countries]
  • Susie (Hebrew) - Lily [English speaking countries]
  • Tahlia (Hebrew) - Dew of God; female lamb [English speaking countries]
Gender Neutral Names
  • Abbey (Hebrew) - Father in rejoicing [English speaking countries]

    A nickname for Abigail, and also a surname from Middle English originally used for someone who worked at an abbey. Abbey is also the name of a British bank.

  • Alex (Greek) - Defending men [English speaking countries]

    Alex can be a nickname for any name beginning with Alex- (e.g. Alexander, Alexandra, Alexis), but is commonly used as a full name in its own right.

  • Casey (English) - From Cayce [English speaking countries]

    Casey was first used as an honorary nickname for American folk hero Jonathan 'Casey' Jones. He acquired his nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, in Kentucky. Casey is also a last name, an anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Cathasaigh. This mean

  • Corey (Germanic) - God's peace [English speaking countries]

    Derived from the Irish surname of debated origin.
    It may be derived from the Germanic first name Godfrey (God's peace), and may have been encouraged by the Gaelic 'cuairteoir' (visitor).
    It might also come from the Gaelic 'coire' (a cauldro

  • Gia [English speaking countries]

    Gia can be short for many names, including Gianna or Giovanna. It is also a common Georgian nickname for George.

  • Hailey (English) - Hay clearing or hay woods [English speaking countries]

    A common spelling of this name, it is found mostly on females. It was the 25th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.) then Hailey (

  • Jamie (Hebrew) - Supplanter [English speaking countries]

    Jamie started out as a nickname for James, but has become increasingly popular as a stand-alone name. In the UK Jamie was the 32nd most popular name (for boys) in 2006. There it is most commonly associated with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, the "Naked Chef

  • Jodie (Hebrew) - Of Judea [English speaking countries]

    One of the best known American actresses by this name, Jodie Foster, was actually born Alicia Christian Foster.

    Jodie and it's counterpart, Jody, are legitimate unisex names and have traditionally been used for both girls and boys.

  • Jody (Hebrew) - Of Judea [English speaking countries]

    Jody, along with it's variant Jodie, have both been traditionally used for boys and girls.

    The main character in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings classic Pulitzer Prize winning book "The Yearling" was 11 year old Jody Baxter, a boy who lived in the

  • Macey (English) - Place of Maccius [English speaking countries]

    From the surname Massey, which derives from places names for a person called Maccius.

  • Parker (English) - Gamekeeper of a park [English speaking countries]
  • Riley (English) - Rye clearing [English speaking countries]

    In some cases a transferred use of the English surname, a local name from a place named with Old English ryge (rye) and leah (wood, clearing).
    In other cases it probably represents a respelling of the Irish surname Reilly, which is from an old Iris

  • Stevie (Greek) - Crown [English speaking countries]
  • Tate (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    From the Old English personal name 'Tata', possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tat, or else a nursery formation. Tate is a common surname in Britain.

    Henry Tate established the Tate Gallery in Lond

  • Taylor (English) - A tailor [English speaking countries]

    Taylor was originally an occupational surname which denoted someone who worked as a tailor.

    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States. Taylor is a brand of guitars and the name of Taylor University in Indiana. Taylor Alis