Name Origins

Name origins provide an excellent starting point for your search for the right name. You may want to look at name origins that line up with your family background or cultural history or simply explore name origins you find appealing.

The origins of names might seem obvious from their spelling or sound, but sometimes names rooted in ancient languages like Greek, Latin, or Hebrew branch out to include many variations with other origins,. Danielle is a French variation of the Hebrew Daniel, for instance, and William is the English form of the original German Wilhelm.

The lists below of baby name origins includes both girl names and boy names. You can also search individual Girl Name Origins and Boy Name Origins. Or browse Popular Names from around the world.

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