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Day and Night Baby Names Shine All The Time

Day and Night Baby Names Shine All The Time | Name News | Scoop.it

Celebrating a baby born at sunrise, or a special moment in the night? These names, drawn from all around the world, celebrate times of the day, from dawn till dusk and back again.


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Layla –

Layla – | Name News | Scoop.it
Layla is an Arabic female name meaning "night" which comes from Proto-Semitic layl- meaning "night". There's a popular Persian story called Layla and Qays (also known as Layla and Majnun), known across the Middle East and which has many versions. Qays and Laylagrew up in the same tribe and loved each other but her father wouldn't allow them to get married and…
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Israa, Isra

Origin: Arabic Meaning: "night journey" Gender: Female Pronunciation: is-RAH The name is derived from the Arabic سرى (sara) meaning "to travel at night." In Islam, it is the the name of the 17th Chapter of the Quran, which outlines the journey the Prophet Muhammad took between Mecca and Jerusalem. Isra is currently the 181st Most…
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Nox –

Nox – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nox is the Roman goddess of the night in Roman mythology, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nyx. Nox means "night" in Latin derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Noctis (Latin)  
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Striking Midnight Names for the New Year

Striking Midnight Names for the New Year | Name News | Scoop.it
Some striking choices celebrating New Year s at the stroke of midnight.
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Baby Names Inspired by the Solar Eclipse

Baby Names Inspired by the Solar Eclipse | Name News | Scoop.it
On August 21, the United States will see its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. If you’re planning to have — or conceive! — a baby around the time of the eclipse, you …
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Nocturnal names

Since I absolutely adore Halloween and everything about it, I'm going to be posting some lists of names with a Halloween feel. Let's start with names whose meanings relate to night. Male: Erebus is the Latinized form of Erebos, which means "nether darkness" in Greek. Nishant means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit. Orpheus may mean "the…
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Isra, Avital, Nyx, and more.

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S My Name is Sophie: Night Names

S My Name is Sophie: Night Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Last Friday I talked about Day Names, so today, I've got to talk about Night. This is my favorite of the two lists--night names are a little more mysterious.
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Sariyah, Sarya

Sariyah, Sarya | Name News | Scoop.it

Pexels.comPhoto by Luck Galindo on Pexels.com Origin: Arabic ساريةUrdu: سریاHindi:  सरियाBengla: সারিয়াMeaning: "clouds at night."Gender: feminine Sariyah سارية is from an Arabic word that means "clouds at night." It is derived from the Arabic root S-R-A, and can be associated with "night rain" or "night travel."…

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Nyx, Nix –

Nyx, Nix – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nyx is the name of the primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology, the wife of Erebos (the god of darkness) and mother of their numerous children, including Aether and Hemera, and the Moirai (the three Fates). Nyx is also a homonym for Nix, a word derived from German nix meaning "nothing" and used as a…
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Names of darkness

Though I wrote a previous October post about names whose meanings relate to the word "night," only two of those names related to the separate word "darkness." Here, then, are names with just that meaning. Unisex: Yami means "darkness, dark" in Japanese. Yuan can mean "evening darkness" in Japanese. Male: Afagddu means "utter darkness" in…
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Midnight | HuffPost Life

12 Baby Names Inspired By Midnight | HuffPost Life | Name News | Scoop.it
This mystical time represents the idea of transition.
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Name Profile: Nox –

Name Profile: Nox – | Name News | Scoop.it
Today is the vernal equinox — the first day of spring, and the start of my favourite season for naming inspiration. There's a light, bright, fresh feel to spring baby names that I just love. So today's Name Profile might seem like a bit of an od
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Beloved Baby Names: Name Crush Monday: Amaya

Beloved Baby Names: Name Crush Monday: Amaya | Name News | Scoop.it
Amaya isn't what I'd call super popular but it's not unheard of either at #237. There are a few possible origins for Amaya, Japanese and Arabic being the most common.
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Night Names: Heavenly celestial choices – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Night Names: Heavenly celestial choices – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Name News | Scoop.it
The starry, moonlit night sky can provide plenty of inspiration for baby namers. - baby names
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Chandra, Samar, Cassiopeia, and many more international lovelies.

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