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Name Profile- Rain

Name Profile- Rain | Name News | Scoop.it
Peaceful and powerful, this unisex nature name is simple and not too weird for a child of either gender born today to bear. Potentially a name for your son or daughter on the way, this punchy little name could be the best for your new addition to the family. But does Rain’s rarity make the name simply too exotic or gloomy for a child? Or does Rain’s imagery keep the name a peaceful and natural choice for a baby or adult? Today, I’m taking a good look at the name Rain, including analyzing the goo
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Chiaki (ちあき)

Chiaki (ちあき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: chee-ah-kʸee [tɕí.à.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: One of the widely used kanji combinations for this name is 千秋, individually made of 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn." When read in its Sino-Japanese form senshū, it acquires the meaning of "thousand years" (a synonym…
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50+ NEW GENDERLESS BABY NAMES 2021 | Unique GENDER NEUTRAL/UNISEX Baby Names For Boys + Girls!

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Baby Name Rue: Minimalist Nature Name

Baby Name Rue: Minimalist Nature Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Rue is borrowed from a plant. But layers of meaning attach to this minimalist nature name. Thanks to Leesa for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. EVERGREEN Rue is an evergreen shrub, scientific name ruta graveolens.  It presents many a contradiction. While it’s used in small amounts in some traditional cuisines and […]
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Ringo (りんご)

Ringo (りんご) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: rʸeeng-go [ɾʲĩ́ŋ̀.ɡò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: For the most part, usage of this name by gender depends on how its written. As a feminine name, it is usually written as either 林檎, referring to an apple (tree), or phonetically. As for how its written as a masculine…
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Cool Unisex Middle Names

Cool Unisex Middle Names | Name News | Scoop.it

Cool unisex middle names are a great way to liven up a conventional first name or make a traditionally gendered name feel more gender neutral.


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Episode 8 of Names and Coffee Podcast

Are the girls stealing all the boy names?!? Will there be any good names left for the boys?!? *insert angry emoji face

Tune in to hear my thoughts on this.
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Kotobuki (ことぶき)

Kotobuki (ことぶき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: ko-to-buu-kʸee [kò̞.tó̞.bɯ̟̀ᵝ.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is used as 寿 meaning "congratulations; longevity." It is a shift from earlier kotohoki, a result from a combination of 言 (koto) meaning "word" and the continuative/stem form of obsolete verb 祝く (hoku) meaning "to pray for a…
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Baby Name Jules: Stylish and Storied

Baby Name Jules: Stylish and Storied | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Jules mixes ancient Rome with French surrealism to craft a name that falls somewhere between classic James and current Wells.
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Name Help: A Girl ... Now What?!

Name Help: A Girl ... Now What?! | Name News | Scoop.it
They have three boys: Cameron, Hunter, and Hayes. Should their new sister's name match ... or is it time for a style change-up?
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Unisex Girl Names Keep Evolving

Unisex Girl Names Keep Evolving | Name News | Scoop.it

Names like Everly, Piper and Aubrey are modern, no-frills choices that feel gender-neutral but lean more to the girls. See which names in this style are hot now, and what’s waiting to be discovered.


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Megumu (めぐむ)

Megumu (めぐむ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male, can be female as well Pronunciation: me-guu-muu [mè̞.ɡɯ̟́ᵝ.mɯ̟́ᵝ] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the verbs 恵/惠む (megumu) meaning "to bless, to show mercy to" or 芽ぐむ/萌(萠)む (megumu) meaning "to bud, sprout." Other kanji used in relation to one of the verbs or both include…
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Nao (なお)

Nao (なお) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: nah-o [ná.ò̞] Archaic writing: なを (Nawo), なほ (Naho) Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is usually derived from 直 (nao) meaning "ordinary, common; straight." It can also be written as 尚 or 猶, from the adverb meaning "furthermore; still" or as two-kanji…
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95 Middle Names For Everly

If you have decided that Everly is the perfect name for your little boy or girl, we have just what you need. We have put together a list of some truly unique and some traditional middle names that will complement it perfectly.
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101 Cute Middle Names For Aidan

So Aidan is the name you've chosen for your son? Here are some cute middle name ideas for Aidan.
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Kanau (かなう)

Kanau (かなう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: kah-nah-uu [kà.ná.ɯ̟́ᵝ] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the verb 叶う (kanau) meaning "to come true (of a wish, prayer, dream, etc.), be fulfilled, be realised" (this specific writing is sometimes encountered, particularly towards females). This single kanji, alongside 奏, from the stem…
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Shirabe (しらべ)

Shirabe (しらべ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: shee-rah-be [ɕì.ɾá.bé̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the noun 調べ (shirabe) meaning "investigation, inspection; tune, note, melody." Popularity: Overall usage for this name is very, perhaps extremely, rare, though gender usage is, applying a margin of error, somewhat even. Telephone book data has…
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Kazuha (かずは)

Kazuha (かずは) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: kah-zuu-hah [ká.zɨ̀ᵝ.hà] Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is usually written as 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf." Other kanji with the possible reading of ha include 波 meaning "wave," 羽 meaning "feather," 芭, part of 芭蕉 (bashō), referring to…
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Maharo (まはろ)

Maharo (まはろ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: mah-hah-ro [má.hà.ɾò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the Hawaiian word mahalo, used as a 'thank you' interjection and a noun expressing thanks and gratitude or admiration and praise. As for how its written in kanji, a ma kanji would be inserted first,…
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Hinata (ひなた)

Hinata (ひなた) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: khee-nah-tah [çí.nà.tà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from 日向 (hinata), referring to the direction the sun is shining ora sunny spot or place, derived from a combination of 日 (hi) meaning "sun," the Old Japanese possessive particle な (na) and the suffix た…
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Narumi (なるみ)

Narumi (なるみ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: nah-ruu-mʸee [nà.ɾɯ̟́ᵝ.mʲí] Etymology and/or ways to write: The first element of this name is derived mainly from the verb 成/為る (naru) meaning "to become, grow, reach, attain," to which 也, 徳 meaning "virtue" and 育 meaning "raise, rear, grow up," among a fair few…
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Baby Name Honor: Vintage Virtue Choice

Baby Name Honor: Vintage Virtue Choice | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Honor combines old-school, antique appeal with our love of modern meaningful choices. Bonus? It works for a daughter or a son.
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Yō (よう)

Yō (よう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: yo: [jó̞ò̞] Variant transcriptions: Yo, You, Yoh Archaic writing: えう (Eu), えふ (Efu), やう (Yau), やふ (Yafu) Etymology and/or ways to write: Any kanji with this reading can be used, such as: 陽 meaning "day; sun" 葉 meaning "leaf" 耀/燿 meaning "brightness, brilliance" 瑶, used in compounds…
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Popular Baby Names in South Africa, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in South Africa, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Statistics South Africa, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Melokuhle and Enzokuhle. Here are South Africa’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019: Girl N…
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