85 Popular And Cute Palindrome Names For Girls And Boys

Parents always desire to name their children after something meaningful that sounds equally beautiful. And if you are fond of palindrome names but are new to the concept, read on. A palindrome is a type of word that spells the same from both ends. For instance, mom, dad, pop, did, etc. Sounds interesting? Read on to choose your child’s name from these beautiful palindrome names listed in this article.

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Palindrome Names For Baby Girls

1. Ada

The name Ada will suit your baby girl well because it means ‘noble’ in German.

2. Aidia

Aidia is an exotic name with Spanish roots and means ‘help’. It will be an apt name for your caring and helpful daughter.

3. Ailia

Ailia is an Irish palindrome name

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If you are into European names and palindromes intrigue you, here is another name that might interest you. Ailia is an Irish name that means ‘light’.

4. Aja

Aja is an uncommon name that is Arabic for ‘priestess of Mecca’. Aja can be your choice if you are into Muslim names.

5. Aka

Aka is a popular Japanese name for girls and means ‘red’. It will be suitable for your baby daughter, especially if she is red-headed.

6. Alala

This name is on some higher level. The name Alala has Greek origins and is the Greek word for ‘war cry’. You can name your baby girl Alala if she is competitive and all set to conquer the world.

7. Aleela

Aleela is sourced from South Africa and is popular among the Swahili tribes. It is the Swahili word for ‘she cries’. It will be a pretty name for your daughter.

8. Ama

Is your daughter born on a Saturday? Then you may consider this name. Ama means ‘born on Saturday’ in African.

9. Anana

This beautiful name sources its origin from the Inuit tribes settled in Iceland. Anana in Inuit means ‘beautiful,’ just like your baby girl.

10. Anna

Anna is a pretty and popular name with Greek roots. It comes from the Greek word avva which means ‘beautiful’ again!

11. Anina

Yet another name with Greek origin, Anina means ‘grace’. You can choose this exquisite name for your graceful daughter.

12. Ara

Who doesn’t love the first rains? If you do as well, cement your daughter’s popularity among her peers and the rest of the world by naming her Ara. Ara is Arabic for ‘rain’.

13. Arora

This famous Disney princess name is a derivation of the name Aurora, which means ‘goddess of dawn’. It is a very happening name currently.

14. Asa

You are grateful for your little bundle of joy. Turn this feeling into her name by naming your daughter Asa, which means ‘grateful’ in Arabic.

15. Ava

Your baby girl means the life to you and your partner. Choose Ava as her name as it means ‘life’.

16. Aviva

Baby girls are fresh like the springtime and innocent as angels. Your innocent daughter needs a name that suits this trait. You could go with Aviva, which means ‘innocent’ or ‘springtime’ in Latin.

17. Aziza

Aziza is an Arabic word meaning ‘cherished’ or ‘beloved’. You can opt for this pretty name for your cherished daughter.

18. Ece

This is a very uncommon name with Turkish origins. Ece means ‘queen’ in Turkish.

19. Ed

Ede is a short and sweet name for your baby boy. Originating from Old English, the name means ‘wealthy guardian’.

20. Eidie

Your baby girl is going to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in the years to come. Prepare her from now by naming her Eidie. This is a Nordic name that stands for ‘spoils of war’ or ‘wealthy’.

21. Elle

What about naming your daughter something exotic and exquisite? Elle is the name for her. Elle is French for ‘she’.

22. Eme

Eme means ‘loved’ in Hawaiian

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The sun, sands, and beaches of Hawaii attract everybody. If you are keen on Hawaiian culture, why not choose a Hawaiian name? Eme means ‘loved’ in Hawaiian.

23. Emme

If you add another ‘m’ to the previous name, it becomes a German name. Emme has originated from the German word Ermen, which means ‘universal’ or ‘whole’.

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Emme is also a river in Switzerland Emme flows through the Emmental and between Zuchwil and Luterbach.

24. Eevee

Is your daughter born on Christmas eve? We have a perfect palindrome name for her! Eevee means ‘girl born on Christmas eve’ in Old English.

25. Eve

If you have read the Old Testament, you are familiar with the name Eve. It is a Hebrew word for ‘life’ or ‘lively’.

26. Habibah

This sweet palindrome name is an Arabic word for ‘beloved’ or ‘sweetheart’. You can pick this up for your baby girl, who is your sweetheart.

27. Halah

You see your daughter as an angel, complete with a halo. Name her Halah which is an unusual name that stands for ‘nimble’ or ‘halo’ in Arabic.

28. Hannah

Hannah is one of the most common palindrome names in the world. It is a Hebrew word for ‘grace’ or ‘favor’.

Hannah Thompson, a blogger, writes, “I am a palindrome. Or rather, I have a palindromic name. I have always been very proud that Hannah is one of these magic words. Palindromes work because they are symmetrical. When you reach the midpoint of the word, it becomes a perfect reflection of itself (i).”

29. Hayah

This palindrome name has Arabic roots and means ‘life’. You can consider this name if you are into philosophical names.

30. Ireri

This unique name comes all the way from Kenya and means ‘one who nurtures’ or ‘guardian’. It is the perfect fit for your nurturing baby girl.

31. Itati

Itati is another exotic name for your beautiful baby girl. It originates in South America and means a ‘stone’. It would be apt for your strong and powerful daughter.

32. Ivi

If you are an avid gardener or love old house charms, you will be familiar with the ivy plant. Why not choose a palindrome derivation of Ivy as your baby girl’s name?

33. Izzi

That feisty baby girl of yours deserves a name equivalent of her personality. You can rest easy that the Arabic name Izzi meaning ‘mighty,’ will match her well.

34. Kanak

Your baby girl is good as gold and twice as precious. Why shouldn’t her name be extra special? Pick Kanak as a name for her. Kanak is the Sanskrit word for ‘gold’.

35. Layal

Layal is a lyrical name that would suit your daughter well. It is an Arabic word for the ‘night’.

36. Lil

Li’l Miss Lil sounds just right for your sweet girl. The name Lil will fit her flowery personality as it means ‘flower’ in Old English.

37. Maham

Isn’t your cute daughter pretty as the moon? Perhaps you should go with this beautiful Persian name that means ‘piece of the moon’.

38. Maram

We are sure your darling daughter will be an inspiration to many. Name her Maram, which is Arabic for ‘inspiration’.

39. Noon

Your little girl is the brightest spot of your life. Name her Noon, which in English means the ‘brightest time of the day’.

40. Viv

This cute and short name means ‘alive’ in French. It is a perfect description for your lively daughter.

If you think the girl names were diverse and unique, wait till you check out the list of the baby boy names.

Palindrome Names For Baby Boys

41. Aoloa

Aoloa is a very uncommon name for your baby boy and is unlikely to be replicated. Aoloa is a Hawaiian word for ‘distinguished person’.

42. Aba

How about an African name for your son, if you are into diversity? Aba means ‘born on Thursday’. It is a suitable name for him, especially if he is born on Thursday.

43. Aza

Holding your son in your arms is so comforting. Name this source of comfort Aza, which is an Urdu word for ‘comfort’.

44. Bab

Bab is a name from Armenia

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Bab is a very short and simple name sourced from Armenia and means ‘grandfather’.

45. Bob

The palindrome name bob is made famous by musician Bob Marley. Bob is short for Robert, which means ‘bright and shining’.

46. Ege

Ege is an edgy palindrome name for your boy. A short version of Aegean, it means ‘chief sea’ in Greek.

47. Eze

Your son is nothing less than an emperor to you. Name him Eze, which is an African name that means ‘king’.

48. Iggi

If you want a unique name for your one and only son, you can consider the African name Iggi, which incidentally stands for ‘only son’.

49. Iwi

Your extended family is nothing short of a tribe and your happy-go-lucky and cheerful baby boy is a part of it. Choose an African name Iwi, which means ‘tribesman’.

50. Jalaj

Someone who shines in spite of coming from humble backgrounds is revered by many, just like the lotus blooms from muddy water. Choose the Sanskrit word Jalaj, which means ‘lotus’ or ‘born of water’.

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Indian cricketer Jalaj Saxena is a popular bearer of this name.

51. Kilik

Let your dear son be blind to the evils of the world. You can name him Kilik, which is Native American for ‘blind’.

52. Kuruk

If you want something as interesting as a palindrome name but a little more with a cultural significance, choose this Native American name Kururk, which stands for ‘bear’.

53. Lal

Your boy is your sweetheart and you want the world to know it. You can pick this quirky name that originates from Hindi. Lal means ‘red’ or ‘sweetheart’ in Hindi.

54. Lehel

Lehel is another trendy palindrome name that comes from Hungary and means ‘to breathe’.

55. Lel

Your son’s arrival has taken everyone by storm. Try this rare Slavic palindrome name Lel, which means ‘taker’.

56. Lul

Do you want something short and hip as your little boy’s name? Do consider the name Lul, which is Arabic for ‘diamond’.

57. Naman

You are confident that people will bow down and salute your baby boy’s aura. You can pick this Sanskrit word that means ‘to salute’ or ‘to greet’.

58. Nan

Why not look to China for a palindrome name for your son? Nan is one of the simplest names you can choose, which in Chinese means ‘male’.

59. Natan

Natan is a shortened palindrome form of Nathan, which in Latin, stands for ‘gift from God’.

60. Navan

Navan is a Hebrew name which stands for ‘king of the Jews’ or ‘champion’.

61. Nayan

Nayan is the Sanskrit word for "eye"

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Your baby has beautiful eyes and you want to show them off. Why don’t you pick a name that highlights his eyes? Nayan is the Sanskrit word for ‘eye’.

62. Nen

Nen is a short name sourced from Egypt; it means ‘ancient waters’. It will be an exotic name for your baby boy.

63. Neven

If you are spiritual, naming your son Neven will be the right thing to do. Neven is the German word for ‘saintly’.

64. Nin

Nin is a short and sweet name that is originated from Thai and means ‘sapphire’.

65. Nirin

Nirin is another name derived from the Thai language and means ‘eternal’. It is a very philosophical name if you ask us.

66. Nitin

You would like to instill the sense of right or wrong very early in your son. How about picking the name Nitin for him? Nitin comes from the Sanskrit word niti, which means morality.

67. Nolon

Something like Christopher Nolan? You can choose a derivation of Nolan, Nolon, which is a Celtic word for ‘noble’. Perfect for your little prince.

68. Nosson

Nosson is a Hebrew word, which means ‘Jehovah has given’. It is an apt name if you are a religious person.

69. Nun

If you are into Egyptian mythology, choose a name for your boy, inspired by the same. Nun is an Egyptian name that means ‘god of the ocean’.

70. Otto

There have been several famous people bearing the name Otto in History. This famous German name stands for ‘wealth’ and ‘prosperity’.

71. Pip

This tiny but trendy palindrome name is short for Phillip, which means ‘lover of horses’ in old English.

72. Ramar

When you look at your infant son, you feel a surge of hope and reverence, feelings you get while kneeling before your god. That makes your son god-like. Name him Ramar, which is Arabic for ‘God-like’.

73. Rayar

Another spiritual name, Rayar is Arabic for ‘way of heaven’. You can choose this venerable name for your son.

74. Renner

Renner sounds so much like runner, isn’t it? That’s because it comes from the German word rennen, which means ‘to run’ or ‘messenger’. Isn’t that an intriguing name?

75. Reinier

Reinier sounds very unusual? It is the German word for ‘deciding warrior’. An apt name for your baby boy, we must say.

76. Sahas

Your little warrior son is feisty and courageous. Why not pick the name Sahas for him? It is the Hindi word for ‘courage’.

77. Salas:

You want your baby boy to grow up and be an outdoorsy person. Name him Salas, which is Greek for ‘man of the forest’. He will love camping in the woods as much as his name.

78. Saras

Saras is a sweet name that derives from Sanskrit. It means a ‘lake’ or ‘reservoir’. It will be apt for your calm and serene baby boy.

79. Savas

Savas is another aristocratic name that is Turkish for ‘war’. It will suit your fierce baby boy.

80. Sebes

Your little boy is a fast learner and is growing up quickly. How about naming him Sebes? Sebes is Hungarian for ‘fast’.

81. Sos

Sos comes from the Inuit tribe in Iceland

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If your baby boy is chubby and fierce as a bear, select Sos as a name for him. Sos comes from the Inuit tribe in Iceland and means ‘bear’.

82. Sylys

Greeks have a plethora of palindrome names. Sylys is one of them derived from Silas, the Greek god of forests.

83. Siris

Siris is another amazing name that you can choose for your son. It means ‘shepherd’ in Old English.

84. Talat

If you are religious and would like your baby boy to grow up as a spiritual person, name him Talat. Talat is Arabic for ‘prayer’.

85. Utu

We end the list with a palindrome name from Finland. Utu is Finnish for ‘fine mist’.

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The word aibohphobia refers to the fear of palindromes.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any famous people with palindrome names?

Yes. Some famous bearers of palindromic names include Anna Paquin, Hannah Arendt, and Bob Marley.

2. What is the origin of the word “palindrome”?

The word “palindrome” has its roots in the Greek words “palin,” meaning “again,” and “dromos,” meaning “way” or “direction.” It is believed that the term entered English in the 17th century.

3. What is the longest palindrome name?

There are many long palindrome names. The feminine name Habibah and the masculine Reinier are two of the longest palindrome names.

4. How do palindrome names compare to other unique names?

The main quality that sets palindrome names apart from other unique names is their distinctive property of reading the same forwards and backward. Palindromes offer an intriguing linguistic symmetry that is not seen in other unique names.

5. How can you incorporate a palindrome name into a baby’s full name or nickname?

For your child’s first and middle name, you can opt for a palindrome name such as ‘Anna’ or ‘Eve.’ You can have a non-palindrome name followed by a palindrome middle name. For instance, ‘Evette Arora.’ For a nickname, you can create a palindrome from your child’s first name. For instance, if their name is ‘Vivienne’ their nickname can be ‘Viv.’

6. What are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a palindrome baby name?

Ensure that the palindrome name you choose for your child is easy to read and pronounce. It should preferably have some good meaning. If it has some cultural or historical significance, then it is even better. It should also sound good with your child’s middle name and last name.

It can be interesting and fun to have palindromic names. Most of these names are easy to pronounce, spell, and have the style factor that most people require in their baby’s name. You can choose a palindromic name with a minimum of three letters or more. The symmetry of letters is an exciting factor in palindromic names. Also, you can pick palindromic names with good meanings for your little ones. Both common and rare names are available in our palindrome names list to choose from.

Key Pointers

  • Palindrome names are present in most languages and cultures.
  • Three-letter names, such as Utu, Lul, and Ece, are interesting options.
  • Names such as Ege, Anna, Salas, Anina, and Alala have Greek roots, while Kanak, Jalaj, Naman, and Nitin have Sanskrit origins.
  • Biblical names such as Eve and Hannah are still popular today.
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Infographic: Palindrome Names For Girls And Boys

Names that spell the same even when reversed are some of the most unique and interesting sounding ones. So, if you are looking for a palindrome name for your little one, we have compiled a few of the most beautiful ones with meanings as wonderful as the names.

beautiful palindrome names with meanings (infographic)

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Have you ever heard of names that spell the same forwards and backward? Well, here is an educational video on some of the best palindrome names for your child. It’s sure to be an interesting watch!

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