Is there a tradition in your family to choose six-letter names for children? Are you scouring the baby name list to find a perfect six-letter name for your little star? If you nodded along excitedly, read this post. Here are our picks for 20 of the best six letter baby names for both girls and boys.
Your reasons for keeping a six-letter baby name may vary. Six maybe a lucky number or you wish to relate the number of letters in your little one’s name to the month of his birth. Six letter names fall between long and short names. These names are quirky, strong and easy to pronounce. Also, most of the six letter baby names feature two to three syllables, which make them ideal for a single-syllable last name.
Top 10 Six Letter Girl Names For Your Baby:
Amelia is one of the most beautiful Victorian 6 letter girl names. It became a British royal name via the daughters of King George II and King George the III. Amelia is one of the fastest rising names and a popular alternative to the overused Amanda and Emilia. It was the top British name in the year 2011 and 2013 and is among the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, and Poland.
Louisa is a quaint, vintage name. The name illustrates that old-fashioned names sound happening when they come with an ‘a’ ending rather than ‘e’. The name Louisa means ‘renowned warrior’. Louisa May Alcott is the most notable holder of this name. Some variations of Louisa include Lovisa, Ludovica, and Luisa. Lulu, Lu, and Lou will make best nicknames.
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Vivian, once an old-fashioned name, is on the rise. It current ranks #98, its highest rank since the year 1950. The name Vivian is famous in literature and legend. It was the name of an enchantress in Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King”. Rosie O’Donnell chose Vivienne, an elaborate version of Vivian for her daughter.
Marina is a lovely sea-born name. Shakespeare used the name for dramatic effect in his play ‘Pericles’. Marina is an epithet of Venus. A prominent bearer of this name is Marina Abramovic, a Serbian performer.
Ramona is another lovely 6-letter name that you can consider for your baby. This Spanish name is a feminine variation of Ramon. It came into prominence through the gorgeous Native American actress. The meaning of Ramon is ‘wise protector’. Children will associate the name with Ramona Quimby, a character in Beverly Clearly books.
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Eudora is one of the Hyades in Greek mythology. The Greek name means ‘generous gift’. The pleasant and euphonious name has a strong possibility of revival. In Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”. Eudora is the name of Princess Tiana’s mommy.
Chiara is one of the romantic 6 letter girls names, that Italians parents use widely. The correct pronunciation of Chiara is “Kee-aa-rah. The meaning of Chiara is ‘light and bright’. You can also consider Kiara or Keira as a possible alternative.
Helena is a delicate and dainty version of the name Helen. The name Helena has historical references too. It was the name of the mother of Constantine the Great.
Sophia is a winner in the baby names kingdom. The name held the number 1 spot in the United States from 2011 to 2013. Sophia has a sensuous sound and a great meaning. The name appeals to a broad range of parents- from the intellectuals to the traditional to the modern. Several celebrity parents chose Sophia for their babies.
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Milena, meaning ‘’grace’, is an excellent name from Czech origin. The name holds considerable continental appeal. Did you know that Milena is the full name of renowned actress Mila Kunis? Mila will make the best nickname for this one.
Top 10 Six Letter Boy Names For Your Baby:
The sophisticated name Edmund has both class and style. It sounds a lot like Edmond and Edward. There is certain nobleness in the name Edmund, according to legendary literary figures. The most famous bearer of this name is Edmund Halley, the English astronomer. The name Edmund means ‘fortunate protector’.
Archie is the diminutive of Archibald, a Teutonic name. It means truly brave. Archie is an amiably retro nickname. It stands a high chance for stardom, considering Amy Poehler and Will Arnett chose for their son.
Gordon is a Scottish name meaning ‘great hill’. The name was originally a surname used to honor the 19th-century General Charles George Gordon. Gordon Ramsay is the most famous bearer of this name.
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Horace is an ancient name meaning ‘time keeper’. Parents drawn to literary figures used the name to pay tribute to the Roman poet Horace. Kids will associate Horace with Horace Slughorn, a Harry Potter character.
Lucius is one of the exotic 6 letter boy names with lots of literary and religious resonance. It is the name of three Vatican popes. Lucius also appears in several of Shakespeare’s plays.
The Latin name Magnus has a commanding presence. It is a royal appellation in Scandinavia. Magnus was the name of six kings of Norway and four kings of Sweden. It is still a top 10 name in Norway and Denmark.
Monroe is a Scottish name meaning, “mouth of the Roe River”. It was the surname of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic Hollywood actress. Even Mariah Carey chose this name for her son.
This is one of the unique 6 letter boys names. Oberon is the variation of Auberon. It is our favorite ‘O’ beginning name. Oberon was also the name of a character in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
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Casper, the Dutch form of Jasper, is finally shedding its ghostly image. The name has Biblical ties. Casper was the name of one of the Three Magi, who got gifts to Jesus along with Balthazar and Melchior. The meaning of Casper is ‘treasurer’.
Rupert is a charming name familiar in Britain. Rupert Grint, the actor who played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, popularized the name. Rupert means ‘bright fame’.
So this was our list of the best 6 letter baby names. These mid-sized baby names will go best with a short middle name. It is also an excellent way to balance if you have a short ancestral surname.
Do you have any specific six-letter name that you wish to share with us? Please leave a comment below.
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