388 Baby Names That Mean Desire

Choosing a name for your child is the biggest decision a parent can make. Should you pick something trendy or out of left field, something that honors a loved one, or just stick with the classic? Or how about naming your child after a strong wish or want, or desire?

Desire is tremendously important in life. It compels us to work towards something that’s better for us and others. If there weren't desire, most things we have in the world right now wouldn’t exist. If you are satisfied with the status quo, you’ll remain passive, not looking to advance and not wanting to accomplish much.

Yes, desire does have a bad side, particularly when it degenerates into envy, obsessiveness, and covetousness. And literature is filled with examples of people who wished for something wrong and ended up hurting themselves. But inherently, desire is wonderful. You just need to ensure that the object of your desire is attainable. And if it’s not, then one must not pursue it.

Below is MomJunction's list of baby names meaning desire from African, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and Indian backgrounds. Peruse through the list and choose the best for your little one. Because it’s the name you choose that will be a part of your child’s identity.

AahwaanithOne who has Been Invited; Wanted; Something desired; wishBoy
AakankshDesire; Wish; Crave; LongingBoy
Aakanksha (आकांक्षा)eagerness or inordinate desire for someone or thing, an object of ardent desireGirl
AamaneeThe good desire, Hope or a sound blessingGirl
AarmanDesire; Awesome; Crave; Want; WishBoy
AarzooWish; Desire; Want; CraveBoy
AashaHope; Desire; Wish; Hopeful; Wishful thinkingGirl
Aasha LathaCreeper Of Hope; Aasha means wishes or desire and Latha means creeperGirl
AbeeshtWanted; Desired; To wish; CraveBoy
AbheeshtDesired; Wished; Wanted; CravedBoy
AbheeshthaOnes Desire; Wishes; Wants; CravingsBoy
AbheestWanted; Desired; Wished; CravedBoy
AbhilasaDesire, wishGirl
AbhilashDesire; Wish; Crave; Longing; WantBoy
AbhilashaAmbition, desireGirl
Abhilasin (अभिलसिन)One who is full of desires and wishesGirl
AbhinathaLord of Desires; Another Name for Kama; God of wishesBoy
AbhiniveshDesire; Love; affectionateBoy
Abhinivesh (अभिनिवेश)A desire that is long cherished; persistenceBoy
AbhipsaMeans Strong Desire; Wishes; LongingBoy
AbhipshaA strong desire of wishGirl
AbhirucaDelightful, desire, pleasureGirl
AbhiruchiOne who have or keep desiresGirl
AbhishehaOne who is full of desiresBoy
AbhniveshLong Cherished Desire; Idea; ResolutionBoy
AbilashPowerful and Complete, Desire; Name of Goddess LakshmiBoy
AbilashaThe wish or the desiresGirl
AbilishaA wish or desire of a personGirl
AdhanaOne without Money and worldly desiresBoy
AdityeshaVery High or Big Desires; One with lot of wishes and cravingsBoy
AeshnaThe desire of wish or a known personGirl
AftaThe meaning of Afta is "younger or later born". Friendly nature, easy going, practical, diplomatic, stubborn yet has a desire to please others.Boy
AhwanithWanted; desired; needed; wish; like; crave; longBoy
AimalDesire, wishBoy
AishnaDesire; Wish; Crave; Longing; WantBoy
AivatSoul, A variant of name Aiva which means Desire birdBoy
AkankshDesire, wish. One who is capable of being a mediator with good friendship abilityBoy
AkankshaWish; Desire; Hope; AmbitionGirl
AldeneOld Friend; has intense desire for workGirl
AlolupaFree from Desire; Firm; SteadyBoy
AlvisAn all knowing wise person who is brilliant in every way possible and have strong emotional desiresBoy
AlyvaGifted with analytical mind, an elf counsellor which desires harmony, solitaire and peaceGirl
AmadanaName of Lord shiva and who is free from worldly desires and passionBoy
AmahathaIn desire of a house often showing correct path and directionBoy
AmaleAn eager, imaginative person who desires to do something noteworthy and worthwhileGirl
AmamSafe; They are blessed with a friendly nature and a desire to please people around themBoy
AmaniA name which means wishes, desires, aspirations and dreams to promote peaceUnisex
AmanthisThe one having congenial nature and a desire to be creative and analytically smartGirl
AmanyWishful person who has lots of hopes and desiresUnisex
AmenoolahkhanThe one whose desire is to please others and are confidentBoy
AmidThey have intense emotional desires and provide general support like a great manBoy
AmodPleasure; Delight; Source of enjoyment; DesireBoy
AneirinA man of honor who is noble and desires a lovely stable lifeBoy
AnugrahaRequest; Desire; Blessing; WishesGirl
AnuhuThe one who is without any desireBoy
AnushaFollowing Desires; Beautiful Morning; The name of A star;Girl
ApekshitDesired; Expected; Wished; Longed; CravedBoy
AramanasThe one who is filled with desire, pleasure and happyBoy
ArezoWish or desireGirl
ArithiWish; Desire; CravingsGirl
AriyanaOne who has a desire to be creative and full of passionGirl
ArkaparnaA desire or a dream; Sun's childGirl
ArlueneAn Emperor; one with a desire for learningGirl
ArmaanDesire, wish; has a generous and helpful natureBoy
ArmanDesire, hope; one who is yearningBoy
ArmandeepsinghDesire, lightBoy
ArmaniFaith; Persian - Desire; A variant form of name ArmanGirl
ArmigilOne has a wish or a desire; longing wishGirl
ArminehDesire, or goalGirl
ArmitaWish, desire; one who is righteous and virtuousGirl
ArmsteadHandsome one; they have a desire to learn and leadBoy
AronuiDesire, or greatly desiredGirl
ArouzEmotional desires; has bright ideasBoy
ArzuDesire or wishGirl
AsapurnaOne whose desire is fulfilledBoy
AshayDesire; Hope; Promising; Faith; Wish; Being OptimisticBoy
AshiahAlive, desire, hope; charming oneGirl
AsotosaOne who fulfills the wishes, desires, wants and needs instantlyBoy
AutarOne who fulfills desires and wishesBoy
AvahGermanic - Strength; Desired; Latin - Bird; Persian - Voice; Song; Sound; A variant of name AvaGirl
AvaleeGermanic - Strength; Desired; Latin - Bird; Persian - Voice; Song; Sound; A variant of name AvaGirl
AvaleighA beautiful individual; desired songGirl
AvalieThe one who has huge strength and desireGirl
AvelinaGermanic - Little Bird; Strength; Desired; A variant of name AvaGirl
AviaGermanic - Bird; Strength; Desired; Hebrew - Yahweh is my father; Bearer of Good News; Modern Blend of Ava and AnaGirl
AvianaGermanic - Bird; Strength; Desired; Hebrew - Yahweh is my father; Bearer of Good News; Modern Blend of Ava and AnaGirl
AvianceGermanic - Bird; Strength; Desired; Hebrew - Yahweh is my father; Bearer of Good News; Modern Blend of Ava and AnaGirl
AviannaGermanic - Bird; Strength; Desired; Hebrew - Yahweh is my father; Bearer of Good News; Modern Blend of Ava and AnaGirl
AviciaA desired and is a bird with lots of strengthGirl
AvilaA desired individual who is very greatGirl
AvilasaA very personal desire and has a wish which is a secretGirl
AvilinaA little bird who has a lot of strength; desireGirl
AvisA bird who is desired by everyoneGirl
AvlynnGermanic - Strength; Desired; Latin - Bird; Persian - Voice; Song; Sound; A variant of name AvaGirl
AvysOne who has desired strengthGirl
AzolaOne who has desire for successBoy
BabeeshOne who has a desire to do thingsBoy
BadiahName of Myrobalan tree; desire to be independentBoy
BaeddelAn efficient person; desire to understandBoy
BailyeOne who has the desire to uplift humanityGirl
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