390 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
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