Baby Names Inspired By The Day Of Love, Valentine’s Day

Give your baby a heart-felt name with one of these Valentine’s Day-inspired baby names

Is your due date right around February 14th or do you just love anything and everything to do with Valentine’s Day? Maybe you just want to give your little cherub a name that embodies all the love that you feel for them.

Whatever the reason, we’ve got a list that represents all things hearts, chocolate, flowers and of course, love.


Straight from Greek mythology, Eros was the god of love. According She Knows, people names Eros tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves.  


“A rose by any other name would as sweet.” I mean come on, the line is directly from Romeo and Juliet… can you get any more romantic than that? Obviously, red roses are also the go-to gift for Valentine’s Day. Rosie, Rosa, Rosalie and Rosamund are all great Rose-derived alternatives; our personal favourite? Rosalind.


Literally meaning “gift of God”, the name Nathaniel has a romantic feel to it, perhaps thanks to Sir Nathaniel, a character in Shakespeare’s Love Labour’s Lost.  


This Welsh name meaning “love” is pronounced CARE-iss gained North American popularity when Catherine-Zeta Jones chose it for her daughter in 2003. We also love the way it links to caress… another Valentine’s Day staple.


Don’t let the popularity of Twilight ruin this beautiful French name for you. With the sweet and simple meaning, “to love”, Esme may just be the perfect Valentine’s Day name out there.


While the meaning of this name is not rooted in love, Lord Byron the poet and leader in the Romantic Movement should be more than enough to give this name Valentine’s Day cred. I mean really, “She walks in beauty, like the night.” What could be more romantic?


This short and sweet girl’s name simply means love in both German and Pashto (مینا‎).  


A wonderful unisex name of Scottish roots, Rowan means “little redhead” and we think the ties to the colour red make it a front runner for anyone looking to pay tribute to the day of love.


While the name itself means “a noble woman”, Freya is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility. The name has been popular in the United Kingdom for a while, but only entered the US Top 1000 in 2013 (but it was the 8th fastest rising name of the year).


Probably our most literal nod to Valentine’s Day, Valentino actually means “strength and health.” And who wouldn’t want that for their baby boy? The name is very dramatic and oh so romantic. The girl’s version, Valentina, is equally beautiful and romantic.


This Japanese name means “loved one” and while it is not yet on the North American Top 1000, we think this name has potential to make it big in English speaking countries.

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