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10 Baby Names That Mean ‘Beautiful’

Every baby is beautiful, but if you want your child's name to mean it too, consider these 10 names.

Most parents tend to think their newborn baby is beautiful — so beautiful in fact, that they may be inspired to name their child after his or her astounding looks. Naming your kid “Beautiful” may not be the route you want to go, but luckily there are names in different languages that can mean just that.

If you’re thinking about what to name your new baby, consider these 10 baby names that sound great, and also happen to mean beautiful.

1. Beau

Perhaps one of the most obvious selections, Beau is a French name that translates to handsome.

2. Mei

Mei means beautiful in Chinese, and you can also alter the spelling and go for the Americanized version “May.”

3. Callista

If you think your child is the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever set eyes on (and of course you d0), you might want to consider the name Callista, which means “most beautiful” in Greek.

4. Venus

Venus is the name of the Roman goddess of beauty and love.

5. Rosalind/a

This gorgeous-sounding girl’s name has Germanic roots meaning “soft or tender horse,” though the Spanish translation means “pretty rose.”

6. Jamil/Jamila

The male Jamil and the female Jamila are popular names that mean beautiful in Arabic. They are often seen as Jameel or Jameela as well.

7. Adonis

The name Adonis comes from the Semitic word “Adonai,” which means “lord.” The name has come to be associated with its reference from Greek mythology, where Adonis was a handsome young man loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.

8. Bella

Bella is the Latin and Italian word for beautiful. Popular variations included Isabella or Annabelle.

9. Kenneth

Meaning handsome, the name Kenneth comes from the Gaelic word Cainnech or Coinneach.

10. Bonnie

Bonnie/Bonny is the Scottish word to describe a fair, good and beautiful girl.