Desired baby, miracle baby, bearer of hope, of the future, of love… Any first name that carries within it hope, hope, optimism, thirst for life can only to be a good (and beautiful) first name. Here are ten, for your unborn girl or boy.
This Arabic name means "hope" or "expectation". Amel is said to be determined, full of charisma, ambitious, confident, energetic and loyal. Increasingly popular in France since the 1970s according to the website prenoms.com, Amel is rarer in Quebec: only six girls were named as such in 2010 and two in 2015. may think it will win parents' hearts more and more in the coming years.
Of Indian origin, Asha means “desire, wish, hope”. Little Ashas are known to be expressive, communicative, playful, witty, curious and charming. Asha is a very popular first name in India, where it is enthroned in the charts. Over the past five years, Quebec parents have chosen this first name three times in 2010 and 2011, twice in 2012 and once from 2013 to 2015. In France, this first name has been declining since thetwenty years.
Which means "to hope" in Latin, Esperanza is a first name of Spanish origin. She is known to be optimistic, sensitive, sociable, lively and curious. She is also mischievous and charming. This first name is extremely rare with us: only one newborn per year was named so from 2010 to 2015. In France, it was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s; it would be very trendy today and has been making a strong comeback since 2005.
Is it Slavic, Germanic, Spanish? A bit of all that. The first name Mila would carry the symbolism of "miracle". Mila is reputed to be altruistic, cheerful, sociable, enthusiastic, open and dexterous. In Quebec, Mila continues to climb in the list of first names of the Bank of first names of Retraite Québec: it went from 102e in 2010 (62 babies so named according to) to 30e rank in 2015 (211 babies).
This first name comes from Russian culture and means “hope”. He is a derivative of Nadège. Open-minded, emotional, dreamy, generous, Nadia is also ambitious and dedicated. This first name has been on the decline for the past five years: between 2010 and 2015, it was twice less chosen by parents (18 Nadia in 2010 vs 9 in Quebec).
At the boys
Who comes from the sky. This is the meaning of this name as rare as it is original. Célestin is said to be rigorous, disciplined, organized, ambitious, determined, tender and charming. This sweet male name isoriginal and not very popular: it was chosen three times in 2010 by parents here and twice in 2015. Between the two, only once. In France, after being very popular in 1900-1910, it has been on the rise since the early 2000s.
This first name is of Greek origin and means “gift”. Little Dorians are known to be very sensitive, generous, courageous, thoughtful, loving and calm. Four little Dorians were born in Quebec in 2010 and four more five years later. We can think that this first name will be more and more popular with us. In France, it is very popular and continues to rise.
This first name, which comes from Hebrew, means "gift of God". Wholehearted, passionate, kind, proud, generous and helpful, the Mathias have a sense of listening and empathy. Mathias is a well-loved first name for Quebec parents: it was chosen 143 times in 2010 (58e rank) compared to 94 times in 2015 (86e rank). The first name has been winning the hearts of French parents more and more since the 1980s.
Here is a pretty name of Latin origin which means "he who heals". Little Rémi are known to be sensitive, generous, kind, sincere and adventurous. Over the past five years, this name has remained well loved by parents: some 91 little boys received this name in 2010 compared to 82 in 2015. It has experienced a slight decline in popularity in France, where it peaked at the turn of the 1990s..
It borrows its roots fromboth Greek and Germanic, and it means "gift of God". Theo is said to be warm, jovial, logical, conciliatory, generous, curious and loyal. In terms of popularity, this name is experiencing its glory years: some 295 boys were so called in 2010 (32e ranking position) and 306 in 2015 (26eposition). Among our French friends, Théo was very rare before the 1990s; he is now the 16e most often chosen first name.