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10 stunning name ideas for your January baby

Are you searching for a stunning name for your baby due in January? The New Year is a time filled with hope and joyful expectations of the year ahead. A time for a fresh start and new beginnings! It's an amazing time of year to welcome your baby into the world. Although the days are still short and and weather chilly, the first sighs of Spring and warmer days to come are already beginning to emerge around us. Snowdrops are beginning to emerge from the frozen ground and daylight hours are lengthening. It's a month of renewal and of looking forward to the year ahead!

There a lots of beautiful names to choose from if you would like to associate your baby's name with their birth month of January. We've listed a few of our favourites for you!

January Girls Names

1. Beatrice - Meaning “she who brings happiness,” Beatrice is an appropriate for a baby who arrives during the darker days of winter.

2. Dawn - The saying, 'It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day' is perfect for the feeling of renewal that we get in January with the start of a fresh new year.

3. Hope - There is always hope at the start of a new year and all the promise and possibilities it brings with it. Hope for a new life, for new joys and a new chapter for your family.

4. Aurora - The Aurora Borealis, otherwise know as The Northern Lights appear at this time of year. This incredible light show can be seen nearly 24 hours a day in Nordic countries and is perfect if you’re looking for a January baby name that celebrates your child's unique light in the world.

5. Una - meaning 'one' or 'first' in several languages. January of course is the first month of the year, so this sweet and simple name could be the perfect choice for your January born baby.

6. Prima - is the Latin word for 'first' and is a pretty name for your baby girl born in the first month of the year.

7. Alba - meaning 'bright and white' after the snow that often falls during January. It can also refer to the white snowdrops that start to bloom at this time of year.

8. Neve - meaning 'snow', or 'bright', the name neve comes from the Latin word for snow 'nivis'.

9. Winter - January is a winter month here in the UK, so naming your January born baby after the season is the perfect way to pay tribute to the month of their birth.

10. Genevieve - The feast day of St. Genevieve is celebrated on 3rd January. Beautiful and courageous, St Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris.

January Boys Names

1. Ordell - meaning “of the beginning.” January babies are born at the beginning of a new year and their birth is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your family's story.

2. Bodhi - a Sanskrit name which means 'awakening' or 'enlightenment'. January is the month when nature begins to awaken from the dark days of Winter, so it's the perfect name for your January born baby boy.

3. Navin - a Hindi name meaning 'new' or 'novel'. It's a lovely name for your baby born at the beginning of a new year!

4. Ace - a fashionable, one syllable name which means 'one' in Latin. It has lots of positive connotations such as scoring an ace in tennis or holding the ace in a card game. It's a winning name for your January baby.

5. Blaze - means 'fire' or 'flame' in Latin and is reminiscent of cosy January days spent in front of a blazing fire.

6. Janus - Janus is the Roman God of beginnings and the origin of our modern month name January. Why not name your baby after the month of their birth?

7. Neo - is a name with Greek origins meaning 'new' or 'gift'. It's the perfect name for the beautiful gift of your new January born baby.

8. Garnet - the garnet is January's birthstone which is known for it's haling properties. Garnets are often a beautiful deep red but they can come in a while range of amazing colours!

9. Abejide - is a name of African origin meaning' born in winter'.

10. Ensio - short for 'ensimmäinen' in Finnish means 'the first one'. The perfect name for your baby boy born in the first month of the year.

Thank you for read our blog about January baby names. I hope it's provided some inspiration to help you choose a name for your January born baby!

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