Inspired Baby Names From Around The World

inspired baby names


By Neala Shane

Thousands of Names and the Blessings They Can Impart

This unique guide includes 6,000-plus names from all corners of the globe, and each entry illuminates the name’s distinctive spiritual, historical, and cultural background — its poetry. Names, from the traditional to the newly coined, are fully explained. Pronunciation guide, origin, alternate spellings, and meaning are enhanced by the affirmation carefully chosen for each name. Lists of names by meaning, names by ethnicity, and most popular names by decade provide easy reference. Whether your aim is to honor ancestors, capture a child’s essence, or convey parental hopes, Inspired Baby Names from Around the World will help you greet and bless your new baby with heartfelt meaning.



“A child’s name is a prayer all the angels know” – Daniel Ladinsky


“Impeccably researched, Neala Shane’s book is a treasure of wonderfully matched quotes and fascinating information to help you name your child” Betsy Chasse – Author of It Came Out Of My Vagina, Now What?!


“It is said that when you say your name, you call in the soul. Choosing your baby’s name is a sacred act. Neala Shane has created a timeless gem. What a loving, eloquent gift this is to all mothers – and fathers to be.” Renee Peterson Trudeau, author of Nurturing the Soul of your Family.



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