2014 is fast approaching and a whole new set of baby names are going to be popular, next year. While this year, it was all about going exotic, 2014 is expected to be about going back to the roots. Though TV shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ has made names like Khaleesi and Arya popular, the most hot girl names of 2014 are expected to be the simple, traditional ones.
By the end of 2013, we are seeing a shift towards naming babies, especially girls, in simple and traditional names.
Though the names are traditional, many parents are introducing something unique to their baby’s name by changing the spellings of the names, making them modern.
Here are some of the hot girl names that we are sure will be very popular in 2014.
Hot Girl Names 2014
Madilyn is a name of Hebrew or Greek origin. It means “woman from Magdala” in Greek. In Hebrew, Madilyn means “high tower”. Though not as popular as its variants Madeline and Marilyn and it is expected to be one of the most popular baby girl names of 2014. It’s one of the latest names following in the new trend of intentionally misspelling traditional and old names.
Raelynn is a moderately modern name of American origin. It is derived from the more traditional Rae. It means “ewe, lamb or grace”. This name signifies beauty and grace. Girls, with this name, are believed to be traditional, graceful and modern at the same time. Rachella and Raelyn are some of the alternatives of Raelynn.
Eloise is a name of Old German origin that means “famous warrior”. Eloise is derived from the French name ‘Louise’. The name became popular in the 12th century by the love letters written between Heloise and Abelard. Eloise is also the heroine of a series of very famous children’s books, written by Kay Thompson in the 1950’s. The name is regaining its popularity very slowly. It is definitely expected to be one of the most popular baby girl names of 2014.
Haven is an Old English word meaning “a safe place” or “harbour”. The word is believed to be a variant of “heaven”. Though Haven has been used as both a girl and boy’s name, it has seen a recent surge in popularity, as a girl’s name. The name also got a huge boost in confidence when Hollywood star Jessica Alba named her second daughter Haven,in 2011.
Arielle is a name of Hebrew origin. In Hebrew, it means “lion of god”. It is actually the female form of Ariel. Its variant Ariel is a very popular name, due to the classic children’s movie “The little mermaid”. Though not as popular as Ariel, the name Arielle is becoming more popular all over the world due to its exotic sound.
Briella is a name of Hebrew origin. Just like we said in the case of Arielle, Briella is the feminine form of Gabriel. In the bible, Gabriel is an angel borne by one of the archangels. He comes in Mary’s dream and lets her know about her divine pregnancy and the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also the short form of Gabriella. Though the name was quite popular in the early nineties, there was a decrease in its popularity, during the last decade. According to the latest reports, the name is about to receive a resurgence and become one of the hottest baby girl names in 2014.
Maya is a name that has been seen in a lot of different cultures. In Hindu mythology, Maya is another name of the goddess Durga. In Hebrew, Maya is the short form maayan which means spring or brook. It means “illusion or something unreal”. This is a name that has been popular all over the world for as long as it has existed. Maya is still a very popular girl’s name in India. The name is becoming more popular in the western world and is expected to become very popular girl name in 2014.
Sophia is one of the most popular baby girl names, in the world. It has pervaded all kinds of cultural and religious barriers. Some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world are named Sophia. Sophia is of ancient Greek origin. It means wisdom. There are a number of variants for Sophia like Sophie, Sofia and Sophy. The popularity of the name is still rising all over the world.
Iris is equally popular both as a boy and girl name, in the western world. Though the name has quite a few origins, the most popular belief is that it’s of Latin origin. In Latin, the meaning of Iris is “bringer of joy”. Iris is also the name of a beautiful flower. The name has got a great surge popularity in recent years after number of western celebrities named their daughters Iris.
Xena is a name of Greek origin. The meaning of Xena is hospitable. Though its variant Xenia has been a very popular name for decade, Xena got a boost in popularity after the hit TV series, ‘Xena: the warrior princess’. Xena is one of the most popular names in the world and is expected to maintain its position as one of the hottest baby girl names in 2014.
Gemma is a name of Latin origin meaning “a jewel”. Though the name was quite popular in the western world during the 1980’, it fell out of fashion during the 90’s. It is becoming popular nowadays, after a number of celebrities with the name ‘Gemma’, became famous. Some of the most notable people with the name Gemma are Gemma Arterton, the Bond girl and Gemma Atkinson, the English model.
Jennifer has been one of the most popular baby girl names since the early 20th century. The name Jennifer is believed to have been derived from the old Cornish word Gwenhwyfar, which means “white fairy”. The name first became common in England before coming to the rest of the English speaking world. The numbers of famous people named Jennifer are too many to even name here. Some of the most famous of them are Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence.
Pabla is a name of Spanish origin. It Spanish, it means “little or tiny”. There are several forms of the name Pabla, like Paula or Pauli. The name is generally considered unisex, but there is the male version of Pabla, Pablo. Pabla is expected to be one of the hottest baby girl names of 2104.
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