Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most significant (and exciting) tasks facing a new parent. Good thing most of us have a few months to find just the right one! If you’re expecting a baby this January, here are 39 baby name ideas inspired by the bright start of a new year and the promise of the little life to come.
If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration, these names are perfect for a January baby. Because what’s more exciting than a brand new baby?
January Baby Names for Girls
Anastasia means rebirth (Russian).
Aruna means dawn light (Hindi).
Asalie means starting life at dawn.
Aurora means dawn (Latin). Aurora is also Sleeping Beauty’s real name in the Disney movie.
Dagny means a new day (Old Norse).
Dawn refers to the start of a new day.
Garnet is January’s birthstone. Garnet was a popular name in the early 20th century and due for a comeback!
Idony means renewal (Norse).
January as a name is best known from actor January Jones of Mad Men fame (also one of my favourite sitcoms, The Last Man on Earth).
Jelena is a pretty variation of the name Helen and means shining light (Russian).
Naveen means new (Hindi).
Nova is a fairly modern name meaning new (Latin). It’s also the astronomical term for the sudden surge in brightness of a star.
Novia means new (Latin).
Oriana/Orianna means dawn (Latin).
Renee means reborn (French).
Rishona means first (Hebrew).
Roxanna means dawn (Greek/Persian).
Sahar means dawn or awakening (Arabic).
Winter is an appropriate name for the season.
Zarah means the coming of dawn (Hebrew).
Zora means dawn (Serbo-Croatioan/Russian).
Zorina means golden dawn (Slavic).
January Baby Names for Boys
Aleph/Alef means number one (Hebrew).
Anatole means sunrise (Latin).
Asher means happy (Hebrew). This biblical name has made a resurgence in the past 20 years and especially since its appearance in Gossip Girl.
Asier means beginning (Basque).
Gennaro means January (Italian).
Janus refers to Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions (Latin).
Janvier means January (French).
Lucas means light (Latin).
Lucien is a variation of Lucas meaning light (Latin).
Navin means new (Hindi).
Neo means new (Greek) and is better known from the Matrix movies.
Novak means new (Serbian).
Rishi means ray of light (Hindi).
Vihaan means dawn (Sanskrit).
Vonn/Von means hope (Norse).
Xavier means bright (Arabic).
Xavon is an alternative version of Xavier.