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Gentle Baby Names

Gentle names

Gentle names and what they mean, for gentle, delicate, soft, kind, smooth, womanly, tender, patrician.

Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.1715%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1058%, down 38.3%), with names like Ciara, Tabitha, Patricia, Belinda and Damaris falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names among these are Adelaide (#316), Aspen (#397), Leah (#35), Jasmine (#100) and Payton (#134), with Adelaide and Leah enjoying a revival in usage. Locey (top 25%) and Lucey (7%) are familiar last names.

Here is the list of Gentle names for boys.

Adelaide - Damaris

Page 1/4 of 63 Gentle names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gentle names: Adelaide, Alma, Aspen, Belinda, Beth

Adelaide 1 .. Root fr. Old German word. "Noble kind." Ranked in Top 1000. From adal heid, via French Adé .. [Ada, Adalayde, Adalynn, Addala, Addalla, Adde, Addie, Adelaida, Adelais, Adelajda, .. 48 more]

Adelinde 2 .. Derivative of Old German word. "Noble, soft, tender." Listed in Top 1000. Modern use is also a blend .. [Adele, Adelinda, Linda, .. 1 more]

Adin 3 .. Derived fr. Hebrew. "Delicate and slender." Adinau, Adinna and Adinni are kreatif forms. Appears in the Old Testament as .. [Adina, .. 1 more]

Adina 4 .. Based on Hebrew. "Noble, gentle, delicate." Unusual. Adina (cf. Alejandrina) ends with -ina. Also possibly "longing". [Adeana, Adeena, .. 4 more]

Alma 5 .. Origin fr. Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic languages. "Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned." Prominent. Alma, Allma (cf. Achima) has the feminine -ma suffix. Modern name .. [Almah, .. 1 more]

Aspen 6 .. .. the West, with delicate, heart shaped .. Gender-neutral name. Popular, with the androgynous-sounding -en suffix like Ambereen.

Atifa 7 .. Based on Arabic. "Kind." Not Top 1000 names. Feminine of Atif. [Ateefa, Ateefah, .. 1 more]

Belinda 8 .. .. dragon or linde meaning soft, tender .. Ranked in Top 1000. [Bel, Belle, Belynda, Lindie, Lindy, .. 7 more]

Benigna 9 .. Origin fr. Latin element. "Kind, well born." Not Top 1000 name.

Beth 10 .. .. to the sweet, gentle and most .. Not Top 1000 names. [Bessie, .. 2 more]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gentle names: Ciara, Dalia, Damaris

Caoimhe 11 .. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Gentle, beautiful, precious." Uncommon. Caoimhe (cf. Cherishe) has the unusual -he suffix. From "caomh". [Keavy, Keeva, .. 2 more]

Carden 12 .. .. carded, or combed smooth, before it .. Rare. Carden (cf. Cerridwen) uses the common -en suffix. [Cardin, Cardon]

Caresse 13 .. Root fr. French. "Tender touch." Rare, with the -se ending for Caresse like Chanise. See also Charis. [Caress, Caressa, .. 1 more]

Cedrica 14 .. Root fr. Old English. "Kind and loved." Unusual, with the -ca suffix for Cedrica like Constanca. Feminine of Cedric. [Cedra, .. 3 more]

Charis 15 .. .. "kharites", symbols of womanly beauty, charm .. Not in popularity charts. [Caressa, Carisa, Charesa, Charice, Charise, Charisha, Cherise, Karis, Karisa, .. 18 more]

Ciara 16 .. .. pronounced with a soft "c", in .. Listed in Top 1000. [Ceara, Cieara, Ciearra, Keara, Kiara, .. 17 more]

Columbine 17 .. .. name for a delicate two colored .. Uncommon. Columbine (cf. Clarene) has the -ne suffix. [Colombe, .. 1 more]

Dalia 18 .. Root fr. Arabic, Hebrew languages. "Gentle; slender branch, tendril." Listed in Top 1000. See also Dahlia. [Daliah, Dalila, Daliya, .. 4 more]

Dalila 19 .. From Swahili, Tanzanian elements. "Delicate, gentle." Unusual, with the unconventional feminine-sounding -ila ending for Dalila, Lila like Donatila. [Lila]

Damaris 20 .. Source fr. Greek, Latin words. "gentle." Unique. Damris, var. (cf. Demetris) has the androgynous-sounding -ris suffix. Biblical .. [Damalas, Damalis, Damara, Damaress, Damerys, Damris, Demaras, Demarys, Mari, Maris, .. 9 more]

Quick Reference

Summary of Gentle names (and variants) for girls.

Adelaide - Damaris
Adelaide [Elke, Lady, Heidi, Laidey, ..], Adelinde [Linda, Adele, Adeline, Adelinda], Adin [Adina, Adeana], Adina [Adena, Adine, Adeena, Adinah, ..], Alma [Almah, Allma], Aspen, Atifa [Atifah, Ateefa, Ateefah], Belinda [Linda, Lindy, Lindie, Velinda, ..], Benigna, Beth [Bet, Bessie, Bethan], Caoimhe [Keva, Keeva, Keavy, Keevah], Carden [Cardin, Cardon], Caresse [Caress, Caressa, Carressa], Cedrica [Cedra, Cedrika, Cedrina, Cedriana], Charis [Karissa, Karisse, Karrisa, Sherisa, ..], Ciara [Kiera, Siara, Sierra, Searra, ..], Columbine [Colombe, Columbina], Dalia [Dalya, Dalyah, Daliya, Daliyah, ..], Dalila [Lila], Damaris [Mara, Mari, Maris, Demarys, ..]

Emer - Lieselotte
Emer [Eimer, Eimear, Eimhir], Ersilia [Ersila, Erzilia, Hersila, Hersilia], Fedora [Fadora], Flossie, Friedelinde [Friedalinda], Gaea [Gala, Gaia, Gaiea, Gaiana], Gaynor [Gayna, Gaenor, Gayner], Ginevra [Genevra], Guinevere [Win, Winne, Winny, Winnie, ..], Halima [Helima, Haleima, Halimah, Haleemah], Hayfa [Haifa], Hersilia [Ersila, Ersilia, Erzilia, Hersila], Jasmine [Yasmin, Yasmina, Yasmine, Yasminia, ..], Jennifer [Jenny, Jenyfer, Jenniver, Jennyfer, ..], Lacey [Laicee, Laicey, Laisey, Laycie, ..], Latifah [Latifa, Latiffa, Lateifa, Lateiffa, ..], Latrice [Letrice, Latricia, Letreece, Leatrice, ..], Leah [Lee, Lia, Leia, Leigh], Lenis [Lenos, Lenita, Lenice, Lennice, ..], Lieselotte

Lottie - Tricia
Lottie [Lotte, Lotie, Lotti, Lotty], Mahalia [Mahalla, Mahelia, Mehalia, Mahaliah, ..], Malva [Melva, Melvina], Malvina [Melva, Melvie, Melvina, Melvine, ..], Meegan [Meegan, Meeghan], Mildred [Milly, Millie, Mildrid], Miliani, Mina [Minna, Minnie, Minette, Minnette, ..], Nariko [Nari], Patricia [Patty, Trish, Trisha, Tricia, ..], Payton [Peyton], Rabiah, Rama [Ramah], Rosalind [Rozelyn, Rozelind, Rozelinda, Rozelynda, ..], Sefarina [Zefarina, Sepharina, Zepharina, Zephirina], Sheila [Shyla, Shilah, Shilla, Shilea, ..], Sheryl [Sherryl, Sheryll, Sherrill, Sherylayne, ..], Tabitha [Tabita, Tabetha, Tabotha, Tabytha, ..], Tirion [Tiryon, Tiryan, Tirruan, Tirrien, ..], Tricia [Trisia, Trissa, Trishana, Trissina, ..]

Trilby - Vondra
Trilby [Trilbey, Trilbie, Trillby, Trilbeigh, ..], Velvet, Vondra [Vonni, Vonnie]