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Baby names that mean thankful

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Gracious baby names for boys and girls

Looking for a unique way to show your thanks? Try a baby name that means thankful. We've collected a group of fantastic baby names to help you embrace gratitude this season.

Gracious baby names for boys and girls
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We’ve collected a list of baby names for Thanksgiving and beyond. Studies have shown that being thankful can actually boost your mood. Happier people are healthier people.

MoreDutch baby names for boys and girls

Embrace joy and health as you not only search for a baby name, but consider all that you’re thankful for. While you search for the best baby name for your little one, take time to thank those in your life who support you. Whether it’s a hug for your spouse or a quick phone call to a friend, you’ll make someone’s day by expressing thankfulness. In turn, you’ll feel warm satisfaction.

  • Asante: African baby name meaning “thank you”
  • Asher: Hebrew baby name meaning “happiness”
  • Benedict: Latin name meaning “blessed”
  • Boone: French name meaning “a blessing”
  • Donatello: Latin baby name meaning “gift from God”
  • Gwyneth: Welsh name meaning “blessed”
  • Jayden: Hebrew baby name meaning “thankful”
  • Jendayi: Egyptian baby name meaning “thankful”
  • Kuron: African baby name meaning “thanks”
  • Nathan: Hebrew name meaning “gift from God”
  • Odelia: Anglo-Saxon name meaning “wealthy” and “thankful”
  • Sameh: Arabic name meaning “forgiver”
  • Shakira: Muslim name meaning “grateful”
  • Shukri: Arabic baby name meaning “grateful”
  • Tatenda: African baby name meaning “thank you”
  • Tendai: African baby name meaning “thankful to God”
  • Zendaya: African baby name meaning “to give thanks”

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Not sure you want a name that means thankful? There are other ways to give thanks while baby naming.

Are you grateful for specific members of your family or your heritage? Consider a baby name that pays tribute to someone in your family. If you name your child after a living relative, it’s one of the most touching ways to thank that individual for being part of your life. Naming your baby with a baby name from your family tree shows how thankful you are for those who came before you.

Be creative as you consider baby names that express gratitude. You can name your baby after something you’re thankful for, such as a nature name like Sky or Summer. You can name your baby after a sentiment you associate with gratitude, such as Joy or Serenity. The best part of naming your baby is that you get to make the rules. Choose a name that truly resonates with you.

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