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Beautiful baby names for girls that mean 'precious'

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

These baby names are perfect for your precious little bundle

Many moms and dads choose baby names that they think sound the best, or that have a family connection. But others hope to find a name that has a truly special meaning, one that conveys a thought, feeling, circumstance or memory. Choosing a baby name by meaning can be a good source of inspiration as you pore over list after list. Where to start? 

These baby names, which all mean "precious" or "blessed," may be exactly what you're looking for in a baby name for your little girl.

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These particular baby names are a perfect example of capturing a feeling in a name. Your baby-to-be is precious to you now, and will be even more so once she arrives. She will also be quite beloved — by you, by your family and by passers-by as you go about your daily routine. It's only fitting, then, that you choose a name that will always remind you how precious she is to you.

From names we're familiar with like Aimee to more unusual choices like Caoimhe, perhaps you'll find your favorite baby name here.

  • Alaine: This is the French feminine form of the name Alana, and means "precious"
  • Alamea: From a Hawaiian word, this means "ripe, precious"
  • Alannah: Similar to Alaine, this means "precious"
  • Almodine: Meaning "precious stone," this name has Latin roots
  • Anmol: This Hindi name means "precious, priceless"
  • Aziza: This name has roots in Arabic and Hebrew, and means "beloved, precious"
  • Bao: From Chinese, this name means "precious treasure"
  • Caoimhe: Pronounced KEE-va or KWEE-va, this name means "gentle, beautiful, precious"
  • Lana: From Old German, this means "precious"
  • Lulu: Another Hawaiian name, this means "Precious, pearl, calm, peaceful, protected"
  • Nadira: Meaning "precious, scarce," this name has Arabic origins
  • Precious: This name means "of great value, highly esteemed"
These baby names are perfect for your precious little bundle
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