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Baby names so pretty they actually mean 'beautiful'

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

These gorgeous baby names are filled with beautiful meaning... literally

Exactly what makes a person beautiful isn't easy to define. It's so much more than what we see on the surface. Parents see beauty in their children from the first moment they hold them in their arms, and they hope it's a quality recognized by others throughout their lives. So what could be better than a baby name that means "beautiful"?

Some names literally mean "beautiful" or "attractive," while others — such as Romeo — have connotations of beauty, in this case thanks to Shakespeare.

These gorgeous baby names are filled with beautiful meaning... literally
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These gorgeous baby names are filled with beautiful meaning... literally
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