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Thanksgiving-inspired baby names

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Baby name ideas for your li'l pumpkin

Whether you are expecting a baby around Thanksgiving or just love this festive time of the year, check out these unique and wonderful Thanksgiving inspired baby names. We have rounded up the best Native American names, early American or pilgrim names, and “thankful" baby names.

Thanksgiving inspired baby names
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If you have a bun in the oven with a due date in November, you should consider a Thanksgiving inspired baby name. After all, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to reconnect with friends and family and to be thankful for the blessings in life. Check out these Thanksgiving inspired baby girl names and baby boy names perfect for your lil' pumpkin.

More: Girl names with great meanings

Native American baby names

In the Native American culture, names weren't given to children until they were older and they were chosen based on a significant event that happened in their young life. These names are not only unique, but have wonderful meanings. Check out our pick of Native American baby names:

Girl Native American names

  • Dyani — Deer
  • Aponi — Butterfly
  • Halona — Of happy fortune
  • Catori — Spirit
  • Cheyenne — An Algonquian tribe of the Great Plains
  • Aiyana — Eternal blossom
  • Mika — Intelligent raccoon
  • Nova — Chases butterfly; New
  • Tallulah — Running water
  • Mahala — Tenderness

Boy Native American names

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