If we’re being honest, the road to conceiving and then carrying a child is not always a smooth one. It can be downright emotionally and physically draining, in fact — but there’s no denying that the birth of a baby is a total miracle.
Which is exactly why baby names that mean “miracle” are so appropriate for your new bundle of joy. When your baby’s name has such a literal translation with that special meaning, you get a lovely reminder every single day of what a gift they truly are. And we all know there are going to be some rough days when you need to be reminded.
We’ve also found some wonderful spiritual and blessed names, like Hope and Grace — and if you love exotic sounding names, we listed cool names from other languages that translate to mean “miracle,” too.
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Many parents are in touch with their spiritual side more than ever after having a miracle baby. The following spiritual baby names are the perfect way to celebrate your beliefs. In fact, the baby girl name Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backwards, is a popular choice among parents, ranking number 35 on the Social Security Administration’s popular baby name list! Jessica Alba gave her daughter a twist on the name Heaven, with the beautiful spiritual name Haven.
Here are more spiritual and biblical baby girl names:
Old Testament baby boy names are popular choices — they’re classic names that never go out of style. In fact, the name Jacob has been the most popular boy’s name for 13 years in a row! Celebrities are also embracing the biblical name trend, as Gwyneth Paltrow named her son Moses. Brooke Burke named her son Shaya, which means “God’s gift” in Hebrew.
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The following baby names are not only unique, but they have special meanings perfect for your miracle baby.
The French baby girl names Mireille, Marvel and Marvella all mean “miracle,” while Mireya is a Spanish name that means “miracle.” Micaela and Mikelle are both English names that mean “gift from God,” while Mirabelle is a French name that means “of incredible beauty.” We also love the names Bea, Gwyneth, Annie, Sachi, and Atara which all mean “blessed.”
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For boys, the names Asher, Benedict, Bennett, Zelig and Barke all mean “blessing.” The English name Aaron and the Italian name Loreto are both great boy names that mean “miraculous.” We also love the names Neo, Jesse, Darko, Matthew and Theodore, which mean “gift.”
Another fun idea is to name your child a name that means “miracle” in another language. You will love these unique and exotic sounding names. Many of these names are unisex, meaning you could use it for either a girl or a boy.
For more name ideas, check out our baby name search that allows you to search for names by meaning and origin.
Originally published November 2015. Updated August 2017.