Babies are so small when they first arrive that giving them a long name can seem too much for them to handle! And while there is a lot more to a name than simply the length of it, it can actually ne a huge factor for some mums, especially if their child is going to have a double-barrel surname.

 

If you are in the market for a short but sweet name, why not choose from these adorable ones:

 

Boys:

 

1. Ari – meaning lion

 

2. Asa – meaning starting life at dawn

 

3. Ben – meaning son

 

4. Cal – meaning bald

 

5. Cole – meaning victory of the people

 

6. Dan – meaning God is my judge

 

7. Eli – meaning my God

 

8. Felix – meaning happy

 

9. Gus – meaning great

 

10. Ian – meaning God is gracious

 

11. Jay – meaning to rejoice

 

12. Lee – meaning someone who lives near a meadow

 

13. Max – meaning greatest

 

14. Pax – meaning peace

 

15. Ray – meaning kingly

 

16. Sam – meaning to hear

 

17. Ted – meaning divine gift

 

18. Tom – meaning a twin

 

19. Will – meaning guardian

 

20. Zach – meaning remembered by God

 

 

Girls:

 

1. Ali – meaning noble light

 

2. Amy – meaning beloved

 

3. Ann – meaning full of grace

 

4. Ava – meaning life

 

5. Beth – meaning lively

 

6. Cara – meaning dear

 

7. Ella – meaning light

 

8. Eva – meaning life

 

9. Iris – meaning rainbow

 

10. Isla – meaning island

 

11. Ivy – meaning plant

 

12. Joy – meaning happy

 

13. Juno – meaning young

 

14. Kim – meaning from the wood of the royal forest

 

15. Lola – meaning strong woman

 

16. May – name of month

 

17. Mara – meaning bitter

 

18. Nell – meaning bright, shining one

 

19. Nora – meaning light

 

20. Vera – meaning true

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