New beginnings: 20 names for your joyful January baby

January can be a dark and cold month. However, it can also be a month that celebrates new beginnings and brings hope for the year to come. This January is particularly special as the beginning of a new decade. If you are welcoming a new arrival this month- or if you know someone who is- here are top names for a joyful January baby, inspired by new beginnings!

For your little girl

Hope - for well wishes of for the year to come

Nova - a Latin word for new

Dawn - for the dawning of a brand-new decade

Genevieve - January 3rd marks the feast day of St Genevieve

Nadine - a French name meaning hope

Aurora - the Roman goddess of the dawn

Epiphany - the celebration of the three kings’ visit to Bethlehem on January 6

Angela - a Latin word for angel. The feast of St. Angela is celebrated on January 27

Zara - meaning bright as the dawn

Amal - an Arabic word for hope

For your little boy

Caspar - one of three wise men who visited Bethlehem on January 6th

Kai - meaning new beginning

Altan - meaning dawn

Ewan - meaning young

Ordell - meaning beginning

Xavier - meaning bright

Von - meaning hope

Elvis - after the king of rock n roll, Elvis Presley who was born on January 9, 1935

Felix - Latin for happy and fortunate, this name symbolises good luck for the year ahead

Ethan - meaning steadfast, firmness, and long-lived. This name is ideal for  a baby born at the beginning of the decade

Anna Murray is an Irish student mum to one little girl.

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