Families were bigger and it was quite common to have several children. It was a common custom to name children in the order that they were born.
English numbers are not exactly the most inspiring name choices but luckily Latin numbers are a little cooler. We have put together some great numeric baby names to see if there is one to inspire your little ones’ perfect name.
In this article
- Baby Names Inspired By Number One
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Two
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Three
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Four
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Five
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Six
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Seven
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Eight
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Nine
- Baby Names Inspired By Number Ten
- The Final Thought
Baby Names Inspired By Number One
Ilkin – A name that means first in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Primo – Italian in origin and means first. It can also mean excellent in Italian.
Kensa – Means first in Cornish.
Mosi – First child in Swahili.
Una – Comes from Latin and means one. It also is of Irish origin and the name means lamb.
Hana – Although this name does have multiple origins and meanings, it does mean one in Korean.
Unity – This could be a great alternative virtue name as it refers to the state of being one and togetherness. Even though it is a beautiful name it does have some unfortunate bearers in the form of Unity Mitford who is best known for being a member of Hitler’s inner circle.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Two
Deuce – A gaming term for the number two.
Nessa – Means second in Cornish.
Segundo – Second in Spanish.
Jiro – Of Japanese origin and means second son.
Malachy – Not an obvious number link but the name comes from the Latin word for second.
Twain – Taken from an archaic term meaning two and also the pen name used by Mark Twain.
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Baby Names Inspired By Number Three
Terza – Means third in Italian.
Trace – Traditionally used as a nickname for a III.
Tripp – Nickname for a third and comes from the term triple.
Tressa – Originates from a Cornish word meaning third.
Trinity – A Christian term used to describe God. The word comes from the Latin trinus meaning threefold.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Four
Rabia – From Arabic Raabi’a fourth – the Muslim saint Rabia or Basra was the fourth daughter.
Clover – There is nothing luckier than a four-leaf clover and this is why it makes it into the numeric baby name lists.
Quade – It is possible that it comes from the prefix quad? But really it is a form of MacQuaid – an Irish surname.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Five
Cinca – Nickname for a fifth namesake.
Quentin – This is one of several names from the Latin for fifth.
Cinco – If you know your Spanish numbers you will know that this is Spanish for five.
Finn – Did you know that a five-dollar bill was once called a fin.
Nick – A nickel is worth five cents, although a stretch it does seem like it could work.
Quinn – Quintus means five in Latin so Quinn could be a sensible stretch.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Six
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June – The sixth month of the year and so associated with the number six.
Juno – Her name was given to the month of June so again associated with the number six.
Sia – This is the Scottish Gaelic word for the number six.
Sixten – Of Scandinavian origins and although does not mean six it does have the number in the name.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Seven
Soraya – Another name for the Pleiades which is a cluster in the constellation Taurus – they are the seven sisters and daughters of Pleione from Greek mythology.
Septima – Seventh in Latin.
Septimus – Of Latin origin and means seventh.
September – Of Latin origin and means seventh.
Seven – Of Latin origin and means seventh.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Eight
August – Associated with the number eight but the word actually means venerable.
Octavia – The name comes from the Latin word octo meaning eighth. The name was given greater credibility when used by the sci-fi series The 100.
Octavio – Derived from the Latin word octavus which means eight.
Octavius – Eighth in Latin.
Octavian – Derivative of the word for Eighth in Latin.
Otto – A Germanic name that means eight in Italian.
Valo – Means eight in Malagasy which is a language spoken in Madagascar.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Nine
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Nona – Nine in Latin and the Roman goddess of pregnancy.
Nova – Comes from the Latin word for new. But it does also bring to mind the Latin word novem meaning nine.
Tara – Means nine in Hausa which is a language spoken mainly in Nigeria.
Baby Names Inspired By Number Ten
Decima – In a similar way that Octavia comes from eight Decima means tenth.
Decker – Associated with the Greek word deka which means ten, so any names that include the sound would be a good choice.
Dex – Refers to a factor of ten.
Dixie – Comes from the Latin dix meaning ten. But due to its association with the civil war, it could be a problematic choice.
Decimus – Meaning tenth in Latin.
The Final Thought
That brings us to the end of our numeric baby names. There are some great options for some truly unique names – hopefully, they have given you a great place to start if considering a numeric name for your baby.
But if you are still looking for a name that has a particular meaning why not take a look at our chemistry-inspired baby names or space and galaxy baby names.