Baby Names

250+ Rainbow Baby Names & Their Beautiful Meanings

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Overview

Rainbow baby names are a fitting choice for your new baby, especially one born after a pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

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Names that mean “rainbow” can be ideal for your bundle of joy. You can also opt for names that mean “blessing,” “happiness,” “precious,” “miracle,” or other special meanings for your new baby.

We’ve collated this list of 250+ popular name ideas for your rainbow baby to help you pick the perfect first or middle name for your little one.

 

Rainbow Baby Names By Gender

What Are Good Names For A Rainbow Baby Girl?

1. Amethyst

  • Meaning: Violet quartz
  • Description: Purple gem

 

2. Anais

  • Meaning: “Grace” or “favor”
  • Description: Variant of “Anna”

 

3. Angela

  • Meaning: Messenger of God
  • Description: Variant of “Angel”

 

4. Aurora

  • Meaning:Bringer of early light” or “dawn”

 

5. Beatrix

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: “Happy” or “blessed”
  • Description: Variant of “Beatrice

 

6. Clover

  • Meaning: Meadow flower
  • Description: Symbolizes good luck

 

7. Eliana

  • Meaning: My God has answered me
  • Description: Derived from the Greek god of the sun, Helios

 

8. Joy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: “Happiness” or “joyful feeling”
  • Description: Also a pet name for “Joyce,” “Jocelyn,” and similar names

 

9. Rose

  • Origin: English and Latin flower name for little girls
  • Meaning: Rose flower
  • Description: Symbol of love; also a color name

 

10. Victoria

  • Origin: Latin and Roman goddess name
  • Meaning: Victory
  • Description: Roman goddess of victory

 

What Should I Name My Rainbow Baby Boy?

1. Anthony

  • Origin: Roman
  • Meaning: “Priceless one” or “highly praiseworthy”
  • Description: Comes from the Roman surname “Antonius”

 

2. Benedict

  • Meaning: “Blessing” or “blessed”
  • Description: Nicknames include “Ben” or “Benny”

 

3. Caleb

  • Meaning: “Devotion to God” or “faithful”
  • Description: One of the important spies sent by Moses to Canaan, the so-called “Promised Land.”

 

4. Grant

  • Origin: English baby boy name
  • Meaning: “Tall” or “large”
  • Description: Also means “granted” or “given”

 

5. Isaiah

  • Meaning: Salvation of the Lord

 

6. Ralph

  • Meaning:God has healed” or “wolf counsel”
  • Description: Also comes from the Hebrew nameRaphael” (God has healed)

 

7. Thaddeus

  • Origin: Aramaic 
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Description: It’s another name for one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, Jude (also known as Jude Thaddeus or Judas the Zealot).

 

8. Von

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: “Hope” or “expectations”
  • Description: Comes from the Old Norse word “ván” (hope)

 

Nonbinary & Gender-Neutral Rainbow Baby Names

1. Cole

  • Origin: English 
  • Meaning: Victory of the people
  • Description: Also a nickname for boys and girls (e.g., “Nicholas” or “Nicole”).

 

2. Diamond

  • Meaning: “Brilliant” or “of high value”
  • Description: One of the most valuable gemstones

 

3. Phoenix

  • Meaning: Color name for “crimson” or “dark red”
  • Description: Also links to the mythical bird that rises from its ashes and symbolizes immortality.

 

4. Shay

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning: Gift
  • Description: Unisex name that comes from the Hebrew word “shai” (gift)

 

Names With Special Meanings For Your Rainbow Baby

Names With Rainbow Meanings

The following are names that actually mean “rainbow,” making them the perfect choice for your rainbow baby:

  1. Amitola – Native American girl name
  2. Enfys – Welsh gender-neutral name
  3. Iridiana – Greek girl name
  4. Walken – Noongar Aboriginal boy name

 

What Name Means Beautiful Rainbow & Goddess Of The Rainbow?

1. Iris

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: “Rainbow” or “beautiful rainbow”

 

Color Names 

There are actually more colors than the seven that are often linked to the rainbow. However, they aren’t visible to the naked eye. (1)

Still, that essentially makes any color ideal as a beautiful name for your rainbow baby. Most of these names are also gender-neutral.

 

1. Albion

  • Origin: Latin and Roman
  • Meaning: White

 

2. Aqua

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Sea blue
  • Description: Also means “water”

 

3. Auburn

  • Origin: Old English and Old French
  • Meaning: Reddish brown or golden color

 

4. Azure

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Sky blue

 

5. Beige

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Lightest brown

 

6. Blue

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Color name
  • Description: Also symbolizes sadness

 

7. Burgundy

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Dark red

 

8. Capri

  • Meaning: Color name for a shade of blue
  • Description: Also a location name after an Italian island.

 

9. Cerise

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Cherry red

 

10. Cerulean

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Dark blue

 

11. Cherry

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Deep red
  • Description: Also a nature name after a fruit

 

12. Cinnamon

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Brown color
  • Description: Also a spice name

 

13. Clementine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Orange color
  • Description: Also means “merciful”

 

14. Cobalt 

  • Origin: English 
  • Meaning: Blue metal

 

15. Coco

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Dark brown 
  • Description: Also refers to the cocoa bean (used for making chocolates)

 

16. Copper

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: Reddish brown metal

 

17. Coral

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Reddish or orangish shade of pink
  • Description: Also a nature name for the rock-like animals in the reefs

 

18. Crimson

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Rich, deep red

 

19. Cyan

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Greenish blue color

 

20. Denim

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Blue hue
  • Description: Also means “strong cloth”

 

21. Emerald

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Deep green gemstone

 

22. Fuchsia

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Deep pink

 

23. Garnet

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Dark red gemstone

 

24. Ginger 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Shade of red
  • Description: Also a nature name for the ginger spice plant

 

25. Indigo 

  • Meaning: Deep blue 

 

26. Kobe

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek
  • Meaning: Deep red color
  • Description: Also a black boy name of Swahili origin, meaning “tortoise” or “turtle”

 

27. Lavender

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Light purple
  • Description: Also a flower name

 

28. Mahogany

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Dark red
  • Description: Also a tree name

 

29. Marigold

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Golden flower
  • Description: Also means “Mary’s flower” (linked to the Virgin Mary)

 

30. Mauve

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Violet shade

 

31. Peach

  • Origin: Latin and English
  • Meaning: Pinkish orange hue
  • Description: Also a fruit name

 

32. Periwinkle

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Light bluish-purple color
  • Description: Also a flower name

 

33. Pink

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Color name

 

34. Plum

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Deep purple color
  • Description: Also a fruit name

 

35. Ruby

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Red gemstone

 

36. Rusty

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Reddish orange hue

 

37. Saffron

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Yellow hue
  • Description: Also a spice and flower name

 

38. Sapphire

  • Origin: Hebrew and English
  • Meaning: Blue gemstone

 

39. Scarlet

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Red
  • Description: Also a cool witch name, after the Scarlet Witch (a powerful character created by Marvel Comics)

 

40. Sienna

  • Meaning: Orange-red
  • Description: Also a place name after a medieval Italian city which is known for its orange-red soil

 

41. Tate

  • Origin: English and Old Norse
  • Meaning: Olive or orange and yellow hue
  • Description: Also means “cheerful”

 

42. Violet

  • Origin: Latin and English
  • Meaning: Color name
  • Description: Also a flower name

 

What Names Mean Miracle Or Blessings?

1. Asher

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Blessed” or “fortunate”

 

2. Ayah

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Miracle” or “‘sign from God

 

3. Barack

  • Origin: Swahili boy name
  • Meaning: Blessing

 

4. Gwyneth

  • Origin: Welsh 
  • Meaning: Blessed

 

5. Karishma

  • Origin: Hindi and Indian girl name
  • Meaning: Miracle

 

6. Milagros

  • Meaning: Miracle

 

7. Mirai

  • Origin: Basque (region between France and Spain) girl name
  • Meaning: Miracle

 

8. Mireille

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Miracle

 

9. Sachi

  • Origin: Japanese girl name
  • Meaning: “Miracle” or “child of joy”

 

10. Winifred

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: Blessed peacemaking

 

What Names Mean Thankful Or Grateful?

  1. Aissa – Black girl name of African origin
  2. Haamid – African boy name 
  3. Hammood – Arabic boy name 
  4. Hannie – German girl name
  5. Jendayi – African and Egyptian girl name
  6. Mako – Japanese girl name
  7. Reiko – Japanese boy name

 

What Names Mean Beloved, Desired, & Precious?

1. Abrik

  • Origin: Hindu boy name 
  • Meaning: Precious like gold

 

2. Aimee

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

3. Alaine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Precious

 

4. Anmol

  • Origin: Hindi and Indian boy name
  • Meaning: “Precious” or “priceless”

 

5. Aveline

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Desired” or “beautiful bird”

 

6. Aziz

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

7. Carys

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

8. Desiree

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Desired

 

9. Esme

  • Origin: Old French girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

10. Mia

  • Origin: Danish girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

11. Miriam

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

12. Priya

  • Origin: Indian and Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: Beloved

 

13. Sterling

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Precious” or “highly valued”
  • Description: Also means “little star”

 

What Names Mean Life, Strength, & Power?

1. Aadi

  • Origin: Indian boy name
  • Meaning: The first source of life

 

2. Aaron

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Mountain of strength
  • Description: Also a biblical name for Moses’ brother and Israel’s first High Priest

 

3. Amar

  • Origin: Indian boy name
  • Meaning: Long life

 

4. Amazon

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Tribe of warrior women

 

5. Bernard

  • Meaning: Strong as a bear

 

6. Cadeau

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Strong fighter

 

7. Ethan

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Strong, safe, and firm

 

8. Matilda

  • Origin: German and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: Power and might

 

9. Remo

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Strength

 

10. Trudy

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: “Ruler of the spear” or “wholly beloved”

 

What Names Mean Hope & Gift?

1. Amal

  • Origin: Arabic and Indian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Hope,” “hard work,” “expected,” or “one who is bright, clean, and pure”

 

2. Ambert

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bright” or “shining light”

 

3. Anjali

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name 
  • Meaning: Gift

 

4. Arman

  • Origin: Persian boy name 
  • Meaning: “Wish” or “hope” 

 

5. Asha

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: Hope
  • Description: Also means “life” in Swahili

 

6. Danna

  • Origin: Danish girl name
  • Meaning: Gift

 

7. Diarra

  • Origin: West African girl name
  • Meaning: Gift

 

8. Dillon

  • Meaning: Ray of hope

 

9. Dorothy

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Gift of God

 

10. Evelyn

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Wished-for child

 

11. Godiva

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: God’s gift

 

12. Ian

  • Origin: Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “The Lord is gracious” or “God’s gift”

 

13. Isadore

  • Origin: Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: Gift of Isis (goddess of healing and magic)

 

14. Jesse

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: Gift
  • Description: Also spelled as “Jessie” (unisex name)

 

15. Meyer

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name 
  • Meaning: “The bright one” or “bringer of light”

 

16. Nathaniel

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Gift of God

 

17. Raphaela

  • Origin: Hebrew and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: Gift from God

 

18. Saul

  • Origin: Hebrew name
  • Meaning: Prayed for

 

19. Sian

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: God’s gracious gift
  • Description: Welsh variation of “Jane”

 

20. Theodore

  • Origin: English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Divine gift

 

21. Tikvah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name 
  • Meaning: Hope

 

What Names Mean Light?

1. Áine

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Brightness” or “radiant” 

 

2. Alina

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Light

 

3. Helena

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Shining bright

 

4. Kiran

  • Origin: Indian boy name
  • Meaning: Ray of light

 

5. Liora

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Light

 

6. Luca

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Bringer of light

 

7. Lucien

  • Meaning: Light

 

8. Sunny

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sunshine” or “cheerful”

 

What Names Mean Magical?

1. Anulap

  • Origin: Micronesian boy name
  • Meaning: God of magic and knowledge

 

2. Asa

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Magic healer

 

3. Jadis

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: The White Witch in the “Chronicles of Narnia”

 

What Names Mean Joy & Happiness?

1. Abigail

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Father’s joy

 

2. Alisa

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Great happiness

 

3. Allegra

  • Origin: Italian girl name
  • Meaning: Joyous

 

4. Arnan

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Joyful

 

5. Ash

  • Origin: Hebrew nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Happy

 

6. Cayo

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Rejoice

 

7. Felicity

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: Good fortune

 

8. Felix

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Lucky” or “happy”

 

9. Gil

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Joy” or “happiness”

 

10. Issac

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Laughter

 

11. Joie

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Joy

 

12. Letitia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Gladness

 

13. Maeve

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning: Great joy

 

14. Winston

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Joy and stone

 

15. Zorion

  • Origin: Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Happiness

 

What Names Mean Fierce & Stormy?

1. Lorcan 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: Fierce little one

 

2. Storm

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: Tempest

 

Unique Rainbow Baby Names

Some unique names for your rainbow baby:

 

1. Ailsa

  • Origin: German girl name
  • Meaning: My God is bountiful
  • Description: Also a Scottish warrior name meaning “elf victory”

 

2. Arian

  • Origin: Welsh and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Silver

 

3. Asteria 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Star

 

4. Claret

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Dark red color

 

5. Lucinda

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Light

 

6. Shae

  • Origin: Gaelic and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: Admirable

 

Other Rainbow Baby Names From A To Z For Boys & Girls

Rainbow Baby Names Starting With A

  1. Adora 
  2. Amber
  3. Amy
  4. Atlas
  5. Azul

 

Names Starting With B

  1. Beatrice
  2. Beau 
  3. Bennett
  4. Blanche
  5. Bree

 

Names Starting With C

  1. Cedric
  2. Celeste 
  3. Celia 
  4. Chellan

 

Names Starting With D

  1. Darrell 
  2. Dior 
  3. Donatello 
  4. Donatien 
  5. Dorothea 

 

Names Starting With E

  1. Eleanor
  2. Evangeline
  3. Evita
  4. Ezra

 

Names Starting With F

  1. Faith 
  2. Felicia
  3. Florence 

 

Names Starting With G

  1. Gerard
  2. Gianna
  3. Goldie
  4. Grace 

 

Names Starting With H

  1. Hannah 
  2. Hari 
  3. Hope
  4. Hunter 

 

Names Starting With I

  1. Imani 
  2. Isadora 
  3. Ivana
  4. Ivory 

 

Names Starting With J

  1. Jade 
  2. Jenica 
  3. Jett 
  4. Joana 

 

Names Starting With K

  1. Kai 
  2. Kalyb

 

Names Starting With L

  1. Leora 
  2. Lilac 

 

Names Starting With M

  1. Magenta 
  2. Micah

 

Names Starting With N

  1. Nadia
  2. Nina

 

Names Starting With O

  1. Odelia 
  2. Oscar

 

Names Starting With P

  1. Pandora
  2. Patience
  3. Pearl
  4. Phoebe 

 

Names Starting With Q

  1. Qabihah
  2. Quinlan

 

Names Starting With R

  1. Rainbow 
  2. Raine 

 

Names Starting With S

  1. Samuel
  2. Shauna

 

Names Starting With T

  1. Thana
  2. Timo
  3. Topaz

 

Names Starting With U

  1. Udhaya
  2. Ujjwala 
  3. Uma 
  4. Umed 
  5. Uriela
  6. Usha 

 

Names Starting With V

  1. Valerie 
  2. Vera
  3. Vita 

 

Names Starting With W

  1. Walleria
  2. Worth

 

Names Starting With X

  1. Xami 
  2. Xantina 
  3. Xaviera 

 

Names Starting With Y

  1. Yadid 
  2. Yadon
  3. Yakira
  4. Yan 
  5. Yareli

 

Rainbow Baby Names Starting With Z

  1. Zaharira
  2. Zelina
  3. Ziva
  4. Zoey
  5. Zoya
  6. Zshakira

 

Tips When Choosing Rainbow Baby Names

Pregnancy loss is a touchy subject. Don’t worry, mama. You can keep the meaning behind your rainbow baby’s name personal.

 

It’s also alright to pick a perfect name that doesn’t have a direct connection to having a rainbow baby. 

 

Other Popular Themes For Baby Names

 

References

(1) https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/optical-effects/rainbows/colours-of-the-rainbow

 

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