20 Names for Baby Girls Born in January

Maressa Brown | Dec 14, 2018 Pregnancy
20 Names for Baby Girls Born in January
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The first month of the year may be filled with some of the longest nights and lowest temperatures, but it's also a time of renewal, opportunity, hope, and drive. With the flip of a brand-new calendar comes a chance to brainstorm, design, and get after New Year's resolutions. That universal nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic and ambition that characterizes January may have something to do with the sun's trip through zodiac sign Capricorn, a hardworking earth sign known for its focus on achievement, respect, honor, and earning recognition. But from January 20 through the end of the month, the sun travels through Aquarius, the free-thinking air sign known for innovative ideas and intellectual curiosity. 

Both signs come together to give the first month of a new year its ambitious, distinctive tone. With a clean slate, it may seem as though there's nothing that cannot be achieved without the right combination of diligence and originality. No doubt parents who welcome their little one in January will be filled with this hopeful feeling and then some, given their beloved new addition. Ringing in a new year is exciting, inspiring, and transformative in and of itself. But expanding a family at the same time, well, that's taking "happy new year" to a whole new level! 

That said, parents who bring home a baby in January will surely want to land on a baby name that not only feels as though it suits their little one, is a fit for their family, and perhaps brings to mind the snowy, chilly, but optimistic season in which she arrived.  

Thankfully, there are many beautiful baby names for little girls inspired by January, its themes, birthstone, zodiac signs, and other historical or celebrity associations. Here are 20 baby names that could be a perfect options for a baby girl born during the first month of the year. 

  • ANGELA

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    The name Angela is Latin for "angel," which is perfect for a late January baby girl, as the feast of St. Angela is celebrated on January 27.

  • EVE

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    Not only was Eve the first woman in the Bible, but it means "life" and could nod to the holiday leading into the first day of the year. 

  • GARNET

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    The gemstone name Garnet is the birthstone of January-born babies and a sweet choice for a baby girl. 

  • GENEVIEVE 

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    St. Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris and her feast day is celebrated on January 3.  

  • ROXANE

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    Meaning "dawn," the Greek-originating name Roxane could be a nod to the start of a new year.

  • PRIMA

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    The baby girl name Prima means "first," making it a fitting choice for a LO born in January.

  • NADINE

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    The French version of Nadia, the elegant baby girl Nadine name means "hope." 

  • CONSTANCE

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    Constance means "steadfast," making it a perfect choice for a baby girl born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn (December 22-January 19), symbolized by the hardworking goat.

  • DIONE

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    The sun sign Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, of which Dione is a satellite planet. It also means "divine queen." 

  • SIMONE

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    Simone is a beautiful girl name of French origin meaning "hearkening" and could pay tribute to a famous January-born philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.  

  • JANUARY

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    Yes, the name of the month could also be the name of your LO. Perhaps the most famous January these days is Mad Men actress January Jones, but the name was first a character in the Jacqueline Susann novel Once Is Not Enough

  • AURORA

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    Another name meaning "dawn," and the name of the princess in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, Aurora is a fitting choice for a baby girl born during the kickoff of a new year.

  • JAEL

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    Hebrew name Jael means "mountain goat," making it a sweet choice for a little Capricorn. 

  • MICHELLE

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    Pay tribute to one of the most beloved Capricorns, former First Lady Michelle Obama, born on January 17. Her name, of French origin, means "who is like God."

  • BINA

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    Baby girls welcomed between January 20 and February 18 are born under the sun sign Aquarius, known for being forward-thinking and intellectual. For that reason, a little Aquarius might be given the the Hebrew/Czech name Bina, which means understanding.

  • ELLEN

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    Ellen not only nods to the famous comedian and talk show host born on January 26 but also means "bright, shining light," making the name a truly optimistic choice for a new year baby.

  • ELECTRA

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    The Greek name Electra means "shining, bright" and "brilliant," making it a sweet choice for a smartypants Aquarius girl.

  • KERRY

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    The name Kerry is an Irish girl's name meaning "dark, dark-haired" -- and could also pay tribute to actress Kerry Washington who was born on January 31. 

  • MILA

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    A name of Slavic origin, Mila means "gracious, dear, the people's love, peace, and light." 

  • CATHERINE

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    One of the most famous Capricorns is the Duchess of Cambridge, born Catherine Middleton on January 9. The name means "pure."

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