Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Knowledge  

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If you want to instill a sense of scholarly ambition in your baby, you may be on the lookout for names that mean wisdom, knowledge, or something similar. Luckily, plenty of baby names give off a learned vib, and translate to terms like knowing, intelligent, and phrases like "of the mind" or "wise counselor." Both unique baby names and venerable classics are excellent choices if you want a smart, sophisticated name for your newborn. 

There are plenty of names meaning wisdom that stick to tradition. Sophia - currently the most popular girl name in the Western world - means "wisdom." As Alfred conjures images of the knowledgeable Batman butler, it's no surprise the name means "wise counselor." Other classic options include Hugh, Albert, and Juliette. 
 

However, there's no need to stick to tradition when hunting for a name that means knowledge. There are plenty of unique options as well. The attractive and underused Minerva means "intellect," and comes with the cute nickname Minnie.

Other unique female names - like Veda, Arisanna, and Ilma - mean wisdom, knowledge, or intelligence. For boy names, try Redmond - the Irish version of the tried-and-true Raymond, meaning "wise protector." Looking for unisex names that mean wisdom? Good options include Sage, Dara, or Conary. 

Out of all these knowledgeable names, which one is your favorite? Vote the best options to the top of this list, and feel free to add anything you feel is missing. 

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Sage

Unisex, Latin: Wise and knowing

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Female, Greek: Wisdom

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Minerva

Female, Greek: Of the mind, intellect

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Hugo

Male, Latin: Mind, intellect 

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Redmond

Male, Irish: Wise protector

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Juliette

Female, German/American: Such people are enrich with every kind of knowledge and prove to be very good friends

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Veda

Female, Sanskrit: Knowledge

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Dara

Unisex, Hebrew: Pearl of wisdom 

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Alden

Unisex, English: Old, wise friend

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Alfred

Male, English: Wise counselor

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Gryffyth

Male, Welsh: People with this name have a deep inner desire to serve humanity and to give to others by sharing money, knowledge and experience, or creative and artistic ability

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Jubilee

Female, Hebrew: Such people have scientist mind and attain knowledge in every possible way

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Kennen

Male, German: He possesses knowledge

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Goldewyn

Male, English: Companion of gold, that means a person with high level and valuable knowledge

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8 11
Arisanna

Female, Origins Unknown: One who has deep roots of knowledge and tradition

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Jina

Unisex, Sanskrit: They are born investigator with the leadership skills. They like to keep themselves moving and have curiosity to learn and gain knowledge

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Alberta

Female, German: Noble, bright

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Basker

Male, Indian: Sun. Very Knowledgeable and skilled person. Bright and Radiant

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Hugh

Male, German: Mind, intellect 

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Devya

Male, Indian: Divine Power; Spiritual Wisdom; Pious and Religious Knowledge

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Hansra

Female, Indian: One who rides a swan; One of many names of Goddess Saraswathi who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge

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Ilma

Female, Latvian: Will or desire

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Jaida

Male, United States: One with great knowledge

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Ronald

Male, Norse: Ruler's counselor 

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Jomarie

Female, Australian: People with this name are radiant in their personality and impressive. They always share the knowledge and eager to learn new things

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Raymond

Male, German: Wise protector

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2 8
Conary

Unisex, Irish: A wise person; a man who is filled with knowledge

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Monisha

Female, Indian: Intellectual; Knowledgeable; Wise; Well Learned; Brilliant

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1 7
Pandita

Male, Indian: Scholar; Wise; Knowledgeable; Priest; One with divine wisdom

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1 7
Danish

Male, Origins Unknown: Wisdom and Knowledge

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Budha

Male, Indian: The Intelligent Person; Wise and Knowledgeable; One who has attained enlightenment

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Pramana

Male, Indonesian: To be full of wisdom and knowledge

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Dola

Unisex, Sanskrit: Swing , Oscillating; one who is eager for knowledge

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Taalib

Male, Arabic: A student, seeker of knowledge