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.
Unisex, Latin: Wise and knowing
Female, Greek: Wisdom
Female, Greek: Of the mind, intellect
Male, Latin: Mind, intellect
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
Female, German/American: Such people are enrich with every kind of knowledge and prove to be very good friends
Female, Sanskrit: Knowledge
Unisex, Hebrew: Pearl of wisdom
Unisex, English: Old, wise friend
Male, Irish: Wise protector
Male, English: Wise counselor
Male, German: Mind, intellect
Male, English: Companion of gold, that means a person with high level and valuable knowledge
Female, Origins Unknown: One who has deep roots of knowledge and tradition
Female, Hebrew: Such people have scientist mind and attain knowledge in every possible way
Unisex, Sanskrit: They are born investigator with the leadership skills. They like to keep themselves moving and have curiosity to learn and gain knowledge
Male, German: Wise protector
Male, Norse: Ruler's counselor
Male, German: He possesses knowledge
Male, Indian: Divine Power; Spiritual Wisdom; Pious and Religious Knowledge
Female, German: Noble, bright
Male, Indian: Sun. Very Knowledgeable and skilled person. Bright and Radiant
Male, Indian: The Intelligent Person; Wise and Knowledgeable; One who has attained enlightenment
Unisex, Irish: A wise person; a man who is filled with knowledge
Female, Indian: Intellectual; Knowledgeable; Wise; Well Learned; Brilliant