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The Best Baby Names That Mean Knowledge

Updated June 14, 2019 2.0k votes 411 voters 23.0k views34 items

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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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    Juliette

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

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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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    Hugo

    Male, Latin: Mind, intellect 

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    Dara

    Unisex, Hebrew: Pearl of wisdom 

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    Veda

    Female, Sanskrit: Knowledge

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    Arisanna

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

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    Alden

    Unisex, English: Old, wise friend

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    Kennen

    Male, German: He possesses knowledge

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    Jubilee

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

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    Redmond

    Male, Irish: Wise protector

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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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    Alfred

    Male, English: Wise counselor

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    Goldewyn

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

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    Jaida

    Male, United States: One with great knowledge

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    Raymond

    Male, German: Wise protector

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    Hugh

    Male, German: Mind, intellect 

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    Danish

    Male, Origins Unknown: Wisdom and Knowledge

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    Conary

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

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    Devya

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

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    Ronald

    Male, Norse: Ruler's counselor 

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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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    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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