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The Best Baby Names That Mean Surprise

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 699 voters 58.7k views12 items

Parents whose pregnancy was unexpected may be curious about baby names that mean surprise. This can be a great way to honor your unforeseen blessing and there are plenty of options if you're on the hunt for names that convey the unanticipated. Below, you'll find a list of names that mean surprise to help you find the perfect name for your little one! Whether you're looking for male, female, or unisex options, you've come to the right place! 

There are plenty of attractive girls names that mean surprise. Miranda, made famous in Shakespeare's The Tempest, means "marvel." Nessa is a cute Hebrew name meaning "miracle," which is certainly associated with surprise. Unique boys names, like Pippin and Hayate, have meanings associated with the surprising or unexpected. 

Do you have a favorite name that means surprise? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

 

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    Nessa

    Female, Hebrew: Miracle

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    Female, Latin: Marvel

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    Shani

    Female, Hebrew: Marvel

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    Pippin

    Male, German: Awe-inspiring

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    Nasia

    Female, Hebrew: God's miracle

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    Alasne

    Female, Basque: Miracle

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    Hayate

    Male, Japanese: Sudden sound of the wind

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    Pella

    Female, Hebrew: Marvel of God

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    Epiphany

    Female, English: Word name referring to a surprising revelation

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    Milagros

    Female, Spanish: Miracle

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    Dariga

    Female, Kazakh: Means "alas," frequently an expression of surprise

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    Sorpresa

    Unisex, Spanish: Surprise