Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Understanding  

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If you want a name that evokes compassion and wisdom, you may be looking for some baby names that mean understanding. Luckily, there are plenty of great names that carry that meaning or similar meanings. This list of names that mean understanding should help you find the perfect name for your little one! 

There are plenty of unique names meaning understanding for both boys and girls. Male names like Favian and Darshan roughly translate to understanding, as do female names like Bina and Maven. There are some cute unisex names, like Sage, that also evoke a sense of understanding. More traditional names sometimes carry meanings related to understanding as well. Ruth, for example, means compassionate friend. While Cato is not well used today, it's definitely a classic name and translates to all knowing. 

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

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Raif

Male, Arabic: Compassionate

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10 3
Sage

Unisex, Latin: Wise and knowing

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8 2
Maven

Female, Hebrew: One who understands

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6 4
Kendra

Female, English: Knowing

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4 2
Ryo

Female, Japanese: Understand

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4 3
Saga

Female, Norse: Seeing one

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4 3
Ruth

Female, Hebrew: Compassionate friend

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Favian

Male, Latin: Understanding

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3 3
Dayaram

Male, Sanskrit: Compassion

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4 5
Cato

Male, Latin: All knowing

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3 4
Darshan

Male, Sanskrit: Seeing, observing, understanding

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4 7
Bina

Female, Hebrew: Understanding