15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Baby Names
For a romantic spin on the word “Valentine,” consider naming your son Valentino or your daughter Valentina. Both monikers mean “healthy” and “strong.” In pop culture, model Adriana Lima and actress Salma Hayek named their daughters Valentina, while Italian haute couture designer Valentino Garavani is famous in the fashion industry.
Although rubies are the birthstone for July, they're also a common Valentine’s Day gift. The name Ruby literally translates to “precious red stone.”
This Italian/Latin name means “pilgrimage to Rome.” But thanks to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a play about two star-crossed lovers in Verona, it’s often associated with passionate romance. David and Victoria Beckham named their son Romeo in the early 2000s, which helped the name gain popularity today.
Juliet was Romeo’s lover in the famous 16th century tragedy by William Shakespeare. The romantic name, which means “youthful,” rolls pleasurably off the tongue. Parents can also consider the French form Juliette, which has also been taken by actress Juliette Binoche and actress/ musician Juliette Lewis.
Cupid, the Roman god of love and affection, has long served as a symbol of Valentine’s Day. But did you know that Eros is the equivalent in Greek mythology? Boys named Eros might just have a sweet and sensitive side.
Short for Esmeralda, this slightly exotic French name means “loved.” Daughters called Esme may be sweet and feminine—just like their moniker suggests!
Meaning “small flower,” this Valentine’s Day name conjures images of romantic bouquets and fresh blooms. Quirky and fun, Posey has French/English roots.