50 Names That Mean Young

50 Names That Mean Young

Your child might not stay young forever, but maybe you’re hoping you can keep them young at heart forever by giving them a subtly youthful name. It’s worth a try, right?

In Ancient Greek mythology, Hebe was the goddess of youth, so this name makes the obvious choice for anyone seeking a young-sounding name. To make it even more apt, the name Hebe actually comes from the Greek meaning “youth.”

Iulia is a female name from Ancient Rome that means “youthful,” although it also has the meaning “soft-haired.” Its anglicized equivalent is Julia, and it’s still a relatively common name in Romania.

Jillian is a female name of English origin that means “youthful” — and can easily be shortened as Jill or Jilly. Although it has been a popular name in the past, it’s popularity has dropped recently. Why not give it a resurgence?

As for the boys, Lawin means “a youthful man.” It’s a Kurdish name.

Similarly, Tarun (also spelled as Taroun) is a Sanskrit male name that means “young male.” It’s a popular name in India, where various celebrities are called Tarun.

Adonis

Meaning: A handsome young man loved by aphrodite in mythology
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Ajara

Meaning: The ever youthful, the everlasting, one who does not age, one who stays forever young
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Girl

Anika

Meaning: Graceful young girl
Origin: Hausa
Gender: Girl

Aviv

Meaning: Spring; young
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Bachur

Meaning: Young man
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Bakr

Meaning: Young. camel. First born
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Balakrishna

Meaning: Young Krishna
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Balu

Meaning: Child; Young one; Young Offspring
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Boy

Bevin

Meaning: Young soldier
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Benyamin

Meaning: Jacob’s Youngest Son; Son of the Right Hand
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Buddy

Meaning: Friend
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Burr

Meaning: Young
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Cailean

Meaning: Young dog, or child. Scottish Gaelic
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Camillus

Meaning: Priest’s assistant; temple servant
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Chann

Meaning: Young wolf
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Colin

Meaning: Young dog
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Boy

Coulter

Meaning: Variant of Colt: young horse;frisky
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Dorian

Meaning: Descendant of Dorus. Dorian was a character in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Efron

Meaning: Bird; young stag
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Egon

Meaning: Young fighter
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Eoin

Meaning: Young
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Ester

Meaning: Star. Form of Persian Esther.’Myrtle leaf.’ Famous bearer: Ester, a young Biblical Hebrew woman who married the Persian ruler Xerxes
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Evan

Meaning: Young fighter
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Farrukh

Meaning: Young bird. Sprout
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Fawna

Meaning: Young deer. The Greek mythological deity of fertility and nature was Fauna
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Gill

Meaning: A diminutive of Gillian, meaning young
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Hafsa

Meaning: Cub. Young lioness
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

Hebe

Meaning: Youth
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Hogan

Meaning: Young
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Julia

Meaning: Young. The feminine form of Julius. A character in Shakespeare’s play ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Juno

Meaning: Young. In Roman mythology Juno was protectress of women and of marriage
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Iulia

Meaning: Youthful, soft-haired
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Jillian

Meaning: Youthful
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Kollsvein

Meaning: Young
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Lawin

Meaning: A youthful man
Origin: Kurdish
Gender: Boy

Leonel

Meaning: Young lion
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Leveret

Meaning: Young rabbit
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Ma’awiya

Meaning: A young dog or fox. First Umayyad Khalifah
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

Mamillius

Meaning: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Leontes’ son, the young Prince of Sicilia
Origin: Shakespearean
Gender: Boy

Miranda

Meaning: Worthy of admiration; wonderful. Young innocent girl in Shakespeare’s The Tempest raised and educated on an isolated island by magician father
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Nighean

Meaning: Young woman
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Girl

Nova

Meaning: New; young
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Owen

Meaning: Young fighter
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Rasha

Meaning: Young gazelle
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

Sebiya

Meaning: Young girl. Girl
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

Svens

Meaning: Young
Origin: Swedish
Gender: Boy

Tarun

Meaning: Young male
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Boy

Virdia

Meaning: Young and budding
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Wigburg

Meaning: Young
Origin: Dutch
Gender: Girl

Yuliya

Meaning: Young
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl