Some parents want just short, sweet names for their baby boy or girl. Others are looking for a longer name. While long baby names may be harder to spell, they have a lyrical, elegant quality that is perfect for a little baby. Plus, you can always shorten one of these names to a nickname later on. They also tend to pair extremely well with a variety of different middle names. To get started on your name search, check out these 100 long baby names.
50 Long Baby Names for Boys
This name means son of Anders. It was also the last name of the popular fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Anderson.
We love this long baby name. In Irish, this name means wolf.
This lovely name first appeared in the Bible. It means exalted of the lord. You can also use shorter nicknames like Jez or Jerry.
Montgomery is a city in Alabama, but it also means manpower. A nickname for Montgomery could be Monty.
Zachariah can be turned into nicknames like Zack. It means God has remembered. In 2017, there were more than 600 boys given this name.
This German name means famous power. It reached its peak popularity in 1967.
We love this sophisticated sounding name. It was originally spelled as Liubalt in Old High German. The name means bold people.
This long baby name was once a surname that meant son of Henry. It is also the first name of the Hollywood actor, Harrison Ford.
Emerson means son of Emery and was originally a surname. It was the name of the poet, existentialist and writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This name appeared in the Bible. Benjamin was a founder of Israel and the youngest son of Jacob. The name actually means son of the right hand.
Aballach is a variation on the uncommon name, Avallach. In Arthurian legends, he was the father of Modron, Urien’s wife. The name means orchard. the
Brandon is a popular long baby name for boys. It meant from the beacon hill and is also connected to the character, Bran, in the Game of Thrones.
This name means hire. It was once the name of a saint in Europe.
This long baby name comes from Latin and was once the name of one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. The name actually means greatest.
This name means gift of God. It was once the name of the adventurer and United States president, Theodore Roosevelt. You can use nicknames like Theo and Teddy with this name.
Sebastian was once the name of a Christian saint. This old-fashioned name actually means revered, and it is currently in the top 50 names.
Leonardo is a Latin name that means lion. It is famously the name of the actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
This was the name of one of the archangels in the Bible. The name means God is my strength, and it has been a popular name for centuries.
Clifford is a name that means living near the cliff ford. It is also the name of the children’s story character, Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Archibald is certainly one of the more sophisticated and old-fashioned names on this list. It can be turned into the nickname Archie and means bright or noble.
Alessandro is one of our favorite long baby names on this list. It is popular in Belgium, the United States, Switzerland and Italy. The name means defender of men and is a variation on the name Alexander.
This beautiful baby name became popular after James Joyce used it in his books. It can be turned into the nickname Finn and means fair.
This five-syllable name can be turned into Max and means greatest.
Originally, Solomon was a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He was the son of Bathsheba and David who was known for his wisdom In one famous story, he was faced with two mothers who said that a baby was theirs. He cleverly said that he would divide the baby in two because he knew that the true mother would rather give up her son than have him cut in half. The name Solomon means peace.
Muhammad is famously known as the Prophet of Islam. Because of this, it has remained one of the most popular baby names in the world. The actual name is said to mean praiseworthy.
This is a more modern spelling variation on Jonathan. Jonathan was an extremely popular baby name in the 1990s. The name actually means gift of Jehovah.
Gregory has been the name of 16 popes and 15 saints. This Greek name means alert and watchful.
This is an Irish name that can be turned into nicknames like Ren.
Augustus is a name that dates back to the Roman Empire. In Latin, this beautiful baby name means magnificent. It can be shorted to nicknames like August or Auggie.
This adorable baby name means from the Raven form. While it is less common to hear today, there were more than 1,200 babies given this name last year.
Jameson may be the name of a type of alcohol, but it can also be a baby name. This name means son of James. It was one of the top 150 names in 2015.
Emmanuel is a name that means God is with us. Often, people who go by the nickname, Manny, often have Emmanuel as a first name.
This was famously the name of the author and intellectual, Lord Tennyson. The name actually means son of Dennis.
This is a Latin name that means from Laurentium. It was one of the top 200 names in the United States. It can be shortened to adorable nicknames like Enzo.
This was the name that actress Milla Jovovich gave to her daughter. It was actually originally a French surname and is more common to hear as a baby boys name.
Bartholomew is an old-fashioned name that has a noble or royal sound to it. This name means son of Talmai.
Alexander is a name that means defender of men. It can be turned into nicknames like Al, Alex and Xan. Long ago, it was the name of the noted conqueror and king, Alexander the Great. Despite conquering much of the known world from his homeland of Greece, Alexander’s empire ultimately disintegrated after his death.
Cleveland is a name that means from the cliff. Today, it is connected to a city in Ohio, an animal rights activist and an American president.
Holden was the name of a character in the classic novel, the Catcher in the Rye. The name actually means hollow valley. Today, it has become a fashionable, hip name for a baby boy.
This baby name is a variation on the name Randolf. It is a name that means shield wolf. While it is less common today, it was quite popular in the 1940s.
Wallace was originally a Scottish name that meant foreigner. You may recognize it as the name of the leading character in the hit film, Braveheart. It was also the name of the poet Wallace Stevens and the actor Wallace Shawn.
Lawrence is a name that means crowned with a laurel. The original Latin version of the name was Laurentium.
This is a variation on Christopher, which meant follower of Christ.
Beauregard might be old-fashioned, but it has a noble, hip ring to it. It means beautiful gaze and has started to return to popularity in recent years. You can also shorten this classic name to the adorable nickname, Beau.
We love this name. It has remained popular for centuries. In Scotland, this name means defender of the people.
Abraham is originally a name that appeared in the Bible. The name means father of the multitudes. More recently, it was popularized because of the United States president, Abraham Lincoln.
This is such an adorable name. It is a British version of the name Barnabas. It means consolation.
This was originally a surname, but we think it would be a great, formal first name as well. It originally came from a Welsh name that meant brother.
This name can be shortened to nicknames like Fred. This name means peaceful ruler.
Nathaniel is an excellent name for a baby boy. It means gift from God. This name can also be shortened to names like Nate, Nathan and Nat.
50 Long Baby Names for Girls
We love this flower name. It is so charming, and you are unlikely to hear this name at your daughter’s preschool.
This unusual name was from the wife of Hercules. It means man destroyer.
This is the feminine version of Frederic.
Margaret has been the name of royal family members for well over a thousand year. It means pearl. This name can also be turned into nicknames like Maggie, Greta and Maisie.
Zenobia is a lovely, long baby name. It means force of Zeus and is an unusual name to hear.
This lovely name means rock. It can be turned into nicknames like Petra or Nellie.
This beautiful baby name means youthful. You can use nicknames like Anna, Julie or Jules with it.
Originally, this came from the French name Genevieve. Genoveva is the Spanish form of that name. It means white wave.
This is the female variation on the name, Emmanuel. The name means God is with us. If you are looking for long baby names, this would certainly work.
This name means mild or merciful. It comes from the male name, Clement.
This is a popular name that means chaste.
This is such a formal, old-fashioned name for a baby girl, and we are absolutely in love with it. This name means noble.
This is a female variation on the name Charles. It is said to mean song of happiness. There have been a number of members of the English royal family who have had this name.
This lovely name means bearer of good news and can be shortened to the name Eve.
This is one of my favorite names on this list. It means gift of Isis. Famously, it was once the name of the dancer, Isadora Duncan.
Theodora is a female version of Theodore. It means gift of God.
This lovely name comes from Greek mythology. It means lover of strength.
This is an Italian version of Genevieve. It means God is gracious.
This name means gift of God. It was popularized as the name of the main character in the Wizard of Oz.
This lovely name means daughter of the sea. It was also the name of King Lear’s daughter in a Shakespearean play.
This rare name means altar of the sky. It was once well known as the name of the patron saint of Lucena, Maria de Araceli.
This is the Italian and Spanish name, Alexandra. It means defender of men.
Donatella comes from the Latin word, donatus. Because of this, it means given by God.
Henrietta is a name that means state ruler. It is the female version of Henry.
This beautiful baby name means fiery.
Mirabella is a pretty, elegant name for a baby girl. This long baby name means wonderful.
This old-fashioned name means she who brings happiness.
This was the name comes from Greek mythology. It was the name of the daughter of the god, Zeus.
This name means fire soul.
This name comes is a virtue like hope, faith and chastity. It means constant.
This lovely baby name means lily.
We absolutely love this name. It has such a pretty, unusual sound to it. This name means yielding to prayer.
Serenity is a name that means peace, and it would be a perfect way to bring calmness and tranquility into your life.
Octavia means eight, which has made it connected to babies associated with the month of August. If your daughter is born in August, this would be a wonderful name for her.
This happy sounding name actually means happiness.
Cassandra comes from Greek myths where it was the name of a prophetess in the Trojan War. This name actually does mean prophetess.
This name means resurrection, which makes it an ironic name choice for Princess Anastasia of Russia.
This was the name of the Greek goddess of the earth. It actually means earth mother in Greek.
This lovely baby name means oath of God.
Hermione is a name that means well-born. It was also the name of a main character in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Veronica is a beautiful name that means she who brings victory.
Penelope is an old-fashioned name that appeared in Homeric poetry. This name means weaver.
This is another name that was once popular long ago. It means white ring. It was also the name of the first African-American poet to get the Pulitzer Price, Gwendolyn Brooks.
This name means misery. It was the name of the female star in the Shakespearean play, Othello. It was also the name of an Italian poet.
This lovely baby name is vintage in origin, but it would be a great name for a modern baby as well. The name actually means God is my oath or gracious. If you are looking for long baby names, this would be a beautiful selection.
Alabama is not heard often, but it would be a great name. It was once the name of a character in the Zelda Fitzgerald novel, Save Me the Waltz. This lovely baby name means tribal town.
Calliope is an exotic, gorgeous name for a baby girl. This Greek name is said to mean beautiful voice.
If you want an even more exotic baby name, check out Cassiopeia. This name was popularized in Greek mythology and can be shortened to nicknames like Cassie. The name actually means mother of Andromeda.
This was the name of the gypsy character in Disney’s the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The name actually means emerald.
Magdalena is a Latin variation on the name Madeline. It was actually quite popular in the United States during the 1880s. It originally mean woman from Magdala.