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All these baby names have shocking unfortunate meanings!

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 30/05/2017 Lucy Mangan

© Provided by Associated News Choosing a baby name can be hard and what could be more disheartening than finding out the one name you and your partner can agree on has an unfortunate meaning behind it.

And some of these popular names do!

Cecilia

Old-fashioned and traditional names have been coming more and more popular, but maybe steer clear of Cecilia as it means ‘blind.’

Claudia

<span style="font-size:13px;">Pic: GettyImages</span> © Provided by Associated News Pic: GettyImages Again, sticking with the traditional, royal-esque names, however, watch out for Claudia as it means ‘lame’ or ‘disabled.’

Deirdre

Plenty of Deirdre’s are floating about this lovely emerald isle, but did you know that the name actually means ‘sorrowful’ or ‘sad one.’

Emily

<span style="font-size:13px;">Pic: GettyImages</span> © Provided by Associated News Pic: GettyImages A name that has occupied the top name spot in the last few years, Emily is the English version of Aemilila, which means ‘rival.’

Leah

The name Leah has many different meanings, but in Hebrew, it means ‘tired’ or ‘weary.’ (In Irish it means the light of the sun, so maybe we’ll stick with that!)

Mary

You would think that such a holy name would have a holy meaning, nope, in Hebrew, Mary means ‘rebellion’ or ‘bitter.’

Molly

<span style="font-size:13px;">Pic: GettyImages</span> © Provided by Associated News Pic: GettyImages And Molly also means ‘bitter.’

Rebecca

Another popular one in Ireland, Rebecca means ‘to bind’, ‘to tie’ or ‘snare’.

And with that, we’re going to move onto the boys.

(Don’t worry, there’s much less bad names here!)

Calvin

<span style="font-size:13px;">Pic: GettyImages</span> © Provided by Associated News Pic: GettyImages You might be tempting fate if you call your son Calvin, it means ‘bald.’

Cameron

This Scottish name means ‘crooked nose’, most definitely not the worst on the list.

Jacob/James

<span style="font-size:13px;">Pic: GettyImages</span> © Provided by Associated News Pic: GettyImages Both these names are from the same root and carry the same meaning – ‘supplanter’ which means one who takes the rightful place of someone else.

Tristan

Another name with multiple meanings, in Celtic Tristan means ‘sorrowful’ or ‘sad.’

Don’t worry if you see your perfect little one’s name here, as long as you’re happy with the name. 

You can check out the full list of 94 names that made the list here. 

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