Baby Names Meaning Gentle

We all want our children to grow up to be gentle and kind, so why not choose a name that reflects this great personality trait? Below are baby names that mean either ‘gentle’ or ‘kind.’


This name of Old German origin means ‘full of kindness.’


Derived from the Latin for ‘sweetness,’ this name can also be used as a pet form of the name Dulcibella, which has the same origin.


Gareth was rst seen in the 15th century in Malory’s Morte d’Arthur tales and is said to mean ‘gentle.’


Halimah is a spelling variant of the more usual Halima. Halimah was the name of the prophet Muhammad’s foster mother. It means ‘gentle.’


Husna means ‘kindness’ and is a popular name in Pakistan.


The name Latifah comes from a Swahili word meaning ‘gentle.’ The name is found mainly in Africa.


Raheem is a phonetic spelling variant of the Arabic name Rahim, meaning ‘kind hearted.’ It is also the shortened form of Abdurrahim, meaning ‘servant of the merciful.’


The name Rosalind was originally popularised in England by Shakespeare in his play As You Like It. It means ‘gentle horse.’


Sanjiana is a name favoured by Hindu parents. Like many names with Sanskrit or Urdu origins, there is little translated documentation about its meaning. It may mean ‘gentle.’

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