20 Delicious Food-Inspired Baby Names
Culinarily inclined parents-to-be, take note! A food-themed baby name could be an adorable way to bridge your love of cuisine with parenthood. Our super sweet (and sometimes savoury) list of food baby names is one you will want to consume in a hurry.
Food Baby Names for Girls
Amandine: The French baby name sounds both exotic and elegant, with nutty roots and the meaning 'much-loved.'
Apple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin put this fruity pick on the map when they gave it to their daughter in 2004. Eyes might have rolled at first, but Apple has gained traction ever since. (Check out more celebrity baby names!)
Brie: The beautiful French and Latin girls name that means 'marshland' belongs to a delicious cheese.
Jasmine: A princess-y pick your little girl will love growing up with—it is an old French/Persian name for the jasmine flower, but also applies to a fragrant long grain rice of the same name.
Nori: The Japanese word for seaweed (and 'doctrine') makes our list for its use in sushi and other traditional dishes. Your little girl would be in celebrity company with this name, as it has become the prominent nickname for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s firstborn, whose full name is North. (Browse Japanese baby names!)
Olive: The rarer answer to Olivia is tiptoeing into the top girl names, and is a recognisable food name with quirky appeal.
Plum: The rich, tasty fruit is not often heard as a baby name but when it is, it makes a statement. Best known as the name of British novelist Plum Sykes, this pretty pick would be very sweet for your baby girl.
Rosemary: A fragrant, old-fashioned name which belongs to an herb with the symbolism 'remembrance;' rosemary means 'dew of the sea' from the Latin.
Sage: Another herb, this one with medicinal uses and cooking clout. It makes a very cute baby name if you are looking for something short yet lingering.
Food Baby Names for Boys
Baker: Not an actual food but a related profession, this handsome choice is on the rise for boys.
Benedict: This little boy name with Latin roots meaning 'blessed' happens to be a pretty tasty way to prepare eggs.
Cane: How about naming that sweet baby boy after sugarcane itself? This vintage-sounding food-themed name is subtle yet solid, and its alternate spelling Cain means 'acquired' from the Hebrew.
Colby: The name of the tangy orange semi-soft cheese doubles as a cute food baby name, meaning 'coal town' with English roots. (See more British baby names!)
Graham: Those sweet crackers are a tasty afternoon snack cake and a cute food baby name. The English name Graham means 'gravelly homestead.'
Kale: This food baby name—and the leafy green it is attached to—are effortlessly hipster-chic.
Kobe: Beyond the beef that hails from the Kobe region of Japan, it is a special boy name with various meanings including 'supplanter,' 'God’s door,' and 'May God protect.' You also might consider it in homage to the late, great Bryant.
Pippin: A pippin is a crisp and delicious type of apple and a charming food baby name for boys meaning 'traveler.'
Gender-Neutral Food Baby Names
Basil: The tasty herb prevalent in Italian dishes is a gender-neutral food-inspired name idea we can get behind.
Pepper: This spicy pick is just perfect for a sassy baby girl or boy. Funnily, its Latin and Sanskrit roots translate to 'berry,' so there is a sweeter connotation here, too.
Saffron: A bright and vibrant spice name given to boys and girls, the yellow flower it comes from is in good company, with a floral baby naming trend sweeping the nation.
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Disclaimer: The information on our site is NOT medical advice for any specific person or condition. It is only meant as general information. If you have any medical questions and concerns about your child or yourself, please contact your health provider. Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, mothers eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast- and bottle-feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of a mother's breastmilk and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. If you do decide to use infant formula, you should follow instructions carefully.