13Choosing your baby's name is one of the most important decisions of your life. After all, your little one is going to have this name for the rest of their life, therefore it is necessary that you get it right. Recently, three letter baby names have become somewhat of a fashionable option. In fact, parents who choose three letter names are said to be those who take an uncluttered approach to both life and parenthood. Minimalists are also a fan of the three letter name choice and prefer to keep it short but simple. So, let's take a look at the 10 of the best—and most popular—three baby names.
The name, Dax, first originated in France before the Roman occupation and is said to mean, "leader." Dax is mostly used as a male name but can be used as a female name if you choose to do so. Over the last few years, the name has had revival after lying dormant for the last few centuries. In fact, it is now somewhat trendy, especially after it re-entered the Top 2000 names in 2007. For instance, the actor, Dax Sheperd, is one of the most famous Daxes around, as well as the blue Power Ranger, Dax Lo. Want something a bit different? Go for Dax.
Amy is one of those timeless names that seem to work well in every single century. In French, the name means "beloved" and derives from the Latin meaning of "love and passion." Over the years, the name has had a number of variations, from Amy, Amiee, Aime, and Amis, and it is also commonly spelled as Ami. In the past, there has been a number of famous Amys, with actress Amy Schumer the most famous Amy as of late. In fact, Amy Schumer recently had her very own little baby, choosing the four letter name of Gene, instead.
Back in the day, Abraham as a name was extremely popular, especially around the time of President Abraham Lincoln. Additionally, The name has a number of religious connotations and can be found in Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic. These days, the name Abe is much more popular and is associated with strength, power, and success. In fact, those named Abe also tend to do well in business and commercial settings. Plus, the name is incredibly trendy and has made quite the impression on young mothers and millennials. So, if you want a strong and powerful name, why not give Abe a go?
Ida has been in and out of favor over the last few centuries but is now seemingly making an appearance yet again. In fact, the name is popular all over the world and is common in most cultures. In Germany, Ida is derived from the Germanic word, "id" which means "labor" or "work." So, if you want a hardworking name for your daughter, then Ida is the one for you. The name is also particularly popular in Nordic countries, and regularly enters the top 20 names for girls in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. It is also the name of the African-American investigative journalist, Ida B. Wells, who played a large role in the civil rights movement.
Tom is a solid name, you can never go wrong with Tom, right? Yes, Tom is the name of many famous actors, from Tom Cruise to the devilishly handsome, Tom Hardy. In fact, Tom Hardy recently had his very own little boy, choosing to opt for the five-letter name of Louis instead. Tom, which stems from the longer name of Thomas, is popular in most cultures across the globe and is one of the most common names in the United States and the United Kingdom. However, although it might be common, it is still a great name and continues to be successful each year.
Eva is mostly used as a female name and stems from the English version of Eve. The name also derives from the Hebrew meaning of "life" or "living one" which also has a number of religious connotations. Over the years, there have been a number of famous Evas, from Argentinian first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón and Hungarian actress Eva Gabor. These days, the most famous Eva is Eva Longoria who gave birth to her first son in 2018. However, instead of choosing a three letter name, Eva went with the eight letter name of, Santiago instead.
Leo, which is Latin for "lion" has been very popular over the last few centuries. Back in the day, the name was given to a number of Christian saints, as well as several popes. Therefore, the name has religious connections. The name can be short for many things, such as Leon, Leopold, and Leonardo. However, overall, the names share the meaning of "brave." There has been a large amount of famous Leo's over the years, such as Leonardo Di Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, and Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Di Caprio (who can be seen as a cute baby in the picture above).
Liv, which derives from the Old Norse word of, "hlíf" which means "shelter" or "protection" is an extremely popular name as of late. In fact, in modern Swedish and Danish, the name means "life," which has attributed to its success as a name. Over the last few years, the name has been used as a shortened version of the longer name: Olivia. However, more recently, the name, Liv, has been used as a name by itself. Liv's are known to be very beautiful, smart and charming and are said to be very courageous and independent. These days, the most famous, Liv, is actress Liv Tyler, who certainly lives up to the Liv element of beautiful and incredibly intelligent.
Interestingly, the name, Cam has never ranked in the top 1000 baby names in the United States despite it being unisex and easy to pronounce. The name is said to derive from Scotland and stems from the longer name of Cameron. However, the name can also be short for Camden and Cammy. It is said that people with the name Cam tend to end up in leadership roles and can be extremely independent. One famous Cam, Cam Newton, certainly lives up to the Cam stereotype and is currently the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL.
Nobody really knows where the name Mia originated from, with it said that it has actually originated throughout a variety of unrelated names. For instance, Mia usually stems from, Maria as well as other variants such as Miriam, Emily or Maya. These days, the name is usually associated with the Italian word "mia" which means "mine" or the Slavic word "mila" which means "darling." Over the last few years, the name has become rather popular, especially in the Western World, reaching number 7 in the top ten Australian baby names in 2013. The name is also the given name of Mia Tindall, daughter of Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter.