Aaron is a name associated with the words lofty, exalted, and high mountain. According to She Knows, Aaron was the first high priest of the Israelites, remembered for the miraculous blossoming of his staff. Having a rainbow baby may feel like no small feat, and Aaron is the perfect name to commemorate this milestone.
Amari is an American name that means "miracle of God." Although it was originally thought of as a male name, it is now also used for females as well.
Ayah is an Arabic name meaning "miracle". This name has a gorgeous smooth sound, and can also be spelled “Aya” which has a slightly different meaning, “colorful or bird” This uncommon and unexpected name is perfect for rainbow babies who often feel like a true miracle or an answer to your prayers.
Dorothea is a German name meaning "gift of God” It’s a beautiful variation on Dorothy. This name is beautiful on its own, or it can be shortened to Dot or Dottie. Plus, if you name your daughter Dorothea she’ll share a name with famed photographer Dorothea Lange.
Eliana means "my God has answered.” While this name is Hebrew in origin, it’s a very multicultural choice and is used in Israel, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Italy. This rhythmic name is an elegant and feminine choice, especially if you feel like your rainbow baby was a long-awaited answered prayer.
Jonathan is a Hebrew name meaning "Jehovah has given" or "given of God,". It's a name that's commonly associated with the author of Gulliver's Travels, (Jonathan Swift) and the name also maintains biblical roots. Some may choose to shorten this name to Jon, though the name sounds strong on its own, too.
Matthew (or Matthias) is from the Hebrew name "Matityahu," which means "Gift from God." The name has been popular since the 1960s and there won’t be anyone in your life that doesn’t “get” this name. If you’re looking for a slightly less popular variation, you could try going with the French version, Matteo instead (which sometimes gets shortened to Teo).
Mira is a name with the Latin meaning "wonderful" and "marvelous." Some see it as a shortened version of the word "miracle." Another definition tied to the name Mira from the American and Hebrew meaning is "bitter," which can also be associated with the bittersweet feeling of a rainbow baby.
Nathan (or Nathaniel) means "gift of God” and is originally a Hebrew name though now it is used across many cultures. Its biblical roots also mean "giving" or "rewarded." Many Nathans end up going by the short nickname Nate, and this name may capture the gift of having a rainbow baby.
Samuel is a Hebrew name that means "asked of God" or "heard by God," and is a meaningful and precise name for anyone who feels like their baby was a gift. The feminine version of this name is Samantha, and both names can be shortened to Sam.
Theodore is a name that means "gift" and shares roots with the feminine names Dorothea, Dorothy, or Theodora (both the male and female names can be shortened to Teddy). This name gained popularity in the early 1900s when Theodore Roosevelt became president and continued to be popular thanks to Alvin and the Chipmunks.