01/01/2014 11:52 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

New Year's Baby Names To Kick Off 2014

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By Linda Rosenkrantz for

A new year is dawning, a time of hope and aspiration and rebirth and resolve. For the baby born around this time, there are some lovely and particularly apt choices (for girls in particular) whose meanings embrace these concepts. Here are some of the multi-cultural best -- and with them our best wishes for a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!

Baby Names For The New Year