Baby Names: Names Starting with S


SPRING: Old English for the season. Only Fall seems to stretch the use of seasonal names too far. Winter, Summer, and Autumn as well as Season have been used. Namesake: Spring Byington.

STACEY: From the Latin for "stable." An unlikely derivation for so pretty a name. Stacey is used for either sex. Relatives: Stacy, Staci, Stasia, Stasya, Tasia. Namesakes: Stacy Keach, Stacy Ladislaw, James Stacey.

STANISLAUS: Slavic for "stand in glory." Relatives: Stanislav, Stanislas, Stanislavsky, Stan, Aineislis. Namesakes: Saint Stanislaus, Stanislaus Richter, Konstantin Stanislavsky.

STANLEY: Old English for "from the rocky meadow." This name was cat in bronze when Tennessee Williams chose it for his brutish hero in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Relatives: Stanly, Stanleigh, Stanbury, Stanberry, Standish, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanhope, Stanmore, Stanton, Stanway, Stanwick, Stanwyck. Namesakes: Stanfield Turner, Stanford White, Stan "The Man" Musial, Stan Laurel, Stanley and Livingston, Miles Standish, Barbara Stanwyck, Stanley Cup.

STEIN: German for "stone." A stein is also an earthenware mug designed to hold a pint of beer. Relatives: Steyn, Stine, Styne, Steiner, Steen, Steinway, Steinbeck, Steinberg, Steinmetz. Namesakes: Stein Erickson, Gertrude Stein, Jule Styne, John Steinbeck, Saul Steinberg, Steinway pianos.

STELLA: Latin for "star." If the child seems unfazed by the lights, camera, and action in the delivery room, this might be the right choice for your little star. Relatives: Stela, Stellar, Star, Starr, Starla, Starling. Namesames: Stella Stevens, Stella Adler, Star Lawrence, Bart Starr, "Stella Dallas," "Brenda Starr."

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