Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 3.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Ben have the values 2, 5, and 14. Added together, these values equal 21. And the digits of 21 added together equal 3.
All of the “3” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “3” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
3 via 12
The letters in the following baby names add up to 12, which reduces to three (1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 12)||Boy names (3 via 12)|
|Aja, Fae, Bia, Abi, Bee||Gad, Jb, Abed|
3 via 21
The letters in the following baby names add up to 21, which reduces to three (2+1=3).
|Girl names (3 via 21)||Boy names (3 via 21)|
|Kai, Asa, Gala, Jaia, Clea||Kai, Kade, Asa, Alec, Ben, Beck, Cale|
3 via 30
The letters in the following baby names add up to 30, which reduces to three (3+0=3).
|Girl names (3 via 30)||Boy names (3 via 30)|
|Ella, Alice, Anna, Jane, Noa, Bianca, Abby, Bria, Celia, Liah, Kalea, Dafne, Asia, Tia, Lela, Bree, Caeli, Jean, Ilah, Bobbi, Aaira, Lacie||Joe, Noa, Jean, Rafe, Taha, Eesa, Bodi, Tai, Ken, Abir, Zac, Asai|
3 via 39
The letters in the following baby names add up to 39, which reduces to three (3+9=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 39)||Boy names (3 via 39)|
|Camila, Ayla, Sara, Gemma, Amy, Leila, Mya, Kira, Allie, Angel, Amber, Clare, Kodi, May, Janie, Alya, Diya, Kari, Dalila, Deanna, Ellia, Laya, Ameena, Adora, Jackie, Iona, Joie, Kaleia, Deasia, Avana, Asra, Golda||Angel, Declan, Kash, Sean, Drake, Jon, Jakob, Asaiah, Lev, Emil, Tahj, Kodi, Keagan, Judd, Sanad, Amadeo, Kree, Edric, Breck, Aero, Jawad, Jackie, Jaeden, Galen, Jakhi, Khaleb|
3 via 48
The letters in the following baby names add up to 48, which reduces to three (4+8=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 48)||Boy names (3 via 48)|
|Luna, Nora, Claire, Isabel, Daphne, Teagan, Adriana, Celine, Alayah, Amora, Kalani, Sarai, Briar, Sasha, Zelda, Siena, Aviana, Aliya, Kairi, Ainhoa, Ellen, Meghan, Ariadna, Miya, Dariana, Rita, Faigy, Maite, Kalina, Sahara, Liza, Nyah, Saira, Anabella, Donna, Aiyla, Pamela, Jannah, James, Joni, Kiari, Ofelia, Amyah, Carlie, Issa, Mayah, Aayat, Levi, Malaika, Katana, Merci, Siara, Abilene, Edyn, Lou, Kenedi, Brandi||James, Levi, Ethan, Theo, Jonah, Graham, Malakai, Jasiah, Leland, Johan, Kamden, Amos, Zakai, Aron, Briar, Jagger, Rey, Blaise, Jakobi, Semaj, Noble, Teagan, Aksel, Roan, Kahari, Eamon, Armaan, Kailo, Issa, Keelan, Niall, Gracen, Malachai, Miko, Marek, Izaak, Lou, Luan, Efren, Hosea, Zahid, Aycen, Farhan, Rye, Tom, Aadvik, Brave, Faisal, Oshea, Aceyn, Uri, Vidal, Jhoan, Kairi, Jaceon, Dekari, Kailan, Sasha, Pearce, Aasir, Thane|
3 via 57
The letters in the following baby names add up to 57, which reduces to three (5+7=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 57)||Boy names (3 via 57)|
|Aaliyah, Rose, Mary, Adalyn, Kailani, Mariana, Hayden, Willa, Amiyah, Myra, Lilian, Nellie, Ellis, Laney, Julie, Layne, Jaylah, Nancy, Sandra, Alaiyah, Alessa, Cecily, Harlem, Kylah, Eunice, Rayla, Zelie, Lux, Aylen, Alizah, Ayvah, Zofia, Katy, Kaileen, Zayda, Niyah, Moon, Jennie, Namaari, Colby, Gisele, Taleen, Leyna, Karol, Evanna||Owen, George, Hayden, Ellis, Major, Eithan, Colby, Krew, Layne, Chris, Uriah, Benicio, Franco, Duncan, Eugene, Harlem, Wallace, Lux, Kyng, Eros, Aryeh, Yoel, Edson, Jasir, Xaiden, Aharon, Malcom, Daylan, Javian, Kemari, Arion, Artem, Advait, Burke, Nayel, Brogan, Murad, Abubakar, Kaleth, Nahum, Jaiceon, Golden, Sion, Slate, Bless|
3 via 66
The letters in the following baby names add up to 66, which reduces to three (6+6=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 66)||Boy names (3 via 66)|
|Harper, Addison, Ruby, Emery, Sloane, Ximena, Lainey, Delaney, Brooke, Ophelia, Annabelle, Nayeli, Alessia, Frances, Rosie, Jessica, Alejandra, Holland, Jaliyah, Maxine, Elyse, Nathalia, Saanvi, Raylee, Mollie, Tatiana, Jasmin, Shayla, Yaneli, Laynie, Beckett, Charlene, Mckayla, Georgie, Rhyan, Eliany, Citlali, Krisha, Serene, Amyrah, Lulu, Savanah, Colleen, Henny, Haizlee||Charles, Beckett, Xander, Zayn, Tobias, Manuel, Romeo, Royce, Esteban, Dalton, Armando, Corey, Dillon, Emery, Edison, Keaton, Ricky, Kaizen, Cassian, Denzel, Zakari, Jerome, Bastian, Booker, Finnick, Harper, Rush, Ilyas, Steele, Holland, Zyan, Mickey, Gibson, Darnell, Mykel, Meyer, Vito, Maksim, Elton, Esdras, Addison, Lyon, Osmar, Vedant, Ronen, Arsalan, Jorden, Ryden, Keshav, Yaqub, Shmiel|
3 via 75
The letters in the following baby names add up to 75, which reduces to three (7+5=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 75)||Boy names (3 via 75)|
|Madison, Quinn, Esther, Tatum, Adelynn, Raelyn, Annalise, Rosalia, Bethany, Clover, Kinslee, Aspyn, Rosalee, Simone, Sharon, Rowen, Eliyanah, Avalyn, Geraldine, Mariyah, Hollis, Xolani, Eisley, Katarina, Addalynn, Denisse, Bryanna, Eleanore, Susana, Andromeda, Marianne, Azuri, Emryn, Lucianna, Hayven, Cheyanne, Marielle, Ronnie, Nylani, Annmarie, Maylani, Delainey, Sofiya, Maybelle, Milagro||Zayden, Marcus, Martin, Tatum, Luciano, Quinn, Jeffrey, Kendrick, Rowen, Zachariah, Kaysen, Gunnar, Maximo, Magnus, Melvin, Leroy, Hollis, Ronnie, Dominik, Yaakov, Jeffery, Norman, Jermaine, Simeon, Slater, Linus, Arrow, Ramses, Wendell, Karmelo, Raylen, Lamont, Roscoe, Damarion, Xavien, Johnnie, Ezriel, Bayron, Mahmoud, Nessiah, Zaedyn, Lynx, Ferris, Jassiel, Sorin, Connell, Heitor, Hershel, Jonatan, Lyrik, Zahmir, Avrum, Vyom|
3 via 84
The letters in the following baby names add up to 84, which reduces to three (8+4=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 84)||Boy names (3 via 84)|
|Ryleigh, Londyn, Collins, Jocelyn, Makenzie, Lennox, Violeta, Zaniyah, Mazikeen, Maelynn, Yusra, Lillianna, Madalynn, Austin, Renesmee, Sunday, Caitlyn, Charity, Lindsay, Mahogany, Arizona, Emberleigh, Lennyn, Anneliese, Brinleigh, Normani||Alexander, Leonardo, Austin, Nathaniel, Emmanuel, Barrett, Lennox, Zyaire, Marshall, Lawson, Jaxton, Kyson, Jayson, Atreus, Ryatt, Terrance, Rayyan, Thorin, Alister, Nickolas, Francesco, Luther, Lyndon, Yuvaan, Demarcus, Eastyn, Million, Stiles, Rashawn, Collins, Alexandre, Braxten, Kenyon, Axtyn, Surya, Willis, Sylis, Vinny|
3 via 93
The letters in the following baby names add up to 93, which reduces to three (9+3=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 93)||Boy names (3 via 93)|
|Juniper, Sunny, Elliott, Ashlynn, Yamileth, Majesty, Rhiannon, Novaleigh, Evalynn, Cristina, Britney, Brighton, Rosalinda, Philomena, Railynn, Rosaline, Nazareth||Bryson, Elliott, Justin, Atticus, Cristian, Tyson, Roberto, Arturo, Sunny, Greysen, Brighton, Taysom, Sylvan, Shaurya, Majesty, Jaxsyn|
3 via 102
The letters in the following baby names add up to 102, which reduces to three (1+0+2=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 102)||Boy names (3 via 102)|
|Charlotte, Juliette, Wrenley, Whitley, Jazlynn, Kingsley, Kaylynn, Kinzley, Gwyneth, Christiana, Emmerson, Katelynn, Gwenyth, Vanellope, Winnifred, Valentine||Harrison, Brixton, Kingsley, Langston, Huxton, Syrus, Iverson, Humberto, Henderson, Yehoshua, Valentine, Zaviyar, Whitley, Abdulaziz, Zorawar, Scotty|
3 via 111
The letters in the following baby names add up to 111, which reduces to three (1+1+1=3).
|Girl names (3 via 111)||Boy names (3 via 111)|
|Amethyst, Parklynn, Braylynn, Taylynn, Brystol, Promyse||Raymundo, Muhammadamin, Briggston, Xzavion, Christos|
3 via 120
The letters in the following baby names add up to 120, which reduces to three (1+2+0=3).
|Girl names (3 via 120)||Boy names (3 via 120)|
|Skylynn, Yaretzy, Lexington, Greylynn, Starlette||Maximiliano, Ulysses, Lexington, Leviticus, Thompson|
3 via 129
The letters in the following baby names add up to 129, which reduces to three (1+2+9=12; 1+2=3).
|Girl names (3 via 129)||Boy names (3 via 129)|
|Kourtney, Tzipporah, Knoxlynn, Iyinoluwa, Traylynn||Augustus, Silvestre, Brookston, Constantin, Trayshawn|
Number 3: Meaning and Associations
What does the number three mean in numerology? Unfortunately, there’s no clear answer. Various numerological systems exist, and each one has its own interpretation of the number three.
That said, if we look at a couple of modern numerology/astrology websites, we see 3 being described as “creative,” “optimistic,” “friendly,” “outgoing,” and “self-expressive.”
Personally, I prefer to look at associations, which are a bit more concrete. Here are some things that are associated with the number 3:
- Triple crown
- Hat trick (3 goals scored in one game by a single player)
- Traffic lights
- Circus (3 rings)
- Yard (3 feet)
- Manx flag (3 legs)
- Three-act structure (in narrative)
- Rule of three (also in narrative)
- Rule of thirds (in photography)
What does the number 3 mean to you? What are your strongest associations with the number?
Sources: SSA, Numerology – Cafe Astrology, The meaning of the numbers 1 – 9 – World Numerology, 3 – Wikipedia
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[Latest update: Sept. 2023]