The goal: That your baby grows up to be a total smarty-pants. So why not stack the deck in his or her favor with a name that exudes intelligence right out of the gate? Here, 12 adorable monikers that are as cerebral as they are cool. 

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Beatrice

For a girl

Meaning: “She who brings happiness.” Also one of Shakespeare’s cleverest heroines. 

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Arthur

For a boy

Meaning: “Bear.” (FYI, that’s his thinking face.)

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Eleanor

For a girl

Meaning: “Bright, shining one” (with a vibe that’s very Jane Austen smart-girl). 

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Frances

For a boy or girl

Meaning: “Free one.” (Free thinker, that is.)

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Hugo

For a boy

Meaning: “Mind and intellect.” A perfect fit.

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Harriet

For a girl

Meaning: “Estate ruler.” But we love the Harriet the Spy reference too.

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Eldridge

For a boy

Meaning: “Old, wise leader.”

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Ruth

For a girl

Meaning: “Compassionate friend.” (The most intelligent ones usually are.)    

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Rosalind

For a girl

Meaning: “Pretty rose.” Also, most likely to challenge your ways.

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Roberta

For a girl

Meaning: “Bright fame.” Bonus points for Bert as a nickname.

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Rhodes

For a boy

Meaning: “Where roses grow.” Also, scholarly.

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Hermione

For a girl

Meaning: “Messenger, earthly.” Smartest person in her book club. 

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