The 60 Top Seasonal Baby Names

oct. 29, 2021 | 9 minutes Lire

The changing of the seasons is an inspiring time: When spring awakens, the long days of summer come to light, the leaves turn and the first snow falls. While many people use the changing seasons as a time to get inspired to change up their cooking or their home decor, it’s also a great point of inspiration for baby names.

If you’re looking for an original, seasons-inspired autumn baby name, winter baby name, spring baby name or summer baby name, check out this list.

Top spring baby names

These spring baby names are fresh and ready for your baby.

Anastacia: In Spanish, Anastacia means “resurrection,” which is fitting since spring is when everything is reborn. It also has many nicknames, including Ana, Stacy, Stacia, Stashia, Tacy, Sia, Nastya and Annie.

April: Sure, it’s the name of the fourth month of the year, but it’s also Latin for “opening.” Springtime is the time of flower buds opening, things blooming and doors being thrown open, so it makes sense.

Aurora: Aurora is the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, and it’s also the name of the princess in “Sleeping Beauty” who awakens from her slumber into a new world. Rory is a cute nickname for Aurora.

Claire: You might not know that Claire means “clear” and is of Latin and Greek origin. A classic name, it can also be spelled Clare. Related names are Clara and Clarissa.

Denver: Denver is a city in Colorado, but it also means “green valley” in Old English. A unisex name, it is both a first name and a last name.

Florence: In Old English Florence means “blooming flower,” which is an apropos name for a spring baby. It was popular during the first half of the 20th century, but has been trending recently as people turn to more old-fashioned names. Cute nicknames include Flo, Ren, Rory, Flora, Ora, Flossie, Effie and Flori.

Hunter:With the name Hunter, what you see is what you get—it simply means someone who hunts in English. While used previously mostly for boys, it is growing as a unisex name.

Lily: Lily is Old German for “strength,” and it’s also a flower that blooms. It signifies affection and happiness, which is how everyone feels after a long winter!

May: While May is obviously the fifth month of the year, it also means “great one” in Hebrew and is a derivative of the name Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility. May can also be spelled Mae and is making a comeback as a popular name for baby girls.

Owen: Celtic for “young fighter,” the name Owen might also originate from the Welsh name Oen, which means “lamb,” a symbol of spring.

Pascal: Pascal is derived from Latin, which means “pertaining to Passover or Easter.” There are over 10 names associated with Pascal, such as Paschal, Pasquale and Pascoal. It is a popular name in Europe.

Rain: We all know April showers bring May flowers, but the name Rain brings more joy than tears! French for “queen,” it can also be spelled Rein or Reign and is a unisex name.

River: River still means “stream of water,” and it’s perfect for a spring-inspired baby name that feels natural and unique. Rivers is a variation that is also popular.

Robin: The robin is the consummate early bird, and the name was once a nickname for Robert. Now, it’s seen more as a unisex name for both baby girls and baby boys. Nicknames for boys include Rob and Robbie, and alternate spellings for the female Robin include Robyn, Robynne, and Robbin. Two famous Robins include Robin Hood and Christopher Robin.

Xavier: Xavier means “bright,” which is how everyone feels when it’s spring after a deep, dark winter. It’s also related to the name Javier.

Top summer baby names

These warm and friendly names are perfect for babies born during the summer months.

Arun: Hindu for “sun,” Arun is the ultimate summer baby boy name.

August: While it’s the eighth month of the year, August—also Augustus—is English for “great.” And what a great month August is, usually filled with summer vacations and back to school! The name is rising in popularity; Princess Eugenie even named her son August. Two cute nicknames include Gus and Auggie. The feminine form is Augusta.

Birdie: Birdie means “bright” and “like a bird,” both of which match that free feeling you have during the summer months. It’s a variation on the name Byrd, and it was popular during the late 1800s. It’s now become more popular with a few celebrities naming their children Birdie. It is a unisex name and can also be spelled Byrdie, usually for females.

Daisy: Did you know that Daisy is actually a nickname for Margaret, as well as a flower? Marguerite, the French version of the English Margaret, means “daisy.” The name Daisy conjures up visions of daisy chains and laying in thick green grass—perfect for a summer baby.

Dylan: Dylan means “son of the sea,” but it’s now considered a unisex name. Welsh in origin, famous people with the name Dylan include poet Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan.

Gardner: English for “keeper of the garden,” Gardner is both a first and last name, used for both boys and girls.

Isla: A popular name in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom (it’s been a top 10 name for a few years!) , Isla refers to a Scottish river and means “light-bearer.” It’s pronounced EYE-la and is a unique way to pay homage to nature’s bounty during the summer months.

Lake: A unisex name, Lake refers to “a body of water.” It’s still not a common name, so this is a creative name for a child you hope enjoys the outdoors.

Leo: Leo means “lion” in Greek, which is the zodiac symbol for Leos born at the end of July through the middle of August. Several notable men throughout history have been named Leo, and it’s a shortened version of Leopold.

June: June is the sixth month of the year and means “truth.” June brings joy, as that is when midsummer occurs (also known as the longest day of the year.) Traditionally, it’s been used as a female name.

Meadow: Meaning “field of grass,” Meadow is a great name for a baby born during the green summer months. It was popular in the early 20th century, but is becoming popular again.

Pearl: Pearl means “precious” in Latin, and also is the birthstone for the month of June. Related names include Pearla, Perla and Perle. . A popular name at the beginning of the 20th century, it is now coming back into fashion.

Samson: Hebrew for “like the sun,” Samson (also spelled Sampson) is an uncommon name, but a beautiful one nonetheless. Sam and Sammy are both shortened versions of the name.

Soleil: French for “sun,” Soleil is a super unique name for a baby girl.

Summer: For any purist looking for a season-inspired name, look no further than Summer!

Top fall baby names

Fall hard for these unique baby names inspired by autumn.

Adam: Depending on interpretations, Adam means “of the earth” or “red earth,” which is reminiscent of the colors of autumn. Adam is one of the most popular names and continues to be a classic.

Archer: Archer conjures up thoughts of thick woods and hunting, and is a different and interesting name that is gaining in popularity. It is related to Archibald and Archie.

Aster: While Aster means “star,” it’s also the official flower for the month of September as it blooms in autumn and represents wisdom and faith. Previously mostly used for females, it can also be used for males. An alternate spelling is Astor.

Autumn: We couldn’t have a fall baby name list and not include Autumn! Latin for “fall season,” Autumn is the perfect name for a baby girl born during September, October or November.

Bruno: Bruno means “brown” or “dark,” and represents the changing leaves and ground during the fall season. It’s usually used for males. The female version is Bruna.

Daphne: Greek for “laurel tree,” which blooms during fall, Daphne was popular in the 20th century and is gaining popularity again.

Forrest: Forrest means “of the woods” in English and is a perfect name for a boy or girl born during the fall months. A common variation is Forrester. It can also be spelled Forest or Forester.

Hazel: Another name that is growing in popularity as “old” names come back into fashion, Hazel relates to the Hazelnut tree which evokes a feeling of warmth and nuttiness, just like fall.

Marigold: Meaning “flower,” marigold is also a brilliant, deep yellow color that is a signature color of the autumn season. Mari and Goldie are both nicknames.

Orla: Irish for “golden princess,” Orla is a beautiful name that isn’t used very much in the United States, but more so in Great Britain.

Phoenix: The phoenix is a mythical bird in Greek mythology, and it also is a dark red spice, one of the key colors of fall. The phoenix bird rises from the ashes, which is a great story of origin for a baby name.

Rory: Rory is Celtic for “red king,” another name evoking autumnal colors. It can also be short for Roderick for men, and short for Lorelai, Aurora, Marjorie and many other feminine names.

Rowan: Scottish for “little redhead,” Rowan is another autumn name that can be unisex. It’s also a common last name or surname in the United Kingdom.

Sienna: Sienna is a reddish-brown color that perfectly encapsulates the color scheme of autumn. Princess Beatrice named her daughter Sienna, meaning it might become popular.

Willow: A beautiful tree, Willow also means “graceful” and “symbol of healing.” It was predominantly used as a feminine name, but is now considered unisex.

Top winter baby names

These cozy, winter baby names will inspire you during the coldest months.

Aspen: Aspen is a famous ski resort, but it’s also the name of a tree that blooms in that area. It is a unisex name that works for both boys and girls.

Bianca: Bianca means “white” in Italian, which is a beautiful way to honor a baby girl born during the wintertime. Related names include Blanche (French for “white”) and Blanca (Spanish for “white”).

Bodhi: A name growing in popularity, Bodhi is a great winter baby name because a Buddhist holiday called Bodhi, where Buddha experienced enlightenment, is during the month of December.

Carol:A carol is a song of joy, which is definitely what your winter baby will be! Once a male name, it’s now more widely recognized as a female name. It can also be spelled Caroll and Carole.

Christian: Christian means “follower of Christ” in Greek and has been a popular name for many centuries. Christian is a fun name for babies born around Christmas time, and the feminine is Christina, although Christian is now considered a unisex name.

Gabriel: Hebrew for “able-bodied one,” Gabriel is a strong name that has ties to the Angel Gabriel in the Bible. The feminine is Gabrielle or Gabriella, and nicknames include Gabe, Gabby, Gabi, Elle and Ella.

Gwenyth: “White” in Welsh, Gwenyth is a great name for a baby born during the snowy months. There are several related names, such as Gwen, Gwendolyn, Gwinnett and Venetia.

Holly: Holly is not only a kind of plant, but it’s a nickname for Hollace or Hollis, an English name that means “near the valley.” It can also be short for Holiday (allegedly Holly Golightly’s full name in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

Ivy: While the ivy plant grows year-round, it has somehow become associated with the holiday season. Traditionally a female name, it can also be spelled Ivey and Ivie.

Jack: Jack is a nickname for John (Hebrew for “God’s gift”), and while it works for any baby born at any point during the year, Jack is a good winter baby name because it is reminiscent of Jack Frost, the Scandinavian legend who brought the winter winds every year.

Merry: Merry is a take on Mary, which is also a holiday-inspired name. Merry means “joyful,” and any baby born during the holiday season is a bundle of joy.

Noel: Noel means “Christmas” in French, and there are several ways to pronounce it. NOH-el is one way to pronounce it for the masculine name, and No-ELLE is another way to pronounce it, usually for the feminine. It can also be spelled Nowell, Nowelle, Noelle and Noell.

Storm: Storm is a name that is rising in popularity and means “tempest.” Winter storms might be scary, but any baby with the name Storm will be strong. It is a unisex name, but variations include Stormy and Stormi for the feminine.

Whittaker: Whittaker is Old English for “white field,” which is apropos for any baby born during a snowy time. Traditionally a male name, it can also be shortened to Whit, Whitt, Aker, and Witt.

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