With warm weather comes Spring baby names.
Maybe you’re expecting a child in the next few months. Or maybe the lighter, brighter days suggest the qualities you love in a name.
Either way, these names run the gamut. They’re traditional and religious, modern and cool.
Some of the lists tend towards the silly. Except it turns out that fictional rabbits? They’ve answered to some pretty amazing names.
Nature names are heavily represented, as are finds from the ancient world. But the variety is staggering. For every popular Chloe (it means green shoot in Greek, making it an obvious Spring name for a daughter), there’s a wait-what name, like Catkin. (It’s the fuzzy little flower cluster on trees like willows, and while that seems Spring-like, they grow at various times of the year. I still think it works. Also, it’s just plain fun to say!)
Let’s look at Spring baby names in depth:
Spring Baby Names: Inspired by March
March marks the end of the winter, and the very earliest days of Spring. The vernal equinox falls on the 20th of the month, and many places are seeing warmer weather by then. Clocks spring forward mid-month, too, making for longer days. And so our Spring baby names list has to begin at the beginning, with this month.
- This list of March-inspired names is rich with options for sons and daughters.
- March also appears on this list of (mostly) quirky finds. I don’t think I’ve convinced anyone to name a daughter Tulip yet, but I’m pleased that Wells is trending.
- I think of this name as summery, but March does come in like a lion.
- And out like a lamb.
Spring Baby Names: Blooming Botanicals
Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers! While some botanical choices feel more appropriate for other seasons, especially Christmas, the overwhelming majority of flower names, from the demure Lily and Rose to the bold Bluebell and Calanthe, seem at home in the Spring.
- A French find, chock full of gorgeous nature names. I mean … Florimond!
- This list wasn’t strictly written for Spring, but it feels like the right season for bold botanicals.
- And Flora doesn’t just refer to flowers; it was the name of a Roman goddess associated with springtime.
- Ooh … all of the Lily names, in one spot!
- Or maybe pan-botanicals?
Spring Baby Names: Easter
The exact date of Easter changes every year, sliding early or later in the season. But it always signals not only Spring, but renewal.
- This list of Easter names in French is packed with swoon-worthy ideas. Loving the sound of Lilwenn.
- People actually named Easter.
- More about Easter as a possible given name here.
- Which reminds me of this Sheryl Crow song: “He’s got a daughter he calls Easter; she was born on a Tuesday night.”
- Easter makes this list of Calendar Baby Names, along with the more obvious April, May, and June.
- A great big list of Easter-inspired picks from Ren.
- A case for seeing Simon as an Easter name, based on the New Testament. Some fun rarities here, too!
Spring Baby Names: Best for Boys
While nature names are gaining in popularity for all children, so many Spring baby names seem to be reserved for girls. Happily, many of these list include options for Spring baby names for boys. These are two of the best:
- The Art of Naming looks at choices just right for a son born this season, mostly because of meaning, but also because they mean green.
- This NameFreak! list is packed with great flower names, but I’m adding it to this section because Kelli finds flower names that work for boys. Yarrow is my favorite!
Spring Baby Names: Inspired by Rabbits
Rabbits are everywhere in the Spring, from decorations to the chocolate kind. That makes for some fun lists. Also worth noting: they’ve been associated with the season since well before Easter was celebrated as a Christian holiday.
- Here’s a round-up of the very best in rabbit names from Nameberry.
- And my favorite rabbits. Too bad about Harvey! But we still have Peter. Also, Reese.
Spring Baby Names: All Sorts of Ideas!
Many of the Spring baby names lists cover several of these topics – and more! – in one post.
- Nature names, plus word names, and rarities with an appropriate meaning are all found on this list from The Art of Naming.
- This is such an interesting take on the season: names that mean peace, from Nothing Like a Name.
- A good reminder that Cora counts as a seasonal name, thanks to the name’s ties to the goddess Persephone.
- Ren’s list leaves nothing out – from the religious to the delicious!
- Flowers, colors, and all sorts of imports to English appear in this British Baby Names post.
- Looking at the season from a pagan perspective, this list mentions gods and goddesses associated with Spring.
- More French options here. Pascaline is my favorite.
- This list caught my eye because it’s Australian – which means that October’s birthstone, Opal, makes the list. Because, of course, Spring isn’t always in April, May, and June.
- More from the gods, plus some great ancient names, in Dantea’s post for Nameberry.
- So many June names, from June to Djuna to Juniper!
- I’m intrigued by Estrild.
- Why isn’t anyone using this gorgeous name?
That’s all for Spring baby names for now! Did I miss any? Share your favorite links – or names! – in the comments.
This post was published originally on March 19, 2018. It was revised and re-posted on March 4, 2019.