Spring Baby Names for Your Little One
What a wonderful season spring is. It's a time of rebirth. The world wakes up, flowers bloom, and new babies are born.
If you have a baby due in spring, this one’s for you. These 40 spring baby names for both girls and boys cover everything from floral to fierce.
Hopefully, you find one that’s just right for your freshly baked bun.
This sweet spring baby name is perfect for April babies. It means "to open." Like flower petals unfolding in spring, it symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.
Alternatively, May is another spring month name that has more of a vintage vibe.
Origin: Old English
While this spring baby name comes from an Old English surname that means "someone dwelling near the ash grove," it also represents the tree itself.
The wood of the ash tree is strong and remarkably shock resistant, but also very lightweight.
As a name, Asher symbolizes a spirit that can handle anything life throws its way.
Aria is a unisex name that refers to a musical melody. It also means "air" and "treasure" in other languages, so it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
If you want to give your baby a name reminiscent of a soft tune drifting in on a breeze, Aria might be a winner.
Origin: Old English
Attwell is a simple name meaning "he who lives by the spring."
While there’s no deep, powerful meaning behind it, the image of a bubbling brook running through lush, green pastures evokes feelings of peace, tranquility and prosperity.
This popular Hebrew name means fresh and dewy. Just like spring!
It’s a beautiful name as is, but it could be shortened to "Viv" for a cute nickname.
A popular Hebrew name, Aviv literally means "springtime."
It was originally the name of the first month of the Hebrew calendar, which matches up with the classic spring months of March and April.
Aurora is basically a prettier word for "dawn." Imagine the shimmering waves of the aurora borealis or the first rays of sun glittering on the sea.
Fittingly, Aurora was the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise. It’s also a great Disney-themed name that’s not as obvious as some of the other princess names.
Colm is an Irish twist on the Latin word "columba," or dove. Doves have long been symbolic of peace.
If you’d like a spring baby name that convinces your progeny to sleep through the night, maybe naming him Colm will help?
We can’t make any promises.
Aya means colorful, but it also means bird. How great is that?
It can symbolize an innocent little sparrow or a bold phoenix. Whatever fits your little one when they arrive.
Aya is also a popular spelling of the Danish name Aja.
Origin: Old English and French
When we hear Denver, we usually think of Colorado, but Denver’s original meaning is "green valley."
Denver is a strong name, one that speaks of the earth and all places where growing things thrive. It also reminds us of John Denver, the singer-songwriter responsible for a 1971 hit song, "Country Roads."
It fits, doesn’t it?
If you love watching songbirds flock to your bird feeder each morning, this cheery nature-inspired name is perfect.
It’s sweet, but don’t be fooled. Birdies have plenty of pluck, too.
This biblical spring baby name is derived from the story of the Garden of Eden. The name Eden means delight, and it works for girls and boys alike.
The Garden of Eden was described to be beautiful beyond belief, true paradise. For a more traditional version of the name, Aidan is an excellent alternative.
In Greek, the name Chloe means fertility.
It’s symbolic of the fresh, green shoots of growing flowers in spring, and it was often used to describe Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest.
Parents who want their baby to have strong roots can’t go wrong with the name Forrest.
Forests are quiet, peaceful, powerful and wise. They produce oxygen, renewing the world around them.
Maybe their namesakes can do the same.
This is a strong name with an obvious meaning, "of the Earth."
It’s a name that symbolizes having strong roots, patience and power.
The most famous Eartha is probably the renowned singer Eartha Kitt, so your little Eartha will be in excellent company.
Haruki is such a sweet spring baby name, translating to "spring child."
It’s one of the most popular Japanese baby names, too, representing the fresh, green sprouts of the season.
In Norse mythology, Freya, also spelled Freja, was the goddess of fertility and love. Based on the name's mythological roots, it came to symbolize ladies of noble birth.
If being named after a goddess isn’t cool enough, the word "Friday" was derived from the name Freya.
With a little Freya running around the house, every day will be the best day of the week.
Originating from Hawaii, Kai means "sea." It may be simple, but have you ever seen the sea? It can be calm and quiet, but it’s also a formidable force of nature.
In some areas of Europe, Kai is considered to be a shortened version of the Frisian name Kaimbe, which means "warrior." As a multicultural name, Kai has multiple meanings, too. And all of them are awesome.
Kai is also the name of one of the main characters in the fairytale "The Snow Queen."
Juniper is a botanical name with a youthful meaning. It literally means "young."
If you’ve ever smelled the popular evergreen shrub, it’s fresh, sharp, and thrives almost anywhere.
Origin: Old Norse
This is one spring baby name that feels particularly sunny. Kelby means "farm by the spring," and what’s a sweeter image than that?
Imagine happy kids, on a happy farm, by a happy stream.
The laurel plant is a strong, leafy-green shrub, and it might be more familiar than you think. The laurel plant is also known as a bay plant, which is where bay leaves come from.
Laurel leaves a sharp flavor that’s similar to that of oregano when the leaves are dried. In cooking, laurel is the finishing touch to add that extra special something.
We all know what Lake means. It means Lake. Lakes are deep, mysterious, and rich with life.
Lake is a more recent addition to the list of baby names, but we love it.
It’s particularly fitting for babies born with blue eyes.
Lily is a little bit vintage and a whole lot of lovely. The name comes from the popular Lily flower.
While lilies historically symbolize purity, the flowers come in all kinds of bright, bold varieties, too.vYou might have a sweet, blush pink Lily, or a fiery, orange Tiger Lily.
She can decide when she gets here.
Happy Leif Erikson day! Like the famous explorer, babies named Leif live up to the meaning of the name: beloved.
Leif is also related to the Scandanavian name Olaf, just like the lovable snowman from Disney’s Frozen.
Whether your little Leif will be adventurous, silly or a combination of both is up to him.
Origin: Greek and Maori
Maia is a spring baby name symbolizing female empowerment, meaning confident and courageous. It’s very popular in Maori culture, and some celebrity Maias have popped up in recent years.
If you like the name Maya, but you’re not a fan of the traditional spelling, Maia is a good alternative.
Sure, March is a month, but it’s the roots of the name that make it so cool. The word March came from the name of a Roman god, Mars.
The god of war, Mars was a fearless warrior, coming to the aid of the Roman people in times of trouble.
He was seen as the guardian of the military, so families with strong military heritage might love this one.
Lily is a beautiful name, but it’s also fairly common. Luckily, Nari is a Korean name that means the same exact thing.
Most Korean names are made up of two Sin-Korean roots, but not Nari. The indigenous Korean name is simple and has one, beautiful meaning.
It also rolls nicely off the tongue.
Maxwell, often shortened to Max, is synonymous with "great stream." In centuries past, streams were responsible for growth, prosperity and life itself.
The name Maxwell represents the energy at the heart of it all.
Our life force.
What better word describes a new baby than the word new? While it’s not an obvious spring baby name, Nova represents that fresh, powerful feeling of something new.
It’s also a word for a particular kind of star, the kind that explodes into light before fading.
Just like an energetic little girl before a nap.
Matrix fans, this one is for you. Neo means new, but it also means gift. Not to get too literal, but isn’t that exactly what a baby is? The best new gift of them all?
While the name Neo isn’t directly tied to spring, new growth is the crowning feature of the season.
The colors of the poppy flower are unapologetically bold. If you’ve ever seen the flowers in person, they’re showstopping.
Red poppies are the most common, but they come in a wide variety of hues, each more stunning than the last.
If you’d like a floral-inspired name with some panache, poppy might just be it.
This spring baby name is a popular Irish name derived from a Welsh word meaning youth. With three vowels in a row, Owen is a name that sounds gentle and kind.
If you’ve watched "Grey’s Anatomy," it’s also the name of one of the recurring characters, who’s known for his red hair and loving personality.
The spring baby name Primrose is soft and gentle, just like the flower’s delicate little petals.
Primrose is definitely vintage, and it’s a lot less common than most other floral-inspired names.
Primrose comes with two built-in nicknames — Prim, like the character from "Hunger Games," and Rose. Rosie works, too.
Nature names are so springy, aren’t they? Imagine a deep, quickly-flowing river. It’s quiet, but the current is powerful.
Rivers carve paths from the stone itself, slowly, patiently, persistently making their own way in the world.
Sage is a culinary herb that’s frequently used to make one of the most soothing essential oils available. The aromatic leaves are a soft, gray-green color that’s just as calming as its distinctive scent.
Some people believe that burning sage can bring positive, fresh energy to a room. Just like a new baby will.
The unisex spring baby name Robin is just perfect for a chubby-cheeked newborn.
Robins are happy little birds that make friends just about everywhere.
There’s also Robin Hood, of course, one of the most mischievous, lovable characters of all time.
Violet, you’re turning violet. A classic spring baby name, Violet babies share their name with a deep-purple flower.
The violet plant is small but resilient. The name choice for the "Incredibles" character Violet Parr was no accident. Like the flower, Violet is a little shy, but she's perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
Those aren’t the worst footsteps to follow in.
In Italian, and many other languages, Verdi means green.
Since green is the unspoken color of springtime, Verdi is a fantastic spring baby name.
It’s particularly fitting if your little one happens to have green eyes.
Willow trees are the most beautiful in spring, but they stand strong through all kinds of rough weather.
Their long, flowing limbs rarely break. Instead, they ebb and flow with the wind.
If you’d like a name that symbolizes resilience, adaptability, and wisdom, Willow is one of the best spring baby names around.
Origin: Old English
Another name with a very literal meaning, Weldon means "well-hill" in Old English. Just like it sounds, a well-hill is a grassy knoll with a well perched on top.
Since wells were responsible for the development of entire towns and cities, Weldon has become symbolic of energy, life and home.
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