Summertime brings blue skies and a sunnier, more relaxed approach to baby-naming! Follow our breezy inspirations to find a name that’s right for your little one.
There are many ways to pay homage to this warmest and friendliest of seasons. Kicking it off, June makes a sweet and sentimental pick for girls, while August continues to be a regal and robust choice for boys. And remember, you don't have to have a child born in June, July, and August to pick a warm-weather name: Summer is a beautiful choice for a baby born any time of the year!
Ah, the 4th of July! What a perfect summer holiday: BBQs, beaches, and just being lazy. If you're searching for a name, why not celebrate the country's birthday by honoring historical figures with patriotic picks such as Lincoln, Kennedy, Maddison, and Reagan.
In Shakespeare's romantic summer-inspired comedy, you'll find enchanters such as Oberon, Titania, Helena, Lysander, and Puck. If you're looking for entries that evoke pageantry and magic, these bewitching names might just capture your fancy and imagination.
Need to explore names with roots closer to home? New Yorkers can take their pick from Brooklyn, Hudson, Ellis (Island), Harlem, Astoria, Cooper (Square), and Jones and Brighton (beaches). Other hometown horizons include Berkeley, Catalina, and Sonoma in California, Eugene and Willamette in Oregon, Chandler and Sedona in Arizona, and Orlando, Daytona, and Amelia (Island) in Florida.
There's just something about spending a summer day scouring flea markets for some fabulous finds. Recycling what's old and making it new again is hot, hot, hot these days. When it comes to baby names, vintage fashion never loses value or goes out of style. Need more convincing? Check out these old charmers for girls, or these vintage gems for boys. They've been dusted off and are ready for modern use!
Cherries, apples, blackberries -- ah, the fruits of summer! Now, while every fruit may not be a viable name for your baby, there are some that are sweet enough to bestow upon your little one such as Plum, Apple, and Clementine. Too delicious!
Go island hopping and travel to locations that make great baby names like Moorea, Belize, Nevis, Cayman (Islands), the (Isle of) Lewis, and Costa Rica's
Samara. For other shore elements, try Dylan, the Welsh god of the sea or Marin which is Latin for "of the sea." Jenny means "white wave" in Welsh and the names Brisa and Keanu mean "breeze." Then there is Cyrus, which means "sun" and Eliana, meaning "daughter of the sun."
Baseball fans flock to stadium names like Wrigley and Shea (now known as Citi Field). Chicago Cubs fans have even named their children Addison, Clark, Waveland, and Sheffield after the streets surrounding Wrigley Field. And then there are the players themselves: Jackie Robinson, Tom Seaver, and Satchel Paige are among the baseball greats who have inspired more than a few great names.
Nothing says summer more than the abundance of blooming flowers. In addition to the popular petal-inspired picks such as Lily, Rose, Daisy, Jasmine, and Violet, there are also some quirkier choices such as Tulip, Petunia, Dahlia, Magnolia, Freesia, Calla, and Iris. Sweet and lovely!