Whether you intentionally choose a name for its meaning, or just choose a name you like first, picking out baby names is one of the most fun, challenging, and exciting things you can do as a new parent-to-be.
For both of our first two children, we chose the names months in advance, and with our third, we just couldn’t decide. In fact, Hayden was “Baby Boy H” for the first 36 hours of his life!
A rather uncommon name, Agnes derives from the Greek name Hagne, meaning “holy or pure.”
Meaning “manly and strong,” Andrew is often thought of as an Easter-inspired name because he was an apostle.
Spiritual messenger, Angel is easily an Easter-inspired name because of the many references to angels in the story of Easter.
Of Hebrew origin, Asher means “blessed, fortunate, and/or happy.” Asher is actually the name of one of my nephew’s as well, so it was interesting to learn the meaning of his name.
Meaning, “lives by the spring,” Attwell is an Anglo-Saxon name and is often associated with Easter names because of the cleansing and renewing properties of spring water.
I think of the popular singer Avril Lavigne when I hear Avril, and now I know that it is of French origin and translates directly into “April,” the most common month that Easter lands in.
Of Hebrew origin, Bethany is usually thought of as a spiritual name and was the town close to where Jesus ascended to heaven.
Reminiscent of spring and all the lovely flowers that blossom during the season of Easter.
While not as common of a name anymore, I knew a couple of girls named Bunny growing up, and it’s relation to Easter and the Easter Bunny is quite obvious.
Generally used as a boy’s name, Caldwell is of English origin and translates into “cold spring.”
Candy or any form of the name, including Candace, is often associated with Easter because of the baskets of Easter candy that the bunny rabbit hides on Easter morning.
Cruz is of Spanish origin and literally translates to “cross.”
Of Hebrew origin, Elijah literally translates to “the Lord is my God.”
Of both Greek and English origin, the name translates to “good news.”
Hyacinth is of Greek origin and is considered a gender neutral name. It is often associated with Easter because it is a common flower in bloom during spring.
Often considered a spiritual name, James is known as being an apostle.
Jesus is most commonly used as a man’s name, and is quite common in Latin American cultures.
The feminine name of John, Joanna has roots and is quite common in several cultures and countries including America and France. It is translated as “gift from God.”
John is the masculine of Joanna and is quite commonly referred to as a name associated with Easter because of the apostle John.
Joseph is a Hebrew baby name and is known to be one of the apostles.
Lavernia is of French origin, and while not commonly used in America, it means “spring like” or “alder tree grove” depending on the language you use to decipher the meaning.
A feminine name, Lily is the most common flower used and associated with Easter.
A Biblical name often used for boys and meaning “from Magdala,” it can also be a lovely girl’s name.
In the Bible, Mary is the name of Jesus’s mother.
Matthew is a Hebrew name meaning “gift from God.” According to the Bible, Matthew was also one of the apostles of Jesus.
A very unique and strong name, Matthias is often associated with Easter as a spiritual name because of the apostle Matthias.
The feminine of Octavian, Octavia is of Latin origin and is actually one of my niece’s names and means “eighth.” It was often used as the name of your eighth child.
The masculine of Octavia, it also means “eighth.” The week after Easter is commonly known as the second octave, where a feast is had.
Meaning “lamb,” Owen is associated with Easter because of the common use of lambs and bunnies in depictions of Easter.
Pascal is of Hebrew origin, and literally means “child of Easter.”
A commonly used boy’s name in America, England, and France, Peter is associated with Easter because of the apostle Peter and Peter Rabbit.
Of Greek and English origins, Philip literally means “lover of horses.”
In reference to one of the most commonly used pastel colors associated with Easter, Pink is a feminine name that means “healthy.”
Of Hebrew origin, it is often considered a spiritual Easter name because of the apostle Simon.
In Germany, Springer translates to “one who came from Sprenge,” but is often associated with Easter because of the spring season.
A boy or girl’s name, Sunday is more commonly used as a girl’s name in America and is associated with Easter because of its regular occurrence on Sunday.
Often considered an Italian girl’s name, it is a form of the name Anastasia and means “one who will be reborn.”
Thomas is of Aramaic origin and literally translates into “twin.” A common boy’s name, it is sometimes associated with Easter because of the apostle Thomas.
Of English origin, it means “willow tree” and is sometimes associated with Easter because in some parts of Eastern Europe, pussy willows replace palm leaves on Easter Sunday.More On