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46 Gorgeous Baby Names Inspired by Fall

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year, of reaping in a bountiful harvest. As the days and nights cool down, we all look forward to warm soups, fresh baked goods, fall sports, and the gorgeous, vibrant foliage.

If your baby is due in the autumn, have you considered fall baby names? These lovely, unique choices range from the traditional to the trendy.

In Nature

1. Autumn

One of the most beautiful fall baby names, which for some reason or other has gotten the rep of being a hippy classic. Pshh. Autumn replaced the word Harvest mid 16th Century and has quickly become more popular than Summer.

2. Amber

The gorgeous fossilized tree resin, found in jewelry. I chose it because of its availability in a vivid array of autumn-hued colors.

3. Aster

Of the Aster flower, which blooms in early fall.

4. Hawk (or Hawke)

A strong, unique name; every fall, hundreds of thousands.

5. Raven

A highly intelligent bird, revered as spiritual figure who forages on a rich assortment of insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste. Harvest … bird-style.

6. Wheatley (or Wheatleigh)

“From the wheat meadow.” Falls into one of the more poetic and elegant fall baby names — making me think of baked goods, warm homemade bread, sugar and spice.

Of Trees, Specifically for Their Turning of Leaves

7. Ash (or Asher)

8. Birch

9. Blaze

10. Cedar

11. Daphne

Meaning “laurel tree.”

12. Forrest

13. Hazel

14. Lennox

A Scottish name related to the elm tree.

15. Juniper

16. Laurel

Of the laurel tree, an aromatic evergreen.

17. Leaf/Leif

18. Olive

19. Willow

20. Woody

I know a couple!

The Colors of Autumn

21. Bruno

22. Browning

23. Copper

24. Coral

25. Goldie

26. Garnet

Those lovely minerals that glitter and shine in tones of deep, rich red, crimson and candied maple. Another favorite group of fall shades.

27. Mauve

28. Redd

My partner’s uncle’s name!

29. Rusty

30. Rowan

Known as a flowering tree with little red berries.

31. Sienna

32. Scarlett

Earth & Harvest Goddesses / Gods

33. Annona

The Roman Goddess of the grain.

34. Dionysus

The Greek god of wine. A glass of red wine on a chilly autumn evening? Perfection. I like Dion for short. Less stately that way.

35. Demeter

The Greek Goddess of grain, agriculture and fertility.

36. Gaia

The Goddess of the earth.

37. Persephone

The Goddess of vegetation.

38. Rhea

Titaness mother of the Gods, and a goddess of female fertility and motherhood.

39. Lugh

The Celtic god of the sky.

Harvest Food & Drink

40. Apple

Made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow, many others have hopped on the Apple naming bandwagon

41. Maize

Pronounced May-zee. This is one the cutest fall baby names! Known in English as corn, domesticated by indigenous peoples, made bright and colorful for many types of autumn decor.

42. Pumpkin

Obvious! A cute nickname.

43. Bean

Most favored as an adorable nickname, harvested in the fall.

44. Saffron

Safi for short. I chose it for its rich golden color and frequent use in aromatic, hearty fall dishes.

45. Kale

In season during the fall.

46. Sage

A popular spice in cooking. It is perhaps most widely known for its use in stuffing. Sage is also one of the four sacred medicines in Native culture.

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