We are but a few weeks away from the glorious time of year, spring! If you are expecting a spring baby, you should give him a baby name that imparts newness, nature, or growth. These joyful names celebrate the season and all of its lively qualities. What is not to love about a spring baby with a very fresh name?
We decided to take a look at a variety of baby names from diverse naming traditions that all hold the promises of spring in their luscious sound and inspiring meanings. These baby names for boys will delight new parents who want to give their sons a name that honors the season of their birth, which we might add, is one of the very best times to bring a baby boy into this world. Welcome him home with a spring baby name that illuminates the world! Here are 25 spring baby names for boys that offer freshness and zeal for a season of growth and love.
Adelio is not just a blast to say, this charming name is beloved in Spanish-speaking communities even though its origins can be traced to German. Adelio means “the father of the noble prince” and it relates to spring by celebrating new life and fatherhood.
Xavi is a diminutive form of Xavier, a Basque and Arabic name that means “new house” or “bright.” Both meanings are perfect for a spring baby! Xavi is a standalone name these days and it ranked in the US top 1000 from 2010 to 2013. We see plenty of potential in this name and hope parents will continue choosing it for their sons.
23. Pascal / Pascoe
The Easter holiday marks the rebirth of spring and makes for lovely inspiration for babies born in the season. Names like Pascal or Pascoe are Gallic appellations that can be traced to French origins and mean “Easter” or “of the Passover.” This makes Pascal and its Cornish variation Pascoe most attractive options for babies born in spring.
Navin is a popular Hindi name found in abundance in India that has been gaining traction in the US in recent years. Though it has never been in the US top 1000, we see that changing in the coming years. This exceedingly handsome name means “new” or “novel” making Navine the perfect sunny name for a springtime baby.
Julius has been a popular given name in America for decades even though it lags behind its cousin Julian. Julius was the clan name for the storied Caesar, a legendary Roman emperor. Julius has Latin origins, of course, and means “youthful” or “downy-bearded.” It’s an excellent secular choice for parents in the market for spring baby names.
Grove is an underused nature name that made the US top 1000 way back in 1883 as an alternative to Grover. Grove has origins as a name in Old English meaning “thicket.” If you love trees and delight in pruning them at the start of the spring season, this is the perfect name for your baby boy.
If you have not yet read Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, do yourself a favor and check that out from the library the next time you are there. Haruki is a solid Japanese baby name for boys that can mean “spring child.” Most Japanese names’ meanings are derived from the kanji used to comprise them and we love this variation especially well.
Cypress is a lovely botanical name that joins more popular tree-names like Maple, Oak, Pine, and Willow. Cypress offers a familiarity as it sounds similar to the established name Cyrus, a Persian name that means “sun.” While both names are great options, we love the natural beauty that Cypress implies.
Axel is a rather butch option that hails from Scandinavia as a form of the Hebrew name Absalom. Fans of William Faulkner will recognize this moniker as the name for a character in the novel Absalom, Absalom. Axel means “father of peace.” The name has been popular in the US since 1880 when records of naming started here. Today, it is more popular than ever before!
Aries is a name that belonged to the Roman god of war, but do not let that deter you from picking this marvelous name. Aries is also associated with the constellation and astrological sign and means “a ram.” People born under Aries have birthdays from March 20 to April 19. So, if you are expecting a child around that time, you could do no better!
Forest was a very popular name for boys for decades until Americans were introduced to the lovable character Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, in 1994. The name has been on the rise once more since 2018 and we absolutely adore it. Forest actually has French origins as an occupational name for a woodsman. Thus, the name means “forester” or “woods.”
You can spell the name Hawthorn with or without an E like American, romantic novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorn is an English name that means “lives where hawthorn hedges grow.” While this name is not the most approachable, it does have the added benefit of giving parents Hawk and Thorn as nicknames. This subtle nature name has never appeared in the US top 1000 most popular names, but we see that changing in the years to come.
The Neville Brothers need not be top of mind for parents considering spring names for baby boys that mean new. Neville is a French name that means “new town.” Surprisingly, this chic name has never been in the US top 1000. We think it has charm aplenty and would be an exceptional and unique moniker today.
Phoenix is a great gender-neutral option that is more popular today in the US than ever before! Phoenix has Greek origins that mean “dark red.” The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth and immortality which makes it a perfect choice for a baby boy born in spring. We especially love the nickname Nix.
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Not just a name for the dude from The Matrix, Neo has Latin origins that mean “new.” While you will find this name more commonly in Europe you do not encounter often in the US. We love it! Neo can also be found outside of the Romance language in the Southern African language of Tswana. In that tradition the name is given to both boys and girls and means “gift.”
Adam is one of the English-speaking world’s most beloved names as it refers to the Biblical Adam, the name of the first man in that tradition. Shockingly, Adam was not a top 100 name in the US until the 1970s! The name peaked in the 1980s and it still sits within the top 100 today. Adam has Hebrew origins, of course, and means “son of the red earth.”
A name you do not hear on many playgrounds today, Dalfon also has Hebrew origins and this name means “raindrop.” Is there a more appropriate name for spring? This distinctive name has never scored favor among American parents and we think it deserves some love!
The Welsh name Enfys is rare, even in its motherland! Enfys is a classic unisex option that has traditionally been given to baby girls. But, we love this one for baby boys. The name is pronounced EN-viss which will likely throw some people, but patient parents will get a lot of love for this name. Enfys means “rainbow.” Rainbow!
Jarek is a name from Slavic tradition that is a shortened form of the many Jar-names like Jaroslaw. Again, this is another name with a somewhat tricky pronunciation for many English-speakers. Jarek is pronounced YAHR-ek. This beautiful appellation means “spring.” You will not encounter this name often outside Poland, but we think it has plenty of potential for parents in the US.
Here’s a name that needs no pronunciation guide! Pan is a straightforward choice with Greek origins that mean “all” or “shepherd.” Pan is the Greek god with the legs of a goat and the body of a pipes-playing man known for his mischievousness. Pan is also the god of shepherds, pastures, and fertility. All things associated with spring! Even if you look to other traditions with this name like Hindi, it still carries a springtime vibe meaning “leaf.”
Arden is the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Shakespeare’s mother’s name was Mary Arden. The name was very popular for baby boys and girls (but, more so boys) in the US until the 1950s. Let’s bring back this whimsical name! Arden has English origins that mean “valley of the eagle.”
Leif is a pleasing Scandinavian name that is pronounced LEEF or LAYF. We like the LEEF sound of this traditional name as it reminds us of leaves. Leif is most recognizable as a name belonging to the seventies heartthrob Leif Garrett. Following his popularity, this name reached its most favor in the seventies and eighties before falling off the popularity charts. We think it’s time to bring this name that means “heir” back!
Not just the surname of the famous Canadian dive, Celine Dion, Dion was a favorite given name for boys in the middle of the last century in the US. Dion has Greek origins and means “child of heaven and earth.”
Frazier, Frasier, and Fraser are all forms of the same Scottish surname with roots in French. This name means “strawberry.” Strawberry! The spelling Frazier has appeared in the top 1000 names for boys but that was over 100 years ago. This means that this fruity name is ripe for the picking.
Believe or not, Denver has a history as a popular given name in the US that saw its height in the 1920s. The name is on the rise once more and for good reason. Denver is a lovely city in Colorado which might be inspiring parents, but it was historically a French surname meaning “from Anvers.” Anvers is associated with the Flemish city Antwerp in Belgium today. If you are looking for alternatives to the trendy, Aspen, this would be an excellent choice!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these spring baby names for boys that are inspired by nature and all things new. Any baby boy would be lucky to get one of these names and we highly recommend each! Spring is a time for growth and renewal which is why babies born in this season should have names to match.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 25. Adelio
- 2 24. Xavi
- 3 23. Pascal / Pascoe
- 4 22. Navin
- 5 21. Julius
- 6 20. Grove
- 7 19. Haruki
- 8 18. Cypress
- 9 17. Axel
- 10 16. Aries
- 11 15. Forest
- 12 14. Hawthorn
- 13 13. Neville
- 14 12. Phoenix
- 15 11. Neo
- 16 10. Adam
- 17 9. Dalfon
- 18 8. Enfys
- 19 7. Jarek
- 20 6. Pan
- 21 5. Arden
- 22 4. Leif
- 23 3. Dion
- 24 2. Frazier
- 25 1. Denver
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