Did you know that September is the most common birth month of the year? That means there are tons of babies who are getting winning names during the month. The autumn season begins on September 22 with the Autumn Equinox. It marks the shift from the long, hot days of summer to the shorter, more brisk days of fall. Just because things are cooling down does not mean that there aren’t some seriously hot baby names being used for September babies.
Some of the most recognized symbols for fall and September specifically include birth month flowers morning glory and aster, a Saphire September birth stone, and the Virgo and Libra zodiac signs. Further, the Jewish High Holidays occur in September as well as Labor Day. All of this to say that there is no shortage of inspiration to draw from for September baby names.
September Baby Names for Boys
Because of the early Labor Day holiday in the US, occupational names derived from surnames feel extremely important as they celebrate various vocations. Mason is one of the most popular of these, meaning “ston worker.”
Like Mason, Sawyer is also a gender-neutral baby name that is wildly popular. This name is also derived from English as an occupational surname for a “woodcutter.”
One last occupational baby name in honor of Labor Day! Cooper is a wildly popular option for both boys and girls. The name is also of English origin and it means “barrel maker.” Cooper first began its meteoric rise in the 1980s before becoming one of the US’s favorite September baby names.
Brogan is a storied appellation of Irish origin that means “small shoe.” Who you have Irish heritage or just like names from the Emerald Isle, it could be the best September baby name for your son. Saint Brogan (seen as Saint Broccán Clóen in Gaelic) was a nephew of Saint Patrick and the feast day is held on September 17.
Another name that would be at home in Ireland is Fitzgerald which is considered both Irish and Scottish, meaning “son of Gerald.” We chose this iconic option in honor of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald who was born September 24.
Garnet is one of the September baby names that works for both boys and girls. Yes, it is the birthstone for January but the name for it is derived from a French word that means “pomegranate.” Pomegranate season starts in September in the US making it an appropriate option to include.
We’re really knocking it out of the park with unisex options here. Aster is a name of English origin that means “star.” Of course, aster flowers are one of the birth flowers for the month of Septemebr making it a real winner for a baby born this month.
Legendary singer and songwriter Otis Redding sure had a voice that was so smooth it could make you go weak in the knees! The musician was born on September 9, 1941. You could honor his memory with the name or simply pick this one for its offbeat sound. The name is of German origin and means “wealthy.”
Yes, Clark is an English occupational name but it also celebrates a very important time of year for many children across the US. Back-to-school tends to happen in late August or September. This makes names about education feel very appropriate as September baby names. Clark means “scholar.”
Pronounced JAY-rah, Jahrah is a name of Hebrew origin for boys that means “honeysuckle” or “honeycomb.” In the US, honey harvesting is well underway in September making this meaning a fitting one for your September baby boy. This name has traditionally been reserved for boys but some parents are gifting it to their baby girls as well. It’s definitely a name to watch.
Cyprian is a boy’s name of Greek origin meaning “man of Cyprus.” The name has been in use since medieval times, initially made known via the third-century lawyer, martyr, and bishop of Carthage, St. Cyprian. The Saint’s feast day is on either September 16 or 26.
Harvest has been occasionally used as a name since the eighteenth century, originally as evenly unisex, though it tips a bit in the girls’ direction today. However, we like this one for boys. But, do your thing, parents! Harvest, of course, names the season we find ourselves in during September, making it an unusual yet evocative option.
Pronounced KOO-ro, Kuro is a name for boys of Japanese origin that means “ninth son.” Now, we know not too many parents are popping out nine babies these days but we thought the nine number would be significant for our ninth month of the year, September.
Finbar is a name for boys of Irish origin that means “fair hair.” We chose this storied Irish classic due to its relation to Saint Finbar whose feast day is celebrated on September 25. He is the patron saint of Cork and in Irish folklore, Finbarr (there are many popular spellings) was king of the fairies. Not too shabby!
Sarad is a Hindi name for boys that means “born in Autumn.” Is this the ultimate September baby name for boys? It very well could be! The name has never been widely given in the US but that could change. Baby name database, Nameberry says that users’ interest in the name is up 96%! Expect to hear more of this one in the coming years!
September Baby Names for Girls
Let’s kick off these September baby names for girls with a bang! Autumn has been a very popular choice in the US in recent decades and it is more popular today than ever before. This gentle, season name offers plenty of warmth and approachability, making it an excellent option for your daughter born in September.
Let’s try some occupational names for girls that celebrate Labor Day. Harper is a unisex choice that has been moving in the girls’ direction ever so slightly. The name once was used as a surname for a “harp player.” You will be in good company if you choose this name as it is the 10th most popular name given to girls right now!
Not too far off from Harper, comes another English occupational name, Piper. Piper refers to a person who is a “pipe or flute player.” Despite the name being very old it has only been widely used for girls in the US since the late 1990s! It’s enjoying plenty of favor today and would be great for your September baby.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, so a name meaning “new,” particularly a Jewish name such as Oriana, feels very appropriate. Oriana is a multicultural name that is taken to mean “light or dawn” in its Hebrew context. That makes it a great fit for a September baby girl.
We are going to stick with the Jewish holiday theme by choosing a name that means “apple.” Apples are considered a symbol of the High Holidays. It’s also a great time of year for picking apples! Avalon is not a Hebrew name. It comes from the Celtic tradition and means “island of apples.” It’s a paradise found in Arthurian legend.
Rosamel is technically a unisex name but it has a masculine image in most Spanish-speaking communities. Rosamel comes from French and Spanish and means “rose and honey.” Not bad at all! Honey is another popular symbol associated with the High Holidays that are celebrated in September.
We recommended Garnet as a boy’s name but it’s a great one for girls as well. Garnet is a French name that means “pomegranate” which is yet another symbol of the High Holidays. If Garnet sounds too tough, give Anara a try. This multicultural name can be found in Persian, Hindi, and Kazakh. Most agree that the name means “pomegranate flower.” What a dream of a name!
Jubilee is a unisex option that we particularly like for September-born baby girls. It’s the last name we put forward to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays. The name is of Hebrew origin and means “ram’s horn.” The ram’s horn is yet another item and symbol associated with the holidays. It also sounds like a party!
Sapphire is an enchanting name that belongs to one of September’s birthstones. The name is derived from Hebrew, Greek, and Latin origins. It means “blue.” Although the name is rather popular in the UK it is still rare in the US. You can help change that, new parents!
Pronounced as-TAIR-ah, Astera is the Hebrew answer to Aster and also names the flower but gives it a feminine spin. Astera is a popular choice in Israel but it has yet to find its way to the US in any significant numbers. That makes this September baby name an untapped flower name that many parents should turn to.
Not too far off from Astera is Arista which comes from Greek and Latin and means “ear of corn.” Corn is huge at this time of year across much of the United States making it a great Septemeber baby name that celebrates nature and this remarkable time of year.
Libra is the zodiac sign associated with the latter days of September. The name comes from Greek and means “scales” or “balance.” Libra has yet to take off for baby girls but it has potential as an alternative to the hot name Lyra or a spin on the dated classic Libba.
Virgo is extremely rare as a baby name but it could be a great September option for your baby girl. Virgo presides over the beginning of the month. The name is of Greek origin and means “maiden” or “virgin.”
For this name’s pronunciation, the emphasis goes on the second syllable as in veh-REE-nah. The name is of Latin origin and means “integrity.” Saint Verena was a third-century nurse who is especially venerated in Switzerland. Her feast day is on September 14, making it appropriate as a choice for your September baby.
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Well, you could skip all the formalities and cut right to the chase. September works as a baby name for both boys and girls and, while it is rare, it typically goes to baby girls over boys. September was a word invented by the Romans for the seventh month on their calendar and indeed means “seven.” In today’s context, September is the ninth month on our calendar and the start of one of the year’s best seasons.
Now you have some excellent options for your September baby. Fall babies are such a blessing and we hope that you found these names worthy of your little one. From the name September to more obscure options, we have delivered for you! If you’d like even more baby name inspiration, keep reading for even more baby name ideas.
Check Out These Delightful Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys & Girls!
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Botanical Options
- Rue– A gender-neutral option kicks this list off! Rue is the perfect unisex choice that works for boys thanks to it sounding close to Drew. Rue was treasured by the ancient Romans for its medicinal applications. However, the name means “regret.”
- Sage– Another beloved herb by the Romans, Sage is a special name meaning “wise.”
- Florian– A distinguished and established name, Florian has Latin roots that mean “flower.”
- Betony– A virtually unused name, Betony is also the name of a wildflower.
- Campion– Campion is a French name that means “champion.” However, campion wildflowers are beloved for their pink and red petals.
Nature Baby Names for Boys Continued – More Botanical-Inspired Appellations
- Basil– Basil comes from a Greek root meaning “kingly.” It’s why basilicas are called such. Basil is also the name of a beloved herb!
- Sorrel– An edible herb with reddish-purple flowers, sorrels have a scrumptious name. Sorrel is also a French name meaning “reddish.”
- Reed– The name Reed enjoys English origins and is associated with boys with red hair. Reeds, of course, are the grassy plant often found growing near marshes.
- Zahur– Zahur has Egyptian and Arabic roots and is one of a few nature boy names that means “flower.”
- Oleander– Not only is Oleander a mashup of wildly popular Oliver and Alexander, Oleander names a flowering shrub.
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Trees
- Rowan– The Rowan tree gave us the Scottish name Rowan. In Ireland, the name means “redhead.”
- Ash– From the Hebrew name Asher, Ash also refers to the Ash tree.
- Ewan– Scottish Gaelic, Ewan, means “born of the yew tree.”
- Oren– A Hebrew name that means “laurel” and “pine tree.”
- Elon– Another Hebrew treasure, Elon means “oak tree.”
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Even More Trees
- Cedar– Cedar comes from Latin roots and indeed means “cedar tree.”
- Leif– Scandinavian name Leif actually means “heir” but it’s pronounced just like the word leaf.
- Birch– Birch refers to the tree but it’s an established name that means “dweller in the birch forest.”
- Branch– Of all the nature names on this list, we imagine that Branch might be the most polarizing. We think it works, but if it seems like to much of a stretch, don’t!
- Banyan– The name of a tropical Indian fig tree, Banyan translates to mean “the God tree.”
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Minerals, Stone, and Rocks
- Slate– An excellent alternative to Slade, if your are looking for one, Slate refers to the cool, smooth rock.
- Alabaster– Alabaster makes for an evocative name for boys as it describes a smooth, white stone. The name evolved from Egyptian al-abaste, which refers to the Egyptian God Bast.
- Jasper– Thankfully, Jasper has grown in popularity in recent years. This awesome Persian name means “bringer of treasure.” But, you will also find a variant of it in Hebrew, meaning “speckled stone.”
- Onyx– The smooth black stone you know and love has such a wonderful name! Onyx contains Greek elements which mean “claw.”
- Kito– Kito is a Swahili name for boys that means “precious jewel.”
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Topographic and Landscape-Inspired Appellations
- Forest– A name you know and love, Forest makes for a remarkable name for boys.
- Glenn– A Scottish name that’s used for both boys and girls, Glenn means “wooded valley.”
- Hawthorn– A touch prickly, Hawthorn sounds rather buttoned-up but we urge you to consider it! Hawthorn, like Glenn, is a topographic name referring to a “hedge of hawthorn.”
- Heath– Heath is a handsome name for boys that refers to a “heathland dweller.”
- River– River has been a hot nature name since the 1990s. River simply refers to the flowing bodies of water.
Nature Baby Names for Boys – More Landscapes & Topographic Names
- Bay– Bay has Latin origins and means “berry,” so this one is a two-for-one in that it’s a botanical name and a name for a body of water.
- Lake– Thanks to its proximity to Blake, Lake works as an excellent alternative that highlights nature.
- Flint– An English topographic name, Flint means “born near a crop of Flint.” This name was once wildly popular in the 1960s.
- Pike– Yes, Pike is a fish, but it’s also the name of Pike’s Peak which was so named by Zebulon Pike.
- Everest– Not our favorite of the nature names on this list, but one that’s been getting used far more often these days. The name of the world’s tallest mountain.
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Mythological Names
- Sylvan– Sylvan comes from the Roman forest god Sylvan. Thus, this Latin name means “woods.”
- Aries– An astrology, mythology, and animal name all in one, Aries has it all. The Roman God of with a name that translates to “ram.”
- Atlas– The Name of Greek Titan who held the entire earth. This name is great for travelers as well. The name means “to carry.”
- Lir– Pronounced exactly the same way as Lear, Lir is an Irish name for boys that belonged to the god of the sea.
- Pan– A Greek mythological figure of a figure who possessed the legs of a goat! The being was tied to nature and the name Pan means “shepherd.”
Nature Baby Names for Boys – Animals
- Bear– Bear has been a hot name in the UK for years now and it’s finally come to the US. A little grizzly and a little teddy.
- Finch– Finch could make for a colorful choice. The name belongs to the bird but also has a history as an English name meaning “to swindle.”
- Fox– Sleek and a bit wild, Fox would be the perfect name for a boy with playful parents.
- Hawk– Sometimes spelled with an E as a surname, Hawk simply refers to the bird of prey.
- Wolf– Is Wolf too much of a name for a baby boy to shoulder? You get to decide! If it’s too literal, the German name Wolfgang means “wolf traveler.”
Nature Baby Names for Boys – More Animals
- Wren– Wren is an English bird name that benefits from sounding exactly like the established name Rene.
- Robin– A unisex option, Robin refers to the bird, but it’s also an English diminutive form of Robert. In fact, it’s been a nickname for Robert for centuries. Thus, the name means “bright fame.”
- Buck– A touch rough around the edges, Buck may or may not appeal to you. We think it’s a strong name. It, of course, means “male deer.”
- Drake– Drake is a handsome one! This English name can mean “dragon” or “male duck.”
- Raoul– If you’re looking for a nature name with a touch of mystery, the French name Raoul might be the perfect option. It means “wolf-counsel” and sounds way better than its Germanic form: Ralph.
Now, Nature Baby Names for Girls
Nature Baby Names for Girls – Beautiful Botanicals
- Liliosa– Liliosa is probably the best form of the name Lily. This Spanish option offers distinction and warmth.
- Daisy– Daisy is an English flower name for the happy flower you know and love. It got its name because of the way it opens at dawn, “day’s eye.”
- Xochitl– A Nahuatl or Aztec floral name used in southern Mexico and pronounced so-chat-l, Xochitl means “flower.”
- Pema– A Tibetan girl’s name, Pema means “lotus flower.”
- Nasrin– Nasrin is a popular appellation in Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan today. It means “wild rose.” Are you in love?
More Nature Baby Names for Girls – Fresh Botanicals
- Marigold– A vintage charmer, Marigold is an English flower name that refers to the gorgeous yellow flower. Unfortunately, this name has never appealed to many parents outside the UK.
- Lita– Lita is a shortened form of Rosalita, a Spanish name with Hebrew origins that means “garden.” This is one of our favorite nature names with the Rose- component.
- Kalina– Unless you have Polish heritage, you likely have never heard the Polish name, Kalina. It translates to “viburnum,” which is a flowering shrub.
- Jessamine– Jessamine is an ornate Persian name that simply means “jasmine.” It’s a great alternative to the many Jess- names out there.
- Irit– A Hebrew name you might not have encountered Irit before. This treasure refers to the “asphodel flower,” a perennial native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Nature Baby Names for Girls – More Botanical But Less Flowery
- Briar– Briar is an English botanical name that (surprise, surprise!) means “briar patch.”
- Fern– Fern is one of those nature names that has faded through the years. We would love for this name, which means “bold voyager,” to return to popularity.
- Lavender-An English plant and color name, Lavender deserves a place next to other nature names like Sage and Lilac.
- Rosemary- Rosemary refers to the herb, but is also a standalone name that means “dew of the sea.” Coincidentally, rosemary plants enjoy that climate.
- Marjoram– Marjoram is likely something you have cooked with as it is a popular herb for home cooks. We hope this dusty gem gets shined up again soon.
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- Posy– Posy is a quintessentially English name that means “a bunch of flowers.”
- Willow– Willow came into use as a given name far after the willow tree, whose name came from the Old English word welig, meaning “willow.”
- Hazel– Hazel is such a magical nature name for girls. It means “a hazelnut tree.” Who does not love hazelnut?
- Magnolia– Magnolia is a French name and surname that means “Magnol’s flower.” A touch ornate but if you love drama, this is the one!
- Keziah– An Old Testament name that means “cassia tree,” Keziah is one to watch. It’s been criminally underused and we foresee it gaining steam in the coming years.
Nature Baby Names for Girls – Gems, Minerals & More
- Amethyst– In ancient Greece, Amethyst was a popular name for girls. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for this gem and color name. Let’s change that, parents!
- Gemma– Gemma is a pretty Italian appellation and one of our favorite nature names. Gemma means “precious stone.”
- Amber– A warm and intoxicating name, Amber means “jewel,” in Arabic, the language it originated in.
- Pearl– Pearl comes from Latin and means, well, “pearl.” This classic is set to see a renaissance in the next couple of years. We can’t wait!
- Giada– Jade is a perfectly wonderful name and we urge you to pick it. You might not know, however, that Giada is the Italian form of the name.
More Gem Nature Baby Names for Girls
- Diamante– If the name Diamond seems over the top to you, you may or may not like its Greek form, Diamante. We think it gives it even more romance.
- Coralie– Coralie is a French name that is currently more popular in Quebec! This name simply means “coral.”
- Opal– Another one of these gem nature names we wish would come back is Opal. Opal comes from Sanskrit and means “gem.”
- Beryl– Beryl is a Greek name for girls that means “sea-green jewel.” It’s currently hot in the UK.
- Garnet– Garnet offers you a two-for-one in that it’s a dark, red gemstone. However, Garnet means “pomegranate.” The stones were actually names for the fruit!
More Nature Baby Names for Girls – Sparkly Things Continued
- Peridot– Peridot is the deep green birth gemstone for the month of August. The name of the stone comes from Arabic. This would be a distinguished choice!
- Ruby– To us, Ruby will always be a pleasant, spunky, and playful choice. We love it and encourage lovers of red to go for it!
- Citrine– Citrine is the birthstone for babies born in November. You would be wise to consider it as a name for your baby girl born in November.
- Esmeralda– A Spanish name that means “emerald,” Esmeralda is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US today.
- Jewel– Some classic nature names are classic for a reason. Jewel is one such name that has been a top 1000 name for girls in the US for a century!
Animal Nature Baby Names for Girls
- Dove– Love birds? Doves have long been considered a symbol of peace and good fortune. Why not use Dove as name?
- Paloma– Want a more subtle nod to the Dove? Paloma is a Spanish name that means “dove.” It’s one of our favorite Spanish nature names.
- Yara– Yara is a romantic, Arabic name that means “small butterfly.” This name is already red-hot and we imagine it’s only going to get hotter from here on it.
- Mariposa– Another name that means “butterfly,” Mariposa has Spanish origins and sounds so intriguing.
- Lark– A unisex bird name that works well for both boys and girls like Robin, Lark would be a fresh and bold choice today.
Nature Baby Names for Girls – Look to the Sky
- Luna– Every new parent’s favorite, Luna, which is Latin and means “moon” is still good even though it is overused.
- Estelle– A French name that means “star,” Estelle is hot once more!
- Ayla– Ayla is a name with Turkish and Hebrew origins. It can mean “oak tree,” “halo,” and “moonlight.”
- Sky– A name that was virtually unheard of until the late 1990s, Sky is now a big contender and favored for baby girls.
- Aurora– One of the best nature names for girls, Aurora is a classic Latin name that means “dawn” and fills up with hope.
Nature Baby Names for Girls – Topographic and Landscape Names
- Meadow– We have The Sopranos to thank for this gentle nature name. Meadow is warm and welcoming.
- Marine– A popular name for girls in France, Marine has Latin origins and means “of the sea.”
- Sylvie– Another French option, Sylvie is another form of Sylvia, both names mean “from the woods.”
- Prairie– If you like names with a distinctive Western feel, Prairie would do the trick.
- Neve– Neve is a Latin name that means “snow” and it is widely used among Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese families. We love how cool and casual this one feels.
There you go! We hope you feel inspired by these nature baby names for girls and boys. We low-key want to take a hike now. We only scratched the surface of nature baby names as the possibilities are endless! If you are drawn to something of natural beauty, find a name with that meaning! Nature has always inspired names and there seems to be a name for every natural element on earth! Happy baby name hunting and congrats!
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- 1 September Baby Names for Boys
- 2 September Baby Names for Girls
- 3 Check Out These Delightful Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys & Girls!
- 3.1 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Botanical Options
- 3.2 Nature Baby Names for Boys Continued – More Botanical-Inspired Appellations
- 3.3 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Trees
- 3.4 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Even More Trees
- 3.5 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Minerals, Stone, and Rocks
- 3.6 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Topographic and Landscape-Inspired Appellations
- 3.7 Nature Baby Names for Boys – More Landscapes & Topographic Names
- 3.8 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Mythological Names
- 3.9 Nature Baby Names for Boys – Animals
- 3.10 Nature Baby Names for Boys – More Animals
- 4 Now, Nature Baby Names for Girls
- 4.1 Nature Baby Names for Girls – Beautiful Botanicals
- 4.2 More Nature Baby Names for Girls – Fresh Botanicals
- 4.3 Nature Baby Names for Girls – More Botanical But Less Flowery
- 4.4 More Nature Baby Names – Yes, Girls Enjoy A Lot of Botanical Options!
- 4.5 Nature Baby Names for Girls – Gems, Minerals & More
- 4.6 More Gem Nature Baby Names for Girls
- 4.7 More Nature Baby Names for Girls – Sparkly Things Continued
- 4.8 Animal Nature Baby Names for Girls
- 4.9 Nature Baby Names for Girls – Look to the Sky
- 4.10 Nature Baby Names for Girls – Topographic and Landscape Names
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