Temperatures are going up, leaves have begun to sprout, and flowers are beautifully blooming. There is so much to love about the freshness of spring. That’s even more true if you are expecting a baby this spring. Spring baby names offer you an opportunity to trap the newness and warmth of the season all year long. Nature baby names, names with symbolic meaning, and more all make for perfect Spring baby names.
We decided to round up all the spring baby names we could think of and whittle that list down to our favorite options for baby girls and boys. We will include some gender-neutral options here as well to make it your go-to list for stylish spring baby names. If you are expecting a baby in April, we think these 25 options are just perfect for spring babies.
Sure, April and the French form of the name Avril are lovely, but you can have a little more fun with the offbeat baby name Abril. Debuting in the US top 1000 most popular baby names in 1998, Abril has been quietly popular flying just beneath the radar of many parents. Abril is the Spanish form of the month name April. Like April and Avril, Abril also means “to open.”
Fabio is not just a name for a romance novel hero, it has roots as a popular name across Europe as the preferred Italian and Spanish form of Fabian (also a great option), a name meaning “bean grower.” Thanks to its relation to the bodice-ripper, this baby name has never appealed to American parents. We think it’s time to reconsider this name. Fabio is gentle and breezy and it has already mounted a comeback in Germany where it is just outside of the top 100 there.
Pronounced GUY-ah, Gaia is a lovely baby name for girls that has roots in Greek mythology as the name of an earth goddess and universal mother. Gaia means “mother nature.” Gaia is making waves across Europe right now appearing in Italy’s top 25 most popular names and the top 1000 in England. We would love to see the same for Gaia in the US in the coming years. It’s so chic!
Xavier is a Basque name with Arabic origins that means “new house” or “bright.” One of the most popular baby names for boys on this list, Xavier was a top 100 option for parents last year. Its charms are easily evident as made clear by the thousands of parents choosing this brilliant, stylish appellation.
Poppy has been a huge hit for baby girls in the UK in recent years and the moniker finally debuted in the US top 1000 in 2016. Now, you will find it as a top 500 name. Decidedly more energetic than other flower baby names, Poppy strikes a balance between freshness and elegance. Poppy refers to the bright red flower which makes it the perfect spring baby name for a redhead.
Rain is a lovely gender-neutral baby name that sounds equally good for both boys and girls. Thanks to other favorites like Shane or Jane, Rain will not seem out of place in class. We have also seen this name spelled with two N’s as in Rainn. Go with your gut! A word of caution: another name that sounds exactly the same, Reign, has been heating up the baby name charts ever since Kourtney Kardashian chose it for her son.
Iris gives us decidedly femme vibes and not too many baby boys, if any, are getting this one! Iris is a flower name, of course, but it is also a Greek baby name that means “rainbow.” The sunny, colorful meaning is reason enough to consider this appellation, but the vintage charm of its sound makes it a real winner. Iris is a perennial favorite and is currently on the upward trend in the US.
Aries could potentially go to both baby boys and baby girls, but more often than not, it goes to baby boys in the US. Aries is a name with Latin origins that means “ram.” Aries is the first astrological sign of the zodiac and a sign your child will likely be born under should he come in April. Aries debuted in the US top 1000 most popular baby names in 2018 and we expect its favor to continue to improve in the next few years.
Haruka is a Japanese baby name for girls that sounds delightful. Japanese baby names’ meanings are dependent on the kanji used to construct them, meaning that Haruka can mean a few different things. “Spring, fragrance,” “spring, flower,” and “sunny weather, fragrance” are but a few possibilities.
Linden appears so much gentler than its more popular form Lyndon. Linden has English origins as a topographical baby name meaning “linden tree hill.” Linden was a popular name for boys in the Us from 1943-1947, but it has not made the top 1000 list since. That makes this nature name ripe for a renaissance.
We understand that Chloe is one of the most popular baby names for girls in the US right now, but it is so appropriate for this list. Chloe has Greek roots that mean “young green shoot.” Mythological Demeter was referred to as Chloe in the spring months and thus the meaning of the name, sprouts and new growth, is most fitting for a Spring baby names list. Chloe was the 24th most popular baby name for girls last year, so your Chloe will be in very good company.
We feel that Aspen is a unisex baby name, but it is currently going to girls at a much, much higher rate. Aspen was a top 300 name for girls last year, but it does not even make the list for baby boys. Aspen is the name of a cool Colorado ski town, but the name is shared with a tree with heart-shaped leaves. We love that this name has taken off but wish it would for baby boys as well.
Another name beginning with A, Aviva has Hebrew origins that mean “springlike” and “fresh” and “dewy.” All great things we love about the season! Despite this name’s manifest charm, it has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names for girls in the US. Let’s change that, new parents!
Blaze is yet another gender-neutral baby name. However, this one is heavily weighted towards baby boys. It has been mildly popular for boys for about twenty years now. The same cannot be said for baby girls with the name Blaze. Blaze means exactly what you think it does. It reminds us of the burning sunlight of late spring and early summer. Blaze works so well thanks to an old French name, Blaise, which is the more established appellation.
Honestly, we feel that Juniper could go to both boys and girls, but we know most people do not agree with that assessment! Juniper is currently a top 200 baby name for girls. The name sounds bright and fresh and perfect for spring. Juniper has roots in Latin as a name meaning “youthful.” You can’t find a cuter nickname than Juni!
Phoenix has been a popular baby name for both boys and girls since the early aughts. Phoenix comes from the Greek mythological bird of fire who symbolized rebirth and the sun. Its roots mean “dark red.” Phoenix is a perfect choice for spring as it is a time when nature seems to come back to life after the cold and darkness of winter.
Izumi is a Japanese baby name that can be used for both boys and girls but goes to baby girls more often than not. Izumi can mean “spring” or “fountain.” Izumi has not taken hold in the US, but American parents have caused the name to trend on baby name database Nameberry, increasing in interest 50% in recent months.
Ash can be short for Ashley for a baby girl or refer to the ash tree for both boys and girls. Ashley, Ashton, Asher, and other Ash-names will inevitably lead to parents choosing the blunt, casual, and cute Ash. We expect it to be in the US top 1000 very soon. In Greek mythology, the ash tree was associated with the Meliae nymphs who nursed Zeus as an infant.
Daughter to Zeus and Demeter, Persephone became the queen of the underworld. She was abducted by Hades but returned to the earth’s surface. The myth of her capture and return to the surface serves her functions as the embodiment of spring and the personification of vegetation. Therefore, Persephone was the reason for spring and the earth’s reawakening. Because of her association with the underworld and her absence to it causing winter, some argue her name means “bringer of death” while others think it means “sheaf of grain.”
Persephone landed in the US top 1000 for girls for the first time ever in 2019. We expect the name to only gain popularity!
We were made aware that Neo and Persephone are both in The Matrix franchise. This was not intentional, but fans of The Matrix, eat your heart out. Neo is a name for boys with Latin origins that mean “new.” Neo is currently popular in England, Sweden, and Germany but it has not made the top 1000 in the US yet. Do you think that Neo can shake off its Keanu Reeve’s image?
One of the sweetest baby names for girls that American parents return to again and again lies in Daisy. Daisy has been a popular choice since records began in the US in 1880. In fact, this appellation is popular any all English-speaking communities on the planet. Daisy has English origins meaning “day’s eye” for the characteristic of the flower to open its petals at dawn.
Cypress is a delightful unisex baby name that comes from French by way of Latin with origins in Greek tradition. The name refers to the shrubby plant beloved around the world. Cypress Soleil is rapper Solé‘s daughter. Cypress Night is actor Jack Huston‘s son. We adore this name and hope more parents will adopt it for their little ones.
A popular name in the Middle Ages in Ireland, Oona is making a comeback today. Oona is the Irish form of Una and it means “lamb.” In Irish legend, Oona is a daughter of a king of Lochlainn. While this name starts to climb up the charts across the UK, it is curiously found as a very popular option in Finland!
Pascal is a French baby name for boys that means “of Passover” or “Easter.” Pascal sounds fresh and hip despite it not being used widely in the US since 1910! It’s had a 110 years of the list, folks! If you are looking for an interesting alternative to Pascal we urge you to consider the Cornish form of this name, Pascoe. It’s the perfect name for a baby boy born on Easter or in the season.
In the ancient Hindu religion, Indra is the warrior god of sky and rain, making it a great option for both boys and girls. However, in modern America, this might make a better option for girls as we have others sounding similar like Kendra already popular. Indra is a Hindu name with Sanskrit origins that mean “possessing drops of rain.” How lovely is that? Indra Nooyi is a successful businesswoman and the CEO of Pepsi. She might be the only namesake on many American’s radars. We love this one and hope you will give it thought.
There you go! What did you think of these spring baby names for babies born in April? We hope you feel inspired by these options and will consider choosing one for your April baby. If you are stumped on a baby name to choose from, check out our resources for expecting parents. There are all sorts of baby name lists to help you find the perfect one for your son or daughter. Congrats and Happy Spring!
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- 0.1 25. Abril
- 0.2 24. Fabio
- 0.3 23. Gaia
- 0.4 22. Xavier
- 0.5 21. Poppy
- 0.6 20. Rain
- 0.7 19. Iris
- 0.8 18. Aries
- 0.9 17. Haruka
- 0.10 16. Linden
- 0.11 15. Chloe
- 0.12 14. Aspen
- 0.13 13. Aviva
- 0.14 12. Blaze
- 0.15 11. Juniper
- 0.16 10. Phoenix
- 0.17 9. Izumi
- 0.18 8. Ash
- 0.19 7. Persephone
- 0.20 6. Neo
- 0.21 5. Daisy
- 0.22 4. Cypress
- 0.23 3. Oona
- 0.24 2. Pascal
- 0.25 1. Indra
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