baby names can spring from all sorts of sources. There range from those that are related to the name and time of the holiday itself in English and in other languages, to relevant Biblical characters, to symbolic animals and trees and flowers—and even to a classic movie musical celebrating the holiday. Here are the Nameberry picks of the names leading the Easter
parade, some as obvious as Lily
, others as oblique as a Hollywood hoofer.
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This is certainly the most direct route to a connection with the holiday and would make a novel choice for a springtime girl baby. Not as rare as you might think, Easter appeared on the Top 1000 list during the first few decades of the 20th century, just as Christmas did before it was overtaken by Noel and Noelle.