"month name"

October Origin and Meaning

The name October is a boy's name meaning "month name".

What is so rare as a month named June? October – and November and December – are a lot rarer. Brisk and substantial, they're so much more memorable and modern than April or May. October got its name via being the eighth month in the old Roman calendar.

Some related, more romantic variations are Octavio and Ottavio. Otto or Toby would make for fashionable short forms.

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