Names That Mean Month

  1. June
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "young"
    • Description:

      June, a sweetly old-fashioned month name derived from the goddess Juno, was long locked in a time capsule with June Allyson (born Ella) and June Cleaver, but is rising again especially as a middle name.
  2. May
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Margaret and Mary; month name
    • Description:

      May is a sweet old-fashioned name that hasn't been on the national charts in several decades, but is definitely sounding fresh and springlike. Parents are beginning to see it once more as one of the prettiest middle name options. May was as high on the list as Number 57 in the 1880s; it's now 228 on Nameberry.
  3. August
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "majestic, venerable"
    • Description:

      Though associated traditionally (and fashionably) with boys, it has been used occasionally for girls as well – by Garth Brooks, Nicolas Cage, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, for example. But August is used significantly more often for girls these days than traditional feminine variations Augusta and Augustina, and makes for a fresh twist on traditional month names like April and May, as well as an updated spin on season name Autumn.
  4. Juna
    • Origin:

      English, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "June"
    • Description:

      Juna, a variation of the newly stylish month name June, goddess name Juno, or literary Djuna, is among the fresher-feeling girl names starting with J. While Juna has never been given to more than 50 baby girls per year in the US, it's a popular choice in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
  5. Mai
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "coyote"
    • Description:

      Cross-cultural winner.
  6. October
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      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 feminine variations are Octavia and Ottavia.
  7. January
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Thanks to two cultural influences, January has joined March, April, June and August as a plausible month name.
  8. July
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Most things Jul-related – from the month of July to popular modern names Julia and Julian – originate with Roman emperor Julius Caesar, and the month name July is no exception. Fifteen girls and seven boys were named July in 2013, putting this month name into the class of gender neutral names.
  9. November
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      The menu of usable month names seems to expand every, well, month, with such choices as November, October, and January joining more established names like April, May, June and August. Logical November nicknames include Nova, Novi, or Ember, making this a natural (if adventurous) choice for a baby girl. November is also, obviously, one of the perfect names for November babies.
  10. December
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Cooler than April, May, or June, but also a tad icy.
  11. July
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Most things Jul-related – from the month of July to popular modern names Julia and Julian – originate with Roman emperor Julius Caesar, and the month name July is no exception. Fifteen girls and seven boys were named July in 2013, putting this month name into the class of gender neutral names.
  12. March
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Along with August, March is one of the month names perfectly suited to boys. This brisk single-syllable name – which derives from the name of Mars, the Roman god of war – is worth considering as either a first or middle option. As a surname, it brings warm memories of the girls of Little Women, and of twentieth century actor Fredric.
  13. Elula
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, female form of Elul, month name
    • Description:

      Elula, female derivation of Elul, the name of the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar, was used by Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen for their second daughter. The couple kept their unusual choice under wraps for several months, perhaps to get a head start on the hordes of fans who might adopt the fashionable-yet-unusual double-l name for their own. Reminiscent of (though not actually related to) Eulala, the stylish pick of Marcia Gay Harden for her daughter. Lula, Lulu, or Lu could be short forms.
  14. October
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      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.
  15. September
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Parents are beginning to turn away from springtime months like April and June and are moving toward the cooler and crisper three-syllable September, October, November, and December.
  16. November
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      November is one of a growing list of month names that can work for a baby boy, and is also one of the ideal names for November babies.
  17. March
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      March has never been popular as a month name, possibly because of its slightly abrupt sound. But with all kinds of month (and season, day, and holiday) names, from January to December, Sunday to Easter, Winter to Midnight, coming to the fore, March is beginning to seem eminently baby-ready.
  18. Jerah
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "moon, month"
    • Description:

      Jerah was the fourth son of Joktan in the Bible. His name fits in perfectly with the likes of Jonah, Judah and Jeremiah.
  19. December
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Although this month name was used only for girls in a recent year, there's no reason it can't work for both genders. For a holiday baby, more original than Noel and more universal than Christmas.
  20. January
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "month name"
    • Description:

      Cooler than the older month names like April and May, and a highly unusual and eye-catching choice. The most famous real-life January is female – January Jones – but the month is named for the Roman god Janus, who presided over doors and new beginnings.