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Gender: Female Meaning of October: "eighth" Origin of October: Latin

The name October is a girl's name meaning "eighth". October and is often added to lists like Names for Autumn Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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.

October was chosen by innovative author/editor Dave Eggers and wife Vendela Vida for their daughter.

Neil Gaiman wrote a story personifying the month in his collection Fragile Things entitled October in the Chair.

Some related, more exotic variations are Octavia and Ottavia,

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Famous People Named October

October Gray, daughter of Paul Gray, late bassist of the band Slipknot
October Jones (male), British artist
October Gonzalez, wife of football player Tony Gonzalez

Pop Culture References for the name October

October "Toby" Daye, main character in series of novels by Seanan Maguire
October, character in the game "Cthulhu Saves the World"
October, character in the 2006 film "Stay Alive," played by Sophia Bush