April Baby Names Bring Us Down to Earth
April baby names are an inspired bunch that encompass a wide range of styles. The past couple of Aprils have been unusually heavy, so a name connecting to one of the lighter, more familiar aspects of the month may be worth the search. We’ve made it easy for you:
The month of April hosts a number of ecological holidays, including Earth Day and Arbor Day. Practically any nature name is an appropriate choice for spring baby names, but tree names and names that mean earth might be especially meaningful for a child with an April birthday.
This April in particular sees three major religious holidays — Easter, Passover, and Ramadan. Easter baby names are connected to the symbolism of the holiday, such as rabbits and lilies, while Passover and Ramadan names could be interpreted as Jewish names and Arabic names, respectively, or those related to symbols such as the crescent.
April baby names can also take their cues from the zodiac signs of the month, Aries and Taurus. Aries baby names include those that mean fire, while Taurus names can connect to the flowers associated with the sign — roses and violets.
April is National Poetry Month, so a poetry name is especially appropriate during this month. Bonus points if you use a name of a poet born in April, like Maya Angelou or Etheridge Knight.
If you’re on the hunt for the right April-inspired names for your son or daughter, browse our guide, below.
Top April Baby Names
Popular April names for babies include many floral choices for girls, such as Daisy, Lily, Magnolia, Rose, and Violet. Aspen, a tree name, is a rising name for girls, as is Palmer, which relates to the date palm tree.
Most of the top April baby names for boys are classic names, including Peter, Oliver, and Adam — the perfect choice for an Earth Day baby, as it means “son of the red earth.”
April itself ranks among the most popular April baby names, coming in at Number 520 in the US Top 1000. It’s now on the descent, having ranked in the Top 50 for much of the ‘70s and ‘80s — international variations Abril and Avril may feel fresher.
April Girl Names
April symbolism can lend a lot of inspiration for April girl names. The birthstone of the month is the diamond, which has fallen out of style as a baby name. The Greek Diamanta is an attractive alternative that is occasionally used in France.
Daisies are the flower of April, which gives us Marguerite, the French word for the flower. Easter is associated with lilies — the meaning of the Hebrew Shoshanna and Japanese Yuri.
Wonderful women born in April with names worth using include Paloma Picasso, the designer daughter of Pablo, and Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, who has given her once-unusual Irish name a significant boost in recent years.
Here, some of our favorite April baby names for girls.
April Boy Names
They say April showers bring May flowers, so a rain-related name would be fitting for a baby boy born this month. Storm is a bold, dramatic choice, while Hebrew options Tal and Jorah suggest a milder rain shower.
Notable April namesakes for boys include Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Harry S. Truman, who both celebrated their birthdays in April. Booker T. Washington, an incredibly influential African American leader, was born on April 5th. The name Booker has seen modest gains in usage over the past few years, but still remains well outside of the Top 1000.
Below, a collection of the best April baby names for boys.
Unique April Baby Names
The abundance of holidays in April offer many unique choices of baby names.
Arbor is a literal choice for a baby born on Arbor Day, which is celebrated on the last Friday in April. A tree name would also serve to honor the holiday — names such as Banyan, Pine, and Birch are stylish options that haven’t hit the mainstream
Birch is also an Easter baby name, being one of the symbols of the holiday. Other unique names related to Easter include Pascoe, a Medieval Cornish name that means “Easter,” Bezai, which means “eggs,” and Sunday, which could be used in honor of the holy day that Easter is celebrated.
Passover begins on the 15th day of Nisan — the first month of the Hebrew calendar. Nisan (and its variant, Nissan) is occasionally used as a baby name, and would work well for a Passover baby.
Take a look at other unique names for April babies below, and search our full list of April baby names here.