Autumn Names: Fall Foliage and More
The golden tones of turning autumn leaves are reflected in the meaning of Aurelia, “the golden one.” One of the fastest rising names of 2013, Aurelia has a history spanning from the mother of Julius Caesar to a character in Love, Actually. A big Nameberry favorite, Berries rank it Number 39.
- Aurelia, “the golden one.” One of the fastest rising names of 2013, Aurelia has a history spanning from the mother of Julius Caesar to a character in Love, Actually. A big Nameberry favorite, Berries rank it Number 39." >
- French Blaise has been catching fire, especially for boys. Kate Winslet used it as the middle name for her son Bear." >
- Bruno has long had a presence in the US, Bruna’ s been totally neglected. Another option is the diminutive Brunella—for anyone seeking a fresh ‘elle’ name." >
- Crispin’s Day (as referenced in Shakespeare’s Henry V), which just happens to fall on October 25th. Crispin, which means “curly-haired,” is the name of Egyptophile wizard Crispin Cronk in Harry Potter." >
- GUY-a, this is the name of the Greek mythological Earth goddess, associated with the harvest, along with Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and harvest. An underused name akin to Maia and Kaia, Gaia was used by Emma Thompson for her daughter and by J. K. Rowling for a character in her novel The Casual Vacancy." >
- Leif, this is one of the nature names used within the creative Phoenix family—it was the boyhood moniker of the actor we now know as Joaquin. Definitely has a nice, autumnal feel and could make a cool middle for either gender." >
- Libra spans the period from late September to late October, and has the attractive connotation of balance and equilibrium, as well as liberty. There is a male character named Libra in DC Comics’ Justice League of America, but it seems pure girl to us." >
- Jason Batemans named their little girl Maple Sylvie." >
- Marigold has a quirky, sunny, story-tale feel. The symbol of the Virgin Mary, Marigold has featured in both children’s and adult books, was the name of one of Winston Churchill’s daughters, and was worn by a child on the TV show 1600 Penn." >
- October is the tenth month and not the eighth as the name would indicate-- it was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. The related name Octavia makes a more distinctive substitute for the mega-popular Olivia, rich in ancient Roman history, with a modern appearance in The Hunger Games and ties to Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer." >
- Saffron Burroughs is a current representative of this name, which rates at Number 368 on Nameberry. We’re just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up." >
- Topaz is the glowing golden birthstone for the month of November, a name sizzling with its final ‘z’. The other autumn gemstones are Sapphire for September and Opal for October, plus the alternate Citrine for November.." >
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on September 19th, 2014 at 1:03 am
My favorite season, so it’s a disappointment that I don’t like many of the autumn-themed names. I quite like Marigold, and like Crispin, Octavia, and Aurelia. Some other ideas are November, Ember, Auburn, Aster, Scarlett, Ruby, Garnet, Graziana or Grace (for Thanksgiving). This may be a little out there, but Harvest could be a lovely name with the nn Harvey.
on September 19th, 2014 at 5:19 am
I liked Marigold and Aurelia best and kind of liked Topaz
on September 19th, 2014 at 8:16 am
I love Aurelia, Octavia, Gaia, and Marigold, and Brunetta is a name found in the Italian side of my family. I adore Crispin and always have.
Septimo is another Italian gem that would work for a Fall baby.
on September 19th, 2014 at 8:28 am
Oh, I love Harvest for either a girl or a boy.
September, October,, November, Ember.
And all the deciduous tree names (Oak, Oakley, Maple, Tulip, Aspen, Poplar, Ash, etc.) as well as New England names which remind me of Autumn: Lowell, Newell, Baron, Edmund, Boston, Harbor, Haven, Cabot, Talbot, Quincy, Concord, Walden, Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott…
Oh, and your choice of Crispin is great.
on September 19th, 2014 at 12:38 pm
I don’t like any of those names!
on September 19th, 2014 at 1:25 pm
I love Saffron (in top 10), Aurelia (been crushing/considering this for my faves favourites list), Blaze (spelt Blaise for a boy), Leaf, and Marigold.
I love Crispin’s meaning! I dream of having curly haired kids one day, particularly curly haired little boys. So adorable!
on September 19th, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Tallulah always reminds me of Autumn for some reason.
on September 19th, 2014 at 2:49 pm
The baby in the blog main picture is so cute! I’m glad you change first main photo to this.
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on September 20th, 2014 at 12:39 am
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on September 20th, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Autumn is the best, in my opinion, and other possibilities are:
Amber – though dated (70’s)
Orla – “Golden princess.” For the Irish.
Salem – Biblical place name meaning “peace,” if you want to throw off he witchy association.
on September 20th, 2014 at 3:13 pm
I believe Hayley Mills has a Crispin.
Blaise means “to lisp; stammer,” and that might keep it back. I associate it with the blessing of throats in February(?), not autumn, but I get the Blaze connection.
on September 21st, 2014 at 7:53 pm
I love Maple!
on September 30th, 2015 at 5:06 am
In Australia and New Zealand Libra isn’t very usable as it’s the name of a brand that sells pads and tampons here.
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