Easter Baby Names: From Sunday to Susanna
This is certainly the most direct route to a connection with the holiday and would make a novel choice for a springtime girl baby. Not as rare as you might think, Easter appeared on the Top 1000 list during the first few decades of the 20th century, just as Christmas did before it was overtaken by Noel and Noelle.
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on March 29th, 2013 at 12:20 am
Spring and Springer, of course!
on March 29th, 2013 at 12:22 am
Oh, and Hopper…
on March 29th, 2013 at 12:31 am
There’s also Brer (Rabbit) and Peter (Rabbit).
on March 29th, 2013 at 2:33 am
I love Easter names! Inez and Agnes, Shoshanna and Lily, and Magdalena! I also think Esther would be a cute, subtle tribute for a Easter baby.
on March 29th, 2013 at 5:51 am
Susanna was actually Shakespeare’s eldest child.
on March 29th, 2013 at 9:10 am
My daughter’s name is Anastasia which means resurrection. Perfect Easter name!
on March 30th, 2013 at 10:15 am
Epiphany or Epiphanie
on March 30th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
I love many of these names! I especially loved Ash and the ‘Ash’ variants, along with Lily and her variants special shout-out to Lilia. Susanna/Shoshana lovely choice. But I think Susanna is a better choice for Christians. I also like Esther as a Easter choice. Becki_p I love Anastasia beautiful choice!!
on April 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Especially love Susanna(h) and Lily (plus variations – Lily Grace, for example) as Easter appellations. Here are other possibilities:
Anastasia – yes, Becki_p, love the the Greek word for resurrection. I prefer the pronunciation AH-NAH-STAH-SEE-AH.
Words found in the Gospel texts of the resurrection story: Sunrise, Dawn, Bethany, Zion, Joy, Praise, Blessing
Christian virtues/exclamatory words associated with Easter; Hope, Faith, Mercy, Grace, Charis, Peace, Charity, Love, Glory, Hosanna, Alleluia, Hallelujah
Biblical persons of the Easter story: Martha, Lazarus, Mary (two Marys at the tomb, and mother of Jesus), Joanna, Simon (of Cyrene who bore His cross, and Simon Peter), Peter, Cleopas, Joseph (of Arimathea), the 12 apostles who witnessed the resurrection: James (2), John, Peter, Andrew, Philip, Thomas (doubting), Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, Judas (the good Judas; not Iscariot), Matthias (replaced Iscariot), Paul (wrote 1 Corinthians 15, the resurrection passage), Nathanael, David (Hosanna to the Son of David),4 evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Angel names (angel present at the tomb): Angelina, Angelica, etc.
Names based on the evangel, the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ: Evangeline, Evangelina, Evangelica, etc.
Names with Easter-related meanings: Renee (born-again); Rachel (lamb); Jemima(h) (dove, symolic of the Holy Spirit and peace)
Names with Christ as a root: Christiana, Christian, Christopher, etc.
on April 2nd, 2013 at 8:33 am
Forgot to include Zoe (life), Irene (peace), April, and names with light as a meaning to signify the break of day: Lucy, Lucia, Eleanor, Eleonora, Nora, etc.
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