Easter Baby Names: From Sunday to Susanna

Easter baby names can spring from all sorts of sources. There range from those that are related to the name and time of the holiday itself in English and in other languages, to relevant Biblical characters, to symbolic animals and trees and flowers—and even to a classic movie musical celebrating the holiday. Here are the Nameberry picks of the names leading the Easter parade, some as obvious as Lily, others as oblique as a Hollywood hoofer.


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Sunday became a more usable day-name instantly after Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban chose it for their daughter in 2008. It has a bright and sunny feel (and readymade nickname), and, with seasonal names and month names gaining in acceptance, perhaps more parents will start considering Sunday.

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dresdendoll Says:

March 29th, 2013 at 12:20 am

Spring and Springer, of course!

dresdendoll Says:

March 29th, 2013 at 12:22 am

Oh, and Hopper…

dresdendoll Says:

March 29th, 2013 at 12:31 am

There’s also Brer (Rabbit) and Peter (Rabbit).

ruolan Says:

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.

sarahmezz Says:

March 29th, 2013 at 5:51 am

Susanna was actually Shakespeare’s eldest child.

becki_p Says:

March 29th, 2013 at 9:10 am

My daughter’s name is Anastasia which means resurrection. Perfect Easter name!

dresdendoll Says:

March 30th, 2013 at 10:15 am

Epiphany or Epiphanie

tori101 Says:

March 30th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Hmm…
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!!

xxx

LuMary Says:

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.

LuMary Says:

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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