Easter Baby Names: Palma, Pascal and more

When it comes to choosing Easter baby names, you don’t have to limit yourself to hopping down the Bunny Trail. There are more subtle options related to the name and time of the holiday itself, to relevant Biblical characters, symbolic animals—bunnies, chicks, and the lamb–plus botanicals, and names whose meanings relate to immortality or rebirth.
Here are the Nameberry picks of the names leading the Easter parade, some as obvious as Lily, others as oblique as the Italian name meaning lamb.


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The name Easter 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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11 Responses to “Easter Baby Names: Palma, Pascal and more”

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rollo Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 12:05 am

There are some GREAT names on this list! Why didn’t I relate them to Easter before this? Thank you!

Poppy528 Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 2:19 am

Growing up I knew a very religious woman named Pascaline (I’m positive I’m spelling this wrong, but it sounds like pas-scu-leene). Very pretty name. Being Jewish I bemoan how off-limits Magdalene is – I simply love it.

Lola Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am

I love the pictures today! Gorgeous! 😀

Easter is probably my least favorite holiday; all those flowers make me sneeze, wheeze & choke. Allergies stink.
But I do love Pascal, Lily (and Lilias more!), Susanna I’ve long wished was mine instead of Susanne, and Agnes & Oona.

Magdalene & Magdalena in my family are pronounced the same. Mag-da-lein-ah. Interesting but not my cuppa Joe. 😀

I would happily name a boy Pascal, even if he’s born at Christmastime. Blaise Pascal is one of my OH’s heroes. I could probably slide Pascal in somewhere!

Thanks for the visual feast! 🙂

jeniferbraun Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 9:33 am

Great list! I love-love-love the name Agnes — and the nickname “Aggie.” How spunky and fresh!

I can’t get my husband on board, though — not even for our (at the moment) entirely theoretical daughter. 🙂

Lo Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 10:32 am

With it being Good Friday, I’m loving Veronica today.

edenlyla13 Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 11:44 am

I love Cruz, Susanna, Lily, and Arley!

Hannah-Banana Says:

April 6th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Pascal, Pascoe, Palma, Sunday, Lily, Susanna, Magdalene, and Cruz are all wonderful.

miloowen Says:

April 7th, 2012 at 1:03 am

Pascal is also Jewish for Passover, as in Pesach and paschal offering.

I too like Magdalen, but could never use it.

thereisonly1D Says:

April 7th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I have always liked Lily, but it became extremely popular over the years. I also thought that Arley was cute (for a boy or girl, even though they say it’s a boy name) but their mention of “the once macho Harley” turned me off. But I did think it was a good list. 🙂

veggiemama Says:

April 7th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

In that first photo is that little girl going to hit those bunnies with the stick? Too funny!

Brynie Says:

April 7th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Why not Bunny for an Easter Baby

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