When it comes to choosing Easter baby names, you don’t have to limit yourself to hopping down the BunnyTrail. 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.
The Spanish word for cross has long been a unisex standard in Latino cultures, but it became more of a crossover possibility when Victoria and David Beckham picked it for their third son, who was born in Madrid in 2005. Cruz has been climbing the US popularity charts since then, now ranking at Number 321.