September Baby Names
September baby names include many worthy namesakes with September birthdays and historic events that can provide baby name inspiration. From a Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the first baby born in the White House, this month delivers some wonderful September baby names!
Autumn – With its changing leaves and pumpkin-spiced drinks, Autumn is a season loved by many. A bridge between summer and winter, Autumn begins on September 23rd in the Northern Hemisphere. At Number 71, the name Autumn beats out Winter, Spring, and Summer in popularity. In 2013 actress Jennifer Love Hewitt gave birth to a little girl named Autumn James.
Desmond – Desmond is an Irish surname that has recently been rising in popularity. Social rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu became Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa on September 7, 1986. Desmond is a distinguished name with the delightful nicknames Des/Dez or Desi/Dezi.
Esther – Esther Cleveland, born September 9, 1893, was the first baby to be born in the White House. The second child of President Grover Cleveland, Esther remains the only child of a President to be born in The White House. Esther is also the name of an Old Testament heroine who was originally named Hadassah. Esther is coming back into fashion, rising nearly 100 spots in the last 10 years.
Truman –September-born author Truman Capote is best known for writing In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Born Truman Steckfus Persons, he took his stepfather’s surname, becoming Truman Capote. Truman, which means ‘loyal man’, is often associated with President Harry S. Truman. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson named their youngest son Truman Theodore.
Presley – Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956. Fans of “The King” may consider using his unisex surname for their little one, as several celebs have. Last year Presley was Number 189 for girls, the highest it’s ever been.
Elias – “Eli” names are handsome and rising in popularity. Elias, a Greek form of the name Elijah, is currently Number 103. Inventor Elias Howe who contributed to the invention of the zipper and the sewing machine, received a patent for the first eye-pointed needle sewing machine on September 10, 1846.
Gwyneth – Actress and food blogger Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates her birthday on September 27th. Gwyneth is a name tightly associated with Paltrow and is derived from the name Gwynedd, a Welsh kingdom. Many Welsh names have beautiful meanings, and Gwyneth is no exception: it means happy and blessed.
Calvin – Baltimore Orioles baseball player, Calvin “Cal” Ripkin Jr., made history on September 6, 1995, tying Lou Gehrig’s record of 2130 consecutive games played. Calvin has a vintage vibe, though it is still readily used at Number 182. The name Calvin may also remind you of designer Calvin Klein, or the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes.
Elizabeth – On September 14, 1975 Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American Saint. Seton established the first Catholic girl’s school in Maryland and founded the Sisters of Charity. Elizabeth is a classic name with a plethora of beautiful variations and nickname options. Elizabeth has been widely popular since names have been recorded and is currently Number 14.
Sydney – Cartoonist and author Sydney Hoffberg, better known as Syd Hoff, was born September 4, 1912. Hoff illustrated numerous early reader books, political cartoons, and advertisements. Sydney is a French name—a contraction of Saint Denis— that is now more popular for girls. Only 49 boys were named Sydney last year.
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