November Baby Names Are Rich with Meaning
November baby names are full of rich meaning. The holidays of the month — Thanksgiving, Día de Los Muertos, Veteran’s Day, Election Day (how about Democracy?) — offer a number of choices that may inspire you.
Or you may consider the symbolism of the month, such as the topaz birthstone and chrysanthemum flower, when naming your November baby. Sagittarius and Scorpio baby names should also make your list, depending on when your due date falls.
The most popular November names include many classics, such as Pilgrim names Elizabeth and Samson. Contemporary names also make the list — Jayden means “thankful” and Nova works as a nickname for November.
November Names for Girls
November is Native American heritage month, giving you all the more reason to choose one of the many lovely Native American names for girls. Dakota and Kaya are the two most common options, but we also love Sequoia, Topanga, Zaltana, and Tallulah — each familiar yet rare.
For a daughter born around Thanksgiving, a name that means thanks could be a perfect choice. Gratia, which means “grace” in Latin, is a name used in Germany, and Odeya is a Hebrew name derived from a phrase meaning “I will thank God.”
Notable November-born women with fashionable names include actress Vivien Leigh (November 5), champion tennis player Billie Jean King (November 22), modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15), and novelist Mary Ann Evans, better known by her pen name, George Eliot (November 22).
Here, our curated collection of the best November names for girls:
November Names for Boys
Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11 in the US in honor of those who have served in the Armed Forces. A Baby-Names”>name with a military meaning would be especially appropriate for a child born on this day — Army and Sergeant have obvious ties to the military, while Walter and Herbert are among the subtler options.
The zodiac signs of November are Scorpio and Sagittarius, symbolized by the scorpion and the archer, respectively. Sagittarius baby names are particularly good options for November-born sons. Bowman, Ivo, Arrow, and Kyler all have archery-related meanings.
Famous men you may consider for a November namesake include actor Leonardo DiCaprio (November 11), musician Jimi Hendrix (November 27), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill (November 30), and American frontiersman Daniel Boone (November 2).
Below, our favorite November names for boys:
If you’re searching for a unique November girl name, look to the gem and floral symbols of the month. Topaz, Citrine, and Chrysanthemum are ultra-rare names for girls, having been given to fewer than seven babies each last year.
As for boys, you may take inspiration from the Thanksgiving holiday with Pilgrim names. We’re not going to suggest you name your son Truelove or Wrestling (yep, names of actual Mayflower Pilgrims), but Oceanus, Brewster, or Peregrine are intriguing options.
What would you name a November baby?
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on November 3rd, 2020 at 1:32 pm
As a 13th generation descendent of Love Brewster (second son of William Brewster), I think Love and Wrestling (taken from Jacob’s wrestling with the angel and the meaning of the name Israel) are terrific names.
Some of the Mayflower surnames might be good unisex first names: Allerton, Fletcher, Gardiner, Hopkins, Latham, and Soule.
While Mary was the most popular Plymouth name, there were also Constance, Damaris, Remember, and Priscilla.
Names such as Edmund, Solomon, Resolved, Jasper, Giles, and Gilbert were also aboard the Mayflower.
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