Category: August baby names
According to zodiac lore, the sun entered the constellation of Leo the lion on July 23, meaning that babies born between then and August 22 are ruled by its brave, strong and imperious influence. Whether or not you buy into the idea of astrology, it’s a major part of our culture, well worth mining for name possibilities.
If you wanted to commemorate your Leo baby’s sun sign in his or her name, there are a few different ways you could go. The most literal one would be to pick a name that refers directly to Leo. Luckily, there are more than a few great choices, for both boys and girls, that do.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
There were two sets of twins among the August baby names announced on the Forums this month, both beautifully balanced:
If you’re looking for baby names related to the astrological sign of Virgo, here are dozens of intriguing ideas!
By E. Wittig
Virgo, the sign of the virgin, is the summer’s final sign. Virgo begins on August 23rd and ends September 22nd at the shifting of seasons. Represented by lilies, yellow sapphires, the color gray, and the element earth, Virgos are even-tempered and dependable people with inner strength.
Amalthea – The unicorn is a symbol of innocence and purity; in many tales, the magical beast is only approachable by virgins. Lady Amalthea is the human name of the unicorn in classic novel The Last Unicorn. Other virginal symbols are pearls and lilies. In their original forms, Pearl and Lily are baby names
with vintage charm. More Lily names include Liliana, Susannah, Maylis, Kielo, and Sayuri. Margaret means “pearl” as do its short forms Maisie and Margot.
August is a month full of warm summer days, ripe fruit, and back-to-school preparations. There are many great names tied to notable August birthdays and events. This month we’ll pull inspiration from performers, athletes, and a delightful chef.
By E. Wittig
The fiery lion closes in overhead as the Western Zodiac moves from Cancer to Leo. Lions are charismatic, self-assured, fun, and adventurous people who don’t like to be bored or end up in second place. The sign spans from July 23rd to August 22nd and is symbolized by fire, the sun, and the colors gold, red, and yellow. Here are some perfect names for your Leo baby.