Day Names

The ancient tradition of day-naming -- choosing a name from the day of the week, the month, the season or holiday, or even a time of day -- feels fresh again now. Here, examples of day names that could work as modern baby names,.

  • January

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Thanks to two cultural influences, January has joined March, April, June and August as a plausible month name.

    The first was a character named January Wayne in a bestselling 1973... Read More 

  • June

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    June, a sweetly old-fashioned month name that was long locked in a time capsule with June Allyson (born Ella) and June Cleaver, may not be exactly busting out all over, but is definitely showing... Read More 

  • March

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    March has never been popular as a month name, possibly because of its brisk, masculine beat. But with all kinds of month — and season, day, and holiday — names, from January to... Read More 

  • May

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    May is a sweet old-fashioned name that hasn't been on the national charts in several decades, but is definitely sounding fresh and springlike. Parents are beginning to see it once more as one of... Read More 

  • Midnight

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    Nicole Richie and Joel Madden added this rocking name to the lexicon of day names, which have their roots in the African tradition of naming a child after the day of the week, time of day, or... Read More 

  • Morning

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    There are many lovely day/month/seasonal names -- and this is one of the most intriguing. Read More 

  • November

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    The only month name that's really boy-worthy is August. Read More 

  • October

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    What is so rare as a month named June? October--and November and December--are a lot rarer. Brisk and substantial, they're so much more memorable and modern than April or May. October got its... Read More 

  • Solstice

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    Solstice graduated from word to official first name when author Lionel Shriver used it for a character in her novel Big Brother. But of course, there were people named Solstice before:... Read More 

  • Spring

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    Spring doesn't sound half as contemporary as Winter, which has become the cool season name. Read More 

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