Summer Baby Names

Summer is one of the nicest times of year to have a baby, the warm weather and slow pace making it that much easier to relax into new motherhood. Here is a list of baby names that summon the season, from nature to the ocean to the gemstones of summer months:

  • Marin

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    Marin is a lovely county north of San Francisco, and a lovely baby name on the rise, one which sounds more refreshing than the more familiar Marina.

    As a place-name, Marin is... Read More 

  • Marisol

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    Marisol is a Latina favorite, and an excellent candidate to cross the culture line, a la Soledad and Paz.

    The striking French-born Venezuelan artist Marisol Escobar—known simply by her... Read More 

  • Morwenna

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    Ancient Cornish name now being revived in Wales. Read More 

  • Murphy

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    This jaunty Celtic surname -- the most common family name in Ireland -- is totally viable as a first. Although there was a possibility of its being feminized via the old TV sitcom "Murphy Brown,"... Read More 

  • Nerida

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    One of a group of Greek names connected to the sea. Read More 

  • Oceane

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    Oceane (oh-see-EN) has been one of the chicest names in France for several years, ranking in the French Top 50. This is a sophisticated name that could easily cross the ocean, and is much more... Read More 

  • Pacifico

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  • Pearl

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    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a... Read More 

  • Pelagia

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    The name of several early saints, including one, Pelagia the Penitent, a beautiful and licentious dancing girl who repented, then, disguised as a man, spent the rest of her life living alone in a... Read More 

  • Peridot

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    Peridot is the gem of the month of August, a vibrant green mineral, said to be good for helping people put the past behind them, and an interesting, undiscovered jewel name. It was regarded in... Read More 

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