October Baby Names

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October baby names might relate to Halloween or the autumn season in general. Names inspired by the marigold, October’s birth flower, or opal, its birthstone, are equally appropriate for an October baby.

Names for babies born in October may reference the October zodiac signs, Libra and Scorpio. Names connected to the number eight, which puts the oct in October from the original Roman calendar, or ten to reference its standing in the modern calendar, might also be appropriate. Famous namesakes for October babies include Desmond Tutu, John Lennon, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Along with Opal and Lennon, other October baby names in the US Top 500 include Jack, Octavia, Hazel, Ezra, Theodore, Annabelle, Francis, and Harmony. Unique Halloween-related names include Wednesday, Casper, Trixie, and Bram.

October is a wonderful time to have a baby, and there are an abundance of great October baby names. Consider these names if you are expecting a baby in October.

Names for October Babies

  • Ada

    Ada is derived from the German name Adelaide, which came from the ancient name Adalheidis. The root, adal, is a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Ada can also be considered a variation of... Read More 

  • Aki

    A name known in several cultures, also through animated book character Tiger Aki. Finnish author Aki Ollikainen is another notable bearer.Read More 

  • Alaska

    State name Alaska stems from an Aleutian word for the land mass itself. The number of baby girls named Alaska has doubled in the past five years, and is sure to continue increasing as more place... Read More 

  • Alfred

    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred is quite popular in... Read More 

  • Andrew

    Andrew is a variant of the Greek name Andreas, ultimately derived from the element aner, meaning “man.” In the New Testament, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple... Read More 

  • Annabelle

    This is a charming name on the rise along with other-belle names, especially in this form, but also appealing in the more streamlined Annabel spelling, made famous by the Edgar Allen Poe poem... Read More 

  • Arthur

    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents, emerging as a top contender among Read More 

  • Aurea

  • Autumn

    Crisp and colorful, Autumn is the most popular season name now -- the only one in the Top 100 in recent years -- with Autumn's coolness only surpassed by Winter. Jennifer Love Hewitt named her... Read More 

  • Baldwin

    One "bald" name we can get behind, thanks to pioneering African-American author James Baldwin – though the name is now also associated with the Baldwin brothers, particularly Alec.Read More 

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