27 Spring Baby Names

Learn the meaning and origins of popular spring baby names

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Spring baby names are some of the most beautiful seasonal names you can come up with. The season is all about newness and beauty—just like your brand new baby! It is so easy to be inspired by mother nature when giving your baby a spring-themed name, whether it's flowers, animals, or just the world around you.

What is also really fun about spring is that the months during the season are popular names in themselves! You could name your little one April, May, or June to celebrate when they were born. Even if your baby isn't born in spring, you could celebrate the season if it has meaning for you. If you are looking for a spring baby name for your child on the way, keep reading for inspiration.

Popular Spring Baby Names 

April

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Opening
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Avril
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Avril Lavigne
  • Peak Popularity: April was a popular name in the 1970s. It hit its peak popularity in 1979 when it was the 23rd most popular name for baby girls in the U.S.

Fun Fact: Avril is the French version of the name April.

Asher

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Blessed, happy
  • Peak Popularity: Asher continues to rise in popularity with its most popular year being 2020.

Axel

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: My father is peace
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Axl
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Axl Rose
  • Peak Popularity: Axel has risen in popularity over the years, and it has been in the top 100 names for baby boys since 2018.

Aurora

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Dawn
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Rory
  • Famous Namesakes: Disney Princess Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty"
  • Peak Popularity: Since 2015, Aurora has been in the top 100 names for girls born in the U.S. after a steady rise in popularity.

Fun Fact: Aurora's name in "Sleeping Beauty" is a nod to her story. The princess needs to be woken from her slumber by true love's kiss so they can start a new life together—just like the dawn of a new day. The name Aurora means "dawn," thus tying her character and her story together.

Claire

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Enlightened
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Clare
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Claire Boucher (also known as Grimes), actresses Claire Danes, Claire Forlani, and Claire Holt
  • Peak Popularity: Claire has been in the top 100 names for girls born in the U.S. since 1998. Its most popular year was 2016.

Cruz

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: The cross of Christ
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cruse
  • Famous Namesakes: David and Victoria Beckham's son Cruz Beckham
  • Peak Popularity: Cruz hit peak popularity in 2013 when it was No. 279 on the list of names for baby boys, but fell back into the 300s soon after.

Daisy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Day's eye
  • Famous Namesakes: Models Daisy Lowe and Daisy Fuentes, actresses Daisy Edgar-Jones and Daisy Ridley
  • Peak Popularity: Daisy is an old-fashioned name that was most popular in the early 1900s. However, it has gained traction again recently and is climbing back to its peak popularity.

Denver

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the passage of the Danes
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer John Denver
  • Peak Popularity: Denver was a popular name in the early 1900s. Its most popular year was 1925 when it was No. 422 on the list of top names for baby boys in the U.S.

Florence

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Prosperous, flowering
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Florencia, Flo
  • Famous Namesakes: Actresses Florence Pugh and Florence Henderson, track star Florence Griffith Joyner
  • Peak Popularity: Florence is a vintage name that was very popular in the early 1900s. In 1900 and 1902, it was No. 7 on the list of baby names for girls. It was in the top 20 names until 1924.

Freya

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Goddess of love, fertility, and beauty
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Freya Allan
  • Peak Popularity: The name Freya has been more popular outside the U.S. and didn't crack the top 1000 baby names in America until 2013. That year, it was No. 907, but it's quickly grown in popularity, hitting No. 179 in 2020.

Hunter

  • Origin: North American English
  • Meaning: One who hunts
  • Famous Namesakes: Actors Hunter Parrish and Hunter Schafer, singer Hunter Hayes
  • Peak Popularity: For boys, Hunter has been in the top 100 names since 1993. Its most popular year was 2000 when it was No. 35. This gender-neutral name is also popular for baby girls, though its peak was in 1998 at No. 305.

Iris

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Colorful, rainbow
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Iris Apatow, fashion icon Iris Apfel
  • Peak Popularity: Iris has long been a popular name for girls, but its most popular year thus far was in 2020.

Jade

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Precious Stone
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix, Olympic gymnast Jade Carey
  • Peak Popularity: Jade has been a popular name in the 2000s, but its most popular year was 2002.

June

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Born in June
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer June Carter Cash, singer June Pointer of The Pointer Sisters
  • Peak Popularity: June was a popular name in the early 1900s, hitting No. 39 in 1925. It tapered off after that but has seen a rise in popularity again in recent years.

Fun Fact: Though many people consider June to be a summer month, most of the month falls in spring. The summer solstice is on June 21, which is when summer starts.

Maxwell

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: The stream of Mack
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Max
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Maxwell, Disney character Max Goof from "A Goofy Movie"
  • Peak Popularity: Maxwell has been popular since the 1990s, with its most popular year being 1999.

May

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Goddess Maia or family of Matthew
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Mae
  • Famous Namesakes: Actresses Mae Whitman and Mae West, model Georgia May Jagger, singers Mae Muller and Mae Moore
  • Peak Popularity: May was popular in the early 1900s. In fact, 1900 was its most popular year. Mae was also popular in the early 1900s and has remained popular, while May has fallen off the list.

Olive

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the olive tree
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Olivia, Oliver
  • Famous Namesakes: Fictional character Olive Oyl from "Popeye"
  • Peak Popularity: Olive is a popular name from the early 1900s, hitting its peak of No. 95 in 1900.

Owen

  • Origin: Welsh and Irish
  • Meaning: The yew tree or youth
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Owen Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" character Owen Hunt
  • Peak Popularity: Owen has been in the top 100 baby names for boys since 2002. Its biggest year was 2019 when it reached No. 21.

Pascal

  • Origin: French, Latin, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Easter
  • Famous Namesakes: Hockey players Pascal Dupuis and Pascal Trépanier
  • Peak Popularity: Pascal only made the top 1000 baby names in the U.S. during one year—1910. It has been a name more popular internationally than among American children.

Poppy

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: From the flower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Poppi
  • Famous Namesakes: Model Poppy Delevingne, actress Poppy Montgomery
  • Peak Popularity: Poppy has only been popular for the past few years. It was most popular in 2020 when it reached No. 462.

Fun Fact: The name Poppy is much more popular in the U.K. According to the Office for National Statistics, Poppy was the No. 17 name for baby girls in England and Wales in 2020.

River

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Stream of water that flows to the sea
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor River Phoenix
  • Peak Popularity: River was the most popular in 2020 when it reached No. 129. It's been popular since the 1990s.

Fun Fact: Actor River Phoenix, who starred in movies like "Stand by Me," tragically died in 1993 at age 23. The following year was the first time the name River made the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S. It has remained on the list ever since.

Robin

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Originally a nickname for Robert
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Robyn
  • Famous Namesakes: Singers Robin Thicke and Robyn, journalist Robin Roberts, actor Robin Williams
  • Peak Popularity: For baby boys, Robin peaked in popularity in the 1950s. For girls, the name Robin was also popular in the 1950s and 1960s, though it was a much more popular name for baby girls than it was for baby boys.

Rose

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Famous Namesakes: Actresses Rose Leslie and Rose McGowan
  • Peak Popularity: Rose was a popular name in the early 1900s. It was in the top 20 names for baby girls from 1900 to 1921.

Sonny

  • Origin: North American English
  • Meaning: Our son
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Sunny
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Sonny Bono
  • Peak Popularity: Sonny was a popular name in the 1970s before tapering off in the following decades.

Violet

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Purple/blue flower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Violette, Violetta
  • Famous Namesakes: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" character Violet Beauregarde
  • Peak Popularity: Violet has made it into the top 1,000 names since 2000. Its most popular year was in 2019, where it ranked No. 36.

Wells

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the well or spring
  • Famous Namesakes: "Bachelorette" contestant Wells Adams
  • Peak Popularity: Wells entered the popularity list in 2017 and hit its peak in 2020.

Fun Fact: Beloved Bachelor Nation member Wells Adams appeared on "The Bachelorette" in 2016. The name wells made the top 1000 list of baby names the year after.

Xavier

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: The new house
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Xavi
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Xavier Samuel
  • Peak Popularity: Xavier has been in the top 100 names since 2001. Its most popular year was 2009 when it reached No. 68.
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