Blooms, beautiful warm days and new life – is there a more perfect time to have a bub than in spring?
These 29 spring-inspired baby names reflect new beginnings, springtime and sunshine and are perfectly suited to newborns sprouting in September, October and November.
Baby names inspired by spring
Amaryllis: A bulb that blooms in spring, this unique girl name isn’t likely to pop up on the popular lists any time soon.
Aurora: Bold and beautiful, it’s Latin for new dawn – just like spring heralding the end of winter and new start.
Atherton: A good ol’ British name that means ‘from the town by the spring’, it’s also a town in Queensland.
Aviva: Hebrew for ‘springtime’, it’s a stunning moniker for little flowers blooming in spring.
Blossom: Could there be a more perfect name for a little one making their debut into the world in spring?
Brigit: She was the Celtic goddess of agriculture and her feast day marks the start of Celtic spring.
Caroun: Meaning ‘springtime’ in Armenian, it’s a more modern version of the name Karen.
Cerelia: With its origins in Latin, Cerelia means ‘related to spring’.
Flora: She was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, and is a once-popular name making a much-deserved comeback.
Florence: A super sweet Latin name that means ‘blooming, flourishing and prosperous’.
Fontanne: Meaning ‘fountain’ or ‘spring’ in French, it’s an elegant name for springtime bubs.
Freya: She was the Nordic fertility goddess, with ties to spring and flowers, this name is shooting up in popularity.
Ingrid: Give your spring tot a strong, Scandinavian name, inspired by the goddess of fertility and spring.
Lada: The goddess of spring and love, she was lauded in Lithuania, Poland and Russia. A simple spring name with meaning.
Maia: A spring moniker with roots in Greek mythology, Maia was the goddess of spring, with her links to growth and the sun.
Navin: Of Hindu origin, meaning ‘new’, a strong a sharp name for the start of new life.
Neo: Meaning ‘new’ in Latin, this short, sharp name was made famous by Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.
Newlin: Waterbirth on the cards? This Welsh name, meaning ‘new pond’ would be perfection.
Opal: The birthstone for the middle spring month of October and a gemstone that’s quintessentially Australian.
Olwen: She was the Celtic goddess of sunlight who was famed to appear every spring, trailing white clover behind her.
Ostara: This Celtic goddess of spring, whose symbols – painted eggs and white rabbits – are now part of Easter tradition. While Australian Easter doesn’t coincide with spring, Ostara still makes for a stunning name.
Persephone: A well-known goddess of Greek mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and the goddess of harvest and fertility.
Primavera: Meaning ‘spring’ in Italian this sunny name would make a beautiful nod to the season as a middle name.
Sapphire: Heralding the start of spring is September, and its birthstone sapphire symbolises peace and serenity, purity, wisdom, loyalty and faith.
Topaz: November marks the final weeks of spring as we head for the heat of summer, and the birthstone of topaz beautifully captures the colours of Australia’s azure waters.
Verna: Of Latine origin, this old-world name translates into ‘springtime’.
Weldon: A rather regal English name meaning ‘hill near a spring’, it’s similar to Wesley or William, but far less popular.
Xavier: An increasingly-popular name meaning ‘new house’, it can be spelt as Javier, Xaviera or Javiera.
Zelenka: A strong Czech name meaning ‘fresh and innocent’ – the ultimate nod to a newborn born in spring.
Of course, spring is the season of new growth so it’s only fitting you may be keen to name your little blossom after springtime blooms, so make sure you look at these other botanically-inspired baby name lists: