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Baby Names Inspired by Fall

Baby Names Inspired by Fall
Autumn Reeser Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

The changing of the seasons is a great time to reflect on new beginnings and of course, new baby names. New school supplies for the start of the school year, football season, the return of your favorite TV Shows, and the changing leaves have gotten us thinking about names to do with this oh-so colorful season. Here are a few names we’ve been thinking about:

Autumn – OK, OK, an obvious choice, but it’s been on the rise since it first appeared on the charts in 1960 now and we think it’s just gorgeous! Autumn comes from the old French word ‘autompne’ and dates all the way back to the 12th century. It’s currently the 89th most popular name in the US. 

Apple – When it comes to celebrity baby names, this one sure generated a lot of buzz. Regardless, one of our favorite things about Fall is enjoying a crisp apple. According to Norse mythology, apples were given to Gods that gave them eternal youthfulness. Maybe that was what celeb couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin were thinking about when they controversially named their baby!

Amber - This name also is a beautiful, warm color – perfect for a Fall birthday and you will never be at a loss for a jewelry gift idea. Although it peaked in popularity in the 1980s, it’s still a lovely name and #260 today. 

Hazel – A common name in Ireland (#88), the ancient Celts believed hazelnuts gave one wisdom and inspiration. It still hasn’t taken off in popularity as an American name (#343) since the 1890s (when it was #23). Nevertheless, it was good enough for Julia Roberts! 

Hunter – We’ve actually heard this name used as a boy’s name or a girl’s name, but is more common for boys (#45 nationally). Very sporty, even if you aren’t into hunting! 

Cole – Originally a nickname associated with “coal,” this name reminds us of the shorter days ahead but also has made its way to #84 in the US.  It also means “peaceful.”

Leif – Although it’s fallen off the charts since it was most popular in the 1970s, we’ve been hearing a call for heroic names. Name your son something heroic after the Viking explorer, Leif Ericson, or after the Fall foliage (sounds like “leaf”). Any baby with this name we think would be destined for adventure!


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September 27, 2013 4:55 AM
By Bipasha (not verified)

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September 27, 2013 9:43 AM
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The names are great and can come in handy in the future.

September 27, 2013 2:15 PM
By blackandr4 (not verified)

I think Hunter is a very good name for ever you can choose it for your baby.Thank you.
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September 30, 2013 8:51 AM
By timslehancer (not verified)

For giving a name to the baby people choose many names and as per their choice they give the name. Its a difficult task for the parents to give a name, there are some common names which are very popular for the people but people want to choose some unique name for their baby.

October 1, 2013 12:04 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

"Name your son something heroic after the Viking explorer, Leif Ericson, or after the Fall foliage (sounds like “leaf”)."

Sorry, Leif is pronounced Layf, not Leef/leaf. Nothing to do with autumn by any stretch....

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