Baby Names Inspired By Summer

Baby Names Inspired By Summer

Are you due with a baby this summer?

Have you landed on their name?

If not, why not let their birthday season be part of their namesake?

Two of my children were born during the summer months – August and September. The summer is a beautiful time to birth. It’s warm and sunny; you can eat all the watermelon you want; and little babes wearing just diapers and wrapped in muslin swaddles have to be one of the sweetest things.

Whether you’re expecting a baby boy or a baby girl, let this list of baby names inspired by summer guide you as you choose a delightful first or middle name …

Summer Months That Can Be Names

  • June or Junie
  • July, Julie, or Julius
  • August, nickname Aggie or Gus … or the longer Augustine
  • September, nickname Tembie or Ember

In Honor of the 4th of July

  • Liberty
  • Independence, nickname Indy
  • Justice
  • America
  • Jubilee
  • Belle, like the Liberty Bell

Inspired By the Weather

  • Sunny/Sonny
  • Soleil, French for sun (pronounced So-Lay)
  • Skye
  • Solei, from the Urban Dictionary – “a beautiful sunny girl with a warm personality, who brings out the best in everyone”
  • Sunshine

From the Summer Garden

  • Gardner
  • Flora
  • Daisy
  • Zinnia
  • Iris
  • Hyacinth
  • Marigold
  • Rose … and all it’s variations like Rosa, Rosetta, Rosina, Rosalie, Rosie, Rosamund, Rosemary
  • Dahlia

Birth Month Flowers, Gemstones and Trees

  • Rose
  • Lotus
  • Poppy
  • Peony
  • Pearl
  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Apple
  • Ruby
  • Larkspur
  • Lily
  • Cypress
  • Cedar
  • Sapphire
  • Aster
  • Glory
  • Willow
  • Olive

Zodiac Sign Inspired

  • Leo or Leona
  • Gemini
  • Libra

All About Vacations

  • Holiday
  • Surf
  • Bay
  • Coral
  • Reef
  • Sandy or Sandie
  • Tallulah, means “leaping water”
  • Ocean or Oceana
  • Lake
  • Tahoe
  • Shasta
  • Kona
  • Catalina

From Mythology

  • Áine, Irish goddess of summer
  • Freyr, Norse God of summer
  • Aestas, Roman goddess of summer
  • Phoebe, means brightness in reference to the moon in Greek mythology

And we can’t forget plain ol’, but very special Summer!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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