12 baby names inspired by summertime

June 14, 2016 by

12 baby names inspired by summertime

Let the sunshine, fresh blooms, and long lazy days of summer inspire you on your quest to find the perfect name for your son or daughter. Taking a cue from our warmest season, we’ve compiled 12 names that pay homage to summertime.


Helene: Subtle, sweet, and classic, this French name translates to “light of the sun.”

Meadow: Bring to mind a lush green field and beautiful flowers each time you call out to your little one.

June: More than just a month on the calendar, June is a simple, old-fashioned name that’s making a comeback.

Genevieve: This name means “white wave” in French, instantly transporting you to a hot summer’s day at the seashore.

Flora: With roots in Latin America, Flora translates to “flowering.”


August: Another calendar name, August is strong and classic with roots as far back as the 19th century.

River: Gaining in popularity, the name River can be used for either gender, though it’s widely given to more boys than girls.

Sailor: Looking for a hip, unique moniker to give your little one? Sailor is a modern name with strong retro vibes.

Kai: Literally translated to “the sea” in Hawaiian, Kai calls to mind long summer days spent surfing the island’s waves.

Cyrus: Cyrus has its origins in Africa, where it means “sun.”

Jared: A widely given name, Jared means “rose” in Hebrew.

What do you think of these summery names? Which, if any, would you choose for your son or daughter? Let us know your take in the comment section below!

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Emme Lukasik is a long-time journalist and new mom. She lives in Los Angeles with a patient husband, wild child of a daughter, and a rambunctious collie named Isla.

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