So, your little one is the ‘apple of your eye’? If you are open to the idea of giving your little angel a fruit-inspired name, you should know that you will be following a trend. Honest! Gwyneth Paltrow started the trend by calling her son, Apple Martin. And, here is a list of a few other yummy fruit baby names.
15 Amazing Fruit Baby Names:
Apple is the first fruit that comes to mind when we talk about fruits, or indeed, fruit names. 27 babies were named Apple in the year 2013, in Texas and California. And the Big Apple produced five baby Apples in the year 2010. But a surprising fact is that Washington, the largest apple producing state in the US, doesn’t have even a single child named Apple.
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This sweet fruit reminds us of all those lovely desserts. Unlike most fruit inspired names, Peaches has been in for a long time. It was previously reserved for showgirls. Peaches was also the name of a punk and glam rock musician. She was born Merril Beth Nisker but renamed herself after the release of the song “Four Women” by Nina Simone. Then there is Princess Peach from Mario too.
With the arrival of names like Plum and Apple, even Berry has been rising in popularity. By calling your child Berry, you will also be paying an ode to the many varieties of this fruit. It also suggests an outdoorsy and nature loving childhood. Berry would also make a great nickname for monikers like Huckleberry, Strawberry and so on.
Clementine is a bit old-fashioned name and recalls the song “My Darling Clementine”, but is very familiar with traditional parents. Clementine ranked 379 in 2013 and 253 in 2014. Actor Ethan Hawke, model Claudia Schiffer, and actress Cybil Shepherd, all have babies named Clementine. And honestly speaking, Clementine is the only one that sounds more like a name than fruit. Clementine Paddleford, the food writer for the New York Herald Tribune and a pilot, is one of the most popular namesakes.
Don’t be surprised. People in the past have also used Banana as a moniker. Japanese author Mahoko ‘Banana’ Yoshimoto adopted the pen name ‘Banana’ after banana flowers. In fact, she wrote her novella ‘Kitchen’ while working as a waitress.
Known for its sweet syrup and hearty strength, Plum represents excellent traits for a young lady. Plum is an exotic, yet familiar baby name, thanks to Victoria Sykes. Sykes got the nickname Plum from the Victoria plum, a variety of this fruit. And if you ask for our option, we think Plum is more presentable than peaches and more appealing than Apple. It also makes an unusual middle name.
Quince is an intriguing unisex name. It has appeared in several Greek mythologies, including tales of Atlanta, Paris and Aphrodite. It is said that 913 people are named Quince in the United States, and there are high possibilities that the numbers will increase in the future. Peggy Quince, Justice of Florida, is the most notable namesake.
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The name Crispin came into limelight by actor Crispin Glover and has been in the foreground ever since. It is a rarely used variation of Crispus. Meaning “curly haired” in Latin, even the image of Crispin is like its syllable- colorful, crisp and autumnal. There was also a Crispin in “Harry Potter” books. He was the Egyptophile wizard the kept sphinxes in his backyard.
If you are tired of the standard Belle names like Isabelle and Annabelle, Mirabelle will make an excellent option. Mirabelle is the name of a delicate French plum and in the baby world, it means ‘marvelous.’ Steve Martin was so much besotted by the name that he chose it for the heroine of his novel ‘Shopgirl’.
Cerise, Cherry in French, is one of the most exotic fruit names. The name combines the virtues of an old-time name with the bounce of a star. Cerise is relatively rare today, so if you want a name for your daughter that no else is using, Cerise should be on your list.
Bosc, the name of a pear, is a male name. It has a musical tone, and it ends in the hip letter-C. With all these factors, it’s no surprise that Bosc is on the rise. Currently, it is in the top 400, which is not bad for a fruit name
As a name, Prune has a lot of energy and sensual appeal. The French love Prune more than Plum. If Prune sounds too outrageous to you, go for Prunella. It seems a lot more plausible too!
Olivia may be more attractive and famous, but Olive has a subtle, quiet appeal of its own. And we’re sure it will have a remarkable comeback. Olive returned to the top 1000 is the year 2007 and is currently sitting pretty at 282. The cool couple Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher chose it for their daughter. Even Drew Barrymore has a daughter named Olive.
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Hudson, a type of cherry, is a very popular name for boys. It’s at number 80 in the popularity charts right now, but it climbs the ladder every passing year. It got a boost as a prominent last name, primarily because of its attachment to prominent star babies, including Drew Lachey, Marcia Ga Hardin, and Gena Lee Nolan. But after having climbed the charts for boys, it has begun to cross over for girls, despite its macho sound.
Ultra-cool and jazzy, Anjou is a unisex fruit inspired name for you to consider. It is neither overtly feminine nor masculine. And we love how it sounds. Anjou has grown in popularity along with other fruit baby names. And we believe it will make a super cute nickname too!
These names are so edgy and cool that people will forget that they were inspired by healthy foods. If you are not entirely convinced by the idea of picking a fruit name, you can keep it as a nickname for your child. Do you have a favorite fruit name? Tell us by commenting below!
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