Best Summer Names For Boys And Girls

Bringing a baby into the world is a blessing and a wonder no matter what season they arrive in. But if it happens to be summer, there’s nothing like it. Everyone loves summer time. The family picnics, fresh air and greenery put everyone in a great mood. So, why not draw some inspiration from this truly magical season when thinking of a name for your little one? Naming a baby can seem to be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re someone who adores the summer sun or has a baby coming during summertime, it might be a good idea to let the breeze and the bees have a say in picking out the perfect name. So, here are the best summer names for your baby girl or boy. Read on to know them all!

1. Ariel

We obviously have to start off with this fabulous name given to the Little Mermaid Disney princess. The name Ariel instantly makes you think of the ocean, mermaids and all the other wonders found under the sea. And what better time to venture out into the sea than during the hot summertime? But did you know that this name was originally reserved for boys? This name has Hebrew origins and means ‘Lion of God.’ So, it would be a perfect gender neutral option for a boy or a girl. Different spellings of this popular name can also be Arrielle, Arial, Arriel, Aerielle.

2. Azure

This beautiful unique name is another gender neutral option that makes us think of summertime. The name Azure originated from French and means ‘sky blue.’ This is because azure is a particular shade of blue that falls between cyan and blue on the color wheel, making it the perfect color to depict a clear blue sky. Summertime is full of these clear cloudless skies and something everyone looks forward to. So, why not give your baby this uncommon but hopeful name?

3. Finn


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If you want a specifically beachy summery name for your baby boy, this name will nail the vibe you’re going for. This name has both Finnish and Irish origins. The name itself means ‘fair.’ Finn was also the anglicized name of a mythical Irish warrior and folklore hero, and was derived from the Irish name Fionn. But we can’t help but think about how the name also makes us think about fish in the ocean, surfing and the general activities that surround summertime. This is a cool laid back name for the ultimate summer baby boy.

4. Sebastian

If you’d like to take the more traditional route when it comes to picking names, but still need something that sounds summery and is indirectly related to the sean, you can always opt for a sweet easy breezy name like Sebastian. The name also has a rich history, stemming from Greek origins. The name was derived from the Greek word Sebastos, meaning ‘venerable’ or ‘revered.’ This name also has some interesting Latin roots which come from the word Sebastianus, meaning ‘from Sebaste,’ which was a typical place name in ancient Greece. And nothing makes us think of summertime like the beautiful islands and cities of Greece. Besides, Sebastian is also the name of the crab in the Little Mermaid, a very well-loved character.

5. Tallulah


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This beautiful name of Native American origin may be the perfect fit for your sunshine baby girl. It translates roughly to ‘leaping water’ or ‘lady of abundance.’ This name also has Irish origins and was the name of two Saints. However the depiction of leaping water makes this name seem free spirited and refreshing, just like summers ought to be. So, is this the perfect name for your summer girl?

6. Cali

There’s nothing that spells out summertime quite like California. The humidity, the heat, the beaches and surfers. California is where summer stays alive the longest. So, if you really want your child to be imbued with the summer spirit of freedom, fun and laughter, you might want to name them Cali, short for California. Besides, this is a great gender neutral name that would sound perfect for a boy or a girl.

7. Magnolia


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We all know the name Magnolia is that of a popular flower of a tree. But this ancient species has been around for hundreds of millions of years. So to say that this name has been around for a long time is an understatement. But the word Magnolia is of Latin origin, stemming from the word Magnolius, which means ‘of great excellence.’ This name was given to the tree by French botanist Pierre Magnol in the 17th century. And it made its way to America as a popular baby name in the 18th century. There’s nothing that makes us think of summertime like the blossom of beautiful trees and flowers. So, this might just be the name for your baby girl.

There are so many ways to be inspired during summertime and applying it to a beautiful baby name. Names don’t always have to be serious. Sometimes, they can just be a callback to a beautiful season that we all look forward to!

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