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20 Unique Spring-Inspired Baby Names That Aren’t Flowers

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Spring-inspired baby names, including Daisy, Poppy and Lily, are consistently listed among the most popular baby names. But  if you are looking for something more unique, there are plenty to choose from.

Getting Personal has seen a lot of names during their time as personalised gift experts. To reveal some new-season inspiration, they have analysed ONS census data to share 20 lesser-known spring-themed baby names that haven’t been featured in the top 100 most popular names for the past couple of decades, if ever.

Why are spring-themed names popular?

Abby Davidson, a personalisation expert at Getting Personal, said: “Spring is a season associated with renewal, growth, and freshness. Therefore, it’s only natural that names inspired by spring can symbolise new beginnings, hope, and optimism, qualities that any parent would wish for their children.

“Of course, spring is also known for its natural beauty, but it is also generally a time of joy and happiness after the cold winter months and therefore spring names bring to mind feelings of warmth, happiness, and positivity.”

Girls names

  1. Claire. Once popular during the 80’s and 90’s, Claire has a French origin with the word beautiful, meaning “bright” or “clear”.
  2. Oona. This Irish variation of Una, meaning “lamb”, is a unique take on nature-themed spring names.
  3. Raine. This has deeply natural connotations as a variation of Rain, this name is also of French origin, meaning “queen”.
  4. May. This is a sweet name that hasn’t been on the national charts in several decades, but has a fresh and springlike feel given its ties to the month.
  5. Gaia. From Greek origin, this name means “earth mother; rejoicing”, perfect for those looking for natural ties.
  6. Una. Like Oona, the name Una is of Latin origin, meaning “one”, “lamb”, or happy”. The Oona spelling is slightly more popular but Una is a little sleeker.
  7. Blossom. This is a more unusual take on the popular spring flower names. Blossom actually means “to bloom” and is the act of coming into flower.
  8. April. Another spring month name, April, has a Latin origin meaning “to open”, perfect for the beginning of a new season and fresh beginnings. 
  9. Flora. This is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, renowned for her eternal youth.
  10. Nova. This has a double meaning, not only from the Latin origin meaning “new” but also being the astrological term for a star.

Boys names

  1. Ryo. This name of Japanese origin has multiple meanings, including both “refreshing” and “reality”, making it perfect for welcoming in new beginnings.
  2. Aries. This is the star sign of some spring babies but it is also the first star sign of the new astrological year. Those with Aries star signs often welcome new possibilities – perfect for spring.
  3. Pascal. This has both French and English origins, meaning “of the Passover; Easter”. This could be an interesting choice for those with Gallic roots.
  4. Leif. This has a natural aural association with the word leaf, making it ideal for the season of new growth. It also has a Scandinavian origin, meaning “heir, descendant”.
  5. Arun. This is a name of Indian origin and in Sanskrit, it means “dawn”, describing the rich, red, and earthy colours of the morning sunrise.
  6. Neo. The meaning of this name is “new or gift” and it has a Latin origin. In the Southern African language of Tswana, it is also a unisex name meaning “gift”.
  7. Xavier. Of Arabic, Basque origin, this strong-sounding name means “new house”, again a perfect name to celebrate fresh beginnings.
  8. Axel. This name has Scandinavian origins and means “father of peace”, giving it biblical ties that associate it with Easter, an important spring festival for Christians.
  9. River. This is another nature baby name with more subtle ties to the season. It brings with it associations with ever-flowing change, energy and life.
  10. Robin. This name is attributed to the bird often seen during the spring months, Robin also means “bright fame”.

Whatever the name, Getting Personal has the perfect personalised gifts for any occasion or recipient, including Christening gifts and gifts for kids and babies.

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