Calendar Baby Names are Taking off This Year, Here are Our Top Picks

Sunday, Wednesday, August, June, Winter, Autumn – these are just a few of the calendar baby names doing the rounds recently.

August is the flavour of the month with two celebrities opting for August for their little boys born in February 2021 – Mandy Moore and Princess Eugenie. And it’s easy to see why – it’s a goodie!

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Princess Eugenie’s birth announcement for son, August, born last month. Source: Instagram

Of course, it’s not just August that’s so hot with the celebs right now. Rupert Grint, who welcomed a little girl in 2020, named her Wednesday. Grant Denyer and wife Shezzi recently welcomed their third daughter – Sunday. And plenty of celebs have opted for Mae (May) as their children’s middle names, including Jessica Simpson and Laura Bryne.

And there are plenty more celebrity children with calendar names. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have a Sunday. Nicole Richie has a Harlowe Winter and a Sparrow James Midnight. Alanis Morisette named her son, Winter Mercy and Marissa Ribisi named her daughter, Tuesday.

Why does everyone love calendar baby names? 

Easy. They are a great way to add an extra level of meaning to your child’s name. And we’re not just talking about birth month names either.

Many parents are opting for a seasonal name, a day of the week name or even a time of the day to commemorate their little one’s special day of birth.

Calendar baby names can also honour an important person or event in your life – a wedding anniversary, the passing of a loved one, a loss of a rainbow baby, a grandparent’s birthday – and not just your baby’s birth month or date either.

Mandy Moore recently explained they chose August for their son because this was the month they found out they were expecting, not his birth month.

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Mandy Moore’s baby announcement. Source: Instagram

Of course, there are some calendar baby names that gel better than others. February, for example, doesn’t have the same ring to it as, say, June or April. We’ve narrowed our top 30 picks below – which one is your fave?

Calendar month names

  • January 
  • May 
  • April
  • June
  • August

The non-obvious ones

  • Archie – For March
  • Toby – For October
  • Nova – For November
  • Juno or Juniper – Another option to honour the month of June
  • Ember – An idea for any of the months ending in Ember (September, November and December)

Check out our post on baby names based on your child’s birth month for more ideas on this.

Seasonal names

  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Summer

The non-obvious options

  • Bradwell – meaning “from the broad spring”
  • Laverna – meaning “born in the spring”
  • Aviva – meaning “springlike”
  • Jora – meaning “autumn rain”
  • Hazan – Turkish word for “autumn”
  • Aki / Akiko-  Japanese word for “autumn”

Days of the week names

  • Sunday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
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Rupert Grint named his daughter Wednesday. Source: Instagram

The non-obvious ones

  • Freya – Friday is translated from “Freya’s Day”
  • Dominic – meaning “born on a Sunday”

Times of the day names

  • Dusk
  • Eve/Eva
  • Dawn
  • Midnight 
  • Nyx – meaning “night”

So, what do you think? Would you consider a calendar baby name or would you prefer to go with something a little more traditional?

What to read next

We have plenty of baby name lists to help you find the perfect name for your little one including:

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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