January Babies: 9 Fun Facts About Babies Born in January


It’s the first month of a new year and what a great month to welcome a new baby!

Whether you’re expecting your bundle this month or are currently planning a birthday party for your January child, we’ve rounded up nine amazingly cool facts about January babies. 

Funny kid

January kids are known to be the class clowns and love to make people laugh. You can expect plenty of giggles as you watch your little performer grow up and lots of hilarious stories!

As they get older, you can expect plenty of sarcasm, wit and cheeky dinner conversations. 

Chilled out

Another cool trait for January babies is that they tend to be pretty relaxed. We’re not promising your little one will be an easy baby from the get-go, but, hey, you never know! 

Hard workers

Babies born in January are either Capricorns or Aquarians. Capricorns, who are born from January 1 – January 19 are one of the zodiac’s most energetic and hardworking of signs – two great traits to carry them through life, whether dominating the playground or the boardroom. 

Born leaders

January babies are said to be born leaders, oozing with independence and charisma. They also love to manage a team and will make excellent school captains when the time comes. 

Almost famous

Fame may be in your child’s cards! A small study from the University of Connecticut’s Dr. Mark Hamilton found that January and February babies — or those born under the sign of Aquarius — have a higher chance of becoming a celebrity.

Boss Baby

Fame..and possibly fortune too. Babies born in January are also more likely to grow up to be CEOs, according to this study.

Doctor in the house

Another study found that January babies are also more likely to be doctors.

Celebrity, CEO, doctor – those are some pretty incredible job prospects for your little one! 

Summer parties

Having your baby in January also means you can plan birthday parties for the summer months (perfect for outdoor venues like playgrounds and waterparks!) which means less clean-up for you!

Most of January is also during the school holidays which can make parties easier to plan and there’s the Australia Day public holiday to take advantage of too. 

Cute name choices

If you like meaningful baby names, you might be interested in naming your baby something that signifies his/her birth month.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of cute contenders for January babies including Jana, Rowan (the Celtic zodiac sign for January), Summer, Sunny, Neo or Kai (both mean new) or Prima (meaning first). 

So there we are – nine fun facts that make your January baby even more special! And, possibly rich AND famous one day! 

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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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