With summer in full swing, we reveal the twenty most popular summer-inspired names for baby girls and boys for your summer baby.
Choosing a name for your newborn can be one of the most difficult decisions parents have to make. Summer is all about the warm weather and laid-back vibes, so for babies born during these months, there are plenty of names to choose from which take inspiration from the season, whether it’s star signs, the sunshine, summer holidays or warm beaches.
To help inspire any soon to be parents, baby travel brand Micralite revealed the most popular summer-inspired names for baby girls and boys, through analysing over 150 summer-related names against the latest data from the Office of National Statistics and finding the number of children born with those names across five years, before ranking them by order of popularity.
20 Summer Baby Names for Girls & Boys
Top 10 Summer Inspired Baby Girl Names
The name Isla is of Spanish and Scottish origin meaning “island” and radiates the thoughts of a warm, tropical island.
Across the 5 year period analysed, there were 15,625 babies born with the name Isla, placing it at the top of the list for Summer inspired names, with the name ranking, on average, third most popular among all girls born during that time.
With Greek origin, the name Phoebe means “radiant, shining one”, which represents the summer sunshine.
A great name for a baby girl born in July, as Ruby is derived from the name of the gemstone which is the birthstone of July.
Another name whose meaning reflects the sunshine, the name Ellie is of English origin and means “bright shining one”.
The name of the goddess of sunshine in Roman mythology, Aurora is of Latin origin and means “dawn”.
Directly relating to the summer season, the name Summer is of English origin, ideal for a baby girl who arrives during the warmer months.
With Spanish origins, the name Savannah means “flat tropical grassland”, emitting a feeling of warmth.
The name Niamh is of Irish origin and means “bright” or “radiant”, another name with connections to the summer sunshine.
A name originating from nature, Skye is an alternative spelling of sky, which reflects the blue summer skies.
Rounding off the top ten is another sunshine related name, Elena, which is the Italian and Spanish form of Helen and means “bright, shining light”.
Top 10 Summer Inspired Baby Boys Names
Topping the list for Summer-inspired boys’ names is Leo. The name has Latin origins and means “lion” and is the star sign for people born between 23rd July – 22nd August.
Across the 5 year period analysed, there were 18,016 babies born with the name Leo, placing it at the top of the list for Summer inspired names, with the name ranking, on average, eighth most popular among all boys born during that time.
The name Lucas is the Latin form of the Greek name Loukas and means “bringer of light”, which can represent the sun.
A name which has connections to the ocean, Dylan has Welsh origins and means “son of the sea”.
The name Luca is the Italian variation of Lucas and Luke and also means “bringer of light”.
Another popular boy’s name relating to the sun, Luke is the English form of the Greek name Loukas and means “light-giving”.
Associated with the Leo star sign, the name Leon means “lion” in Greek, which is the representation of the astrological sign.
Another name associated with the ocean, Kai is of Hawaiian origin and means “sea”.
A reflection of the warm sunny weather, the name Sonny represents the summer sunshine.
The name Hamza is of Arabic origin and means “lion”, relating to the Leo star sign.
The final boy’s name in the list is Morgan, a gender-neutral name of Welsh origin that means “sea-born”.