25 Names for Boys and Girls Inspired by Autumn

The season in which babies are born can help us choose what to call them. Here's a list of names for boys and girls inspired by autumn.
25 Names for Boys and Girls Inspired by Autumn
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Written and verified by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 15 October, 2022

The time of year in which your baby is born serves as a guide for you to choose what you’re going to name that special being that will fill your life with happiness. So, if your baby will be born between September and December, you might as well choose one of the names we’ll present to you in this article. We’ve compiled some of the boy and girl names inspired by autumn, which we hope will be to your liking.

Boys and girls born between the autumn equinox, are those who come into the world between September 21 and the winter solstice, which falls on December 21. We’re referring to the northern hemisphere, as in the southern hemisphere, this happens on another date, between March and June. If you like the fall atmosphere and you’re pregnant, read the list of 25 names you can choose for your baby.

Discover the names for boys and girls inspired by autumn

Here are some of the names for boys and girls inspired by autumn. Discover them to find the right name for your little one!

Boy names inspired by autumn, from A to D

  • Aitor: of Basque origin, its meaning is ‘noble’.
  • Aki: Japanese name meaning ‘born in autumn’.
  • Atlas: a star forming part of the Pleiades open cluster in the constellation Taurus, named after Atlas, the titan and father of the Pleiades.
  • Aurelius: of Latin origin, meaning ‘golden’.
  • Emir: of Hebrew origin, it means ‘top of the tree’ or ‘the high one’. In Arabic, it means ‘prince’, and its variant in Spanish is Amir.
  • Bruno: means ‘brown’, one of the representative colors of autumn.
  • Callisto: one of Jupiter’s satellites, which was discovered by Galileo Galilei. In Greek mythology, she was one of the nymphs associated with Artemis. This name is unisex.
  • Dauphin: refers to the dolphin, but also refers to the title given to the first-born son of the king of France.
  • Dionysus: means ‘the one who consecrates himself to God in adversity’ or the one ‘consecrated to Dionysus, god of wine’. Its French variant is Denis.
  • Dimas: means ‘sunset’ in Hebrew.
  • Donovan: from the Gaelic donna, its meaning is ‘darkness’.
  • Draco: a constellation so named because its shape resembles that of a dragon.

Boy names, F through S

A boy walking outdoors in the fall.
  • Ferdinand: a satellite of Uranus named after the character Ferdinand, King of Naples, in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.
  • Flavius: from Latin flavius, meaning ‘fair-haired’.
  • Francis: is a satellite of the planet Uranus.
  • Izar: comes from Arabic and means ‘veil’. It’s a binary star considered one of the most beautiful in the sky.
  • Leonidas: this name is of Greek origin and means ‘of the lion caste’. It’s also the name given to the shower of stars that occurs in autumn.
  • Leon: of Latin origin, its meaning is ‘bold, ‘imperious’ or ‘brave’.
  • London: this name comes from English and means ‘moon fortress’ or ‘lunar force’.
  • Mauritius: of Latin origin, its meaning is ‘swarthy’. Saint Mauritius has his saint’s day on September 22, when the autumnal equinox begins.
  • Michael: from the Hebrew name mica’el, which means ‘he who is like him’, and is interpreted as ‘he who is like God’. Michael is the name of the archangel who led God’s defense against Lucifer.
  • Regulus: comes from Latin and means ‘little king’. It is the brightest star in the constellation Leo.
  • Reuben: of Hebrew origin, its meaning is ‘he who acts like a lion or a wolf’.
  • Santos: is of Latin origin and means ‘to do something sacred’ or ‘he who is sacred’. Its saint’s day is November 1, with the celebration of All Saints’ Day.
  • Sirius: the brightest star in the sky as seen from Earth.

Girl names, A through G

  • Aurora: inspired by the polar auroras, whose names come from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn.
  • Amber: is the English option of the Arabic name Ambar. The name Amber represents yellow or brown, which are the colors of autumn.
  • Blanca: of Italian origin, it means ‘pure and bright’. Another connotation is ‘woman who shines with her own light’.
  • Celeste: of Latin origin, it refers to the heavens or to what is in the sky.
  • Clementine: this name is inspired by the clementine fruit, which is a hybrid between the tangerine and the orange.
  • Columba: is a small constellation located just south of Canis Majoris and Lepus. Its name may refer to the dove that Noah used on his ark.
  • Christina: from the Latin christianus, meaning ‘follower of Christ’.
  • Deborah: of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘bee’ or ‘worker like the bee’.
  • Diana: a name of Latin origin meaning ‘princess’, ‘she who illuminates’ or ‘she who is of pure nature’. In Roman mythology, Diana was the virgin goddess of hunting and protector of nature and the Moon.
  • Dhalia: of Greek origin, it means ‘beautiful woman’. It’s a flower native to Mexico that grows in summer and autumn.
  • Emilia or Emily: this name has two origins. The first is Latin and means ‘she who works hard’; the second is Greek and means ‘kind’.
  • Greta: of Germanic origin, it means ‘pearl’. It’s the diminutive of Margarita and has its saint’s day on November 16.

Girl names, L to Z

A little girl lying on a picnic blanket and holding fallen leaves.
  • Livia: this name is a variant of Olivia and means ‘the olive green one’.
  • Luna: this name comes from Latin and means ‘to shine or illuminate’. Also, it’s interpreted as ‘the one that shines’. This name refers to the moon, the satellite that revolves around the Earth.
  • Mary: of Hebrew origin, it means ‘the chosen one’ or ‘the beloved of God’.
  • Melania: from the Greek mélas, meaning ‘black’ and ‘darkness’.
  • Melissa: of Greek origin, means ‘bee’ or ‘honey’.
  • Olivia: of Latin origin, it means ‘she who brings peace’.
  • Oriana: this name comes from the union of two names: Oria and Ana. The first has its origin in the Latin oro, which means ‘shining’; the second is in Hebrew and means ‘woman full of grace’ or ‘she who’s of gold’.
  • Paloma: of Latin origin, it means ‘palumba’, which means ‘wild dove’.
  • Sophia: of Greek origin, it means ‘wisdom’ or ‘she who has wisdom’.
  • Stella: from Latin, meaning ‘star’.
  • Theresa: from the Greek therasia, meaning ‘harvest’ or ‘she who reaps’. It’s also believed to come from the Latin tharasia, meaning ‘hunter’. Women and girls named Theresa celebrate October 1, which is the day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
  • Zahira: comes from Arabic and means ‘she who is luminous’ or ‘she who has blossomed’.
  • Zohardi: a Basque name meaning ‘clear sky’.

Autumn, one of the most beautiful seasons

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. In it, nature shows its maximum beauty and splendor with beautiful trees that leave behind their green color to give way to red, yellow, brown and even purple shades. This is a product of shorter days and less sunlight.

The meanings of boy and girl names inspired by autumn have to do, in many cases, with the bounties of nature and the creation of the Earth, satellites, stars, and constellations. This season is also related to nostalgia, melancholy, and detachment. It’s about letting go of the old to make way for the new.

If your baby will be born in the next few weeks, consider naming them a beautiful name with a special connotation associated with the fall season.

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