Autumn Inspired Baby Names For Your Fall Born Baby

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By In The Playroom

With September being the most popular month to give birth in, (count back 9 months and you’ll figure out why), we started looking at popular baby names for kids born during this time. 

We soon figured that autumnal baby names such as Willow, Woody and Sawyer are amongst the most popular for babies born in the fall. 

Autumn-inspired baby names have been on the rise for some time now, and this year they are set to be more popular than ever. We love the idea of parents choosing names based on the season their child was born. 

Autumn inspired baby names for boys and girls, plus unisex autumn baby names

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Here are some perfect fall inspired baby names for your little one. You want something that fits this gorgeous season and captures the mood beautifully.

The names below are inspired by nature in autumn. They’re both meaningful and beautiful, making them a great choice for naming your baby in fall.

Autumnal Baby Names for Girls

Let’s explore some of the most popular and the most unique autumn inspired baby names for you and your little bundle of joy – your Autumn born baby girl. 

Autumn baby girl


Name Popularity: 98%

+ 5 places since 2020

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Autumn is a feminine given name derived from the Latin word autumnus, meaning “fall” or “autumn”.


Name Popularity: 97%

+ 31 places since 2020

Origin: English

Meaning: Hazel is a name coined after the hazel tree/hazelnuts. It also could be from the Old English word hæsel, meaning the light brown colour.

This is a great option if you have a little girl due during the autumn season. 


Name Popularity: 100%

+ 1 places since 2020

Origin: English 

Meaning: The name willow is a girl’s name meaning ‘from the willow grove.’ The leaves of a Willow tree range from golden shade to greenish-yellow hue and they are one of the last trees to lose their leaves during fall. 


Name Popularity: 90%

+ 3 places since 2020

Origin: English 

Meaning: The name Maple is a girl’s name inspired by the renowned tree. During Autumn, the leaves of a Maple tree turn vivid red and orange. This is a great choice if you know your baby daughter is going to be fiery. 


Name Popularity: 96%

+ 10 places since 2020

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Aurelia as a girl’s name is pronounced aw-REEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Aurelia is “golden”. This beautiful autumnal name will match the stunning golden leaves that fall during this time. 


Name Popularity: 87%

+ 57 places since 2020

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: If you are looking for a name that is a bit more spooky then Lilith is a perfect choice. As the female demonic figure of Jewish folklore, her name and personality are thought to be derived from the class of Mesopotamian demons called lilû.

Autumnal Baby Names for Boys

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, school is back in session, and most importantly, a new baby just entered or is about to enter your world. Congratulations! Let’s pick out the best baby name that brings to mind all the beautiful colors of autumn, for your fall born newborn baby boy. 

autumn baby boy crawling


Name Popularity: 92%

+29  places since 2020 

Origin: American 

Meaning: The boy’s name Woody is of American origin that means From The Lane In The Woods.Perfect for a little boy born anytime from September to November.


Name Popularity: 69%

+5  places since 2020

Origin: Scottish 

Meaning: The name Paisley is of Scottish origin and means “church or cemetery.” With religious connotations, this name is perfect for a baby boy born around this time of year. After all, Autumn represents the preservation of life and its basic necessities. 


Name Popularity: 95%

+ 0 places since 2020

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: The name Asher is of Hebrew origin and means “happy” and “blessed”. A beautiful autumnal name that captures the essence of the fall perfectly. 


Name Popularity: 94%

+47  places since 2020

Origin: Persian 

Meaning: If Halloween movies are your favourite thing about Autumn, then why not name your baby boy after the best friendly ghost around – Casper!


Name Popularity: 72%

+ 3 places since 2020

Origin: American 

Meaning: Cedar is a name chosen by many parents for their Fall babies. The name Cedar is inspired by the cedar trees that turn both red and yellow during the autumn season.

Unisex Autumn Baby Names

The trend for unisex or non binary baby names is constantly growing. If you’re looking for a gender neutral baby name that works well for girl or boy babies, born in Autumn then these Fall baby suggestions may be just right. 

unisex baby names non binary or gender neutral baby names


Name Popularity: 75%

+ 135 places since 2020

Origin: English 

Meaning: The name Sawyer is of English origin and means “woodcutter.” It is derived from the Middle English surname for “sawer of wood”.


Name Popularity: 86%

+ 30 places since 2020

Origin: English 

Meaning: The name Bobbi is perfect for both a baby boy and a baby girl. Meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’, this is a good name inspired by colourful forests during autumn.


Name Popularity: 92%

+ 0 places since 2020

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Keegan is an Anglicisation of the Irish clan name Mac Aodhagáin. It is also used as a forename. The name means “son (or descendant) of Aodhagán” (a diminutive of the Irish name Aodh, meaning “fire” or “fiery”


Name Popularity: 62%

+ 3  places since 2020

Origin: Irish

Meaning: The unisex name Tawney means golden brown, which represents the beautiful colours of nature all throughout Autumn.


Name Popularity: 90%

+ 57 places since 2020

Origin: Latin 

Meaning: Derived from the Latin word ‘Juniperus’, Juniper means ‘young’ or ‘produce’, which is perfect for autumn as this time is all about producing food for the colder months. 

Which of these Fall baby names is your favourite? If you have some more gorgeous baby names for the Fall season, let us know your ideas in the comments below. 

Still not found the right name? You might need this huge list of over 1000 baby boy names!

Research and figures courtesy of Bella Baby 

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