The Ultimate Guide to the Top Autumn Baby Names
What better way to celebrate your autumn baby’s birth month than with a fall-themed name? Here are the top autumn or fall names for boys and girls, along with some great gender-neutral options.
Fall-inspired baby names are often based around lots of trees and flowers. Nature always plays a big part in seasonal names, but many fall names kick it up a notch. Because of this, you have a lot more options for gender-swapping. A name like Birch fits well for anyone.
Another place to look for fall-inspired names is the calendar or astrological charts. September could be a cool name, or maybe if your kiddo is born during Libra season, making that a middle name (or a first name!). You can also look to the colors of fall for name inspiration. You might not want to name your little one Red, but Cerise is a shade of red and a beautiful option for a baby name. Or something that goes with the color gold, yellow, or orange.
Regardless of where you draw inspiration from, we think these Autumn baby names are sure to be a hit. Here are our top 75 name suggestions to get you started.
Fall and Autumn-Inspired Baby Girl Names
- Aki - This Japanese name means Autumn.
- Amber - An English name referring to the lovely colors associated with fall.
- Apple - Apple picking, apple crisp, apple cider, all fun fall activities, this would make a cute name.
- Aster - This popular flower blooms from late summer to early fall and would make a pretty name for an early fall baby.
- Aurelia - This Latin name means the golden one, a beautifully rich color associated with fall.
- Autumn - Perhaps the most obvious name, Autumn is of Latin origins.
- Baize - This French name means dark brown, another color heavily associated with the fall.
- Bronwyn - This Welsh name will inspire thoughts of nature, fall, and the crisp brown colors.
- Bruna - This Italian name means brown, a color associated with fall.
- Carmine - This Italian name means garden, from which we harvest crops through the fall.
- Ceres - Pronounced “Seer-eez,” Ceres is the Greek Goddess of the harvest.
- Chrysanthemum - Or “mums” are the official flowers of November and a staple for many fall decorations.
- Dahlia - Taking inspiration from another flower, the Dahlia is native to Mexico and can bloom all the way through December, making it a bright spot in the fall.
- Daphne - This name refers to the laurel tree, which is an evergreen that flourishes in the fall.
- Gaia - This Greek name means earth mother, the nature connotation makes many people think of fall.
- Goldie - A derivative of the Yiddish name Golde, this unique name can refer to the golden tones of the fall.
- Hazan - This is a Turkish name for Autumn.
- Hazel - An English name referring to the Hazelnut tree, a fall staple in the deep forest.
- Juniper - Certain species of these trees bloom in fall. Their berries are used to make gin and sauces for gamey animals.
- Libra - This Greek astrological sign refers to babies born from Sept. 23-Oct. 22.
- Maisie - Maize is a Native American name for corn, and Maisie could be an adorable play on that idea.
- Maple - The Maple tree boasts beautiful red leaves in the fall, a lovely name for fans of fall foliage.
- Marigold - An English name referring to the golden flower that blooms and the best in late summer and early fall.
- Mehrgan - This Arabic name is from the Persian word for Autumn.
- Olive - A Latin name referring to the Olive Tree, which keeps its foliage deep into the fall.
- Olivia - Another Latin version of the Olive tree.
- Opal - This Sanskrit name refers to the birthstone of those born in October.
- Orla - This Irish name means golden princess, and would make a sweet name for a fall baby girl.
- Persephone - The Greek goddess and queen of the harvest, Persephone is known for helping crops grow.
- Raven - In reference to the blackbird, a Raven is a symbol known for mythology, Wiccan, and Edgar Allen Poe references.
- Rhea - Of Greek origin, this name means a flowing stream, something you would find while taking a nice autumn walk.
- Ruby - A rich red gemstone that can be tied to the earth tones associated with autumn, a beautiful name for a little girl.
- Saffron - The orange scented spice that is used in many fall potpourri mixes, Saffron would make a unique baby name for a girl.
- Sapphire - A Hebrew name referring to the blue birthstone of September, the month fall begins.
- Scarlett - The English name referring to the color red, one of the jewel tones specifically associated with fall.
- Sienna - This Italian name refers to the reddish-brown clay that is found in Italy, colors that are closely associated with Autumn.
- Tess - Short for Theresa, Tess is an English name to harvest, which takes place in the fall.
- Willow - This English name refers to the Willow tree or weeping willow, that takes on a gorgeous yellow and orange tone in the fall.
- Xanthe - This Greek name means golden or yellow, two beautiful colors associated with Autumn.
Fall and Autumn-Inspired Baby Boy Names
- Adam - This Hebrew name means son of red earth, our land in the fall.
- Archer - This English name refers to hunters of bowmen who head out in the fall to bring home animal bounty.
- Autumnus - Autumnus is the Roman personification of Autumn, and would make a stately name for a boy.
- Branden - This English name means brown hill, referring to the grass and leaves dying off in the fall.
- Bruno - This Portuguese name means brown, a color heavily associated with fall.
- Cormac - This Irish name means tree trunk, a great way to use nature as inspiration.
- Demeter - Named for the Greek god of agriculture and harvest, this would make a strong name for a little boy.
- Forrest - Of English origins, many people love the deep Forrest in the quiet of the fall.
- Griffin - Of Welsh origins, this name is perfect for fans of Halloween, dragons, and Old England.
- Herb - Herbst is the German name for Autumn, shortened to Herb for a trendy name for a boy.
- Leif - This Scandinavian name can be used as a more interesting spelling to leaf, which is a universal symbol of fall.
- Oliver - A take on the Latin name deriving from the Olive tree, which keeps its foliage deep into the fall.
- Rusty - The name refers to the reddish-brown color that just screams fall.
- Scorpio - The Zodiac sign associated with birthday from October 23-November 21, this would make an interesting name for your little guy.
Fall and Autumn-Inspired Gender-Neutral Names
- Ash - Shortened from the Middle English name Asche, which means tree.
- Asher - Another version of the Middle English name Asche, a tree is a quite literal name for fall.
- Aspen - Referring to the Aspen tree that sheds its heart-shaped leaves in the fall.
- Aster - A Greek name that is also the official flower of September, the month fall begins in.
- Garnet - A dark red gemstone whose earthy tones make many people think of fall and autumn.
- Hunter - An English name referring to those who go out in the fall and winter and hunt to bring home food.
- Jora - This Hebrew unisex name means autumn rain, a lovely meaning for a little one.
- Laurel - Coming from the Laurel tree, this gender-neutral name refers to the evergreen tree that blooms in the autumn.
- Lennox - This is a Scottish name that refers to the elm tree, which turns lovely shades of color in the fall.
- Linden - Of English origin this refers to the Linden tree, whose heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in the fall.
- Oakley - Taking inspiration from the great Oak Tree, Oakley would be a nice nature inspired fall name.
- Phoenix - This Greek name means more than just the mystical bird, Phoenix can refer to a deep red, a color associated with the richness of Autumn.
- Qiu - This unisex name stems from the Chinese word for Autumn.
- Rain (e) - Autumn is often a rainy season, making Rain a lovely way to pay homage to nature this time of year. You can use the e on the end for a more unique spelling.
- Rory - This Irish name means Red King, a color associated with fall.
- Rowan - Of both Scottish and Irish origins, in reference to the Rowan Tree that bears red berries in the fall.
- Sawyer - Sawyer refers to someone who cuts timber, tree cutting is often associated with fall and people prepare for winter fires.
- Sparrow - This unisex name refers to the Autumn Sparrow, a lovely bird.
- Thu - This name is derived from the Vietnamese word for Autumn.
- Wheatley - This name works well for both genders, and refers to wheat that is harvested in the fall.
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