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Daryl Lindsey
July 28, 2017 2:43 pm

No one ever said naming a baby was easy. It’s totally normal – and totally understandable – to search far and wide for a name that’s both beautiful and meaningful for your daughter. For babies born in summer months, a seasonal summertime name can be the perfect way to honor the time of year they came into the world.

If your baby girl is born during the summer, here are 12 beautiful names to consider:

1Suma

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This old English name means “born during the summer,” so it’s a perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique name with a very literal meaning.

2Tallulah

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Of Irish origin, Tallulah means “lady of abundance, or leaping water.” If you imagine your baby growing up to spend the summer months in mountain streams or ocean waves, you could give her the name to match.

3Genevieve

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Some sources claim Genevieve means “tribeswoman” or “woman of the people” and is an English name with French origins. However, other sources say Genevieve is a Celtic name which means “white wave.” If you choose to believe the latter, Genevieve makes a lovely summer name that channels the power and beauty of the ocean.

4Ruby

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Ruby is the birthstone for July, making the name a good choice for babies born at the height of summer. Beyond that, the name Ruby sparks imagery of heat and fire, ideal for warm weather months.

5Dahlia

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A Dahlia is a flowering perennial which blooms in the summertime. In the Victorian language of flowers, the Dahlia represents elegance and dignity.

6Sky/Skye

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What better name for your summer baby than a name that channels the outdoors and the bright, blue sky?

7River

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This nature-inspired name has spiked in popularity in the last five years and calls to mind summer days spent in the water.

8Marigold

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This floral name has been growing in popularity in recent years. Marigolds bloom in summer, and the name evokes a bright, happy feel.

9Teresa

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Historians believe the name Teresa to be derived from the Greek word “Theros,” which means “summer,” or “Therizo,” which means “to harvest.” Either way, the name has a strong connection to the seasons.

10Juniper

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Named for a small, evergreen shrub, the name Juniper’s name rose more than 500 spots in popularity since 2012, making it one of the fastest-rising girls names. The name brings to mind the sights and smells of a summertime adventure in the mountains. Bonus: June can be short for Juniper, giving the name a double meaning if your baby was born in June.

11Summer

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We couldn’t not include Summer on this list. The highly-popular name is as seasonal as they come.

12Dayton

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Derived from an English surname meaning “bright and sunny town,” this name began as a boy’s name but is increasingly being used for girls.

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