50 autumn names you’ll fall in love with (and their meanings!)


by Lorna White |
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If you're expecting a little one this autumn, you might still be looking for some baby name inspiration.

Falling in love with a baby name doesn't happen overnight and it can often be months before you find one that's ideal, so why not pick a name that's perfect for the beautiful season that your little one will be born in?

We love all the smells, vibrant colours, and stuff to do in autumn, and we especially love our pick of autumn names for boys and girls.

Here are 50 baby names inspired by autumn that you might just fall in love with!

Autumn names for girls

Amber - The name Amber is perfect for an autumn baby as it is one of the most seen colours of the season. It's also an English word name for a fossilised jewel.

Aurelia - Meaning ‘golden' the name Aurelia reminds us of the golden, yellow leaves in autumn and is a name that has been popular since the Roman Empire.

Autumn - This favourite seasonal name could not be more autumn-inspired, as it literally comes from the season-name itself. It sounds colourful and beautiful, making it a lovely name for any baby girl!

Berry - How sweet is this name? Inspired by nature, this name also takes inspiration from the autumn berry which grow on olive trees.

Crimson - Crimson is a deep red colour, symbolising the rich and vibrant tones of the autumn months.

Ember - An ember is a glowing piece of wood or coal, often associated with the warmth of a fireplace in autumn.

Fern - Fern is a popular little girl's name which originates from the plant.

Ginger - Inspired by the spice, this name is also the colour of a reddish, orange tone, making it the perfect autumn name.

Hazel - Meaning 'the hazelnut tree', this lovely name reminds us of those cosy autumn nights drinking a cup of hot cocoa.

Ivy - This evergreen plant makes for a gorgeous name and perfect for an autumn baby. While all the leaves are falling off the trees in autumn, this plant stays green and vibrant and is a symbol of eternity.

Juniper - Juniper is a type of evergreen shrub, providing a touch of greenery even as other plants lose their leaves in autumn.

Libra - This name is beautiful for a little girl, as it's inspired by the autumnal star sign, Libra. It's also of Greek origin meaning 'scales, balances'.

Maize - This would make a cute name for a baby girl! Maize is the name for corn, a crop that is often harvested during autumn and used to decorate houses.

Maple - Maple trees are known for their brilliant red and orange leaves in autumn, making this name a lovely nod to the autumnal foliage.

Meadow - We love that meadows are often associated with the changing colours of autumn and the beauty of nature.

Orla - This adorable name is of Irish origin meaning 'golden princess', which is a great fit for an autumn baby girl.

Rowan - Rowan is a type of tree with red berries, adding a touch of nature to the name.

Russet - Russet is a reddish-brown colour, evoking the shades of autumn leaves and harvest.

Paisley - A lovely Scottish girl's name meaning 'church', Paisley the name refers to a fresh, autumn fabric with funky patterns that was designed in Paisley, Scotland.

Pomona - If you want a name that's a little different then Pomona is the perfect autumn name. This beautiful name is of Latin origin meaning "apple".

Saffron - This spice has a rich golden colour, adding warmth and richness to the autumn palette.

Scarlett - Scarlett means "red" and is reminiscent of the vibrant red and crimson hues of autumn leaves.

Sienna - This delicate name's origin is Italian and is inspired by the historic Tuscan city.

Sorrell - This beautiful name is of French origin meaning 'reddish brown' which makes it the perfect autumnal name.

Willow - These trees are known for their graceful branches, and the name carries a sense of elegance and tranquillity.

Autumn names for boys

Alder - Alder trees are associated with protection and guidance, much like the sheltering presence of trees in autumn.

Archer - Meaning 'bowman', the name Archer is of English origin.

Ash - From the English meaning 'Ash tree' this seasonal moniker is a great gender-neutral name.

Aspen - Aspen trees take a yellowish-golden hue during autumn, and the name is very popular for any baby boy or girl.

Aster - With the Greek origin meaning 'star', Aster is also the flower of the month of September. this name would be ideal for any girl or boy!

Blaze - Similar to the name Amber, this name is a lovely autumn name due to it representing fire which is full of vibrant orange colours. Of Latin origin, it means 'one who stutters'.

Birch - Birch trees are known for their white bark, evoking the cool, clean air of autumn.

Cedar - Cedar is inspired by the aromatic cedar tree, whose leaves turn into gorgeous colours during autumn.

Crispin - Crispin means "curly-haired" and is associated with the crisp, cool air of autumn.

Copper - Copper is a metallic reddish-brown colour, representing the warm tones of autumn.

Falcon - Falcons are associated with the swift and purposeful movements often seen in the autumn season.

Forest - As you'd expect, Forest conjures images of the rich and diverse foliage found in wooded areas during autumn.

Hawthorn - Hawthorn is a type of tree with red berries, symbolising the autumnal transition.

Hunter - This name is of English origin meaning 'the one who hunts'.

Jora - No name is more fitting for autumn than Jora, which is of Hebrew origin meaning 'autumn rain'. This name would be lovely for either a baby boy or girl.

Linden - Linden trees are known for their heart-shaped leaves, adding a touch of nature to the name.

Marcus - Marcus is of Latin origin meaning 'warlike'. This tough name also refers to the God of Mar, which means 'to harvest'.

Oakley - Meaning 'oak wood or clearing', this name stands proud as an autumn-inspired baby name.

Oliver - The meaning of Oliver is 'olive tree' whose fruits turn red in autumn and is of Latin origin. The name is perfect for an autumn baby boy, or even Olive for a baby girl.

Orion - Orion is a constellation often visible in the autumn night sky, representing the celestial beauty of the season.

Phoenix - This fierce name is of Greek origin meaning 'dark red'. It's also a symbol of immortality, as the bird who rose from the ashes.

Rory - Rory is a Irish name meaning 'red king'.

Roux - Pronounced "Roo", the name comes from Latin meaning 'russet' which is a brownish-red colour.

Rowan - Meaning 'little red head' and of Irish origin, Rowan is also the name of a tree with red berries.

Sage - This herb is associated with wisdom, reflecting the mature and reflective qualities of autumn.

Still looking for a moniker? Why not try our baby name generator? Alternatively, if you fancy something a little unusual, we've got lots of unique names you might like.

Lorna White is the Senior Digital Writer for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website, specialising in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, Lorna brought her expertise to Mother&Baby in 2020. She has a keen interest in a range of topics from potty training and nutrition to baby names and early development and has a wide range of experienced medical experts and professionals at her fingertips. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two young sisters, dog walking and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

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