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Names that mean January, February, March, April, May, etc. Or month-related names.

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JANUARY

  • MALE:

    1. GENNARO: Italian form of Roman Latin Januarius, meaning "January."

    2. IANUARIUS: Roman Latin name for the month of "January," derived from the name of the god Ianus (Janus), meaning "door, gate" or "archway."

    3. IANUS: Roman name derived from the Latin word ianua, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." In mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of January was named after this god.

    4. JANUARIUS: Variant spelling of Latin Ianuarius, the Roman name for the month of "January."

    5. JANUS: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Ianus, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." In mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of January was named after this god.

    6. JENARO: Spanish form of Roman Latin Januarius, meaning "January."

    7. YANORO: Possibly a Romani form of Italian Gennaro, meaning "January."

  • FEMALE:

    1. THEOPHANIA (Θεοφάνια): Feminine form of Greek Theophanes, meaning "manifestation of God." This name used to be given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6)--also called the 12th day of Christmas--which commemorates the visit of the three wise men (the Magi) to the infant Jesus.

FEBRUARY

  • FEMALE:

    1. AMETHYST: English name derived from the name of the precious stone, from Greek amethustos, meaning "not intoxicated; sober," expressing the ancient belief that the stone had the ability to protect one from drunkenness. This name is sometimes given to girls born in February. 

MARCH

  • MALE:

    1. MARCH:
      1. Catalan form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
      2. English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French word march, meaning "boundary."
      3. Welsh name probably derived from the word march, meaning "horse." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the king of Kernow (Cornwall) to whom Isolde was brought as a bride by Tristan.
    2. MARS: In Roman mythology, this is the name of a god of war after whom a planet and the month of March were named. Mars has no Indo-European derivation and is most likely derived from the name of the Etruscan god Maris, meaning "of the sea." Only later did he become associated with Ares, the Greek god of "war." 

    3. NUNZIO: Masculine form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Also a month name for March.

  • FEMALE:

    1. ANNUNZIATA: Italian name meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

    2. NUNZIA: Short form of Italian Annunziata, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

    3. NUNZIATELLA: Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.
    4. NUNZIATINA: Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

APRIL

  • UNISEX:

    1. EASTER: English unisex name derived from the holiday name "Easter," which is related to Old English Eosturmónaþ/Eastermónaþ, meaning "April."

  • FEMALE:

    1. APRIL: English name derived from the month name April, from Latin Aprilis, from aperire, meaning "to open," in reference to the opening of flowers in spring. 

    2. AVRIL: French form of English April, meaning "to open." 

MAY

  • MALE:

    1. GAUVAIN: Norman French form of Middle English Gawain, meaning either "May hawk" or "white hawk."
    2. GAVIN: Celtic form of Norman French Gauvain, meaning either "May hawk" or "white hawk."
    3. GAWAIN: Middle English name probably derived from Welsh Gwalchgwyn "white hawk" or Gwalchmei "May hawk." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the eldest son of Morgause and King Lot of Orkney, cousin to Sir Ywain, and nephew to Arthur. He was brother to Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred, the father of Florence, Gingalain, and Lovell. He is noted for his fierce loyalty to his king, for being a defender of the poor, and for being a ladies' man. He is also called Gwalltafwyn, meaning "hair like rain." 
    4. GWALCHMAI: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwalchmei, meaning "May hawk."
    5. GWALCHMEI: Old Welsh name composed of the elements gwalch "hawk" and Mei "May," hence "May hawk." This was the name of a Celtic sun god. It is one of two names from which Arthurian Gawain may have been derived; the other possibility is Gwalchgwyn.
  • FEMALE:

    1. ANNAMAE: Variant spelling of English Annemae, meaning "favor; grace" and "May."

    2. ANNAMAY: Variant spelling  of English Annemae, meaning "favor; grace" and "May."

    3. ANNEMAE: English compound name composed of French Anne, "favor; grace" and Mae, meaning "pearl," "obstinate, rebellious," or the month of " May."

    4. GAVINA: Scottish feminine form of Celtic Gavin, meaning either "May hawk" or "white hawk."

    5. MAJLINDA: Albanian name composed of the elements maj "May," and lindje "east; birth," hence "born in May."

    6. MAY: English name sometimes given to baby girls born in the month of May which was named after the Greek goddess Maia, meaning "nursing mother." Compare with another form of May.

JUNE

  • MALE:

    1. EKAIN: Basque name meaning "June (the month)."

    2. THERISTÍS (Θεριστής): Greek name meaning "mowing month," referring to the month of June.

  • FEMALE:

    1. JUNE: English name derived from the name of the month which was named after the Roman goddess Juno, meaning "vital force." 

    2. JUNO: Roman Latin name meaning "vital force." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Jupiter and mother of Mars

JULY

  • UNISEX:

    1. RUBY: English unisex name. For girls it derives from the name of the precious stone, itself from Latin ruber, meaning "red." For boys it is usually a pet form of Reuben, meaning "behold, a son." This is the birthstone for July. 

  • FEMALE:

    1. JULY: English name derived from the name of the month which was named after Julius Cæsar, hence "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."

AUGUST

  • MALE:

    1. AOUSTEN: Old form of French Augustin, meaning "venerable."

    2. AUGUST: Short form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable." In use by the English and Germans.

    3. AUGUSTAS: Lithuanian form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    4. AUGUSTE: French form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    5. AUGUSTIJN: Dutch form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    6. AUGUSTÍN: Czech and Slovak form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    7. AUGUSTIN: French form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable." 

    8. AUGUSTINAS: Lithuanian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    9. AUGUSTINE: English form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    10. AUGUSTINUS: From Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    11. AUGUSTO: Italian and Spanish Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    12. AUGUSTS: Latvian form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    13. AUGUSTUS: Ancient Roman Latin name meaning "venerable." Originally a title borne by the first Roman emperor, Octavian.

    14. AUGUSTYN: Polish form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    15. AUGUSULUS: Scottish form of Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a king who attended Arthur's coronation.

    16. AUKUSTI: Finnish form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    17. AUSTIN: English surname transferred to forename use, from Old French Aousten, from Roman Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    18. AUSTYN: Unisex form of English Austin, meaning "venerable."

    19. ÁVGUST (Август): Slovene form of Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

    20. AVGUSTIN (Августи́н): Russian form of Roman Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    21. AWSTIN: Welsh form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  • FEMALE:

    1. AUGUSTA

      1. Feminine form of English August, meaning "August (the month)."

      2. Feminine form of Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable." 

    2. AUGUSTINA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

    3. AUGUSTYNA: Feminine form of Polish Augustyn, meaning "venerable."

    4. AUSTIÑE: Basque form of Roman Latin Augustina, meaning "venerable."
    5. AUSTYN: Unisex form of English Austin, meaning "venerable."
    6. EHUANG (娥皇): Chinese myth name of the twin sister of Nüying, meaning "beauty August." Both sisters were river goddesses and consorts of the mystical ruler Shun.

SEPTEMBER

  • UNISEX:

    1. SEPTEMBER: English unisex name derived from the month name, which was originally the seventh month of the Roman year, meaning "seventh."

OCTOBER

  • FEMALE:

    1. TOLA: Cambodian Khmer name meaning "October."

NOVEMBER

  • FEMALE:

    1. TOPAZ: English name derived from the name of the gem, "topaz," the birthstone for the month of November. Pliny says that the topaz was named for an island where the yellow stone was mined, either in the Red Sea or the Arabian Sea. The word was derived from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos/topazion, which is of obscure origin, but there may be a connection with the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning "heat; fire."

DECEMBER

  • MALE:

    1. CHRISTMAS: English name derived from the name of the holiday, from Old English Cristes mæsse, meaning "Christ festival."

    2. NATALIO: Spanish masculine form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 

  • FEMALE:

    1. ANGERONA: Roman myth name of a goddess who relieved men from pain and sorrow. She was also a protectress of Rome and keeper of its sacred name which could not be pronounced lest it be revealed to enemies. In art, she has been depicted with a bandage over her mouth and a finger pressed to her lips, demanding silence. Her festival is called Divalia or Angeronalia and is celebrated on December 21st. Her name was derived from Latin angere, meaning "to throttle, to strangle," i.e. "to silence."

    2. GABONE: Basque name meaning "Christmas."

    3. LATASHA: English elaborated form of Russian Tasha, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."

    4. NATALE: Italian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    5. NATALEE: Variant spelling of English Natalie, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    6. NATÁLIA: Hungarian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    7. NATALIA: Latin name derived from (dies) natalis, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." In use by the Spanish.
    8. NATALIE: English form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    9. NATALIJA: Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    10. NATALIYA (Наталя): Russian and Ukrainian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    11. NATALKA (Наталка): Ukrainian pet form of Russian/Ukrainian Nataliya, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."  
    12. NATALYA (Наталья): Russian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    13. NATAŠA (Serbian: Наташа): Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of Russian Natasha, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    14. NATASHA (Наташа): Pet form of Russian Natalya, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    15. NATASZA: Polish form of Russian Natasha, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    16. NATHÁLIA: Portuguese form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
    17. NATHALIE: French form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    18. NATILLE: Variant spelling of English Natalie, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    19. NATISHA: English altered form of Russian Natasha, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
    20. TALYA (Талья): Short form of Russian Natalya, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." Compare with other forms of Talya.
    21. TASHA (Таша): Short form of Russian Natasha, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."

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