Fall is the time of golden leaves, pumpkin-spiced latte, and long dog walks – and a special time of year you might want to remember by looking at the names of the fall dogs. If you’re expanding your fur family this fall, or helping local animal shelters and rescue workers with incoming pets, we’ve got a fun list of fall-themed baby names from the British GigaCalculator.com. While they were chosen as baby names by survey participants, these are great fur baby names too!
10 most popular fall names for girls
- Branch – Inspired by nature and trees
- Samhain – Gaelic meaning for “end of harvest time”
- Sorrell – “Red-brown” means coming from France
- Carmine – Hebrew / Spanish for “garden”
- ash – English origin means “ash”
- brunette – Italian origin means “brown”
- Libra – Zodiac sign with the Greek meaning of “Libra, balance”
- saffron – English meaning for “yellow flower” with connections to old French, Arabic and Persian words for “golden leaves”
- leaf – Inspired by nature and trees
- Kiona – Native American means “brown hills”
in the first placeis the autumn baby name Branch. With an increase of 150% Over the past week, parents have clearly been inspired by their outdoor surroundings.
This charming name can also refer to branching out into new adventures (which may make it a great fall dog name for someone who loves to explore – or for one with whom you have many new adventures with in the years to come. )
Secondly, Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) increased by 78%. The name comes from Ireland after its Gaelic festival and means “end of the harvest season”.
in the third place is the name Sorrellwith an increase of 75%. Interestingly, its other variant is sorrelis more than three times less popular.
Both names have French origins and mean “reddish brown,” which is a perfect name for a baby born in a colorful season. (Wouldn’t that be a great name for a dog with a reddish coat ?!)
Other notable fall-themed baby names that made the top 10 are Carmine (+ 67%), ash (+ 53%), brunette (48%), Libra (42%), saffron (+40%), leaf (+40%) and Kiona (+33%).
10 most popular fall names for boys
- rust– Inspired by the color ‘rust’
- honor – Inspired by Thanksgiving
- birch – English name derived from the birch
- Müller – “Grain mill” means from the English professional name
- Radley – English origin means “red meadow”
- Barric – English name for “grain farm”
- Omri – Hebrew means “my sheaf”
- Lugh – Derived from the Irish god of harvest
- Crispin– Latin origin means “curly hair”, whereby the first syllable “crisp” symbolizes autumn
- Kasper – Persian origin means “keeper of the treasure”
in the first place is rust with an increase of 88%. The reddish hue is a foundation for the fall color palette and ranges from the crispy leaves on the floor to the covers of fashion magazines that add new beauty to the rusty word.
in the second place is a festive favorite, honor. It has increased by 50% already and will definitely get more popular closer to Thanksgiving season.
birch secures third place with an increase of 44%. The name Birch is of Old English origin and comes from the tree.
The birch is a symbol of new beginnings and hope, so it’s hard to believe that this lovely name is a popular choice among parents.
Other amazing fall-themed boy names that made the top 10 are Müller (+ 35%), Radley (+ 34%), Barric (33%), Omri (32%), Lugh (+30%), Crispin (+22%) and Kasper (+22%).
Why should you choose an autumn name?
Gigacalculator asked 2,185 parents and parents-to-be if they would consider naming their child after the vibrant time of year.
They found that 29% would like from parents For these reasons, choose a fall-themed name::
- Baby’s Birth Month – 58%
- Inspired by the color palettes – light brown, orange, rust red, olive green, deep yellow – 21%
- Month of conception – 9%
- Love the Holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, Eid – 8%
- I love the weather – “leaves on the ground”, “wool sweaters”, “crispy days and cool nights” – 4%