I always hoped to have a baby in the fall: I imagined decorating for a Halloween/birthday party combination or taking newborn pictures among the red maple trees in November. Though blessed with a summer baby, I contemplated her fall name meaning for quite some time: it needed to hold history, cultural significance, and strength within my tiny new person. When we decided on her name, I immediately felt as though she had a story to tell with it—this is something many new parents find to be quite a struggle.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.
There’s something wonderful about the world in the fall. The air is crisp, sweet treats are plentiful, and the way the leaves look in much of the world makes it seem like you’re living inside a painting. Perhaps this year’s harvest is bountiful, and you find yourself anticipating a new little branch on the family tree. If you’re glad to live in a world of Octobers, are due in the fall, or love this special time of year, consider one of the gorgeous fall names for boys and girls below for your little pumpkin spice sweetie.
Fall Names for Your Baby
Fall-Inspired Boy Names
Cullen -This eerily beautiful name was made popular by a particular saga of vampire books: and we can’t help but love this magical-sounding name.
Forrest -An obvious fall choice, for sure, but an underrated and darling boy’s name that is sure to be a strong, steadfast choice for your little sapling.
Harry -A gorgeous and magical name that has been around for centuries. It conjures up an elixir of classic and mystical for your little man.
Hawthorne -This name, meaning “live where the hawthorn hedges grow,” is an earthy and fun choice that might not be on many keychains but will undoubtedly make a statement for your little one’s bold and brave life.
Hunter -A fall occasion in many circles; perhaps your little Hunter is more gatherer, but don’t let that stop you from choosing this mighty name for your baby boy.
Jack -Pumpkin King or just king of your heart, Jack is a classic name that suits a little flannel wearer to the hilt.
Leif -Fall for Leif: a fun, bold name choice meaning “heir” for your little autumn-born boy. Perhaps he’ll inherit your love for changing leaves and chilly weather?
Milo -Though not an obvious choice when thinking of autumn, Milo is a tender and unique choice for a little boy.
Redd -A color so prominent in the fall that it has inspired books, songs, poems, and more. Let this inspirational boy name color your world.
Sage -A delicious herb popular in many cold-weather dishes, your scrumptious little boy will surely be a people-pleaser with a warm spirit.
Fall-Inspired Girl Names
Annabel -This beautiful girl’s name has an alternative spelling that is a popular Halloween and horror movie—but we’ll stick to this one, whose meaning is “loving.”
Autumn -Blatantly obvious but a lovely girl name starting with the letter A; Autumn is an underrated name and perfect for your little girl who will be as adored as this season.
Idella -Fall is the time of harvest and bounty, and this sweet and unique baby girl’s name means “bountiful.”
Lorelai -Thinking of Stars Hollow and dreaming of leaf-looking there? Us, too! This fun and sassy name will have you contemplating adventure with your daughter at every turn.
Luciana -The name Luciana is a derivative of the Latin word for “light,” and how better to honor your little autumn sunshine than naming her Luciana?
Maple -Watercolor skies and beautifully-hued leaves are what one envisions when you say the word “fall,” The mighty name Maple is as strong and stunning as the tree for which she’s named.
Maren/Mauren -This sweet baby girl’s name is warm and friendly, like a hug in a sweater, and subtly pays homage to fall.
Opal -The elegant birthstone of October is a beautiful name choice for your little jewel of a daughter!
Salem -An eerie name with class and style, Salem has long been a beautiful town with many stories to tell.
Zarina -An exquisite name, Zarina means “golden” in Arabic. What a perfect name for a little girl with a heart of gold and born in the season when everyone feels golden.
Whether you’re a fan of the fall or you’re expecting your bundle of joy to be your sweet treat this year, these fall-inspired names for boys and girls are unique and fun and will have you feeling those warm autumnal fuzzies all year long.
Check out our other baby name lists if you are still on the baby name hunt. Try cool girl names, cool boy names, rare holiday-inspired baby names, and the hottest baby names for 2023 for inspiration. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby-to-be!