Autumn inspired and unusual baby names

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Are you looking for unique baby names?

If you're expecting a baby this autumn, why not use the changing seasons to influence your name choice?

We look at some of the most popular autumn inspired unusual baby names for 2016. 

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Take your inspiration from nature.

Forrest (M) : One of the best parts of autumn is enjoying all those those beautifully coloured trees. An unusual baby name which is very popular in the US; Forrest is a perfectly apt autumnal name for a little boy meaning, "dweller near the woods". 

Willow (F) : This name seems to have transcended its once hippie reputation to move into the realm of much loved nature names. It takes its meaning, “graceful,” from the willow trees long sweeping branches. 

Rowan (U) : A unisex name that’s also the name of a Scottish tree with red berries which also means “little redhead.” A lovely and unique baby name! 

Daphne (F) : With the recent resurgence in popularity of some gorgeous classic names, why not add Daphne to your short list? Classic and feminine, meaning ‘laurel tree’, the aromatic evergreen that explodes during the autumn months. This would be a great autumnal baby name.

Ash (M) Diminutive of Asher. These baby names come from the old English word ‘asche’ - meaning, ash tree. Perfect for your little autumn bundle!

Persephone (F) : A beautiful name from Greek mythology; the daughter of Demeter the Greek goddess of grain, agriculture, and the autumn harvest. Definitely a unique baby name choice for this autumn.

Aster (F) : If you're looking for something floral, Aster is the birth flower for September. The name derives from the Greek word for "star". Beautiful! 

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Be inspired by the colours...

Auburn (U) : Autumn is full of vibrant reds and oranges so what better name to celebrate this than Auburn? A unisex name, but since its rare to find colour names which work for boys - this is one to take note of. 

Aurelia (F)This name is of Latin origin, meaning "the golden one", which makes it just perfect as an unusual baby name for autumn! 

Bruno (M) :  Bruno is the Italian version meaning "brown". Another great colour inspired autumnal baby name. 

Radley (M) : Alternative to Bradley. This baby boy's name means "red meadow" and conjures up beautiful autumnal imagery.

Orla (F) : Very popular in the middle ages, and also featuring in Harry Potter, this Irish name means "golden princess". Very apt for all the colours of the season.

Follow the calendar...

Medi (F) : is a Welsh girl's name meaning "born in September". You'll never forget her birthday!

Septimus (M) : The month of September is so called because it was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. Latin septem means "seven". The boy's name Septimus means "seventh son". 

Sapphire (F) :  Celebrating September's birthstone. The name Sapphire derives ultimately from the Hebrew סַפִּיר (sappir) which was used as the name Sapphira in the New Testament. A great Sophie/Sophia alternative. 

Autumn (F) : Well you can't get more autumnal than this! Name your child after the season for a unique and beautiful baby name.  

Agatha (F): Agatha Christie, one of the most well known murder mystery writers of all time, was born on 15th September. Her name, meaning ‘good woman’ has a distinctly Victorian feel and is due a come-back.

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Here's our top 20 list of both girls and boys unusual baby names inspired by Autumn


  1. Autumn
  2. Amber
  3. September 
  4. Aurelia
  5. Ivy
  6. Rain
  7. Wllow
  8. Agatha
  9. Laurel
  10. Hazel
  11. Ruby
  12. Daphne
  13. Scarlett
  14. Persephone
  15. Sapphire 
  16. Orla 
  17. Sage
  18. Aster 
  19. Tabitha
  20. Medi 


  1. Fall
  2. Sorrell
  3. Auburn
  4. Finn
  5. Sawyer
  6. Bruno
  7. Flint
  8. Septimus
  9. Forrest
  10. Rowan
  11. Farmer
  12. Hawk
  13. Ash / Asher
  14. Reed
  15. Radley
  16. Jasper
  17. Red
  18. Hunter
  19. Adam
  20. Cormac

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