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The most popular Spring-inspired baby names revealed

From Ava to Violet, to Adam and Xavier

Author: Alex RossPublished 9 hours ago
Last updated 7 hours ago

The nights are getting lighter and the sun is slowly starting to come out, which means Spring is certainly around the corner!

With Spring officially starting on 20th March 2022, Kiddies Kingdom have carried out research to reveal the top Spring-inspired baby names for boys and girls across the UK. So, if you’re due to give birth over the next few months or about to start a family, you should certainly keep reading.

The research was carried out by the baby and nursery retailer by analyzing over 200 Spring-themed names against the latest UK data from the Office of National Statistics.

Check out the most popular Spring-inspired baby names for girls and boys below:

1. Ava

The name Ava has a few origin meanings, with one thought to originate from the Latin word ‘avis,’ meaning ‘bird,’ which has strong connections to Springtime nature.
In 2020 there were 2,679 babies born with the name Ava, placing it at the top of the list for Spring inspired names, with the name ranking fourth most popular across all girls born in the UK.


A botanical name relating to the climbing vine plant, Ivy is of English origin and is derived from the name of the ivy plant.
In 2020, there were 2,166 babies named Ivy placing it second on the list. It also ranked sixth across all girls’ names, up to a huge 221 places since 2010.

3. Lily

The blooming of flowers marks the end of winter, and so floral themed names are ideal for Spring born babies. The meaning of the name Lily is a direct influence of the lily flower.
There were 2,150 babies named Lily in 2020, ranking seventh across all baby girls born in the UK.

4. Rose

Another popular name linked with flowers, Rosie has English origins and means ‘rose’. Rosie is also a diminutive form of the name Rose.


Associated with nature, the name Willow is of English origin and means ‘willow tree’.

6. Florence

The name Florence is of Latin origin and means ‘flourishing,’ which radiates a floral feeling of the blooming flowers of Spring.

7. Poppy

Sharing a name with a popular flower, the name Poppy is of Latin origin and means ‘red flower’.


Another name originating from a flower, Daisy is of English origin and means ‘day’s eye’ which reflects the way the flower opens in the day and closes at night.

9. Chloé

The name Chloe is of Greek origin and means ‘young green shoot.’ The name Chloe also appeared in Greek mythology as an alternative name for the goddess of agriculture and fertility.


Rounding off the top ten is another flower name, Violet, which has Latin origins meaning ‘purple,’ the color of the flower’s petals.

1. Adam

Topping the list for Spring-inspired boy names is Adam. The name has Hebrew origins and means ‘son of the red earth’, which comes from the word ‘adamah’, meaning ‘earth’.
In 2020 there were 1,476 babies born with the name Adam, placing it at the top of the list for Spring inspired names, with the name ranking 34th most popular across all boy’s born in the UK.


The name Riley originated as both an English and an Irish surname which has two meanings, one of which is ‘wood clearing/meadow’.
There were 842 babies named Riley in 2020, placing it second in the list and ranking 67th across all baby boys’ names.


Another name associated with the outdoors is Stanley, with English origins it means ‘stony clearing/meadow’.
There were 751 babies named Stanley, ranking 74th across all baby boys born in the UK in 2020.


As the weather gets warmer in the Spring, the name Sonny represents sunshine and the change in weather.


The name Oakley is of English origin and means ‘oak wood or clearing’, with strong connotations to oak trees.


The name Harley also has associations with nature, with an English origin that means ‘hare clearing/meadow’.


Another name associated with the great outdoors is Maxwell which is of Scottish origin and means ‘great stream’.

8. River

A name originating directly from nature, River is originated from the body of flowing water.

9. Sydney

The name Sidney has both French and English origins, with the English origin of the name meaning ‘riverside meadow’.


The final boy’s name in the list is Xavier which is of Arabic, Basque origin and means ‘new house’ which ties to the newness of the Springtime.

This research was carried out by Kiddies Kingdom.


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