2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 11:16
Spring is here!! Do you want to associate the birth of a baby with this season of renewal? Here is a selection of female and male first names with spring-like sounds, flowery or synonymous with rebirth.
An adorable, but rare first name: only about ten newborns were named after this delicate flower between 2010 and 2015 according to the Bank of First Names of Retraite Québec. Capucine is said to be a strong and courageous woman, with a complex and contradictory character.
The first name Mélina, derived from Greek and widespread in the Cyclades, designates both “honey” and “bee”. This first name was already popular in antiquity. In Quebec, Mélina was chosen 121 times in 1996, 86 times in 2005 and 39 times in 2016. Mélina is known to be charming, loyal and intelligent.
An unusual first name, but whose popularity is on the rise here as in France. There were 26 little Irises born in 2015 in Quebec. This first name evokes the flower of spring as well as Iris, messenger of the Gods in Greek mythology. Iris is a generous girl with a gentle nature, seeking harmony and focused on dreams andfantasy.
From the Latin name Margarita, means “pearl, purity”. Marguerite is pragmatic, discreet, hardworking, determined, efficient, but lacks self-confidence. This first name has known several great waves of popularity since Roman times. It has long been one of the most beloved names in Scotland, Germany, Great Britain, France and Quebec. Marguerite has been making a timid comeback for 40 years, going from 5 babies in 1980 to around fifty since 2003, with a peak in 2008 with 72 Marguerite babies.
Flora, a contraction of flora and flower, comes from Roman mythology. This first name, popular in France, but not very common in Quebec (19 infants in 2015), comes in different flowery variants: Fleur, Florelle, Florence, Floriane, Florie, Florentine.
Other feminine names with spring connotations: Lily, Rose, Lucile, Marie-Soleil, Violette, Anémone, Marie-Mai.
At the boys
This pretty first name of Arabic origin comes from Jasmine, a character from One Thousand and One Nights. Jasmin is credited with a character marked by finesse, intuition and strength. The first name Jasmin was given to 15 baby boys in 2015, which ranks it among the rare first names.
Laurier or Laurent
The first name Laurent comes from the Latin laurus, "laurel", of which it is one of the variants. Laurent has remained in the hearts of parents for several years: this first name was given to 155 baby boys in 2015 while the first nameLaurier, rarer, has been chosen fifteen times. Little Laurent and Laurier are reputed to be calm, caring and ambitious.
Hyacinthe is in the top 50 in many French regions while it is currently almost unused in Quebec. This first name comes from the Greek hyacinthos, “hyacinth”, one of the plants that bloom in our flowerbeds in May. Hyacinthe is said to be sociable, affectionate and dynamic.
Here is a rare old name (that eight babies were named Virgil between 2010 and 2015!) that evokes the return of the buds. Indeed, this first name is inspired by the Latin term virga meaning “little flexible branch”. The Virgils are said to be distinguished by their sense of humor and their extroverted side.
Clément comes from the Latin clemens which means “sweetness”. This first name, which enjoyed great popularity in the middle of the 20th century, is said to express indulgence and kindness. Nowadays, Clément constitutes an original choice, because it has only been given to about fifty baby boys each year since 2010. Several first names are associated with Clément, in particular Clémentin and Clémence who enjoys a certain popularity among female names.
Other male first names with spring connotations: Lilas, Pascal, Florian, Mounir, Adam, Olivier, Cypress, Pascalin.
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