26/05/2017 14:19 BST | Updated 26/05/2017 14:19 BST

Unique Baby Names: 12 Summer-Inspired Names For Your Boy Or Girl, Including Rae, Eden And Sonny


You may not realise it, but the summer season is a great source of inspiration for baby names if you’re expecting in the sunny months.

We’ve looked up the meaning behind names to find their summery inspiration and found others that capture the essence of the season in one word.

Have any you’d like to add? Let us know by adding them in the comments below.

  • Summer
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    It might seem like an obvious choice but Summer (also spelt Sommer) captures the season perfectly. It's been used as a name since the 1970s. 
  • Kai
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    In Hawaii, Kai means "sea", tying it into one of the best activities to do in the summer with your kids - going to the beach. 
  • Meadow
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    This name captures those days when you're outside with your kids playing in the grass on a sunny day. Perfection. 
  • Rae
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    Your baby will always be your little ray of sunshine. 
  • Eden
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    Eden means "place of pleasure" and refers to a place of paradise in the Bible. 
  • Cain
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    Cain is a name frequently used in Wales that means "clear water" - reminding us of paddling pools and the glistening sea. 
  • Leo
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    The star sign Leo is for babies born in July and August, so why not use their zodiac sign as inspiration for their moniker?
  • Dayton
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    An English name derived from a surname meaning "bright and sunny town". 
  • Skye
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    Looking out the window and seeing a clear blue sky is one of the best parts of summer - and it could make a beautiful short name for your little one. 
  • River
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    The unisex name has been used by celebrities including Kelly Clarkson and Jamie Oliver and symbolises the flowing body of water.
  • Sunny
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    Sometimes spelt Sonny, this name is the epitome of summer. 
  • Oceana
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    This names derives from "ocean" and symbolises those days in the summer months spent by the beach. 

Whether you’re looking for a name that is ‘cool’, ‘cute’, ‘pretty’, or ‘unique’, our Baby Name Generator is here to inspire you. Discover the meaning of your favourite name, browse the 100 most popular baby girl names and baby boy names in England and Wales, or let our Random Name Generator throw up an unusual suggestion. 

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