Welcome to fall! Marking the transition from the long sunny days of summer to the darker half of the year, this time of year is filled with all my favourite smells, sights, tastes, and a striking beauty all its own. Don’t you just love these crisp mornings and the feeling of leaves crunching beneath your feet?
When you’re pregnant, these cooler temperatures are a welcome reprieve from the heat of summer. It’s a great time to get outside with your family and enjoy the changing season before your new baby arrives.
If you’re expecting a baby this October, take a look at our list of 30 baby names inspired by the glorious colours of the season and some Halloween fun!
October Baby Names for Girls
Akiko means autumn child (Japanese).
Ashun means autumn (Armenian).
Autumn is a natural fit for a baby born at this time of year.
Chyou means born in autumn (Chinese).
Crisanta, a short form of chrysanthemum (Spanish) would make a lovely and unusual October baby name.
Dahlia makes an enchanting October name with its vibrant fall blooms. In the Victorian language of flowers, dahlias signify elegance and dignity.
Hazan means autumn (Turkish).
Hema means golden and beautiful (Hindi).
Libra is a unique name for babies born under the zodiac sign of the same name, meaning balance (Greek). Consider Libby as a nickname.
Marigold is October’s birth flower, and its bright yellow and orange blooms make it a perfect name for this time of year.
Octavia means eighth, and has the same root meaning as October (Latin).
Omaira means red (Arabic).
Opal is October’s birthstone.
Sabrina is the name of an ancient Celtic river goddess, but nowadays it “conjures” up a Halloween feel through its association with Sabrina, the teenage witch.
Scarlet/Scarlett means bright red, making it a lovely choice for fall (English).
October Baby Names for Boys
Aki means born in autumn (Japanese).
Bram means father of multitudes (Hebrew) and could be an homage to Dracula author Bram Stoker.
Carmine means bright red (Latin).
Casper is the Dutch version Jasper meaning bringer of treasure, but we also like it for its fun nod to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Dunn is a strong, earthy name meaning brown (Gaelic).
Jack, originally a nickname for John meaning God is gracious, seems like an appropriate choice for an October baby with its association with Halloween and jack o’lanterns (English).
Jasper means bringer of treasure (Persian), and is also a type of reddish or brown quartz associated with the month of October.
Lohit means red (Bengali).
Octavius is the masculine version of Octavia meaning eighth (Latin).
Quince is both a flowering tree and its golden apple-like fruit that ripens in autumn (Latin).
Radley means from a red field (English).
Reid is derived from a Scottish surname meaning red-haired or ruddy (Old English).
Rufus is an Biblical turned hip name meaning red-haired or ruddy (Latin).
Russell means red or russet (Latin).
Sarad means born in autumn (Hindi).