October is a month full of adventure and fun. If you’re a lover of the fall season, you may be decked out in pumpkin decor and apple picking may be at the top of your list. But just as the leaves on the trees change, so will your life (for the better!) when your October baby arrives.
Beyond the cooler weather and Halloween celebrations, there are many reasons October babies are special. According to a study done in 2014 which tested the strength and stamina of school-aged students, “October-born children were stronger than those born in all months except September and November,” so you may be gearing up to welcome the next LeBron James, who just so happens to celebrate his birthday this month as well.
It’s not just physical strength that babies born this month happen to be blessed with. They may be the next leader, as history shows that more U.S. presidents celebrate their birthdays in October than any other month. Other studies show October babies are most likely to see their 100th birthday, have fewer heart health problems, and tend to have good mental health.
So put on your sweater, grab a pumpkin-spice beverage and check out these 20 October baby names that are perfect for this month.
Baby Girl Names for October:
Opal: This name has significant meaning as it’s the birthstone for October.
Akika (Kiki): This unique name means autumn.
Marigold: The flower for October also doubles as a gorgeous name.
Scarlet: This name could represent the stunning colors of the season.
Emilia: Actress Emilia Clarke was born in October.
Eleanor: The iconic Eleanor Roosevelt celebrates her birthday this month as well.
Kelly: Beloved TV host Kelly Ripa was born Oct. 2.
Naomi: Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka was born in October, further proving this month is full of phenomenal athletes.
Kate: As if you needed any more reason to choose this classic name, actress Kate Winslet is an October baby.
Autumn: This name speaks for itself.
Baby Boy Names for October:
Carmine: Like Scarlet, this name means crimson, or a vivid red colors, rich in this season.
Jack: This classic name is a great option for the month of Halloween and all things Jack-o-Lanterns!
Zac: Hollywood star Zac Efron is an October baby.
LeBron: As mentioned above, NBA superstar LeBron James has an October birthday.
Teddy: Teddy Roosevelt was born this month.
Casper: While your baby won’t be into spooky things too soon, this nod to Casper the friendly ghost is both adorable and fitting.
Adrian: This name, which means “water” and “sea,” is. a perfect nod to Scorpio season, which is the water sign.
Edward: This name is reflective of the heartwarming character in the beloved Halloween film Edward Scissorhands.
Breeze: This unique name is perfect for a month in which the leaves blow in the wind.