40 Enchanting Names for Babies Born in October

Maressa Brown | Oct 15, 2018 Pregnancy
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  • OPAL 

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    The beautiful Sanskrit baby girl name also happens to be especially fitting for an October LO, as it's the month's official birthstone. 

  • KENN

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    This Welsh baby name -- which is Ken, with an added "n" -- is ever so slightly different and means "bright water," which makes it perfect for a baby boy born during Scorpio season (which begins on October 23 and runs through November 22). 

  • JUSTICE 

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    The zodiac sign Libra is symbolized by the scales, and Libra season runs from September 23 to October 23, making earlier October baby girls perfect candidates for the name Justice

  • ZEDEKIAH

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    Of Hebrew origin, Zedekiah is a name fitting for a Libra baby boy, as it also means justice. 

  • AUSTRINA

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    Austrina is a valley on Venus, the planet of love and beauty that rules one of October's zodiac signs Libra. 

  • CLIVE

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    You could pay tribute to famous Libra actor Clive Owen (born on October 3) with his namesake, which means "lives near a high cliff."

  • DEMETER

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    October is prime time for harvesting, and Demeter was the Greek goddess of grain, agriculture, the harvest, growth, and nourishment.

  • AKI

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    Aki is a short and sweet baby boy name originating from Japan means "born in the autumn." 

  • MARIGOLD

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    This English baby girl name is also the name of October's birth flower.

  • LIEV

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    The Yiddish-originating name Liev is perfect for a Libra boy, as it means "heart" -- and also brings to mind famous Libra, Liev Schreiber. 

  • KATY 

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    The short form of the name "Katherine" means pure -- and may be a way to pay tribute to famous Scorpio songstress, Katy Perry.

  • RUSTY

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    As an ode to the leaves' changing colors, short form of Ruston, which is often used by itself, has a playful, free-spirited vibe. 

  • OCTAVIA

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    Meaning "eighth child," Octavia might also bring to mind your baby girl's birth month.

  • OCTAVIUS 

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    The male version of Octavia, also meaning "eighth," is of Latin origin. 

  • AUTUMN

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    Because October is the heart of autumn, why not go with this beautiful, seasonally inspired pick.

  • CASPER

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    The "friendly ghost" name -- which is actually of Scandinavian and Persian origin and means "treasurer" -- might be right for your baby boy born near Halloween. 

  • LUNA 

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    If Halloween and harvest time bring to mind a big glossy moon, you could pay tribute to it with this popular baby girl name of Latin origin that was also used in Harry Potter

  • CRANE

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    Fans of Washington Irving's popular, creepy, Halloweentime tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow could give a shoutout to the main character -- who was also a real career military officer --Ichabod Crane with this boys' name. 

  • RAVEN 

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    Bringing to mind Edgar Allan Poe's poem -- or perhaps the actress Raven-Symone -- this baby girl name has built-in drama. 

  • BRAM

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    Dracula fans may want to pay tribute to the Irish author Bram Stoker with this strong baby boy name of Hebrew and Dutch origin. It means "father of multitudes." 

  • CALENDULA

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    Another name for the marigold flower, Calendula could work as a baby girl name. 

  • CIARA 

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    This Irish baby girl name means "black-haired one" -- and might be a sweet nod to the "Level Up" singer. 

  • AUBREY

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    Meaning “elf ruler,” this whimsical name works for a baby boy or girl, and also pays tribute to famous Scorpio singer, Drake (whose first name is ... Aubrey!). 

  • JULIA 

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    Channel a bit of Hollywood glam with the namesake of famous Scorpio movie star, Julia Roberts. The name means "youth."

  • CEDRIC

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    Harry Potter fans (not to mention Robert Pattinson fans!) may gravitate to this harvest-time, Celtic baby boy name, which means "bounty." 

  • SABRINA

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    The name of a legendary Celtic goddess could also be seen as a nod to Halloween -- after all, Sabrina's also a teen witch, right? -- that's not too in-your-face.

  • JASON

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    Horror movie fans might want to consider the name of the super-creepy Friday the 13th villain, which is a Greek name that means "to heal."

  • REGAN

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    Horror fans naming a baby girl might be drawn to Regan, the name of the main character in The Exorcist. Regan means "little king."

  • GAGE

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    The baby boy name, which means "oath, pledge," is also a tribute to one of Stephen King's characters in Pet Sematary

  • ROSEMARY

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    The name of the main character of the 1967 horror novel by American writer Ira Levin -- and of course classic film adaptation that came out in '68 -- is of Latin origin. It means "dew of the sea," making it perfect for a watery Scorpio, too. 

  • JASPER

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    Jasper -- which means "bringer of treasure" -- is the name of a red crystal associated with the sacral chakra and root chakra, which is said to have a grounding energy, and is associated with the month of October.

  • WINIFRED

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    The Welsh baby girl name, which means "blessed peacemaking," is also a nod to Bette Midler's Hocus Pocus character. 

  • TIM 

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    This classic baby boy name also serves as a tribute to the mastermind behind some of the creepiest, most Halloween-appropriate movies like Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton. 

  • CORAL

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    According to the ancient Hindu calendar, coral was, at one time, the birthstone for October. It also makes a beautiful name for a baby girl. 

  • TOM

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    Tom is another simple, short, and sweet baby boy name, which could be used in honor of the late and great rock star Tom Petty, whose birthday was October 20. 

  • BERYL

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    Beryl, which is of Greek origin and means "sea-green jewel," is an ancient birthstone for October in Russia. 

  • MARCUS 

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    Marcus was popular in ancient Rome and means "to harvest" (hello, perfect October name!), plus nods to Mars, which is the ruling planet of Scorpio. 

  • AGATA

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    Derived from the ancient Greek word Agathē, which is from agathos, meaning good/kind, the baby girl name also brings to mind the crystal agate, which is the talismanic stone of Libra. 

  • LOGAN

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    This Scottish name