June Baby Names: 12 Inspired Choices for Your Little One

Naming your baby is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for their arrival. It’s a decision that will stick with them for life, so no pressure! Whether you’re looking for something unique, traditional, or meaningful, the name you choose will be a significant part of your child’s identity. If you’re expecting a baby in June, why not take inspiration from this wonderful month?

In my previous blog, 7 Reasons Why June Babies Are Unique: Embrace the Summer Magic, I explored what makes June-born children so special. From their sunny disposition to their astrological influences, June babies truly shine. Now, let’s delve into some beautiful June baby names that encapsulate the spirit of this delightful month.

Has your baby arrived earlier? Have a read at the blog May-Inspired baby names.

June inspired baby names: family with newborn and dog.

June-Inspired Baby Names

1. June

  • Meaning: Named after the month
  • Origin: Latin
  • It comes from the name of the month, which derives from Juno, the name of a Roman goddess, the protector and special counsellor of the state. The name June was a very popular name for girls in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, and it has remained popular ever since.

2. Juno

  • Meaning: Queen of the gods
  • Origin: Latin
  • In Greek mythology, Juno is the goddess of love and marriage, making it a fitting choice for a baby girl born in June. It’s a strong, regal name that’s both unique and powerful. Juno (2007) was the name of a film, starring Ellen Page, about a young woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

3. Pearl

  • Meaning: Precious gemstone
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pearl, a Latin-origin feminine name, carries a precious symbolism, much like the rare gems found in oysters and molluscs. Pearl is the birthstone for June, symbolising purity and innocence. It’s a vintage name that’s making a comeback.

4. Alexandra

  • Meaning: Defender of man
  • Origin: Greek
  • Alexandra is inspired by the June birthstone Alexandrite. It’s a timeless and elegant name with a rich history. Queen Alexandra of Denmark and actress Alexandra Daddario are famous bearers of this name.

5. Alexander

  • Meaning: Man’s defender, warrior
  • Origin: Greek
  • Alexander, like Alexandra, is inspired by Alexandrite. It’s the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. It’s a strong, classic name that has been popular for centuries. Historical figures like Alexander the Great and modern celebrities like Alexander Skarsgård bear this name proudly.

6. Luna

  • Meaning: Moon
  • Origin: Latin
  • Inspired by June’s third birth stone, moonstone. In Roman mythology, she was the goddess of the moon, often shown driving a white chariot across the sky— a brave and independent spirit. It’s a magical name that has become increasingly popular in recent years. I chose it for my dog 😉

7. Summer

  • Meaning: Summer season
  • Origin: English
  • The meaning is pretty straightforward but it also has a more metaphorical meaning too, as it’s seen as a time of growth and new beginnings, a time when the world is full of life and energy. In Old English literature, summer was often associated with growth and fertility.

8. Rose

  • Meaning: Flower
  • Origin: Latin
  • Background: Rose is one of the birth flowers of June, symbolising love and beauty. It’s a timeless and elegant name that never goes out of style.

9. Ray

  • Meaning: Ray of sunshine, counselor
  • Origin: English
  • Ray is a bright and cheerful name inspired by the sun. It symbolises warmth, light, and positivity, making it a perfect choice for a June baby. Famous Rays include musician Ray Charles and actor Ray Liotta.

10. Honey

  • Meaning: Nectar, darling, sweetie
  • Origin: Old English
  • Derived from the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle, one of June’s birth flowers, exudes warmth and tenderness, making it a delightful choice for your June baby. A few celebrities used this name for their children: actress Kate Winslet, chef Jamie Oliver, and TV presenter Fearne Cotton.

11. Sia

  • Meaning: ‘Six’ in Scottish Gaelic
  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic
  • Sia, meaning ‘six,’ pays homage to June being the sixth month of the year. It’s a unique and meaningful name that reflects the timing of your baby’s arrival. We all know the famous singer-songwriter Sia.

12. Arun

  • Meaning: The colour of the sky before dawn
  • Origin: Indian
  • A boy’s name that means ‘sun’ in Hindi. June is the beginning of summer here in the UK, so what better way to celebrate your baby’s summer birthday than with a sunny name?

Choosing the perfect name for your baby can be a delightful yet daunting task. Names carry weight and meaning, often reflecting cultural heritage, personal preferences, and sometimes even the season of birth. As a London newborn photographer, I often get asked about interesting names I’ve encountered during my sessions. It’s always a pleasure to see the variety and uniqueness of the names chosen by parents.

I like Luna, Summer and Sia. Which one is your favourite?

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