Quick Facts on Abril
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Abril
Abril is the Spanish and Portuguese word for April; i.e., the fourth month of the year and the first full month of spring following March. The word comes from the Latin “aprilis” which is derived from “aperire” meaning “to open”. This is obviously apropos since April is when trees and flowers “open” and bloom. Many of the months were named after Greco-Roman gods and goddesses, and since April was sacred to the goddess Venus (Greek counterpart Aphrodite) the name may be connected to the Greek “Aphro” which is short for Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and reproduction. Similarly, the following month of May is named for the Roman goddess of spring and fertility Maia, and June comes from the Latin “iuniores” meaning “young people”. Seeing the springtime theme here? Not only do the months of April, May and June signify rebirth and the fertility of nature, but they are also the first three months of the Zodiac calendar. The name April is all about youth, beauty and renewal. The birthstone of April is the diamond and the flower is daisy or sweet pea. English speakers have been naming their daughters April a lot longer than Spanish speakers have been using Abril – and, although English speakers also have a tradition of using the names May and June, Spanish speakers doubtfully use Mayo and Junio for their baby girls. Abril is currently most popular in Spain, Catalonia and Argentina.
Popularity of the Name Abril
In the United States Abril is a Spanish female name used exclusively among Hispanic-Americans. The name first appeared on the charts in 1998 and peaked out ten years later at position #438 on the Top 1000 list (2007). In fact, from 2006 to 2007 Abril jumped over 400 positions in one year alone! Something influenced this abrupt shift in usage – perhaps it was a telenovela character named Abril Juárez on a Spanish language romantic-comedy called “Amor Mío” which aired on Telemundo late 2006 to early 2007. In any case, since reaching her heights in 2007, Abril has been on a downwards trajectory in the past several years now. She may be headed for obscurity again; we’ll have to wait and see. Abril is a fresh and lively name (just like April). A true understated beauty and an underused diamond in the rough.
Popularity of the Girl Name Abril
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Abril
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Abril
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Popular Songs on Abril
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Abril
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Famous People Named Abril
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Children of Famous People Named Abril
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Abril - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Abril
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Abril