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Quick Facts on April

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 423
Simple meaning:
To open

Characteristics of April

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - April

April is the English vocabulary word that signifies 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 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. As a female give name, April came into vogue during the latter half of the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name April

April blossomed onto the American female naming charts in 1939, and she made some quick strides up the charts in less than 10 years (advancing over 600 positions to moderate levels of success). In 1967, April made the Top 100 list of most favored girl names in the United States. The height of her popularity really came in the mid-1970s and early 80s. This is when April was in full bloom. Her lovely flowers began to wilt in 1992 when she dropped off the Top 100 list. Every year since the turn of the 21st century, poor April has been showing backwards momentum on the charts. Still, the only other month currently on the U.S. female naming charts is June, and April has her beat. May is no longer a Top 1000 name (which means less than 50 baby girls per year get this name), and Augustus is a male name. So that leaves April as the most popular girl’s name named after a month. Today, this name only experiences relatively moderate success – it is by far a trendy or popular name – which means it is familiar but original. April will forever conjure up images of spring, blooming flowers, fragrant smells and new beginnings. You may have to withstand a few April Fool’s jokes once a year, but it may worth the nuisance in exchange for such a pretty name.
Popularity of the Girl Name April
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - April

  • Literary Characters of the baby name April

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name April

    April We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name April.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name April

    Children's Books on the Baby Name April

    April and Esme Tooth Fairies (Bob Graham) - Two young tooth fairies make their first lost-tooth collection in Bob Graham’s warm, whimsical tale. A Junior Library Guild Selection. April Underhill, seven-year-old tooth fairy, gets a call on her cell phone. This is it! Her first tooth collection. April and her little sister, Esme, must convince Mom and Dad to let them take on the task all by themselves. But soon, two tiny fairies fly off into the night, over a highway of thundering eighteen-wheelers, eager to prove how grown up they can be. As always, the charm is in the visual details: the pony-tailed, winged dad in baggy jeans; the snug fairy house with teeth dangling from the rafters like wind chimes. Once again, Bob Graham has crafted a tale of heartwarming adventure, magical yet very real. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    April's Kittens (Clare Turlay Newberry) - Since it was first published over fifty years ago, April's Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new edition. Many children understand April's dilemma when her cat, Sheba, has three kittens. April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one-cat household. April must give up three cats, but which ones? The aptly named Charcoal? Tiger-striped Butch? Sweet-faced Brenda?--or even Sheba? How April eventually comes up with the perfect solutions makes for a heartwarming story that has appealed to many young cat lovers and will continue to delight generations of children everywhere. Clare's Newberry's enchanting illustrations reflect her fondness for cats; School Library Journal deemed these "beautiful drawings, so real one wants to pet them." Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aprilmae Gets Carried Away! (Diane L. Friese) - Have you ever taken a good thing too far? Did you start out with the best of intentions, but got carried away? Join Miss Aprilmae June, designated painter fairy, as she goes about her annual mission of painting Spring. See how her good works lead her to go just a wee bit overboard. How will Aprilmae and her fairy friends solve the problem? This beautifully illustrated children's book, containing 40 enchanting pages, is the first book in the Screen Door series. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks: The Confessions of April Grace (KD McCrite) - Just when April Grace thought the drama was over…After an automobile accident, Isabel St. James-resident drama coach and drama queen-needs help putting together the church play. Mama insists April Grace and Myra Sue will help. April's fall is now devoted to spending every afternoon with Isabel and Myra Sue-if anyone is as big of a drama queen as Isabel, it's Myra Sue. Plus, she's dumb. (Okay, not dumb, but "older sister dumb.") If that's not enough, Isabel is wreaking havoc in the community trying to get Rough Creek Road paved, the new boy at school will not leave her alone, and then Mama drops the biggest bombshell of all…April Grace is no longer going to be the baby of the family…Girls will completely relate to April and love her sense of humor as she deals with siblings, boys, and the many changes that come with growing up. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June (Robin Benway) - Kindle edition. For sisters April (16), May (15), and June (14), it’s been hard enough dealing with their parents’ divorce, a move, and a new school. But things get even more complicated after each girl unexpectedly rediscovers an unusual childhood ability: April can foresee the future; May can become invisible; and June can read minds. As the sisters try to manage their powers, they also fight about how best to use them, especially since April’s foreboding visions may involve family members. Events culminate in unexpected ways, but the perspective each girl gains about her abilities, priorities, and relationships ultimately brings positive change. Droll and dramatic, the first-person narratives rotate among conscientious and responsible April; sometimes-snarky outsider May; and popularity-aspiring June. With amusing detail, each girl highlights her individual challenges as she navigates the complexities of family, friends, school, and romance. While the girls’ narratives occasionally blur, their experiences, both everyday and fantastical, create an enjoyable, contemporary read about family bonds. Recommended for ages 14-18.

  • Famous People Named April

    Famous People Named April

    Famous People Named April - Avril Lavigne (singer, Avril is the French word for April); April Winchell (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named April

    Children of Famous People Named April

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter April - Hoyt Axton (country musician)

  • Historic Figures

    April - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    April - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name April.

Personality of the Girl Name April

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - April

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