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Quick Facts on Summer

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 188
Simple meaning:
Season of sunshine and warmth

Characteristics of Summer

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Summer

Summer is an English vocabulary word designating one of the four seasons. The English word for summer has Germanic origins from the root sam/sem meaning “season, half-year” (the Old Norse calendar used to divide the year into only two seasons, winter and summer). The French word for summer is été which evolved from the older Latin “aestas”, itself a reflection of an ancient Greek word “aithein” which means “to burn, to shine, to be hot”. Latin also gave the French and English “aestivalis”, an adjective meaning “pertaining to summer, happening in summer” (which is where we get our word “festivals”). The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is traditionally marked by the summer solstice (usually June 21) while in the Southern Hemisphere that date coincides with December 21st. The season of summer is associated with pleasant activities, warm weather, and carefree frames of mind. The use of Summer as a feminine given name came into vogue during the counterculture period of American history.

Popularity of the Name Summer

The name Summer first entered the U.S. popularity charts in 1971 when the American social revolution was in full swing. Young, hippie parents of 1960s and 70s commonly responded to names exemplifying organic concepts and an awareness of nature. It was a sign of the times and names like Rain, Rainbow, Sunshine, River and Meadow came into use. The names of the seasons and months of the year were also used, as were flowers, plants and trees. It was a wildly free time in American history and many of the names of the 60s and 70s reflected it. However, when the 1970s gave way to the greedy days of Wall Street in the 1980s, America reverted back to her traditional ways and took naming styles in a different direction. Nonetheless, some of these counterculture names endured and have stayed with us. Summer and Autumn are two examples of this. The name Summer definitely lost some footing in the 1980s, but the 1990s made up for it. Today, the name is typically ranked somewhere between 150-200th position on the popularity charts. No one wants to say goodbye to summer. We’re glad the name has persisted; it keeps the sunshine near.
Popularity of the Girl Name Summer
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Summer

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Summer

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Summer

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

  • Popular Songs on Summer

    Popular Songs on Summer

    (Only A) Summer Love - a song by REO Speedwagon

    All on a Summers Night - a song by Grace Jones

    All Summer Long - a song by Kid Rock

    All Summer Long - a song by The Beach Boys

    Black Summer Rain - a song by Eric Clapton

    Boys of Summer - a song by Don Henley

    Cruel Summer - a song by Bananarama

    Summer - a song by Sum 41

    Summer (L'estate) - the second concerto in Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Summer

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Summer

    Summer (Alice Low) - A boy, a girl, and a dog share the joys of summer–swimming, fishing, gardening, watching fireworks, chasing butterflies, and toasting marshmallows. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Summer (Nuria Roca) - Summer. The days are hot and school is over. Summer has arrived. Children can ride their bicycles, play ball, swim in the river or in the ocean. And they don’t have to dress warm. Here is one in a series of four delightful books with simple questions and activities for younger children, followed on the last pages by a guide for parents and teachers. Boys and girls will discover how much fun they can have in summer. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Summer

    Famous People Named Summer

    Famous People Named Summer - Summer Sanders (Olympic swimmer, sportscaster); Summer Glau (actress); Summer Phoenix (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Summer

    Children of Famous People Named Summer

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Summer - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Summer.

  • Historic Figures

    Summer - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Summer - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Summer.

Personality of the Girl Name Summer

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Summer

  • No Variations Found.
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