Seasonal names

Season names tend to be a love or hate thing for most people, while others only like certain seasons as names (usually Autumn and Summer). When it comes to seasonal names, I personally like Winter the most, and uncharacteristically don’t mind the alternative spelling Wynter. There are also a lot of other lovely seasonal names in other languages.


Aki (female) is Japanese. Of course, like just about all other East Asian names, this is far from its only meaning.

Akiko (female) can mean “autumn child” in Japanese.

Hazan (female) is Turkish.

Qiu (unisex) is Chinese, and of course has many other meanings.

Stav is Hebrew.

Thu (female) is Vietnamese.


Amihan (male) means “winter storm” and “north wind” in Filipino and Hiligaynon (another Philippines language)

Zima (female) means “winter” in just about all of the Slavic languages, though it’s more of a contemporary than traditional name.


Aviv (unisex) is Hebrew.

Aviva (female) is Hebrew.

Bahar (female) is Persian and Turkish.

Bahargül (female) means “spring rose” in Turkish.

Chun (unisex) is Chinese.

Golbahar (female) means “spring rose” in Persian.

Haru (unisex) is Japanese.

Haruka (unisex) can mean “spring flower” or “spring fragrance” in Japanese.

Haruko (female) can mean “spring child” in Japanese.

Haruna (female) can mean “spring vegetables” or “spring greens” in Japanese.

Madhava (male) means “vernal” (i.e., related to springtime) in Sanskrit.

Pranvera (female) is Albanian.

Vasanta (male) is Sanskrit, and the Hindu god of Spring.

Verna is an English name which may possibly be derived from the Latin vernus, “spring.” Laverne may also share this etymology.

Vesna (female) is most Slavic languages’ word for “spring,” and another fairly modern instead of traditional name.

Xuân (unisex) is Vietnamese.


Behar (male) is Albanian.

Byeong-Ho (male) can mean “glorious summer” in Korean.

Chinatsu (female) can mean “a thousand summers” in Japanese.

Haf (female) is Welsh.

Ha-Jun (male) is Korean, composed of the elements ha (summer, grand, great) and jun (permit, approve).

Ha-Yun (female) can mean “summer sunlight” in Korean.

Hefin (male) is Welsh.

Jun-Ho (male) can mean “handsome summer” in Korean.

Koharu (female) can mean “late summer” in Japanese.

Natsuki (female) can mean “summer hope” in Japanese.

Natsuko (female) can mean “summer child” in Japanese.

Natsumi (female) can mean “beautiful summer” in Japanese.

Shizuka (female) can mean “quiet summer” in Japanese.

Somerled (male) means “summer traveller” in Scottish, from the Old Norse Somarliðr.

Suvi (female) is Finnish.

Udane (female) is Basque.

Vera (female) is Albanian, and has a completely different etymology than the more familiar Russian-derived name which means “faith,” and the Latin-derived name which means “true.”

Xia (unisex) can mean “summer, great, grand” in Chinese.

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