Posted: Mar 28, 2013 10:00 AM
Spring has sprung! If you are expecting an Easter baby (or perhaps just love this time of the year) we have rounded up a variety of baby girl names and baby boy names for your little bunny.

Easter is a time to shake off the winter doldrums, unpack your favorite pastel dress and brush up on your egg-dyeing skills. If you are expecting a baby, you are guaranteed to warm up to these Easter-inspired baby names you will hop for!

The spirit of the holiday

Why not name your baby a name that embraces the spirit of the holiday? Easter falls between Mar. 22 and Apr. 25 every year, so perhaps the month can be inspiration. April is a pretty baby girl name, while March is a more unique name that is categorized as a boy name of Welsh origin.

Bunny is a cute nickname for a child, but best reserved as just that... a nickname. Sunday is the day of the week that Easter falls on — and it makes a delightful name for a baby girl (just ask Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban).

The name Pascal is French for Easter and makes an exotic boy's name, while Pascale is the girl equivalent.

In Spanish, Easter is Pascua, while it is Pasqua in Italian.

The flowers of Easter are another spot of inspiration. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Lily
  • Daisy
  • Azalea
  • Daffodil
  • Tulip

You can also consider the name Easter, which is an English boy name that means, "From the name of the Christian festival, which is based on Eostre, the name of a Germanic spring goddess." This name would also make a great middle name!

Spiritual Easter names

If you are looking for a baby name that celebrates the spiritual side of Easter, perhaps the following names are the perfect fit. We have taken names from the Easter Story, as well as virtue names:

  • Mary
  • Christian
  • Paul
  • John
  • Peter
  • James
  • Magdalen
  • Heaven
  • Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards)
  • Haven
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Grace
  • Joseph
  • Salome

Names with Easter meanings

The following names not only sound good, they also have an Easter-inspired meaning. From the spiritual names that mean reborn or rebirth to the names that celebrate the spring season and blooming of flowers and trees, the following girl and boy names are unique and fresh:

  • Rene: French boy name meaning reborn
  • Renee: French girl name meaning reborn
  • Tazia: Italian girl name meaning one who will be reborn
  • Renata: Italian girl name meaning rebirth
  • Laverna: French girl name meaning born in spring
  • Aviv: Hebrew boy name meaning spring; young
  • Chloe: Greek girl name meaning blooming
  • Florentino: Spanish name meaning blooming
  • Thalia: Greek girl name meaning blossoming

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