28 autumn baby names

autumn baby

With its changing colours and natural beauty, autumn brings with it plenty of inspiration for anyone trying to choose a baby name. So, if you're preparing for a new arrival this season, why not look to the natural world around you for a few ideas?

You’ll face many hurdles during your time as a parent (some bigger than others), and settling on a baby name can feel like one of the toughest – but it doesn’t have to be. Look around you and take note.

If you'd like a name which takes its inspiration from autumn colours, there aren't many more vibrant than these.

Girls' names inspired by autumn colours

  • Amber
  • Ruby
  • Scarlett

Boys' names inspired by autumn colours

  • Auburn
  • Garnet
  • Rusty

Or if you're after a name rooted in nature, get your wellies on and head out for a woodland walk. You’ll see baby names everywhere – and no, we’re not really suggesting you call your precious first born Squirrel, but you get the picture.

Baby names inspired by nature

  • Berry
  • Ceres
  • Ivy
  • Maple
  • Raven
  • Willow
  • Cedar
  • Lennox
  • Woody
pumpkin baby

Not convinced? There are always the more conventional baby name options – just choose one with an autumnal twist.

Traditional baby names for autumn

  • Hazel
  • Laurel
  • Ash
  • Cormac
  • Heath
  • Rowan

If you'd like something which still has a bit of edge (but doesn't go quite as far as Pumpkin) – there are plenty of unusual baby boy and baby girl names to choose from too.

Unusual baby names with an autumn theme

  • Apple
  • Aurelia
  • Azalea
  • Sage
  • Sienna
  • Forrest
  • Hunter

But if you're still thinking you might just go with Autumn, pop on over to our Baby Names forum and find out what Mumsnetters have to say about your classic Autumn-inspired baby name first.