Month Names

Almas

ALMAS: Arabic name meaning diamond

Almasd

Armenian name meaning diamond

Amethyst

AMETHYST: English name derived from the name of the precious stone, itself from Greek amethuskein, meaning "not intoxicated; sober," expressing the ancient belief that the stone had the ability to protect one from drunkenness. This name is sometimes given to girls born in February.

Angerona

ANGERONA: Roman myth name of a goddess who relieved men from pain and sorrow. She was also a protectress of Rome and keeper of its sacred name which could not be pronounced lest it be revealed to enemies. In art, she has been depicted with a bandage over her mouth and a finger pressed to her lips, demanding silence. Her festival is called Divalia or Angeronalia and is celebrated on December 21st.

Annunziata

Italian name meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

April

APRIL: English name derived from the month name, itself from Latin Aprilis, from aperire, "to open," in reference to the opening of flowers in spring.

August

German form of Roman Augustus, meaning "venerable."

Augusta

Augustá: Feminine form of English August, meaning August (the month)

Avril

French form of English month name April, meaning to open

Diamanda

Feminine variant of English unisex Diamond, meaning Diamond

Diamantina

Portuguese name derived from the word diamante, meaning "diamond."

Diamond

DIAMOND: English unisex jewel name derived from the vocabulary word, not the surname. For girls it means diamond, for boys it means bright protector This is the birthstone for the month of April.

Easter

English unisex name derived from the name of the holiday, "Easter," itself related to the Old English word for "April," Eosturmónaþ/Eastermónaþ.

Ehuang

Chinese myth name of the twin sister of Nuying, meaning beauty August

Ekain

EKAIN: Basque month name meaning June

Elmas

Turkish name meaning diamond

Emerald

EMERALD: Emerald English jewel name borrowed from the name of the precious green gemstone which is the birthstone of May. The name is also a form of Spanish Esmeralda, also meaning emerald The emerald was once believed to have the power to protect chastity, ward off evil spirits, cure dysentery, epilepsy, and help poor eyesight.

Garnet

GARNET: English jewel name derived from the name of the precious stone, itself from Middle English grenat, meaning red like a pomegranate This name is sometimes given to girls born in January.

Garnette

Variant of English Garnet, meaning Garnet; red like a pomegranate

gennaro

Italian form of Roman Januarius, meaning "January."

Hermes

Greek myth name of a son of Zeus and Maia, meaning "of the earth."

Januarius

Roman name meaning January The month name was not derived from this name, but from the name of the Roman god Janus.

Janus

Roman myth name of the god of gateways, meaning archway He is said to have two faces with which He looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of January was named for him.

Jenaro

Spanish form of Roman Januarius, meaning "January."

July

JULY: English name derived from the month name, itself having been named for Julius Caesar.

June

JUNE: English name derived from the month name, itself from the name of the Roman goddess Juno, meaning vital force

Majlinda

Albanian name meaning born in May, from maj May, and lindje east; birth

Mars

MARS: Myth name of the Roman god of war after whom the month of March was named. Mars has no Indo-European derivation and is most likely derived from the name of the Etruscan god Maris, meaning sea He later became associated with Ares, the Greek god of war

May

English name sometimes given to baby girls born in the month of May which was named after the Greek goddess Maia, meaning mother

Miyako (美夜子)

Japanese name meaning beautiful March child

Neelam

NEELAM: Hindi unisex jewel name meaning sapphire

Nunzia

Nickname for Italian Annunziata, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

Nunziatella

Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

Nunziatina

Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

Nunzio

Masculine form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.

Opal

OPAL: English jewelry name, derived from the name of the gemstone, itself from Greek opallios, from Sanskrit utpala, meaning gem, precious stone This is the birthstone for the month of October.

Pearl

English gem name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning pearl The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June.

Pich

African Khmer unisex name meaning diamond

Ruby

RUBY: English unisex name. For girls it derives from the name of the precious stone, itself from Latin ruber, meaning red For boys it is usually a pet form of Reuben, meaning behold, a son This is the birthstone for July.

Sapphire

SAPPHIRE: English variant of biblical Sapphira, meaning lapis lazuli; sapphire This is a birthstone for the month of August.

September

English unisex name derived from the month name, itself originally the seventh month of the Roman year, meaning seventh

Theophania

Feminine form of Greek Theophanes, meaning "manifestation of God."

Theristis

Greek name meaning "mowing month," referring to the month of June.

Tola

Cambodian Khmer name meaning October

Topaz

TOPAZ: English gem name meaning simply topaz, the birthstone for the month of November. Pliny says that the topaz was named for an island where the yellow stone was mined, either in the Red Sea or the Arabian Sea. The word derives from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos/topazion, which is of obscure origin, though some linguists think there may be a connection with the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning heat; fire

Yanoro

Possibly a Romani form of Italian Gennaro, meaning January
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