February is more than just the shortest month of the year. It’s a look ahead to the spring and a look back at all the winter months had to offer. February brings a bit of awakening—the hustle and bustle of the holiday season have drawn to a close and the new year has come and settled in nicely. All of these qualities make February a lovely month to have a baby, and studies even show that being born around this time of the year has its benefits.
According to TIME Magazine, “January and February are the right months to be born if you want to be famous since those months correlate with creativity and imaginative problem-solving,” which is just another reason you may want to name your winter baby something super special. That’s why these 20 February baby names are perfect.
Gender Neutral Baby Names for February:
Val, Valentina, or Valentino: Valentine’s Day is an extra special time to welcome the newest, littlest love of your life. If you’re looking to commemorate the holiday and the birth of your child, the variations of Val and Valentina make for a classic and beautiful name.
Drew: Actress Drew Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, and has been one of America’s most beloved actresses for decades. The name Drew can be used for either a boy or girl, and makes an adorable moniker whichever way you use it.
Boy Names for February:
Cristiano: If you’re looking for something more unique, Cristiano—inspired by Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo who celebrates his birthday on Feb. 5—is a strong, male name.
Teddy: One of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts also makes for a classic and cute boy’s name.
Carwyn: Playing up the Valentine’s Day theme, his Welsh name means “fair love.”
Harry: Over the years, Harry Styles has proven he’s not just a one-hit-wonder. With a solo singing career and acting accolades, he’s solidified his place as one of the most talented men in Hollywood and beyond, so if you’re hoping for that talent to rub off on your little one, consider the name Harry in honor of the former One Directioner who was born on Feb. 1.
Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln celebrated his birthday on Feb. 12, making Lincoln a good choice for a name this month.
Secundus: A Roman name that means second is the perfect fit for the second month of the year.
Bill: One of Bill Murray’s biggest roles was in Groundhog’s Day, a film based on the yearly, February tradition that if a groundhog sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. So why not pay homage to the movie’s lead actor by giving your baby the moniker Bill.
Bear: There’s something about this name that screams “winter baby,” and it’s an adorable full name as well as a nickname.
Deuce: This name, meaning “two,” is both unique and makes total sense for a little boy born in February.
Girl Names for February:
Rose: The flower has long been associated with Valentine’s Day, and makes for a gorgeous, feminine moniker.
Isla: The name Isla has grown increasingly more popular in recent years, and if you needed another reason to choose that moniker for your baby girl, it could be the fact that actress Isla Fisher was born on Feb. 3.
Ellee: Both zodiac signs for February—Aquarius and Pisces—are known to be creative, that’s why this name of English origin, meaning just that will be a perfect fit for your little one who is about to take over the world.
Amethyst: The birthstone for February doubles as a gorgeous girl’s name.
Amora: The Spanish word, meaning love, makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day-themed name.
Stormi: If you’re into pop culture, you’ll know that February is the birth month of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s daughter, Stormi.
Brigid: A twist on the popular name Bridget, Christians celebrate the feast of St. Brigid, the patron saint of Ireland, on Feb. 1.
Vida: This stunning name not only means “life” in Spanish but also “dearly loved,” which seems like a perfect sentiment for a baby born close to Valentine’s Day.
Paris: Paris is the city of love after all.