If you’re getting ready to welcome a July baby, there are plenty of reasons to be excited. Meeting your little one during a summer month filled with celebrations and warm weather seems like a perfect time of the year to add to your family, but there are more reasons to be thrilled about the timing of their arrival. According to a study done by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, July babies tend to be able to self-regulate their emotions—including anger and frustration—better than their peers, making for a (possibly) more easy-going tot. These little bundles of sunshine are sure to brighten up your life.
There are even a few random—yet intriguing—personality traits these little ones tend to have, including being taller than their classmates and even being left-handed.
So if you’re looking for a unique name to fit your little July babe, here’s a list of 20 July baby names that will make an impression.
Gender Neutral July Names:
Beck: While many would associate this name with the feminine moniker, Rebecca, award-winning singer Beck—who celebrates his birthday on July 8—proves that it’s a great choice for either gender.
Julian or Julie: Both make for great July names.
Harry or Harriet: Any Harry Potter fan will know that the wizard was born on July 31.
July Girl Names:
Selena: Superstar Selena Gomez was born on July 22.
Ruby: The birthstone for the month of July also doubles as a gorgeous name.
Lily: Much like Ruby, the Water Lily is July’s flower of the month, which is an always-popular choice for a girl’s name.
America: With 4th of July celebrations in full swing, America makes for a perfect July baby name.
Melody: After the beloved American Girl Doll who celebrates a July birthday.
Sofia: The ever-popular name is always a classic. Not to mention, actress Sofia Vergara was born in July.
Summer: This name speaks for itself.
Addie: While often short for Addison, Addie could be a great way to express your love for Summer adventures.
July Boy Names:
Nev: Neville Longbottom also celebrates a July birthday.
Kevin: Celebs Kevin Hart and Kevin Bacon were both born in July.
Jack: Jack, an all-American name, is a perfect moniker for a boy born this month.
Harrison: After Harrison Ford, who was born July 13.
Sonny: Just like Summer, this name needs no explanation.
Chip: A picnic favorite, this food is an adorable name as well.