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Meaning and name origin

April \a-pril, ap-ril\ as a girl's name is pronounced AY-prill. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of April is "to open". The month as a given name; often used to symbolize spring, the time when buds open and flowers appear. Pop musician Avril Lavigne.


April has 16 variant forms: Abril, Aipril, Aprilete, Aprill, Aprille, Apryl, Apryll, Averel, Averell, Averil, Averill, Averyl, Averyll, Averylle, Avril and Avrill.

For more information, see also related girl names Ebrilla and September.


April is a very popular first name for females (#142 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18357 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name April for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of April name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of April outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name April and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are April (#406), Abril (#969) and Avril. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of April, Abril in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of April, Avril outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Avaril and Avriel. These names tend to be less commonly used than April.