What does April mean?
April \a-pril, ap-ril\ as a girls' 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 1 more alternative form via Avril: Avriel.
April is a very prominent first name for women (#142 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#18975 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of April for girls. April was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #34 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #406. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name April and related names. Abril (#969 the previous year) is the only other popular varying form of April (#406 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names reached its highest in 2007 (usage of 0.626%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3125%, down 50.1%), with the form Abril becoming less in vogue. April (#406) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Avaril. This name tends to be less commonly used than April.