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What does Summer mean?

Summer /sum-mer/ as a girls' name is pronounced SUH-mer. It is of Old English origin. A nature name; the season used as a girl's name, like Spring and Season. Swimmer Summer Sanders.

Associated with: old english, nature


Summer has 3 variants: Somer, Sommers and Summers.

Related girl name: Winter.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Seamer, Summerri, ..

(male) Sumber, Sumver, ..

How popular is Summer?

Summer is a very popular first name for women (#662 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#9450 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Summer for girls. Summer entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #131 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #182. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Summer name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Summer (#182 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Winter (#556 via latest list), Spring, Somer and Season. Usage of these forms of Summer was common among parents 17 years ago (median #1440) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1347, 8%). Summer is more universally found than the rest, though Winter has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Summer, Season, Somer, Spring, Winter in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Summer is alike in pronunciation to Sommer. Other recommended names are Amber, Eimer, Ember, Emer, Hunter, Kimber, Palmer, Samey, Samma, Sammara, Sammee, Sammey, Sammi, Sammie, Sher, Silver, Skyler, Somers, Sudie, Sue, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Sumiko, Sunel, Sunnee, Suse, Susee, Susen, Susie, Suze, Suzee and Suzie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Summer.