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Meaning and Name Origin

Summer \s(um)-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.


Summer has 3 variants: Somer, Sommers and Summers.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Winter.


Summer is a very popular first name for women (#662 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5643 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Summer for girls. Summer entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #131 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #182. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Summer and associated names. Prominent related forms of Summer (#182 a year ago) are Winter (#556 a year ago) and Spring. Adoption of these girl names is at its highest today. Winter (#556) and Summer (#182) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Spring, Summer, Winter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Summer is alike in pronunciation to Sommer. Like Summer, this name is not commonly used.