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What does April mean?

April Pronunciation of April 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH spring, flowers


VARIANTS Abril, Aipril, Aprilete, Aprill, Aprille, Apryl, Apryll, Averel, Averell, Averil, Averill, Averyl, Averyll, Averylle, Avril, Avrill

SEE ALSO Ebrilla, September


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How popular is April?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

April was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #34 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #476. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Abril (#1017 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Avril (#1766), Apryl and Averil are the popular varying forms of April (#476). Usage of these forms of April was common among parents during 1970-1979 (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and has become much lower since (ADOPTION 0.1%, 88%), with the form April going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of April, Abril, Apryl, Averil, Avril in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abri, Adria, Adrie, Aeriel, Aerin, Aimil, Airi, Airin, Amil, Angil, Aphria, Ari, Aria, Arie, Ariel, Arin, Arria, Arrie, Aural, Aurel, Auria, Auriel, Auriol, Avaril, Avrie and Beril. These names tend to be less commonly used than April.