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What does Summer mean?

Summer Pronunciation of Summer 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


VARIANTS Somer, Sommers, Summers




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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)

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 #199. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Summer (#199 VIA LATEST LIST) ranked in the Top 2000 are Winter (#390), Season, Somer and Spring. Usage of these forms of Summer was common among parents 20 years ago (MEDIAN #1435) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1317, 12%). 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 sound-alike 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.