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Baby names

04th Jun 2024

These ‘sunny’ baby names are perfect for summer

Niamh Ryan

Baby names can be difficult to decide on. There are so many things to take into consideration when naming your little one. Do you choose a family name, or go with something totally unique?

Should you go with something simple, or is it better to revive an old name that isn’t on any top 100 list?

Regardless of what you choose, it’s always a good idea to consider the meaning behind a name.

If you’re expecting this summer, here are some adorable names that all share the same meaning of ‘sun.’


Grian is a very literal translation of ‘sun’ in Irish. Although it’s now a masculine name, Grian was originally a pre-Christian goddess.


This is the French word for ‘sun’, and is perfect for baby girl. It’s definitely a unique name that no one else in the class will have.


In Irish mythology, Áine was a goddess of summer. She was associated with the sun, and her name translates to ‘radiance’ and ‘brightness.’


Alba is a Latin name meaning ‘dawn’ and ‘bright’, and it is a popular girl’s name in Spain and Italy.


Cyrus is a boy’s name of Persian origin. Many kings and members of royalty shared the moniker, which translates directly to ‘sun.’


Another great name for a boy, Elio is an Italian name that is thought to be derived from the name Helios, meaning ‘sun.’