21 Chill November Baby Names
We enjoy November mainly for two things: Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Well, besides those, you get to savor the cool weather in your favorite scarf and boots. Now, if you’re looking forward to a new addition to your family this month, you’d also want to browse our list of adorable November baby names.
Baby names this month are inspired by Thanksgiving, saints, autumn, flowers, trees, and shopping too!
November Baby Names for Girls
You could consider Andrea as a warrior-themed name since it means ‘defender of men’ in Old Greek. But it’s on our list for San’t Andrea, the Italian name of Saint Andrew whose feast day is November 30.
Saint Andrew’s Day is a national holiday in Scotland and Romania. He is known as the patron saint of singers, spinsters, and fishermen.
This gender-neutral name means ‘unfading flower’ in Old Greek. Meanwhile, in the African language, it means ‘strength.’ While it’s more commonly used as a boy’s name, we think it’s rather endearing for a baby girl.
This popular and trendy baby name means ‘juniper tree’ in Old French. Did you know that gin, the alcoholic beverage, comes from fermenting juniper berries? The word gin is also the shortened version of the Dutch word for juniper, jenever.
By the way, Ava means ‘strength, desired’ in German and ‘alive’ in Hebrew. No wonder millennial parents love this name so much.
We’re including this name on our list for Hollywood celebrity Calista Kay Flockhart who rose to fame with the TV show Ally McBeal in the 90s. Her birthday is November 11, and her name means ‘most beautiful’ in Greek.
This name reminds us of camellias, a plant that blooms in autumn. One of its species, Camellia sinensis, is known as the tea plant since its leaves of this plant are brewed to make black and green tea.
In Latin, this name means ‘acolyte or attendant at a ritual.’
This name means ‘chestnut’ in Japanese. In Japan, chestnuts are often harvested in autumn and are used traditionally in sweet and savory dishes.
Curi also makes us think of renowned scientist Marie Curie, whose birthday also falls in November.
This playful gender-neutral name means ‘hare meadow’ in Old English. Did you know that a hare is larger than a rabbit and has black markings on its ears?
If you’re into brand baby names and road trips, you’d love this name since Harley-Davidson is a well-known brand of American motorcycles.
This name means ‘cassia’ in Hebrew. Also known as purging cassia, golden shower or Indian labernum, this tree mainly thrives in India and other Southeast Asian countries.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the golden shower tree is called aragvadha or ‘disease killer.’ Its fruit pulp is used as a purgative. However, use without medical supervision is strongly discouraged.
If you’re looking for something unique or like the rapper Kesha, add this to your shortlist.
If you’re looking for a classic name for your autumn baby, consider Grace. It means ‘grace or blessing of God’ in Latin. Your daughter would have Grace Kelly, a movie actress turned Princess of Monaco in the mid-50s, as her namesake.
In Latin, this name means ‘poppy flower.’ California poppy thrives and flourishes with autumn and winter rains.
In Greek mythology, Rhea was a goddess of the earth. She is the mother of the six Elder Olympian gods (Hades, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, and Zeus).
This delightful name means ‘grace’ in Latin, which is in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Besides this, we have Sadie on our list for Sadie Hawkin’s Day, a fun American and Canadian holiday that’s celebrated annually in November. This day is named after a Li’l Abner comic strip character Sadie Hawkins.
On Sadie Hawkin’s Day, young ladies invite gentlemen out to a dance or dinner (instead of the other way around). It’s also known as Girl’s Choice and Snowcoming Dance.
November Baby Names for Boys
John Alden was one of the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower which sailed to the U.S. These Pilgrims brought with them the ritual of Thanksgiving after a harvest. In case you’re wondering, Alden means ‘wise protector’ in English.
For a classic biblical name that reminds us to give thanks, we have Benedict. This name means ‘blessed’ in Latin.
This popular occupational baby name is part of our list for Saint Carterius whose feast day is on November 2. He was a Christian soldier during the reign of Emperor Licinius in 315 AD who became a martyr because he refused to offer sacrifice to Roman gods.
In Old French, this name means ‘hunter.’ Autumn is when hunting season kicks into full gear. Perhaps it’s because game animals in their peak condition and many have their mating season.
Aside from this, we placed Chase on our November list in time for Black Friday! Yes, make sure your Chase bank card is all set to grab those awesome deals online!
Another saint-inspired name that’s great for a November born boy is Zachary. Saint Zechariah was an elderly priest who became the father of Saint John the Baptist. He and his wife Elizabeth were devoted observers of the Law. This name in Hebrew means ‘Yahweh has remembered.’
We’re on a roll with saint-inspired names for this month. While this trendy name in Celtic means ‘war, strife,’ it’s also the name of a saint whose feast day is on November 13.
Also known as Saint Chillian of Aubigny, he was an Irish missionary who founded a monastery in Aubigny-en-Artois, France.
This short uncommon name means ‘hill.’ A celebrity namesake would be Penn Badgely, who got famous playing Dan Humphrey in the teen drama Gossip Girl.
We believe this name belongs to our list for two reasons. First, it means ‘grace’ in Latin. Second, Myles Standish was an English military officer who was part of the Plymouth Colony.
Wondering why this name is on our list? It’s because tom is a male turkey!
Do you know why the turkey became the highlight of Thanksgiving dinner? It’s because one of the colonists William Bradford mentioned it in his account of the Pilgrim’s feasts during the autumn of 1621.
When people were pushing for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday, they gained inspiration from Bradford’s journal.
To round off our list, we have a name that means ‘a settlement near trees.’ While it’s a bit unusual, we think it captures something we love about autumn — being close to those wonderfully golden autumn leaves.
Delighted with November Baby Names
Winter’s almost here, and so is your new bundle of joy!
Aside from the hospital bag, make sure you have your list of awesome baby names on hand too!