April - Meaning of April
[ 2 syll. a-pril, ap-r-il ] The baby girl name April is pronounced EY-PRihL †. April's language of origin is English and it is also used mainly in the English language. It is from April ; aprilis ; aperire meaning 'to open'. The first name is derived from the name of the month, possibly inspired by the latter's association with spring and blossoms. It has sometimes been bestowed upon girls born in the month of April. The month name is itself from the Latin aprilis and ultimately aperire.
April is a widely used name; it has 38 variations that are used in English and foreign languages. Variations of the name used in English include Abrial, Abrielle, Abrienda, Abril (used in Spanish as well), Aperira, Aprel, Aprela, Aprele, Aprella, Aprelle, Aprial, Apriell, Aprielle, Aprila, Aprile, Aprilette, Aprill, Aprilla, Aprille, Apryle, Apryll, Aprylle, Averel, Averil, Averill, Averille, Averyl, Averyll, Averylle, and Avrial. The variant spelling Apryl is another English form. Apelila (Hawaiian) and Aprili (Spanish) are foreign variations of April.
April is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity jumped from the 1930s up to the 1980s; before that, it was of only irregular use. At the height of its usage in 1980, 0.645% of baby girls were given the name April. It was #25 in rank then. The baby name has markedly declined in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #476 with a usage of 0.035%, but it was nonetheless the most widely used within all girl names in its family.
Baby names that sound like April include Apryl, Apryle, Apryll, Aprylle, Apriell, Avryl, Avryll, Ebrill, Evril, Evrille, Aprielle, Averil, Eberley, Ebrilla, Everil, Everlee, Everley, Everly, Aprill, and Evrill.
† Pronunciation for April: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"