February Baby Names
Baby due in February? Maybe you'll want to give the newest love-of-your-life a Valentine's Day baby name. Or you could help your new bundle of joy aspire to greatness by choosing a baby name inspired by Black History Month. February is such a special month, and full of baby name ideas. Here are some February baby names to consider.
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VALENTINE'S DAY BABY NAMES
Valentine's Day Baby Names for Boys:
- Adonis: Adonis was a Greek mythological figure, but the name is synonymous with "beautiful young man."
- Beau: This French name means "handsome sweetheart." A very fitting Valentine's Day baby name.
- Cupid: The Roman god of love, often depicted as a naked or diapered baby— just like yours! It's one of the most fitting Valentine's Day baby names, but is best used as a middle name rather than a first name.
- David: A Hebrew name which means "beloved." This is a great way to give your beloved a Valentine's Day baby name without being too obvious about it.
- Valentine: In honor of Saint Valentine himself. This boy's name means "healthy and strong," a very positive meaning.
Valentine's Day Baby Names for Girls:
- Amy: This girl's name comes from a Latin root meaning "to love." This is the perfect popular girl's name to choose near Valentine's Day.
- Candy: Candy is the modern form of Candi which comes from the Arabic Qandi. It is also a nickname for Candace & Candida.
- Esme: Esme is a beautiful French name meaning "love."
- Inanna: Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of love. A very unusual name, and less biased than well-known goddess of love names such as Aphrodite or Venus.
- Love: What better name to give your Valentine's Day baby? Short, sweet, and true.
- Valentina: The feminine form of Valentine. This is a very popular name in South America, and has been steadily increasing in the United States.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH BABY NAMES
Black History Month Baby Names for Boys:
- Barack: In honor of Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States.
- Booker: In honor of Booker T. Washington, an important African-American writer and educator.
- Lincoln: In honor of Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. president who freed the African-American slaves.
- Malcolm: In honor of Malcolm X, an important and controversial human rights activist.
- Martin: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most important icons of the civil rights movement.
Black History Month Baby Names for Girls:
- Harriet: In honor of Harriet Tubman, abolitionist and hero of the Underground Railroad.
- Rosa: In honor of Rosa Parks, who is known as the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement."
- Maya: In honor of Maya Angelou, famous poet, author and activist.
- Sojourner: In honor of Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women's rights activist.
- Zora: In honor of Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
FEBRUARY BABY NAMES
February Baby Names for Boys:
- Aquarius: The astrological sign of those born in the first half of February.
- Axl: In honor of Axl Rose, of Guns 'n' Roses fame, whose birthday is February 6th.
- Kale: Before February was given its current name, it was called Kale-monath. 
- Phillip: "Phil? Like the Groundhog?" Yes, like the Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day is February 2nd.
February Baby Names for Girls:
- Amethyst: The birthstone for February, a beautiful purple gemstone. It literally means "sober" or "sobering."
- Faith: The symbolism of the February birthstone and the birth-flower is often cited as Faithfulness, making Faith a great choice as a February baby name.
- Iris: A beautiful purple flower sometimes associated with the month of February. In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow.
- Violet: The flower most often associated with the month of February.  The blue violet flower symbolizes faithfulness, and the violet may also be said to symbolize modesty. A beautiful choice for a February baby.