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April

First Name
238k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of April

"April" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Opening, 4th Month". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"pril
Senses
  1. The fourth month of the year.
  2. Fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc."The April's her eyes; it is love's spring." [Shak.]

Etymology: L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The month following March and preceding May
Wiktionary

From Middle English apprile, re-Latinized from aueril, from Old French avrill, from Latin Aprīlis (“of the month of the goddess Venus”), perhaps based on Etruscan Apru, from Ancient Greek Αφροδίτη (Aphrodítē, “Venus”).

  1. The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: or
    Synonyms: Eastermonth
  2. A female given name; used since early 20th century.

April was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Ewe, German, Indonesian, Malay, and Maltese

Notable Persons Named April

April Jace was a leading individual. April was born on May 6th, 1974. April is also known as April Denise Laune. She breathed her last breath on May 19th, 2014.

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April Bowlby is an actress. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. April was born on July 30th, 1980 in Vallejo, California.

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April O'Neil is a comics character.

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April Kepner is an attending trauma surgeon at grey sloan memorial hospital and attending physician.

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April Ludgate-Dwyer is a ron swanson's assistant, deputy director of pawnee animal control, and ron swanson.

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April Fabb is an influential human. April was born April Fabb on April 22nd, 1955 in Norfolk.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name April

Bobby April is an american football player. Bobby was born on April 15th, 1953 in New Orleans.

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Garth April is a rugby player. Garth was born on July 16th, 1991 in Cape Town.

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Lusapho April is a leading individual. Lusapho was born on May 24th, 1982 in Uitenhage.

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Brendon April is a rugby player. Brendon was born on December 20th, 1983 in Wellington, Western Cape.

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Raymonde April is a photographer/ chair of studio arts at concordia university/ teacher and photographer. Raymonde was born on June 23rd, 1953 in Moncton.

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Faith Seidenberg was a famous person. Faith was given the name Faith Lenore April on October 21st, 1923. She left this life on January 16th, 2015.

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How popular is the baby name April in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1917 6 6 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 10 10 0
1921 12 12 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 10 10 0
1925 13 13 0
1926 13 13 0
1927 15 15 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 12 12 0
1930 18 18 0
1931 6 6 0
1932 14 14 0
1933 11 11 0
1934 11 11 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 24 24 0
1938 19 19 0
1939 58 58 0
1940 105 105 0
1941 176 176 0
1942 232 232 0
1943 220 220 0
1944 165 165 0
1945 242 242 0
1946 459 459 0
1947 512 512 0
1948 382 382 0
1949 466 466 0
1950 394 394 0
1951 504 504 0
1952 824 824 0
1953 823 823 0
1954 949 949 0
1955 1,251 1,251 0
1956 1,212 1,212 0
1957 1,307 1,307 0
1958 1,351 1,351 0
1959 1,570 1,561 9
1960 1,937 1,932 5
1961 1,816 1,809 7
1962 1,821 1,815 6
1963 2,200 2,195 5
1964 2,601 2,601 0
1965 2,816 2,811 5
1966 3,268 3,254 14
1967 4,476 4,463 13 #79 girl name
1968 3,630 3,623 7 #96 girl name
1969 3,813 3,800 13 #97 girl name
1970 4,618 4,602 16 #83 girl name
1971 5,958 5,939 19 #56 girl name
1972 6,137 6,120 17 #48 girl name
1973 7,284 7,263 21 #33 girl name
1974 8,473 8,452 21 #28 girl name
1975 8,272 8,243 29 #25 girl name
1976 7,788 7,762 26 #30 girl name
1977 8,094 8,068 26 #29 girl name
1978 9,616 9,587 29 #27 girl name
1979 10,938 10,902 36 #23 girl name
1980 11,521 11,476 45 #26 girl name
1981 11,427 11,404 23 #25 girl name
1982 10,101 10,061 40 #32 girl name
1983 8,229 8,206 23 #39 girl name
1984 7,584 7,565 19 #42 girl name
1985 6,717 6,692 25 #47 girl name
1986 5,707 5,674 33 #53 girl name
1987 5,319 5,294 25 #58 girl name
1988 4,858 4,840 18 #65 girl name
1989 4,760 4,734 26 #66 girl name
1990 4,583 4,571 12 #73 girl name
1991 3,863 3,856 7 #88 girl name
1992 3,239 3,229 10
1993 2,949 2,933 16
1994 2,533 2,522 11
1995 2,076 2,076 0
1996 1,761 1,761 0
1997 1,602 1,602 0
1998 1,662 1,662 0
1999 1,559 1,554 5
2000 1,451 1,451 0
2001 1,299 1,299 0
2002 1,252 1,252 0
2003 1,116 1,116 0
2004 1,184 1,179 5
2005 1,054 1,054 0
2006 1,033 1,033 0
2007 1,093 1,093 0
2008 1,021 1,021 0
2009 913 913 0
2010 836 836 0
2011 792 792 0
2012 784 784 0
2013 716 716 0
2014 792 792 0
2015 801 801 0
2016 820 820 0

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Popularity of April as a first name

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Popularity of April as a last name

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Common last names for April

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Morgan
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Young
  • Rogers
  • Scott

Common first names for April

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity April U.S.
  White 75.58% 64.26%
  African American 16.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name April

People with the last name April are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name April

  • How Popular is the name April? April is the 315th most popular name of all time. As a last name April was the 20,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name April have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,028 babies born with the first name April in the United States. That's more than enough people named April to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named April? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was April first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name April is Tuesday, April 13th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named April born? The highest recorded use of the first name April was in 1980 with a total of 11,476 babies. That's a lot of babies named April!
  • Random April Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name April ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 107 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name April: Your name in reverse order is Lirpa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Plrai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name April? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,327 people with the last name April.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of April? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with April as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.