This year Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 12th, which means there's little time left to prepare. That's especially true if giving birth is on your Mother's Day to-do list. If you're lucky enough to expect a special delivery on this momentous occasion and still need help choosing a name, there are luckily plenty of
baby names perfect for babies born on Mother's Day. Because whether you're becoming a Mom for the first time or the fifth, one thing remains the same: Mother's Day babies are extra special. What better way to celebrate the holiday?
Mother's Day is all about honoring mom and everything that represents moms, birth, and new beginnings, but let's not forget that Mother's Day actually falls during a season which brings new flowers, green grass and all things born from the earth — Mother Earth. If
you're into astrology, Mother's Day occurs during Taurus season (and the month of May is also shared by another zodiac sign, Gemini, all of which makes for some really great Mother's Day-inspired baby names). Check out these unique and precious baby names that represent not just Mother's Day but the month of May and all things new, just like your brand new family. 1 May
This one might seem a bit obvious but this baby name is gaining serious popularity since last year. If you're expecting a Mother's Day baby, then why not name her after her birth month? The name
May holds Latin roots and means "great" according to Baby Center — which your baby certainly will be. 2 Emerald
Emerald is the
birthstone for the month of May, reported Nameberry. This bright green beauty is stunning and precious, just like your little Mother's Day baby. 3 Maya
This Hindi name is a variation of the given name, May. According to Baby Center, Maya means "great" or "larger" in Latin and "illusion" in Sanskrit. It can also be spelled
Maia which gives it a different meaning, as per Roman mythology, "Maia is a daughter of Atlas, whose name was given to the month of May." 4 Anne
popular baby name webiste, She Knows, Anne is the "patron saint of pregnancy and mothers," making this name perfect for a baby girl whose due to arrive on Mother's Day. 6 Mia
This is my favorite name on this list and according to Baby Center,
Mia is actually a shorter version for Maria and means "mine" or "wished for child," making it the absolute ideal name for any baby (but especially a sweet bundle being born in May). 7 Gaea
Gaea is a Greek baby name meaning, "the earth," according to She Knows. It also
holds meaning in Greek mythology because Gaea was the "mother of the Titans" — talk about being a total bad*ss mom. 8 Ethan
Taurus is the zodiac sign for babies born on Mother's Day and if you're planning on welcoming a baby boy, you may want to consider naming him Ethan. Bull is the sign of Taurus, which means your little Taurus boy is going to need a strong name. According to Name Berry,
Ethan is of Hebrew origin and means "strong, firm," making it perfect for Taurus season. 9 Candace
As She Knows explained,
the name Candace means "queen mother," making this name the ultimate Mother's Day baby name for any newly born queen. 10 Victoria
Speaking of Queens, according to an article on Mom Junction,
the 25th of May is "Victoria Day [which] is a Canadian holiday honoring the longest reigning monarch Queen Victoria," (who was a mother of nine). This Latin name is timeless and has been steady in it's popularity for decades. 12 Rami
If you're a fan of Bohemian Rhapsody or Rami Malek, why not name your child Rami? The award-winning actor is born on May 12th, which falls on this year's Mother's Day.
Continuing the theme of spring for your little Mother's Day baby, Flora is a lovely name for a baby girl that's due just in time to see the flowers bloom. It's no surprise that
the name Flora means "flower," according to Nameberry. 16 Eden
When you think of the name Eden, don't you picture a beautiful majestic garden with all kinds of exotic flowers? If you do, then why not
name your baby Eden (meaning "delight," according to the name's Wikipedia page)? 17 Malin
Another Mother's Day 2019 birthday falls on the popular actress' Malin Akerman's May 12th birthday.
This Scandinavian name means ""high tower or woman of Magdela," according to Nameberry. 18 Gemma
The month of May shares the Zodiac with another sign — Gemini. If you're expecting a Gemini baby,
Gemma is straight-up adorable and means, "gem" or "gemstone," just right for your sparkly little jewel. 21 Aurora
The name Aurora is a beautiful baby girl's name that also aligns with the spring season and the spirit of renewal; as She Knows explained, "Aurora was the mythical Roman goddess of the dawn."
A strong, striking name, Akna is the "Goddess of motherhood in Mayan mythology."
25 Name Your Baby After Mom or Grandma
A touching way to welcome your Mother's Day baby into the family is by naming her after your mother or grandmother.