9 Leap Day Baby Names For Kids With Exceptional Timing


Having a baby on Leap Day means your little one’s birthday will always be pretty special. Born on a day that only occurs every four years, your kid may deserve a Leap Day baby name befitting her unusual date of birth. After all, there are only a select few babies born February 29 every four years, so your kid's birthday will always be one of those things that makes him even more unique an interesting.

Other than enjoying an extra-special birthday when it actually does occur, your Leap Year baby will also have the distinction of belonging to a select group. Because the odds of being born on leap day are 1 in 1,461, your baby automatically belongs to a select group of other leaper babies: a population of around 4.1 million people in the world, as reported by the New York Post. It’s difficult to imagine any other date inspiring that kind of interest.

So with that in mind, here are Leap Day-inspired baby names. Whether incorporated as a first or middle name, they are a sweet way to mark your baby’s entrance in the exclusive ranks of leapers. While all birthdays are special, these have the distinction of being a little more exotic than most.

1. Ivy

Because your kid's birthday only occurs every four years, why not choose IV ("Ivy")? It's a clever way to mark the occasion, and sharing a moniker with Beyonce's kid is a great way to start life.

2. Sadie

Leap Day is also associated with Sadie Hawkins Day (you know, the day when women ask out dudes). It's also just a pretty name that means "princess."

3. Julie

Julius Caesar is responsible for the calendar system that introduced the leap day every four years, so any variation of his name would be an appropriate moniker for leaper babies. Jules and Julia are also nice versions.

4. Amethyst

Why not name your little one for a rare jewel? Amethyst is also the birthstone for February.

5. Springer

Playing on the "leap" part of Leap Day, the name Springer means "to jump." It would make a clever middle name for any February 29 baby.

6. Kito

This Swahili names means "precious jewel." It's fitting for a child with such a rare birth date.

7. Alula

This name means "first leap." It's also a beautiful and unusual moniker (and it's a palindrome!).

8. Berezi

Berezi is a Basque name that means "special." Because your kid is automatically in a pretty special club just by being born on February 29.

9. Kojo

Because Leap Day falls on a Monday this year, Kojo — which means "born on a Monday" — would be fitting. It's a strong name for any leaper baby.