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This name is great. It is different from other names and is not as commonly used as it was in past years.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2005
This name also means "New Beginning". That is why it is the first month of Spring, which is the beginning of the year. It also has been traced back from Aphrodite as a shortened name.
cherryprophetess  5/10/2005
To whoever said that April is the first month of Spring it's not. The first month of Spring is March. Just saying.
I think it's very pretty, "to open" most people think of flowers in bloom and that's just beautiful.
SebastianCharlie4evr  5/6/2010
My name is actually April. I have found the name unique from others and I have only met a few other people with the same name. Sometimes you get a chuckle when someone asks you if your born in April. My parents have also given me the middle name Dawn. With no surprise these two names go well together. I also am fond of the other months used for names such as May.
aprildawn  11/2/2005
My name is April and I like having that name because it is not very common. I've only met maybe five other people who have this name and I think it is very pretty. Of course there are always some people who always have some joke about your name on April Fool's Day but other than that I like my name.
shmeagle  11/27/2005
Bam Margera's mother's name is April, her nickname is Ape.
dani_08  3/5/2006
My name is April, and I'm not as impressed as most of the other commenters seem to be. That could possibly be because I was born in April, and I am tired of people asking if that's why I was name April. Other than that, and the aformentioned April Fool's Day problem, it's not a bad name. It goes well with Denise, my middle name, and it is kind of unique.
Apie  3/19/2006
April Ryan from the PC game The Longest Journey has this name.
thelily  4/19/2006
I think that it is a nice name, it would be nice with a name of a flower for a middle name because of the meaning.
aoiar  5/13/2006
The name is neat. My cousin's name is April Spring and she is born in April, but I also have a friend named April, but she is born in February.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2006
April Ericson was Roger's ex-girlfriend in "Rent".
lavieboheme1993  7/16/2006
My stepsister's name is April and she was born in March. I don't know what's wrong with her mom, I mean she was born in MARCH. Other then being born in APRIL what reason is there to name your kid APRIL?
whitedotblackdot  7/26/2006
A lot of people would name their daughter April because they like it. My friend April was born in October. Just because your name is April doesn't mean you have to be born then. That's like saying your name can't be Ruby if that's not your birth stone.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
Both my sister and best friend are named April. One was born in the month of and the other not. Both born in the 70's at a time when anything earthly and fresh was a new trend. It is more common of a name than the people who have it realize. They all think they are the only one. Maybe all April's are just cocky.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2006
I've also seen this spelled Aprile.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2006
My name is April. At first it was a little weird being named after a month, kids would ask - "did your mother run out of other names?" and the famous "oh, so were you born in April?" and "is your birthday April 1st?" Yeah well it never gets old. To this day I still hear it. As I got older I've learned to appreciate its uniqueness, coming to realize its hidden beauty. My nickname is Ape, but only to my two best friends. Anyone else, no way. It's great to see that there are more "April's" out there.
april b.  12/26/2006
My name is April, and no, I wasn't born in that month. I like having this name because no one I know has it. I think it's pretty and it fits me well. It can be a little annoying when every person who meets me for the first time asks me if I was born in that month, or when they start reciting the months when they want to get my attention.
April-Antionette  1/6/2007
Such a pretty, clear and fresh name April is. I love the combo April Rose.
Jasmine  3/26/2007
Interesting I thought I was the only April Dawn around (not really). I like my name but the jokes get old and no I wasn't born in April (December).
apettitt1209  8/27/2007
I know an April (she was born on the 1st of April). I like the name April but I would only use month names as middle names and would only give it to a child born in that month.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2007
My sister's name is April, and her first daughter's middle name is April. My niece was born in December. When I was telling my friend that my sister had had her baby, my friend asked what name my sister had picked. I told her her name, and my friend said, "I hate it when parents do that!"

"Do what?" I asked.

"Name their kids for the month they were conceived in! It's so weird!"

So, although this was not true in my sister's case, be aware of what people might think when you give a child a month name nine months after that month. :)
― Anonymous User  12/4/2007
I doubt I'd ever consider this name for my daughter, but I do like it spelled 'Aprille'.
edenrowe  12/30/2007
I've never known what my name meant until this site. It's fitting being I am another April Dawn. Fitting meaning April means to open and dawn is the opening of every morning. :-) I was born in April and have been asked that all my life and they keep asking me where May is and I say probably hanging with June! Ive always liked my name and it has 5 letters which I like (5-letter names). I've been known to be called Ape and Aprilla for fun. And have seen it spelled Aapril
I think it's a unique name. Thanks Mom. :-)
alirp  1/25/2008
My name is Abril, it's the same as April but it's in Spanish. My dad who is Mexican gave me the name because I was born prematurely in April but also because it means April in both Spanish and Icelandic where my mom is from. I of course get the occasional "Oh you're named April because you were born in April!" and April fools jokes (in October oddly) from a new acquaintance and it sort of does get annoying but now it's a bit different. I love my name. I have only met 3 others who have it each spelled different than mine and it really isn't as common as say "Crystal". It's cute and simple.
blue2432  2/27/2008
I am also an April. I was born in 1962 so I feel it's fitting. I'm a flower child :)
― Anonymous User  6/17/2008
Wow now I think I enjoy my name a little more that I know what it means! It's very interesting that more people are also named April Dawn too! When I asked my parents why they named me that they said they didn't know so now I can tell them why and also tell those people who always ask if I was also born in April the real reason behind my name!
aprildawn89  8/6/2008
April O'Neal of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame, in her little yellow jumpsuit with her dated, gigantic camera recorder. She was featured in the cartoon, the Archie published comic books, the live action films, I've heard she's in the new CGI animated film, and she was even in one of the fighting games.

I only ever knew one April in my life. And yes. We did tease her about the turtles.
Veronica_Mignon  8/12/2008
I named my daughter April Rose and I love it! She was born in November, but I always say she was my April Rose in the fall. It's a beautiful name.
LissaM30  1/11/2009
A famous fictional bearer of this name is April Wheeler, the protagonist of Richard Yates's novel "Revolutionary Road", played by Kate Winslet in the film adaptation by Sam Mendes.
lady murasaki  1/24/2009
Aaa, I used to love this name. Then, I read The Egypt Game, which I hate with a burning passion, and now I hate it. Which sucks, because it really is a nice, pretty name. But Zilpha Keatley Sneider Ruined it for me!
thecookiemonster  2/5/2009
This has to be one of my favourite girl's names. (I have a thing for names that start with an A). It sounds youthful but not immature. Beautiful.
Katrine  4/1/2009
My name is April. No I was not born in the month at all. June. I love my name and find it refreshing. I do know a few other Aprils so I know it isn't completely unusual but there aren't that many out there, especially nowadays. I would recommend anyone to use it for their kid. It's a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2009
My mom's name is April. She always get the annoying question, where you born in April? No, she was born in February. I kind of don't like it, just because for nicknames? Do you want to be called "Ape". Didn't think so.
emerald8  6/22/2009
My name is April. I like it because a lot of people don't usually have it. I wasn't born in April either. People don't really ask me if I was born in April too much anymore.
aprilpointblank  7/19/2009
According to The Cambridge Fact Finder (1993), the month of April name origin comes from Apru the Etruscan goddess of love.
AprilJanie  9/12/2009
My name is also April. And I was born in April, the last day in fact. Although that isn't how I got the name, people do like to joke that I was almost a May. Unlike some of the other people who have left comments about this name I have found that there are several people who have this name in my immediate geographical area. I found one previous comment about this name being traced back to the Roman/Greek goddess of love and beauty to be very interesting. Especially since my sign is Taurus and therefore my planet is Venus, it's an interesting coincidence. All in all I've been satisfied with my name, I've never wanted to change it, even as a child.
AprilJanie  9/12/2009
I am named April. Although I have met a few other Aprils none of them were born the same year as I was. The best thing I have found about being named April is that it's very international. My friends from India have no trouble with my name, while it took me weeks to say theirs correctly. Anyone who's studied a little English is likely to know the names of the months and can probably say and remember the name April easily.
Eva Marie  10/2/2009
Conventional yet aesthetic, and will fit many girls and women alike.
lucyskydiamonds  1/16/2010
To the poster who has a daughter named April Rose: That's my name! I love it! I'm happy I have a name with meaning. An opening rose. So far, I have lived up to my name, I was very shy when I was younger but now (in my 20s) I'm losing that part of my personality. Like a blooming Rose. By the way I wasn't born in April.
AprilRose  5/10/2010
I do like this name, but I prefer the Spanish spelling, Abril.
Megan1125  6/12/2010
Interesting being named after a month. I like this name because it sounds as nice as it is pronouncing it. I don't think it can be made fun of because it's a cool name, and not overly used, and that's one good thing about it.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2010
For some reason, April sounds to me like a spoiled, immature youngest child.
IYV  7/17/2010
A fictional famous bearer is the busty, seemingly-demure April May, a minor character in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
DaphneSusan  9/24/2010
April usually isn't a nice time of year where I live, and the name also sounds like "ape."
thesnowwhiterose  5/7/2011
I have never been a fan for this name-- not will I ever. April! April..! April... April..? No matter the amount of times that it comes from my tongue, the result remains the same: an abomination. Nature names (which include 'month' titles) must be some of the cheapest, tackiest, childish, most pompous, unprofessional, pretentious, uneducated decisions out where-- and not only are they all those things: they're ugly. "April" is ugly-- one of the worst. Bluntly brutal? Perhaps so. Truthfully blunt? Indeed.
As a child I knew a single April... needless to say, she was a bonified snot. Does that affect my opinion? Negative, not necessarily.

The name never ceases to fail the image of "Ape-Roll" to me. Charming? I think not.
Francesca  5/8/2011
April is a lovely month, and a pretty nice name too. It's a little bit dated, but not severely like, say, Cheryl or Linda or Diane.
Bunko0  8/5/2011
April Bowlby (born 1980 in Vallejo, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2012
I love the meaning, since I also love flower names! You can easily ignore the 'omg, like, were you born in, like, AYPE-RILLE?!' (Imagine exaggerated cheerleader drawl) If anyone commented, I would say 'it's a pretty name!' Simple, but not boring.
threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
April June is the name of a catty movie star in P.G. Wodehouse's novel Laughing Gas.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2012
I agree with Trayc53. You don't have to be born in April to have the name. Also, I like Avril.
SEC908  12/12/2012
My name is also April. For those of you who are named April, I would be interested in knowing yall's middle names. Seems like every April I meet (which has been quite a few with my job) their middle name is either Dawn, Lynn, or Ann(e). Mine is Ann. There have been a few different ones, like Chevelle, but her name was also spelled Apryll. I also get the comment a lot "Were you born in April?" I was born in May but supposed to be born in April. That's not why my parents gave me that name though, they just liked it. I think its an OK name, I have a whole month to hear it as well!
ohxitsxapril  2/18/2013
My mom named me April because most of my family is born in April my grandpa (my moms dad) also my grandma (my dads mom) numerous uncles, aunts, cousins. Also my niece, although she wasn't born until 2007. There are birthdays almost everyday. I never liked my name when I was little because I was teased with the nickname ape. Not because it was short for April but like the monkey, haha. But now that I am older I love my name. Also when I was younger, meeting new people was tough because I was so shy. And during my teen years I started drinkning pretty heavily. I know one of aprils meanings is "to open" I am 23, married and have a beautiful 8 month baby girl. I no longer drink and am more outgoing. I have grown up. I have blossomed and "opened" like a flower in April. I believe my name fits me well. Also @ohxitsxapril my middle name is Leona named after my great grandmother.
apeleona  8/28/2013
April Kepner is a doctor in Grey's Anatomy.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2013
My name is April Nicole, and I love having the name. It's unique, for the most part. I purely by coincidence have the exact same name as another April Nicole I know, because I married someone with the same last name. But Nicole seems to be the most common middle name I've come across for it, with 4 out of 5 April's I have met having it.
Another cool thing I've noticed is that most of the other April's seem to be around my age (born in late 70's/early 80's) and it comes up a lot in television credits these days. There seem to be a lot of April's behind the scenes in TV, and I have worked in TV as well, maybe there's something in the name :)
BUT I saw a comment saying you can "easily ignore" the obnoxious comments, and I gotta say that's just not true. Perhaps it's character-building and instills patience, but having to put up with the DUMBEST jokes and inferences ("IS YOUR NAME APRIL MAY JUNE?" "WERE YOU BORN ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY?" and the jokes that come on April Fool's Day...) half the time you meet new people, ESPECIALLY in professional settings where you HAVE TO pretend it's oh so clever and original and funny can get really really old. On the plus side, it's a crash course in learning who has a terrible sense of humor so you can steer clear of them!
April's a great name to have, I feel like it's shaped the person I am (patient, funny, observant), and I feel like I would have been a very different person if my mom had gone with one of her other choices: Crystal or Penelope.
april5k  3/3/2014
April is the main character in "Dustbin Baby" by Jacqueline Wilson. She's played by Dakota Blue Richards in the movie version.
Gets called April Showers because she cries a lot.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2014
This is a beautiful name, I love it!
― Anonymous User  5/26/2014
I think April is such a cute name. It's beautiful and slightly mysterious.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/20/2014
April Ludgate is a fictional character in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, portrayed by Aubrey Plaza.
Aprilka  7/3/2014
My name is also April Dawn! I was born in january but if I counted correctly I was conceived in the month of April lol!
AprilDawn13  7/13/2014
My name is April Monique. Yes I get those comments and jokes a lot about my name. If you are someone who does this, please, it gets really old. I am in my late teens and still the kids at my school act surprised whenever they hear what month I was born (in April).
But I really enjoy having this name, my older sister's name is Kay so my mom did a good job naming us both, I don't even think she knew what April meant at the time.
I really have never met another April yet, so seeing all of these comments about different April's is splendid, from an April in Florida.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2014
My name is also April Dawn. I was born in April and I was born at dawn. No, that's not why I have my name. April was the only name my parents could agree on, and when I was born they hadn't picked a middle name. Once I was born, while my parents & some family were in the hospital, my aunt looked out the window and said "what a beautiful dawn." and that's how the story goes. (:
I think April is a unique name, and it's simple and pretty. When I was younger, I didn't like it very much because of the nicknames it comes with. But as I get older, I am learning to like it.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2014
Sorry to the April's, but I absolutely hate this name. It sounds bad, (I mean it has the sound ape in it!)
AutumnInNewYork  12/18/2014
Lovely name that ages well, is full of beauty and grace. Such a lovely meaning and time of the year.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
Lovely name that ages well, is full of beauty and grace. Such a lovely meaning and time of the year.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
My name is April and honestly, I LOVE MY NAME!
Two questions every April gets asked:
1) "Were you born in April?" I was.
2) "Where is May and June?" Haha, like I haven't heard that one 85, 000 times.

But I do love my name. My sisters call me "Ape" which doesn't bother me.
I have a necklace of an umbrella for April showers and a tattoo of an umbrella as well.
Once my son was born, in May, I planned on getting a tattoo on my other ankle of flowers and putting his initials in them since he is my "may flower".
April07showers  7/8/2015
I love the name April! I can get over the "ape" sound. This name is hella awesome. :p.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2015
There is absolutely NO rule that you have to be born in April to be called April. The name April is more than just a month, it's a beautiful sounding name and nobody should be subjected to ridicule just because one is called April but born in another month! It's a small minded way to view the name.
I think it's a beautiful, fresh name and I have decided that if I have a daughter, she will be called April :)
Deli  8/27/2015
I am a male crossdresser and I had no hesitation in choosing April as my feminine name. Not only is April my birth month but, to me, it denotes delicate, vulnerable femininity, all the characteristics I strive for. Also, as a teenager, I was always fascinated and hugely influenced by the experiences of April Ashley, the gorgeous model who started life as a merchant seaman.
aprildaynes  9/21/2015
My name is April and no I wasn't born in April. My mom was, and I was due in April but came in May. My nickname is "Ape" which I don't mind. When I was younger I thought my name was weird but not nowadays. It's not so bad and yes, I've heard a million times where's May, June, and July and I used to get teased about the turtles when I was a kid.
aprilsue82  3/8/2016
My name is April Dawn and I have always loved my name. Like others with the name April, I have had to endure the April Fools Day jokes and the ever popular "Were you born in April?". Many people, though, have exclaimed on what a beautiful name it is. I liked reading all the posts and finding out that there are many others with the name April Dawn. God Bless all the Aprils in the world.
aprildawn1  3/18/2016
Wow! I am fascinated looking through this and seeing people with the same first and middle name! April Dawn! I am so happy everyone likes this name. Matter of factly, I was born in April and at Dawn. Some people ask if my middle name is May and I just play along! Thank you mom and dad for an incredible name!
aprilmay24  3/19/2016
Not suited for a self-respecting woman with a higher education. The only things more awful are the purposeful misspellings of this name in order to make it sound more "interesting": Apryll, Eypril, Aperille, etc...
angolmois  3/19/2016
Her name was April she had just threw a ring in the ocean. At that very moment an Angel told me to speak to her. I do not remember what I said to her but she came close to me and smiled she was very beautiful. She told me her true love had put the ring on her finger and that he had died in the war. She said that this is the only way she could move on with her life. We were at Folly beach in 1967. We had the most wonderful day with lunch and visiting her friends. They were a retired couple who were very kind to me they talked to me like they had knew me all their live. She knew ever one at Folly so when we got the green 57 Chevy stuck in wet sand she knew some one next door who got us on our way. She was so easy to talk to it felt like we were only together for just a few mins. The day went by way too fast. As our night would end she took me in her arms and kissed me gently and oh so sweet. She said I love you very much but I can not go with someone in the armed forces again if I were to lose another love to the war I would just die. I understood her hurt and pain and in that very moment I knew that I could never ever be a part of anything to cause her any sadness. As fate would have it the next week orders came sending me half way around the world. All tho it has been almost 50 yrs. I still dream about April. The Airman who fell in love with April.
I still dream  5/24/2016
April O'Neil is the stage name of an American pornographic actress. She adopted her stage name in homage to April O'Neil, one of the primary characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
cutenose  5/31/2016
When I was younger, I hated my name. Now I don't. Lots of jokes if I was born in April. No, I was not. Never heard the April fools day thing... Only met one other April in my 41 years. You should see their faces when they hear my middle name is Mae... HA!
― Anonymous User  9/9/2016
April Jeanette "AJ" Mendez Brooks, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is an American retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE. Mendez began her professional wrestling career on the New Jersey independent circuit in 2007, where she performed as Miss April, notably in Women Superstars Uncensored. She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its developmental system, Florida Championship Wrestling, before she was called up to the main roster. Meanwhile, she took part in season three of NXT in 2010 and placed third in the competition. In 2012, Mendez rose to prominence through several storylines, such as relationships with wrestlers who feuded over WWE's world championships, along with a three-month stint as the General Manager of Raw. In subsequent years, she won the Divas Championship a record-tying three times and held the title for an overall record of 406 days.[6] She also won the Diva of the Year Slammy Award twice (2012 and 2014), and was voted Woman of the Year by readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated for an unprecedented three consecutive years (2012–2014). She retired from in-ring competition in 2015.
cutenose  2/12/2017
April is an exceedingly lovely name. However, I don't love it enough to actually use it for a child of mine. Plus, April was the month I was conceived. I'd feel very awkward using the name, knowing that information. I obtained that information from basic math. Despite all that, April is still a solidly nice name.

I typically enjoy the month but absolutely hate April Fools day (April 1st) & potday (420) both unbelievably idiotic "celebrations" in my very honest opinion.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2017
I love names that are also months/days/seasons e.g. April, May, June, Tuesday, Autumn, and Summer.
chockyboo  3/8/2017
April Flowers was a prominent exotic dancer at the Tropicana Club. Her real name is Juanita Jean Hodges. She played a prominent role in the frameup of George Ratterman, when he was a candidate for sheriff of Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1961.
cutenose  5/10/2017
April Ann McIntosh is an American actress and model known professionally as April Scott. She has appeared on television programs such as Deal or No Deal, The Shield, CSI: Miami, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as films such as The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, I Do... I Did, The Penthouse, Living Will, and Angel Investors. She is currently the host of the TV show, Model Turned Superstar on the 4K Universe Channel.
cutenose  5/18/2017
April Jeanette Mendez Brooks is an American author and retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Mendez began her professional wrestling career on the New Jersey independent circuit in 2007, where she performed as Miss April, notably in Women Superstars Uncensored. She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its developmental system, Florida Championship Wrestling, before she was called up to the main roster. Meanwhile, she took part in season three of NXT in 2010 and placed third in the competition.
cutenose  5/29/2017
My daughter is named April. I don't think I've ever known anyone who had a name that fit them so well. She is the essence of spring, new beginnings, flowers blooming, freshness and beauty, She was not born in April, she was born in March. I don't think that makes any difference. Her full name is April Laurel which I think is beautiful and goes well together. She was unhappy in preschool because the children kept calling her "April Showers." It could have been worse! I explained to her, as I had done to many children as a teacher that kids can find a way to make fun of any name. There isn't a name out there that someone bent on teasing won't be able to make into something unpleasant. I talked to the children all the time about the fact that a person's name is a special part of them and that making fun of someone's name can really hurt them as it is a personal assault. It doesn't stop it from ever happening, but many children - even when they are very young - are able to understand this and to be more sensitive than they might have been without the explanation.
Dryad  6/10/2017
April Hong was born on April 11, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA as April Kristina Hong. She is known for her work on General Hospital, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3.
lilolaf  7/31/2017
My name is April, and I was born on the first of April so I had it all. I am an April fool apparently but I like that my name is unusual and Jane is my middle name so April Jane. And I like that April means open, so I've heard. And yes I am open to new things and open to seeing things differently but open could mean anything- open heart, open mind, no one ever forgets me and everyone knows who I am, no other April's in my local area or my school as a child although my French teacher used to call me Avril which I hated, I'M APRIL! I'd yell at her, lol.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2017
April is my second favorite month name, along with June. The only thing though is there is no way to shorten it, but since it's only two syllables it shouldn't really be a problem. Ria might be cute.
XironDarkstar  9/17/2017

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