Summer is a strikingly attractive given name. Breezy and beautiful, this name is reminiscent of the beach, pleasant activities, and happy frames of mind. The name also has a recognizable role in popular culture. Summer Finn is main character of the movie 500 Days of Summer, and Summer Roberts was an ensemble character in The O.C.). Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Summer:

English: Warm season

Origin of the name Summer:

Summer derives from the Old English word sumor (meaning “warm season”). The word is closely related to the Old Frisian sumur, the Old Norse sumar, and the Sanskrit samā.

Symbolism of the name Summer:

Summer is the English term for the warmest period of the year. The symbol for summer solstice is fire.

Style of the name Summer:


Gender of the name Summer:

Summer is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Summer:


Number of syllables in the name Summer:


Emotion evoked from the name Summer:

The name Summer evokes feelings of warmth and well-being.

Alternative spellings for the name Summer:

Nicknames for the name Summer:

  • Sum
  • Sums
  • Summie
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine

Popularity of the name Summer:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Summer was the 149th most popular name for girls in 2020. Summer has ranked among the top 200 names for girls since 2018.

Related names for the name Summer:

Great middle names for Summer and their meanings:

  • Arwyn (muse)
  • Belle (beautiful)
  • Daphne (laurel)
  • Elizabeth (my God is an oath)
  • Fay (fairy)
  • Gwen (fair, blessed, holy)
  • Kris (follower of Christ)
  • Leslie (garden of holly, joy)
  • Reese (ardent, fiery)
  • Yara (friend, water goddess, butterfly)

Famous people with the name Summer:

  • Summer Danielle Altice (model)
  • Summer Yasmine Bishil (actress)
  • Summer Louise Lochowicz (volleyball player)
  • Summer Ashley Mortimer (swimmer)
  • Summer Rayne Oakes (model)
  • Summer Joy Phoenix (actress)
  • Summer Rain Rutler (daughter of Christina Aguilera)
  • Summer Elisabeth Sanders (sports commentator)
  • Summer Peta Vaigncourt-Strallen (actress)

Summer in popular culture:

  • Summer Finn (main character of the movie 500 Days of Summer)
  • Summer Gleeson (character in Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Summer Roberts (ensemble character in The O.C.)
  • Summer Wheatley (character in Napoleon Dynamite)