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Fascinating Facts About April Birthdays

Daisies, diamonds and more await April babies

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: March 29, 2024

Cute baby with an April birthday

April brings many welcome signs of spring — flower buds starting to peek open, longer days, warmer weather (eventually!) and of course, babies!

Read on for fascinating facts about your little April bundle of joy.

Babies with an April birthday get two birth flowers and some serious birthstone bling.

"Baby with an April birthday in a field of daises"

Babies born in April can claim the daisy and the sweet pea as their birth flower. Daisies symbolize innocence, purity and new beginnings. They are often associated with springtime and are known for their simple beauty and charm. Sweet peas can represent pleasure, good wishes, kindness, gratitude and friendship.

April babies get some major bling with their birthstone, the diamond. Diamonds are renowned for their brilliance, clarity and durability, making them highly prized gemstones. They are often associated with everlasting love, which is why they are such a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewelry.

Babies with an April birthday are likely to grow into reliable and determined leaders.

"Baby with an April birthday leading the way"

Babies born in the month of April are either an Aries (March 21–April 19) or a Taurus (April 20–May 20). Aries are known for being energetic, natural leaders, impulsive, courageous and independent. Those born later in the month are a Taurus and are known for steadfast reliability, patience, practicality and determination. 

Your April baby might not have to share their birthday with many other kids in class.

"Girl with an April birthday celebrating at school"

While February is the least common month to be born, April comes in second. Perhaps parents want to avoid an April Fool’s Day birthday? (April 1 is the 15th least common birthday of the year). So go ahead and plan that party whenever you want to, and maybe those popular birthday venues will be easier to book! 

A wide variety of famous folks from Washington (and around the globe) have an April birthday.

"Girls with an April birthday in a rock band"

Though they might be fewer in numbers, babies born in April will be in good company. From musicians, to actors, to names from history, many fascinating folks have been born in April. There’s no limit to what their future might hold. 

Famous Washingtonians born in April include:

  • Jeffery Dean Morgan (April 22) – Born in Seattle, you might recognize this actor from his role as the super bad-guy, Negan, on “The Walking Dead.”
  • Kasey Kenneth Kahne (April 10) – Born in Enumclaw, Kahne is a successful NASCAR driver who began his career racing at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash.
  • Michael David McCready (April 5) – OK, technically he was born in Florida, but his family moved to Washington shortly after his birth, and he was the lead guitar player of Pearl Jam, so I think we get to claim him as one of our own.
  • Craig Theodore Nelson (April 4) – Born in Spokane, this actor is famous for his lead role on the sitcom “Coach,” as well as recurring roles on “The District” and “Parenthood.”
  • Ryan Lee Stiles (April 22) – Born in Seattle, Stiles is a comedian and actor most well know for his role on “The Drew Cary Show” and as a cast member of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”

And don’t forget these other super famous April babies throughout history from around the globe:

  • Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452)
  • William Shakespeare (Baptized on April 26, 1564)
  • Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743)
  • Charlie Chaplin (April 16, 1889)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926)

Spring-themed baby names work great for an April birthday.

"Baby with an April birthday laying in the grass with a cute spring baby name"

Names for babies born in April often reference spring or the natural world. Check out the list below (and find many more names at the Baby Center) for some inspiration:

Spring names for girls:

  • Anthea
  • Blossom
  • Flora
  • Gaia
  • Leilani
  • Lilac
  • Magnolia
  • Petal
  • Tulip
  • Viola

Spring names for boys:

  • Anoush
  • Elio
  • Finch
  • Gardner
  • Haru
  • Mihir
  • Moss
  • Oran
  • Pascal
  • Wells

Gender neutral spring names:

  • Aries
  • Briar
  • Fern
  • Indra
  • Jorah
  • Lark 
  • Neo
  • Taurus
  • Sparrow
  • Wren

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