October: unisex baby name meaning and popularity

October

This month name comes from the Latin "octo," meaning "eight." Why, then, is it the tenth month? Because it was coined during the use of the Roman calendar, where it was the eighth month. We now use the Gregorian calendar, where it's the tenth, but the original name stuck. If you're confused by this, perfect -- it's great practice for parenting, wherein you will be confused 90% of the time.

Nicknames:

Toby, Obie.

Famous people named October:

Artist October Jones; daughter of guitarist Paul Gray, October Gray; daughter of writers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, October Adelaide Eggers Vida.

Fun fact:

Sophia Bush played a character named October in the 2006 movie Stay Alive.

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