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From the Latin aperire, meaning 'to open'. A common given name for girls since the 1940s. Reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, when it was the 34th most popular name for girls.
Famous Aprils: After an intense 3 1/2 minute Google search, I hadn't run across any Aprils that I recognised. You'll have to tell me who some famous Aprils are.
Fictional Aprils: I knew three from the list I looked at on Baby Name Wizard. Dr. April Kepner on Grey's Anatomy, April Nardini on Gilmore Girls, and April O'Neil on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Yes, I do know how ridiculous that is.)
My Aprils: I have no characters named April right now. I do know a handful of real-life Aprils; one of them is a couple of years younger than me and is one of a trio of ladies who are the same age that I grew up with at church. When my dad taught them in Sunday school, he called them "April, May, and June." (Not May & June's real names.) Rather than be offended, they found this endearing, which just goes to show what nice people I grew up among.
Do you know any Aprils? What are some other good 'A' names?
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