Fun Facts About Your February Baby

February may already have you a little more heart-eyed than usual—and having a lovebug on the way only amps up those warm-and-fuzzy feels. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, there’s no shortage of things to love about February babies. 

Your February baby’s birthstone is an amethyst.

The lilac-colored stone represents peace and love and, in some cultures, was believed to have protective qualities.

Your February baby may be a shrinking violet.

…When it comes to their birth flower, at least. Though we tend to associate February with all things pink and red, February’s birth flower is the delicate violet—a symbol of virtue, modesty, and faithfulness.

Your February baby could be fame-bound.

One study found that more celebrities were born in Aquarius season than under other zodiac signs. Jennifer Aniston, Harry Styles, Michael B. Jordan, Shakira, Chris Rock, Henry Golding, Mahershala Ali, and Laura Dern are a few fellow famous February Aquarians. Other famous February babies include Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, Elliott Page, and Sophie Turner.

Your February baby may be someone to look up to (literally).

According to one study, winter-born babies were longer at birth and taller by the time they turned 7 (the same study also found that winter babies scored higher on standardized tests!). However, you might want to take these results with a tiny grain of salt, as a different study found that February babies were shorter than summer-born babies.

February babies know how to keep their cool.

The weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s pretty chill! According to a European study, babies who make their debut in the winter are less irritable than people born in other seasons.

Your February baby might be artistically inclined.

One of the most common professions for February babies is artist, according to one British study that examined the link between birth month and career. Another job that’s high on the list for February babies? Traffic cop. 

Your February baby’s birthday could be extra special.

If your February baby is due at the end of the month, they might have a very special birthday. Leap Day (February 29) only rolls around once every four years, so there’s typically a 1/365 chance of being born on any given day, but there’s a 1/1461 chance of being born on Leap Day! (After 2024, the next leap year will be in 2028!)


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