10 Fun Facts About July Babies, From Birthstones to Personality Traits (2024)

These summer babies have a lot to celebrate!

By Katarina Avendaño

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Having a July birthday means blue skies and warm days! July babies not only get to have their birthday party in mid-summer with BBQs and pool parties, but they also get to share their month with America’s birthday, the 4th of July! This means even more summer-filled activities and festivities! It’s a no-brainer why July babies are so joyful.

While there is a lot to be happy about during the summer season, some research suggests that there are even more reasons to be enthused if you are born in July. Apparently, July babies tend to be more optimistic compared to those that are born outside of summer months. They also tend to be in good health and appear to be at lower risk for certain diseases. As for fame, they might even share a birthday will some of the most iconic celebrities and prominent figures such as Selena Gomez and the late Princess Diana and Robin Williams. And did we mention that July birthdays' zodiac signs are Cancer and Leo?

Although you may already know a thing or two about July birthdays, we are almost positive that you haven’t heard the rest of these July birthday facts that we are sharing!

P.S. If your friends have July birthdays coming up, be sure to send them a unique message with these birthday wishes for best friends.

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The July birthstone is a Ruby

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A vivacious, red ruby is the birthstone for July birthdays, which symbolize passion and protection. Rubies were even carried by Chinese noblemen along China’s North Silk Road because it was believed that these gemstones have protective qualities, according to the American Gem Society.

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July birthdays have a decreased risk for disease

Looks like July babies will have good health because in a study from Columbia University on birth month and disease risk, those that are born in July appear to be at lower risk for disease.

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They are more optimistic

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Let the good times roll! People born in July are generally optimistic, which is also the same for other summer babies, according to a study about birth seasons and personality. However, these positive vibes can be interrupted by rapid cycling of emotional ups and downs known as cyclothymia.

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They also get to celebrate the 4th of July

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Not only do July babies get to celebrate their birthdays in mid-summer, but they also share their birth month with America’s birthday, the 4th of July. Be prepared to attend tons of delicious BBQs for lots of celebrating!

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They may share a birthday with Princess Diana

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Some of the most iconic celebrities and royals have birthdays in July. We are talking Robin Williams, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and of course, the beloved Princess Diana!

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July zodiac signs are Cancer and Leo

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Those that are born in July are either a Cancer or Leo. Cancer birthdays fall between June 21 – July 22, while Leo birthdays fall between July 23 – August 22. Cancer babies are often known for being caring, protective and empathetic. While Leo babies that are born later in July are known for being confident, courageous and optimistic.

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They will likely grow to be tall

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Those born in July will have no problem reaching the top shelf because according to a study in the UK, July babies are more likely to be taller adults. It also seems that June and August babies will be right up there with them!

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July birth flowers are the Larkspur and Water Lily

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The Larkspur and Water Lily are known for being July birth flowers — both with striking beauty! The Larkspur grows tall and is often covered in blue, purple, pink or white blossoms. The delicate Water Lily symbolizes purity and is a highly recognizable flower that is often seen floating in ponds.

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Getting married in July

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Depending on what month you get married can possibly determine how the forecast of your marriage will be (at least in astrological terms). According to the AstroTwins in a Brides article, those married during Cancer season like to spend a lot of time with their partner doing activities. And for Leo marriages, these tend to be dramatic, passionate and filled with romance.

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They are often left-handed

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According to small survey by Anything Left Handed, there seems to be more left-handers with July birthdays. There is even another study on handedness and season of birth, that shows people born from March to July are more likely to be left handed.

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Katarina Avendaño (she/her) is the senior SEO editor for Good Housekeeping, where she writes and edits lifestyle content and contributes to SEO strategy. Before joining GH in 2021, she was the digital editor at New York Family, where she was responsible for the website’s content and strategy. Katarina received her bachelor's degree in communications and Spanish from the University of Washington.

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