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20 July Birthday Facts, Statistics & Trends

July babies are more than just summer babies—find out why they're truly one-of-a-kind.

Discover fascinating insights about those born in July with our comprehensive guide to July birthday facts and statistics. We uncover interesting trivia about zodiac signs and personality traits, and delve into the many unique features that make July birthdays special.

With our guide, you’ll learn about rare July birthdays, little-known holidays, and other exciting tidbits that will make you an expert on everything related to July birthdays. Get ready to be amazed by the wealth of information that awaits you!

Top 10 Fun Facts About July Birthdays

If you’re curious about what makes July babies unique, look no further than these surprising facts about those born during the hottest month of the year.

  1. August is the top birth month on average, but July produced the highest number of births in a study for 2014, 2015, and 2020.
  2. July celebrity birthdays include Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Marlon Wayans, Maya Rudolph, Stewart Copeland, and Dan Ackroyd.
  3. July-born people are at lower risk for illness, including cardiovascular, neurological, and reproductive diseases.
  4. Kids born in July are not as academically successful as those born in autumn and winter.
  5. July babies might be likely to have mental issues like schizophrenia
  6. July-born Cancers are romantically matched best with a Scorpio, while Leos prefer the fellow fire sign of Aries for a romantic partner.
  7. People born during July might be more nearsighted than others because they read (and play on tablets and smart devices) from a younger age.
  8. July has lots of fun holidays, like International Joke Day on July 1 and Gorgeous Grandma Day on July 23.
  9. July babies probably won’t be CEOs, along with those born during June.
  10. People with July birthdays tend to be creative types, which may lead to a career in the arts.

What Zodiac Sign is July?

A baby born during July falls under the Cancer or Leo zodiac sign. Cancers are born between July 1 and July 22, while Leos fall between July 23 and the end of the month. Cancer’s symbol is the crab, while Leo is represented by the mighty lion.

20 July Birthday Facts and Statistics

These interesting facts about July birthday month will let you know just why July babies love life so much.

1. Julius in July

People born in July celebrate during a month that honors Julius Caesar. A July baby himself, Caesar is the reason the Roman month of Quintilis was renamed July. Quintilis, meaning “fifth,” became the seventh month after two extra months were added (1).

2. Larkspur and Water Lily Flower

July has two birth month flowers, which include the larkspur and the water lily. Larkspurs are bright blue and bloom in early summer. They were originally called Delphinium by the Greeks, who thought they looked like a dolphin’s nose.

July’s other birth flower is the water lily. Their striking appearance originated in the Amazon, and they’re usually found in ponds or other bodies of water. As birth symbols, water lilies often represent enlightenment, especially in Buddhist imagery (2).

3. A Busy Summer

August is the top birth month popularity-wise, with July a close second. An average of 3.8 million babies were born each year in the U.S. between 2010 and 2020. Of those, July saw the highest number of births in 2014, 2015, and 2020.

4. A Hollywood Summer

There are more than a few famous people who hear Happy Birthday in July. From superstars Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise to comedians Marlon Wayans and Maya Rudolph, July is packed with Hollywood glamor. Musician Stewart Copeland of The Police and Saturday Night Live alum Dan Ackroyd is also invited to the party.

5. Near-Sighted

July birthday facts and statistics reveal that kids born in summer months like July may be more nearsighted. It may be due to July children generally being younger than others. They’re exposed to reading sooner, along with smartphones, tablets, and devices that often cause near-sightedness.

6. A Sunny Outlook

A sunny day isn’t the only happy thing July babies have to look forward to. A 2014 European study says looking on the bright side of life is in their nature. It could be the amazing amount of Vitamin D around when they’re born. It aids the immune system, so it’s natural for a good mood to take effect (3).

7. Self-Made

Not all people are meant for higher education. It seems July babies never manage to catch up academically to their autumn and winter-born peers academically. They may struggle from primary school through college due to the early age at which they started school. These negative traits are made up for by July’s unique take on life.

8. Ruby Red

Ruby is the famously sought-after birthstone that represents July. Their deep magenta-red color can’t be mistaken for anything else. Rubies have a wealth of folklore behind them, like being the third eye of everything from a dragon and a wyvern beast to the Buddha himself (4).

9. Self-Control

One of the stranger pieces of birthday trivia concerns a July-born person’s personality. The “effortful control,” or self-control, of those born during summer, is higher than for winter-born people. This can affect how they relate to others and mature from children to adults (5).

10. Not The Boss

The University of British Columbia conducted a study of S&P 500 CEOs. It’s shown that July-born people are least likely to be CEOs, along with those born in June. Their counterparts in March and April make more successful bosses in life. Not to worry, because July babies have plenty to offer the world, like their creativity (6).

11. Crabs and Lions

According to astrology, Cancers are protective friends who see all sides of the situation in front of them. They’re very emotional, which can come across as moody but they could be one of the best friends you could have (7).

Leos represent lovers of life who sometimes grow up to be the famous faces of Hollywood. They can be dreamers and are known for their charming personalities. However, their attention-seeking characteristics and occasional narcissism may get in the way if they’re not careful (8).

12. Mentally Sound

Someone born in July may be less prone to mental issues like schizophrenia. Studies reveal babies born outside of the winter and spring months, from July to October, experience less schizophrenia. It usually comes back to the factor of more vitamin D, which July babies have plenty of.

13. Lefty Love

If you know a July-born person, there’s a greater chance of them being left-handed than right-handed. More lefties are born between March and July than from August through February. It may be connected to seasonal levels of infection, but being a lefty is a great point of pride for many July babies (9).

14. Artsy Types

U.K. statistics say that July babies were more inspired to be creative types. It can relate to their tendency to be left-handed, but they often find careers as artists. Any life path allowing them to work with their hands is perfect for these special people.

15. More Asthma

People who have July birthdays may suffer more from asthma in life. Along with May and August, July also proves to be a high-risk month for issues with asthma. Paying attention to breathing right early on can help kids later in life if they’re aware of the risks early (10).

16. July Holidays

July is the high point of the summer season. If you’re lucky enough to have a July birthday, you’ll have plenty of other holidays to celebrate. It begins with International Joke Day on July 1 and continues with National Strawberry Sundae Day on July 7.

There’s still National Moon Day to look forward to on July 20 and Gorgeous Grandma Day on July 23.

17. Romantic Partners

Cancers born in July are best paired with a Scorpio. Both water signs are in touch with their sensitive sides and can express their needs and wants well. Even when disagreements arise, they’ll be able to sort themselves out (11).

If your romantic partner is a July-born Leo, they may be most compatible with a fire sign like Aries. The fire signs work well in a relationship together. Libra and Gemini are two air signs that thrive on fun and friendship, making for a great marriage life (12).

18. A Historic July

A July birthday is not only special, but joined by many unforgettable days that changed history forever. July 1, 1863, marked the famous Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. On July 2, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.

Not to be outshined, July 20, 1969, was the moment astronaut Neil Armstong took his first steps on the moon (13).

19. Less Disease

Being born in July may indicate being less at risk for disease. Columbia University looked at people born during the 20th century to find out July babies score among the highest. They seem to be at low or no risk for cardiovascular and neurological diseases. They also have extra protection against reproductive disease.

20. Birthday Party Blues

While summertime months like July are some of the most popular times to give birth, birthday parties are another matter. July is the month kids are out of school and can soak in the rays. They’re having so much fun at the beach that they may not want to go to a July birthday party. If a pool party is in order, they may be convinced!


Are July Babies Rare?

July is the second most popular birth month, according to USA Today. In a survey between 1994 and 2014, there were a total of 7,500,795 births. July ranks second to August with 7,600,000 births and comes in above September, with 7,411,299 births (14).

What is July’s Spirit Animal?

July’s spirit animal depends on the astrological sign associated with the July-born person. A Cancer’s spirit animal is the crab, known for their ability to live between the two worlds of sand and sea (15). Leo’s spirit animal is the lion, which symbolizes confidence, generosity, and sometimes arrogance (16).

What Color Symbolizes July?

The most commonly recognized color for July is the ruby red garnet. It’s the birthstone for Cancer and most often looks like a vibrant, cool-toned red. The ruby was once thought to protect the wearer’s health due to its association with blood (17).

Are July Cancers Stubborn?

Cancers typically can be seen as stubborn types. While they can be hard on people when they feel an injustice has occurred, they also don’t dwell on them. It may take a Cancer a while to forgive and forget, but they’re usually willing to move on, even if they don’t deal with what’s bothering them (18).

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About the Author

Maryana Vestic

Maryana Vestic is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and food photographer with a background in entertainment Business Affairs. She studied film at NYU, Irish Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and has an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from The New School. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, and horror films, as well as running a local baking business in Brooklyn with her boyfriend.