Looking for a name inspired by nature? A name that recalls the natural world, while still being cool enough for your little boy or girl? Look no further. Here, we’re talking nature baby names. And we’ve got 138 of them.
So, whether you’re wondering what are good hippie names? or even what are earthy names? you’ll find your answer right here. We’ve scoured the far reaches of the natural world to find these names, from the animal kingdom to the world of precious stones, to names for all sorts of natural features from across the planet. You’re welcome!
The cool thing about these is that they aren’t necessarily gendered. Given that nature baby names are for the most part pretty unconventional, there’s no risk of falling into any sort of stereotype.
So, we’ll divide this article up into nature names for girls and nature names for boys, but it’s your call whether you think a name might be a fit for your child. Whatever feels right is right.
Let’s get to it. Here are 138 nature names for babies that we think you’ll love.
Table of Contents 📝
- Nature names for girls
- Boy names after nature
- Genderless nature baby names
Nature names for girls
Let’s start with a selection of female nature names. Remember, you might find that they work just perfectly for a baby of another gender too.
Pretty nature names from pretty plants
- Blossom. The burst of flowers in spring.
- Olivia. It means ‘olive tree’ in Latin and takes its popularity in English from William Shakespeare.
- Hazel. One of the more popular girl nature names, it’s the name of the hazelnut tree.
- Rose or Rosa, or even Rosetta. It doesn’t need much of an introduction.
- Camelia or Camellia (or even Camilla or Camila!)
- Leilani – actually a Hawaiian name meaning ‘heavenly flower’.
- Jasmine or Yasmin
- Flora. Why not go for the Latin name for flowers in general?
- Fleur – or the French one?
Girl nature names inspired by the seasons
Now for some seasonal baby names, inspired (perhaps) by your favorite time of the year.
- Autumn. It’s a season of bright colors, fierce weather, and pure coziness. A beautiful name for a complex character.
- June. Not necessarily a nature name, but the names for the spring and summer months recall the beauties of the natural world.
Bonus names: Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from going for September, October, or November either – or indeed any other month, or day of the week.
Pretty nature names from precious stones
Different cultures have attributed a deeper meaning to each of nature’s precious stones. However, they make perfectly lovely nature baby names. And while they may have been a little more popular in the past, they sound great today too.
Some of the most popular?
- Ruby. The ruby signifies nobility and passion. Perfect for a beautiful baby girl.
- Amber. Associated with the sun, it’s a nature name that speaks of warmth.
- Jade. Symbolizing nobility and wealth, in some cultures, it’s the most important stone.
- Pearl. It’s a symbol of perfection and purity.
Other nature-related names for girls
- Aurora. It comes from the word for ‘dawn’ in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the sunrise.
- Ava. It comes from the Latin word meaning ‘bird’ – but in Persian, it means ‘voice’ or ‘sound’ too.
- Idoya. This one’s Spanish, meaning ‘pond’.
- Savanna or Savannah
- Jay. A type of bird if not just a shortened version of something else!
- Solstice. The name for the longest and shortest days of the year.
Boy names after nature
Male nature names also take a lot of inspiration from trees, plants, and flowers. Here are some baby names for boys that might be perfect for your little one.
Cool baby boy names from plants
Here are 10 nature names for baby boys that come straight from the world of plants.
- Basil. A classic boy name that actually comes from the Greek word meaning ‘kingly, brave, and chivalrous’. But it’s also the name of the so-called ‘king of the herbs’.
- Forrest or Forest
- Quince – a type of fruit!
- Gelso – the Italian word for the mulberry tree.
- Huckleberry, or Huck – just like Huckleberry Finn.
- Reed or Reid
Boy nature names from the animal kingdom
If plant boy names are not your thing, try these 10 male nature names that are inspired by animals and wildlife.
- Wolf, Wolfe, or Wulf.
- Mavis – actually a type of bird.
- Hawk or Hawke
- Leo – that’s the Latin word for a lion.
- Drake. Yep, it comes from the Old English word for ‘dragon’.
Other nature-inspired baby names for boys
Besides animals and plants, you can take inspiration for boy baby names from the landscape. Here are 22 pretty cool options.
- Glen or Glenn
- Gwydion – traditional Welsh name meaning ‘born of trees’.
- Brin, Bryn, or Brynn
- Heathcliff – the stormy character from the classic novel Wuthering Heights.
- Branden or Brandon. It could come from the Old English for ‘beacon hill’ or the Old Irish for ‘crow’.
Genderless nature baby names
We said at the top that all of these names can be used for boys or girls. And that’s absolutely true. Yet, here we’ve got some more lovely earthy baby names that can be used no matter baby’s gender.
- Ash or Ashton
- Brooke or Brook
- Rowan. Popular for boys and girls among the Irish and Scots, it’s also a popular Arab name referring to a river in Paradise.
- Briar or Brier
- Kai – meaning ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian.
- Leaf or Lief
- Rain or Raine
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