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138 Nature Baby Names

2 years ago7 min read
Last updated: Jan 20 2023

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.

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So, whether you’re wondering “what are good hippie names?” or even “what are boho 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

  1. Blossom. The burst of flowers in spring.
  2. Juniper
  3. Olivia. It means ‘olive tree’ in Latin and takes its popularity in English from William Shakespeare.
  4. Hazel. One of the more popular girl nature names, it’s the name of the hazelnut tree.
  5. Rose or Rosa, or even Rosetta. It doesn’t need much of an introduction.
  6. Iris
  7. Sage
  8. Daisy
  9. Camelia or Camellia (or even Camilla or Camila!)
  10. Magnolia
  11. Holly
  12. Azalea
  13. Lily
  14. Leilani – actually a Hawaiian name meaning ‘heavenly flower’.
  15. Willow
  16. Ivy
  17. Hyacinth
  18. Jasmine or Yasmin
  19. Aspen
  20. Dahlia
  21. Rosemary
  22. Poppy
  23. Acacia
  24. Flora. Why not go for the Latin name for flowers in general?
  25. 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.

  1. Summer
  2. Autumn. It’s a season of bright colors, fierce weather, and pure coziness. A beautiful name for a complex character.
  3. Winter
  4. June. Not necessarily a nature name, but the names for the spring and summer months recall the beauties of the natural world.
  5. April
  6. May
  7. July

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?

  1. Ruby. The ruby signifies nobility and passion. Perfect for a beautiful baby girl.
  2. Amber. Associated with the sun, it’s a nature name that speaks of warmth.
  3. Crystal
  4. Jewel
  5. Jade. Symbolizing nobility and wealth, in some cultures, it’s the most important stone.
  6. Beryl
  7. Pearl. It’s a symbol of perfection and purity.

Other nature-related names for girls

  1. Aurora. It comes from the word for ‘dawn’ in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the sunrise.
  2. Isla
  3. Ava. It comes from the Latin word meaning ‘bird’ – but in Persian, it means ‘voice’ or ‘sound’ too.
  4. Wren
  5. Coral
  6. Idoya. This one’s Spanish, meaning ‘pond’.
  7. Cascade
  8. Lana
  9. Fawn
  10. Raven
  11. Misty
  12. Sparrow
  13. Evening
  14. Dove
  15. Sierra
  16. Savanna or Savannah
  17. Luna
  18. Nova
  19. Petal
  20. River
  21. Harmony
  22. Dusty
  23. Haven
  24. Jay. A type of bird if not just a shortened version of something else!
  25. Meadow
  26. Rosa
  27. Solstice. The name for the longest and shortest days of the year.
  28. Sky
  29. Ocean
  30. Terra

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.

  1. 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’.
  2. Birch
  3. Forrest or Forest
  4. Chestnut
  5. Quince – a type of fruit!
  6. Gelso – the Italian word for the mulberry tree.
  7. Oak
  8. Huckleberry, or Huck – just like Huckleberry Finn.
  9. Reed or Reid
  10. Acorn

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.

  1. Bear
  2. Falcon
  3. Wolf, Wolfe, or Wulf.
  4. Fox
  5. Mavis – actually a type of bird.
  6. Hawk or Hawke
  7. Leo – that’s the Latin word for a lion.
  8. Drake. Yep, it comes from the Old English word for ‘dragon’.
  9. Phoenix

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.

  1. Glen or Glenn
  2. Orion
  3. Gwydion – traditional Welsh name meaning ‘born of trees’.
  4. Brin, Bryn, or Brynn
  5. Grove
  6. Heath
  7. Flint
  8. Heathcliff – the stormy character from the classic novel Wuthering Heights.
  9. Branden or Brandon. It could come from the Old English for ‘beacon hill’ or the Old Irish for ‘crow’.
  10. Land
  11. Farley
  12. North
  13. Ridge
  14. Lauel
  15. Rock
  16. Woody
  17. Blaze
  18. Canyon
  19. Cliff
  20. Cloud
  21. Dale

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.

  1. Arbor
  2. Ash or Ashton
  3. Bay
  4. Berry
  5. Bracken
  6. Fennel
  7. Bramble
  8. Brooke or Brook
  9. Cedar
  10. Rowan. Popular for boys and girls among the Irish and Scots, it’s also a popular Arab name referring to a river in Paradise.
  11. Clay
  12. Clover
  13. Cove
  14. Ember
  15. Lake
  16. Robin
  17. Briar or Brier
  18. Aloe
  19. Kai – meaning ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian.
  20. Ginger
  21. Lark
  22. Leaf or Lief
  23. Snow
  24. Linden
  25. Orchard
  26. Storm
  27. Rain or Raine
  28. Tree
  29. West

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