Nature-inspired baby names are all the rage right now.
They’re lovely and organic in a strange and materialistic world. It’s refreshing and hip to hear so many new earthy names surfacing.
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There are so many cool and unique ones to pick from too. The possibilities are truly endless!
Below are some of the best Earthy and Nature-inspired baby names of all time.
We’ve picked our all-time favorites to discuss first, then move on to a list for each sex after that. Check it out below!
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Nature-Inspired Baby Names You’ll Love!
The name Acorn is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was used as a common last name for the people of these origins. It has since become a fairly popular first name. It’s certainly one of my favorites and if I had another kiddo it would be one of the first names I would consider.
That’s why it’s at the top of our list!
Acorn is typically used as a name for modern little girls, but I have heard of a boy named this as well so it’s on the table for both sexes.
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Cypress is typically used as a name that can be used for both boys and girls and it’s extremely unique.
A quote from Datayze says:
” Cypress was the 2122nd most popular boys name and 2799th most popular girls name. In 2020 there were only 65 baby boys and only 58 baby girls named Cypress ”
Fern was a name used for both the first and last names of the people of ancient Scotland known as the Picts.
It has grown in popularity over the past several years and it has a new feel to it while seeming sort of old fashion at the same time.
The name Glenn is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origins and it refers to ” From The Wooded Valley”.
It’s cute and versatile.
This is a common last name but in the past 5 years or so it has begun surfacing as a first name used for newborn babes. It’s very earthy and lovely.
Elm is a lovely new and unique name for your little boy.
According to Name Berry:
Oak is a modern boy’s name meaning tree from the genus Quercus.
The name is a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity. It makes you think of a strongly rooted, earthy child, no?
Heather is primarily a female name of English origin.
It’s pretty and feminine and means ‘ A flowering evergreen plant that thrives on peaty barren lands as in Scotland ‘.
Raven is a nice name for your dark-haired babe.
It has the meaning “dark-haired” and it refers to the dark bird in the crow family.
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Sierra is a strong and natural name to give your girl.
It is the Spanish word for saw or mountain range, and it means strength and groundedness. It originates from the Galicia and Asturias regions of northern Spain.
Basil is a cute name for a baby as well. It’s also quite unique.
Basil is typically a boy’s name. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Basil is “royal, kingly”.
But there are many girls named this as well.
Cherry is an all-American natural name.
The meaning behind it is Dear one or darling.
Daisy is a cute name of English origin meaning “day’s eye”.
It symbolizes innocence and purity.
Amber is sort of an old fashion name but Amber is a rare gemstone made of fossilized tree sap.
So it has its place on our list of earthy and natural names.
The word itself is From the Arabic, Ambar, meaning “jewel”.
Coral is a pretty, beachy name.
The name is primarily a female name of English origin that means Marine Invertebrates.
The Latin word is “corallium”, meaning semiprecious natural sea growth.
The name Ivory is a girl’s name of English origin meaning “pale, white”.
This name was popular around a hundred years ago but it has resurfaced in the past few years as people gravitate towards names of natural origins.
Ginger is a fun and spicey name. Literally.
It is of English origins and Ginger means pure, chaste, virginal.
Also a common nickname for people with red hair.
Olive has become quite the trending natural name in the past five years or so.
It is typically a girl’s name of English origin meaning “olive tree”.
This name has regained popularity after the Twilight Saga believe it or not.
It is a masculine name commonly believed to be of Persian origin, meaning the treasurer.
The name Kodiak is a boy’s name meaning island.
It’s also a large bear that lives exclusively on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago.
So the name itself is also a symbol of strength.
Phoneix is a strong, lovely name for an alpha female.
It’s a New Age name symbolizing rebirth and immortality.
Rowan is a historically masculine name of Irish and English origins. In Ireland, it’s derived from the Irish name Ruadhán, which means “red-haired.
Sage is such a cute name and can be used for both sexes.
It can also be spelled Saige, Sange, or Sayge.
It traditionally means herb or prophet.
The name Willow is a lovely addition to our natural names list.
The name is also of English origins like so many others. Willow trees are associated with grace and elegance, giving meaning to the word “willowy.”
The name River is English and means a body of flowing water.
It is derived from the Latin word ripa, meaning “riverbank”.
Dawn means the first appearance of light, daybreak and it’s typically a feminine given name.
Terran is a cool and original name for little boys.
The name Terran is of English origin, which means, ‘earth man, pertaining to the planet earth, an inhabitant of the earth’.
The meaning of Terran is of the earth.
The name Aurora is a good name for a sweet little girl and it is of Latin origin. It means Dawn.
Aurora is also the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. Pretty cool right?
Blum in German means “flower”. The spelling is translated to Bloom in our country and it’s becoming a popular first name for little girls.
The name Azalea is typically a female name of Greek origin that means Dry Flower.
Azalea is also the name of a well-known hardy flower that comes in a variety of colors.
The name Blossom is a girl’s name of English origin meaning to bloom. Bloom itself is also becoming a popular name as mentioned above.
Earth is a very interesting and modern baby name that has begun to surface.
The meaning of the name Eartha is: Worldly.
It comes from Earth, from the Old English eorthe.
Famous bearer: American creole singer Eartha Kitt.
From the Latin word flos, meaning flower.
Flora is also the name of the goddess of flowers and Spring in Roman Mythology.
Gaia is a really pretty, earthy name for your little one.
It’s usually a girl’s name and it’s of Greek origin meaning earth mother.
It is the name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother as well. So it’s a powerful, lovely name!
The name Meadow is primarily a female name of American origin that means Field Of Grass and Vegetation.
It’s a very hip choice for your little girl!
Opal is a feminine given name derived from the name of the gemstone opal
Pearl is a name that’s been around for a long time but it definitely holds a place in top natural names.
The pearl is the gem of the sea.
Pearls represent wisdom and these gems of the sea are believed to attract good luck and wealth so it’s a name with positive and happy associations.
So that was our list of favorite, modern natural names. Below are more general earthy names. There’s a list for both girls and boys so check them out as well!
Earthy Natural Names For Boys
Adair: (Gaelic) Meaning “from the oak tree ford”
Ainsley: (Scottish) Meaning wood or clearing
Alder: (German) refers to Alder tree
Ash: A name coming from the Ash tree or also referring to the ashes of a fire
Aster: (Greek) refers to star in Greek
Birk: (Scottish) This name typically refers to Birch tree
Bryce: This name comes from Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryn: A lovely welsh name meaning Hill
Briar: Thorny bush of wild roses, brambles
Clay: Primarily a male name of English origin that means Clay Worker or Clay of the earth
Colm: Irish origin that means dove in the Irish language
Conall: Old Scottish Meaning strong wolf
Drake: Old English name Draca, meaning snake or dragon
Heath: Old English male name meaning someone who lived at, on, or by the moor or heath
Huckleberry (Huck): Primarily a male name of American origin that means Sweet Berry
Hyacinth: Means fragerent flowers
Indigo: The natural color of dark blue
Jonquil: Small fragrant yellow flowers of the narcissus family
Lake: A unisex name meaning body of water
Lark: A small and lovely songbird
Oliver: Inspired by the olive tree or olive plant just as the name Olive is
Pierce: This a Welsh name meaning Rock
Reed: A plant of marshy watery areas
Sky: From the natural sky above, can be a boy or a girl
Spruce: Spruce tree also means dapper or neat
Terran: Earthen area
Nature Names for Girls
Amaranth: greek word for a specific group of plants
Amethyst: It refers to the violet stone that the Greeks believed protected its owner from inebriation.
Auburn: reddish-brown in color
Autumn: Fall or Autumn with leaves
Ava: Latin word for bird
Azure: Color found in nature
Bianca: Means white in Italian
Brook(e): A small stream or watering hole
Clementine: A small citrus fruit similar to the tangerine
Calla: in Greek it means most beautiful
Camellia: Bright red, pink, or white flowers
Celeste: This is a Latin word meaning celestial
Cerise: A word of french origins meaning Cherry
Citron: Lemon or citrus fruits
Ebony: A lovely Egyptian word meaning black
Ember: Smoldering remains of a fire
Eira: A Welsh word for snow. Very pretty!
Emerald: The green gemstone known as Emerald
Estelle: Latin for star
Hollis: Old English for Holly tree
Isla: Scottish for Island
Jade: The soft-colored pale stone known as Jade
June: The month of Summertime
Luna: The Latin word for moon
Marina: Of the sea
Neva: This is the Spanish word meaning snow!
Plum: A sweet juicy, purple fruit
Raine: Meaning rain or rainstorm
Ruby: The red gemstone known as Ruby
Sapphire: A precious blue gemstone
Savannah: A native American word that means of the open plain
Sierra: The Spanish word for mountain
Stella/Stellan: another word meaning star
Talia: This means morning dew
Terra: Of the Earth
Viola: Name inspired by the violet flower
Vana: Meaning sea urchin
Varsha: Hindu word for rainstorm or rain showers
Yaelle: Hebrew word for mountain goat
So there you have it.
It’s so fun picking out manes and there are so many pretty and unique nature-inspired baby names to choose from.
Many are unisex but there’s something for both sexes somewhere on this list if you’re looking for earthy baby names.
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