Deciding on your baby’s name is a big task, and where better to take inspiration than from Mother Nature? From flowers and trees to weather and the great outdoors, we have compiled a list of over 75 nature baby names you’re sure to love!
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There is a neverending supply of beautiful, strong and unique nature baby names to choose from. While some are definitely high in the popularity stakes, there are still plenty that offer an original option for your baby.
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Amber refers to both a vibrant orangey-gold colour and fossilised tree resin which can be used as a semi-precious stone.
In Hebrew, Ash means ‘happy’, while in English it refers to a tree of the same name.
Taken from the Aspen tree, this is a solid and classic name suited to both boys and girls.
Aster relates to the Greek word for ‘star’ and is also a delicate daisy-like flower. The aster is the birth flower for September.
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The most popular of the seasonal names, Autumn has been in the US top 100 in recent years.
Unique enough to stand out from the crowd, Azalea is both a beautiful flower and name choice for your little girl.
In the Noongar language of Western Australia, Bindi means ‘butterfly’. Most well-known as the name of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi Irwin.
An old English name meaning a ‘cluster of flowers’ or ‘to bloom’, Blossom was at its most popular in the 1920s so may be due a comeback.
A stunning little flower, Bluebell is also one of the most unique nature baby names for your little girl. Previously chosen by Spice Girl Geri Halliwell for her daughter Bluebell Madonna.
An Old English name, Briar has a real romantic quality to it – due in part to its use as Sleeping Beauty’s real name, Briar Rose, in the Disney movie.
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Incredibly popular in the 1980s and 90s, Brooke’s popularity has eased in recent years. However this name, meaning ‘a tiny stream’, is certainly due a comeback.
A pretty, exotic flower named after botanist Georg Josef Kamel, Camellia is an intriguing choice.
A heavenly and feminine name choice for baby girls, symbolic of celestial bodies.
Clover is a fun, fresh choice for a girl’s name that epitomises life and luck due to the popularity and symbolism of the tiny four-leaf clover.
Irish for ‘dove’, Colm (or, less commonly, Collum) is a classic Irish name choice for boys.
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Coral maintained a position just inside the top 1000 names in the US from 1900-2010, but fell off drastically in recent years.
Meaning ‘dweller of the valley’ and the national flower of Mexico, Dahlias are prized for their beauty.
This fresh and feminine name is increasingly popular, however, also a classic floral name choice. The daisy is the birth flower for April.
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#19. Daria / Darya
Darya (and it’s more popular spelling Daria) is Persian for ‘sea’ or ‘ocean’.
An utterly chic name, Delphine is derived from the French for ‘dophin’ and also the bluebell-like Delphinium flower.
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Not only is Dove one of the most popular bird names, along with Robin and Wren, it is also symbolic of peace.
Meaning ‘snow’ in Welsh, this is an unusual and pretty nature name for your daughter.
This beautifully classic name derives from a non-flowering plant, and was brought to popularity in recent years thanks to the character in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web.
French for ‘flower’, Fleur is a traditional and very feminine name that appeals to parents looking for something timeless and elegant.
This classic name takes inspiration from Flora the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, and is definitely due to come back in fashion.
The nature appeal is clear, as is Forrest’s significant standing with the likes of Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker.
A Greek name meaning ‘earth mother’, Gaia epitomises true nature baby names with a ‘green’ twist.
Named for the hazel tree, this name came to popularity in the 19th century. Previously chosen by Julia Roberts who named her daughter Hazel Patricia.
A classic English name derived from the small purple- and pink-flowered plant most associated with Scottish highlands.
Taken from the name of the evergreen holly bush, this Old English name came to popularity after the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
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From Greek origin, Hyacinth is the name of a purple-blue flowering plant and has yet to peak in the name lists.
Take inspiration from the name of the mythological Greek goddess of the rainbow, while the name is also derived from the purple-blue iris flower.
Scottish in origin, Isla means ‘island’ and has been a firm favourite of parents in recent years.
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Taken from the name of the evergreen climbing plant, Ivy is becoming increasingly popular, not least due to Beyonce naming her daughter Blue Ivy.
Jade is an eye-catching and semi-precious green stone. The name is thought to be Spanish in origin, and variants include Giada, Jayde or Jada.
A delicate and aromatic flower used in perfumes and tea, Jasmine first came to popularity in the 1950s and has climbed steadily since.
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Juniper is a small evergreen shrub, and a delightfully fresh name to join the ranks of popular nature baby names.
A unisex name meaning ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian, Kai is a fun name choice for boys or girls.
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Lake is an unusual and unique water-inspired name that is less popular than River, Rain or Ocean.
Meaning ‘little rock’ in Gaelic, Lana is perfect as a name on its own, or as a shortened version of many names such as Alana and Liliana.
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Although first recorded on name lists in the US in the 1830s, using the songbird name Lark is only starting to become popular now.
Coming from Latin origin and derived from the bay or laurel tree, Laurel is a gentle floral name which was most popular in the 1950s.
A less popular (so far) alternative to Lily, Lilac is a beautiful name that brings to mind the light purple scented flower of the same name.
A beautiful flower and a beautiful name, Lily has increased in popularity in recent years but will always remain a classic choice.
One of the most exotic blooms and a mythological tree, Lotus is a striking name choice for any little girl and carries spiritual meaning in many cultures.
Meaning ‘of the moon’, Luna undoubtedly received a boost in the popularity stakes thanks to Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood.
A golden flower that conjures images of cottage gardens in the Bronte sisters’ era, Marigold has yet to reach mainstream popularity. The marigold is the birth flower for October.
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The Old English name Meadow, meaning ‘green field’, has been just inside the top 1000 names in the US and UK for the last few decades.
A nova is a star that suddenly releases a huge burst of energy and burns bright – the perfect name for your baby girl!
Another water-inspired baby name along with River, Lake, Brooke and Rain.
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More subtle than the popular Olivia, Olive has steadily climbed in popularity and was chosen by both Isla Fisher and Drew Barrymore for their daughters.
Meaning ‘rising in the sky’, Orion is a strong, celestial name that is perfectly suited for your baby boy.
Greek in origin and meaning ‘dark red’, the unisex name Phoenix symbolises new life and ‘rising from the ashes’.
Always a cool and popular choice, Poppy is derived from the red flower of the same name.
A name of Middle English origin, Primrose means ‘first rose’ and is a 19th century flower baby name that has yet to find its place in the popular rankings.
One of the original nature baby names, Rain (or spelt as Raine) is a symbolic choice suited to many cultures.
Originally an Old English surname, the name Reed came to the fore as a first name in the 18th century.
Typically used as a boy’s name, River is a tranquil nature-inspired name made famous by actor River Phoenix.
Unisex name Robin is the most popular of the bird names, leading Wren, Dove and Lark in name rankings.
The original floral name, Rose combines sweetness, charm and timeless beauty. The rose is also the birth flower for June.
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This traditional name is a very feminine choice if you are looking for a classic baby name.
Rowan is a name of Scottish/Celtic origin and a red-berried tree in the mountain ash family. While typically a male name, it is also used for girls and is becoming one of the increasingly popular nature baby names.
A precious spice derived from the flower of the crocus, Saffron is a distinctive and unusual name.
Meaning ‘wise’ and ‘healthy’, Sage is a unisex name coming from Latin origins.
The Spanish name Sierra, meaning ‘mountain range’, is both feminine and strong.
A unisex name that has been on the periphery of popular for many years, Sky is bright and uplifting.
French for ‘sun’, Soleil is an unusual choice that is sure to stand out from the crowd.
Star is an otherworldly name that is always on the periphery of popular. Many parents prefer the softer sounding Stella, which is Latin for ‘star’.
This weather name is not a common choice, however after Kylie Jenner naming her baby daughter Stormi it may see some increase in popularity.
Summer was the first of the seasonal names to become popular, and was a favourite in the 70s and 80s. While popularity has waned somewhat, the name is still a bright and pretty choice.
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What could be more uplifting than Sunny? A fun, cheerful and uplifting name that is unlikely to become overly popular.
Another classic floral name, Violet comes from the purple-hued flower of the same name. This was a traditional choice that was low in popularity stakes until it made a steady climb in recent years.
Willow trees are renowned for their flexibility and strength, which makes this a strong name choice for baby girls.
Another seasonal name, Winter is an Old English name by origin and dates back to the seventeenth century. Chosen as a middle name by Nicole Richie and Joel Madden for their daughter Harlow Winter.
A songbird by name, the wren is small bird famed in many fables and mythical tales. Less popular at present than Robin, Wren is fast becoming a go-to name for parents looking for cool nature baby names.
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