Baby Names

375+ Nature Names With Cool Meanings (Plus Unique Choices From Different Languages)

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Overview

Nature-inspired baby names can be an interesting choice for your little one. You might even be surprised that many popular names, such as Anthony, Ariel, Trevor, and Daphne, actually have links with nature.

Can you guess the meaning of these names?

Find out the answers below, plus 375+ other nature names with cool meanings for your baby. We’ve also added these names’ popularity ranks from the SSA (Social Security Administration). (1)

 

35 Nature Names For Baby Boys

Anthony

  • Origin: Old English, Latin, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “highly praiseworthy” and “priceless one”
  • Also a flower name for boys (comes from “anthos,” meaning “flower”) 
  • Pronunciation: “an-tuh-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #44
  • Namesakes/Description: Venezuelan association football player Anthony Uribe and American music journalist and author Anthony Tommasini
  • Variants: “Antoni,” “Anton,” “Antonio” (Italian and Spanish boy name), and “Antoin”

 

Ariel

  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “lion of God” or a nature name that means “lion”
  • Pronunciation: “ayr-yel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #571 (boys) and #237 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor, film director, and producer Ariel Schulman and Chilean-American writer Ariel Dorfman
  • Biblical boy name that appears sevaral times in the Bible (including as a part of the altar used for worshipping God)
  • Variants: Arielle, Ariele, and Ariella

 

August

  • Meaning: A month name that also means “great” and “magnificent”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-guhst”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #109 (boys) and #862 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American poet August Kleinzahler and Danish ballet master and choreographer August Bournonville
  • Variants: Comes from the Latin name “Augustus”; also spelled as Agustin, Augustyn, and Augustus

 

Blaze

  • Pronunciation: “blayz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #752 (boys) and 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American lacrosse goalie Blaze Riorden and Macedonian poet Blaže Koneski 
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after celebrity kid Bear Blaze Winslet (son of English actress Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll)
  • Variants: Blayze and Blaize

 

Branch

  • Meaning: Nature name for boys that means “a part of a tree (relates to the branches),” “paw,” or “extension”
  • Pronunciation: “branch”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American baseball player Branch Russell and baseball executive Branch Rickey III
  • Also a magical name after Branch, a fictional character and among the protagonists in the fantasy movie series “Trolls” 
  • Variants: Branche

 

Brandon

  • Meaning: “Beacon hill,” “prince or king,” “chieftain,” or a bird name that means “crow”
  • Pronunciation: “bran-duhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #211
  • Namesakes/Description: American voice actor Brandon McInnis and Canadian actor Brandon Jay McLaren

 

Caspian

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: 3 syllable boy name that means “white”
  • Also a nature name after the Caspian Sea set between Asia and Europe
  • Pronunciation: “kas-pee-uhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #723
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid Caspian Feild (son of British-American film actor JJ Field and Canadian actress Neve Campbell) or American screenwriter Caspian Tredwell-Owen
  • Also a prince name after Prince Caspian in the novel and movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Variants: Casspian, Kasspian, Kaspian, and Caspy

 

Clay

  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “a type of natural soil (used for creating pottery)”
  • Also an occupational name that means “clay worker” or “earthy or mortal (from the clay)” 
  • Pronunciation: “klay”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #615
  • Namesakes/Description: American country music singer Clay Walker and film, TV, and stage actor Clay Clement
  • Also a last name (such as after American baseball player Sam Clay and soul and R&B singer Otis Lee Clay)
  • Variants: Klay

 

Cliff

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “steep rock face,” “ford by a cliff,” or “cliff-side slope” 
  • Pronunciation: “klif”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American track and field athlete Cliff Wiley and character actor Cliff De Young 
  • Variants: Cliffe, Clyff, Klyff, and Kliff

 

Dale

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Pronunciation: “dayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian soccer player Dale Mitchell and American designer and commercial artist Dale Berry
  • Variants: Dayle and Dail

 

Dustin 

  • Origin: Old Norse and English boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “Thor’s stone (relates to the god of thunder in Norse mythology),” “brave warrior,” or “thunderstone” 
  • Pronunciation: “dust-ihn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #632
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor Dustin Lee Hoffman and country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch
  • Variants: Dusten, Duston, Dusttinn, Dustyn, and Þórsteinn (Old Norse name)

 

Geo

  • Meaning: “Earth” or “location”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-oh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American artist and TikToker Geo Rutherford and Romanian poet and essayist Geo Bogza
  • Variants: Also a shortened version of “Giovanni,” the Italian variant of “John,” meaning “God is gracious”

 

Heath

  • Origin: Old English name
  • Meaning: “A moor” or “someone who lives on or near a moor or heath
  • Pronunciation: “heeth”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #861
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian artistic gymnast Heath Thorpe and American football player Heath Miller
  • Also a last name (examples include London-based New Zealand film director and academic Virginia Heath and American basketball coach Stan Heath)
  • Variants: None

 

Huckleberry

  • Origin: American baby boy name 
  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “sweet berry”
  • Pronunciation: “huh-kuhl-beh-ree”
  • Length: 11 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American poker player Huckleberry “Huck” Seed and celebrity kid Huckleberry Randolph (the son of American singer and songwriter Randy Houser and his Australian wife Tatiana Starzynski)
  • Variants: Huck

 

Jarred

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: Flower name for boys that means “Rose” or “to descend”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-red”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American basketball player Jarred Vanderbilt and baseball player Jarred Kelenic
  • Variants: Jared and Jahred

 

Jasper

  • Origin: Hebrew and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Treasurer” or “bearer of treasures”
  • Also a semi-precious stone
  • Pronunciation: “jas-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #130
  • Namesakes/Description: American comedian Jasper Redd and sculptor, painter, and printmaker Jasper Johns
  • Variants: Also another form of “Casper” (a ghost name) or “Gaspar”

 

Jay

  • Origin: Late Latin and English boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name for a bird species
  • Pronunciation: “jay”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #367
  • Namesakes/Description: American drummer Jay Ziskrout and Korean-American singer and “ENHYPEN” group member Jay Park
  • Also after the fictional characters Jay Walker in “Ninjago” and Jay Cartwright in “The Inbetweeners
  • Variants: Jai and Jaye (girl name)

 

Leaf

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Nature name for a plant part
  • Pronunciation: “leef”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional characters Leaf Coneybear in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spellingbee” musical and the protagonist Leaf in “Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after British fencer Cyrus Leaf Daniell) and a last name (e.g., American filmmaker Caroline Leaf)
  • Variants: Leef

 

Lee

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “lee”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girls) and #697 (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: English comedian and actor Lee Mack and American actress Lee Meriwether
  • Variants: Leee and Lei

 

Lennox

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Elm grove” or “with many elm trees”
  • Pronunciation: “len-uhks”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #248 (boys) and #613 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: Trinidadian writer Lennox Raphael and English professional boxer Lennox Clarke
  • Variants: Lenox and Lenixx

 

Leo 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #22
  • Namesakes/Description: British-born Australian pop musician Leo Sayer and Jewish Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd 
  • Variants: Leon

 

Lynx

  • Origin: Greek and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wild cat”
  • Pronunciation: “lingks”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Moss

  • Origin: American and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Small, green plants that carpet the woods or forest”
  • Pronunciation: “maas”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American playwright Moss Hart and New Zealander swimmer Moss Burmester
  • Variants: Mossie and Mossy

 

Nash

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “nash”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #251
  • Namesakes/Description: American football player and coach Nash Higgins and social media star Nash Grier
  • Also a last name (such as after English footballer Carlo Nash and American poet Ogden Nash)
  • Variants: Nassh

 

Onyx

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Black gemstone (or a usually dark-colored gemstone),” “claw,” or “nail”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-niks”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #355 (boys) and 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American pro wrestler Onyx (birth name Kyle McNeely) 
  • Also a celebrity kid name after Onyx (son of Australian rapper and model Iggy Azalea)
  • Variants: Onix, Onyxx, and Onnex

 

Pierce

  • Meaning: “Rock” or “son of Piers”
  • Pronunciation: “peers”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #570
  • Namesakes/Description: American science fiction author Pierce Brown and Irish actor and film producer Pierce Brendan Brosnan
  • Variants: Pierce and Piers

 

Reed

  • Origin: Old English and British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Tall plant that grows near the river or in marshy waters”
  • Pronunciation: reed
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #414 (boys) and 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor, journalist, and author Reed Alexander and former professional baseball outfielder Reed Cameron Johnson
  • Variants: Reid, Reade, Rede, and Reede

 

Ren

  • Meaning: “Water lily” or “lotus”
  • Pronunciation: “ren”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese racing driver Ren Sato and mixed martial artist Ren Hiramoto
  • Variants: Renn

 

Rock

  • Origin: English and German androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Stone,” “a solid mineral matter,” or “rest”
  • Pronunciation: “rok”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a nickname (such as after American actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rock Ya-Sin (born 1996), American football player)
  • Variants: Rocky and Rok; also comes from the German word “Hrok”

 

Trevor

  • Origin: Welsh and Persian boy name
  • Meaning: “Homestead,” “great settlement,” or “flower” (comes from the Persian word “shatrevar which means “flower”)”
  • Pronunciation: “treh-vr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #537
  • Namesakes/Description: American basketball player Trevor Ariza and Australian cricket coach Trevor Bayliss 
  • Variants: Trever, Trebor, and Trevarus

 

William

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “resolute protector” and “strong-willed warrior”
  • Also a nature name that relates to the sweet William flower
  • Pronunciation: “wil-yuhm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:#6
  • Namesakes/Description: Brazilian newscaster and journalist William Bonner and Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge and a prince name as England’s crown prince)
  • Variants: Nicknames or short forms can include “Billy” and “Will”

 

Wolfe 

  • Origin: German androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Wolf” or “a large canine that lives in the wild”
  • Pronunciation: “wuulf”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor and basketball player Wolfe Perry and British film and television actor Wolfe Morris
  • Variants: Wolff, Wulf, and Woolf; also a German form of “Wolf”

 

Woody

  • Origin: American and British boy name
  • Pronunciation: “woo-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American television writer and producer Woody Kling and screenwriter and actor Woody Allen
  • Variants: Woodi and Woodee

 

Yves

  • Meaning: “Yew wood”
  • Pronunciation: “eev”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Swiss designer, entrepreneur, and educator Yves Béhar and French soccer player and manager Yves Herbet 
  • Variants: Yve and Yvette (girl name)

 

Zephyr

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “west wind”
  • Pronunciation: “zeh-fir”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: New York-based graffiti artist Zephyr (real name Andrew Witten) and African American civil rights activist Zephyr Wright
  • Also a mythical name after the Greek god of the west wind 
  • Variants: Zephir, Zepphyr, Zayfir, and Zephyrus (Latin boy name)

 

35 Nature Names For Baby Girls

Amber

  • Meaning: “Jewel,” “fossilized, gold-colored tree resin,” or a badass girl name that means “fierce”
  • Pronunciation: “am-ber”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #542
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian ballet dancer Amber Scott and American ceramic sculptor Amber Aguirre 

 

Aurora

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-raw-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #31
  • Namesakes/Description: Goddess name after Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and a Disney name after Princess Aurora (the titular character in “The Sleeping Beauty”)

 

Bianca

  • Meaning: “White” or “fair”
  • Pronunciation: “bee-an-kuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #426
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Bianca Lawson and French writer Bianca Lamblin 

 

Chloe 

 

  • Origin: Greek girl name 
  • Meaning: Popular girl name that means “blooming,” “green herb,” “fertility,” or “young green shoot”
  • Pronunciation: “kloh-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #18
  • Namesakes/Description: French comics writer Chloé Wary and American fashion designer, model, and actress Chloë Stevens Sevigny 
  • Also an alternate name for Demeter, the Greek goddess of sprouts, agriculture, fertility, and the harvest
  • Variants: Khloey, Cloee, Khloe, Cloe, and Cloey

 

Clementine

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Merciful and mild” or “the gentle one”
  • Also a food or girl plant name after a small, tangy, and sweet citrus fruit
  • Pronunciation: “kleh-men-tayn”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #558
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Clementine Ford and Australian swimmer Clementine Stoney 
  • Variants: Clementia and Klementine; also a feminine variation of “Clement” (Latin boy name)

 

Clover

  • Origin: Old English and British girl name
  • Pronunciation: “klow-ver”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #755
  • Namesakes/Description: British cyclist Clover Murray and Australian field hockey Olympian Clover Maitland
  • Also a badass girl name after Clover, among the main characters in the animated TV series “Totally Spies
  • Variants: Klover and Cleevor

 

Coral 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea growth” or “stone-like marine animals”
  • Pronunciation: “kaw-ruhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Coral Amiga and American former reality TV personality Coral Smith
  • Also a fantasy girl name after the main character Coral in the movie “A Mermaid’s Tale
  • Variants: Can also be a short form of Coraline and Coralie

 

Crystal

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Clear,” “ice,” “precious stone,” or “clear gem” 
  • Pronunciation: “kris-tahl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: African-American stage actress Crystal Lucas-Perry and American film actress Crystal Allen
  • Variants: Cristal, Krystal, Kristel, Kristol, Krystle, and Kristal; also comes from the Greek word “Krystallos” (ice)

 

Daisy

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Pronunciation: “day-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #125
  • Namesakes/Description: American country music artist Daisy Dern and British TV producer and screenwriter Daisy Coulam
  • Variants: None

 

Daphne

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and ancient Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “bay tree” or “laurel” 
  • Pronunciation: “daf-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #278
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Daphne Zuniga and English writer Daphne du Maurier 
  • Also a mystical name after the nymph turned by her father into a plant to help escape the Greek god Apollo’s romantic pursuits
  • Variants: Dafne, Defne, and Dapine

 

Dove

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Pigeon” 
  • Also a nature name for the bird that symbolizes peace
  • Pronunciation: “duv”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English cricketer Dove Gregory (real name Gregory Dove) and American actress and singer Dove Cameron (birth name Chloe Hosterman)
  • Also a middle name for girls after American music educator Annie Dove Denmark
  • Variants: Dovey

 

Estelle

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name 
  • Meaning: Girl space name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “es-tell”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #723
  • Namesakes/Description: British rapper Estelle and American actress Estelle Getty
  • Variants: Estele or Stella

 

Ester

  • Origin: Persian and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: “Myrtle leaf” or “star”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-str”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American writer Ester Wier and Finnish beauty queen and Miss Finland 1933 Ester Toivonen

 

Fleur 

  • Origin: Old French girl name
  • Meaning: “Flower”
  • Pronunciation: “fleur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian Olympic champion and track and field runner Fleur Mellor and American writer and editor Fleur Cowles
  • Also a witchy name after the fictional character Fleur Delacour in the series “Harry Potter
  • Variants: Fflur and Flor

 

Flora

  • Origin: Latin girl name 
  • Pronunciation: “flaw-ruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #726
  • Namesakes/Description: American teacher and social reformer Flora E. Strout and Colombian actress Flora Martínez
  • Also after Flora, the Roman goddess of springtime, flowers, and fertility; also the equivalent or counterpart of the Greek goddess Chloris
  • Variants: Fiore (Italian girl name), Fleur (French girl name), and Floortje (Dutch)

 

Gaia

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name for girls
  • Meaning: “Earth mother,” “goddess of the Earth,” “mother goddess,” “rejoicing,” or “the Earth”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: French actress and model Gaia Weiss and Italian actress Gaia Germani 
  • Also a mystical name after Gaia, the Greek goddess and the personification of the Earth and prophecy in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Gaea

 

Hazel

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name for girls that means “of the hazel tree” or “of the hazelnut tree”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-zel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #27
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish filmmaker, YouTuber, and author Hazel Hayes and British-born Bollywood (India’s Hollywood version) film actress Hazel Crowney 
  • Variants: Heizle, Hasel, Hazelle, and Hazell

 

Holly

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Clearing by the hollow,” “holly plant,” or “holly bush”
  • Pronunciation: “haa-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #459
  • Namesakes/Description: American songwriter, musician, and singer Holly Knight and Canadian actress and jazz singer Holly Cole
  • Variants: Hollee, Holli, and Holleigh; also a name that comes from the word “Holegn” (holly plant)

 

Iris

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ai-ruhs”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #84
  • Namesakes/Description: American fashion icon Iris Apfel and singer Iris DeMent 
  • Variants: Iiris, Írisz, Irie, and Irish

 

Isla 

  • Origin: Scottish and Spanish girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ees-lah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #36
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress and singer Isla Blair and Australian actress Isla Fisher 
  • Variants: Ile, Ila, and Island

 

Ivy

  • Origin: British girl name
  • Pronunciation: “ai-vee”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #42
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress, voice-over artist, and singer Ivy Austin and Australian artist and painter Ivy Shore 
  • Variants: Ivee, Ivie, and Ivey

 

Jade

  • Origin: British and Spanish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Green gemstone” or “precious stone” 
  • Pronunciation: “jayd”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #88 (girls ) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American model Jade Cole and English fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper
  • Variants: Jayd, Jhayd, Jaid, Jada, Jad, and Jayda

 

Jasmine

  • Origin: Persian and English girl name
  • Pronunciation: “jas-meen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #178
  • Namesakes/Description: British model and reality television star Jasmine Lennard and American actress and singer Jasmine Guy
  • Also a Disney princess name after Princess Jasmine, the female protagonist in the animated movie “Aladdin
  • Variants: Jasmin, Jessamine, Yasmin, and Yasmine

 

Jewel

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Hippie name that means “precious stone” or “gemstone
  • Pronunciation: “jool”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and actress Jewel (real name Jewel Kilcher) and Canadian actress J​​ewel Staite
  • Variants: Jewelle, Jewell, Jowell, Juel, and Juell

 

Keziah

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Cassia tree,” “restored to the heart of God,” or “a sweet-scented spice”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-zee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British Olympic player and rhythmic gymnast Keziah Gore and Nigerian male singer and songwriter Keziah Jones (birth name Olufemi Sanyaolu)
  • Also a biblical name after the second of Job’s beautiful daughters
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Cassia”

 

Lily

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name that means “lily flower” (a flower with white petals; it symbolizes innocence and purity)
  • Pronunciation: “lee-lee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #30
  • Namesakes/Description: English singer, songwriter, and actress Lily Allen and English-American model and actress Lily Collins 
  • Variants: Lilia, Lilee, Lilly, and Lilli

 

Margaret 

  • Origin: Greek, English, Latin, and ancient Greek girl name
  • Pronunciation: “mar-gah-ret”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #128
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and actress Margaret Avery and Canadian author and teacher Margaret Atwood
  • Variants: Margarethe, Marguerite (French), Margarita (Latin and Italian), Margarítēs (Ancient Greek) and Margherita 

 

Mira 

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, Sanskrit (Indo-European language), Eastern European, Slavic, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Admirable,” “wonderful,” “peaceful,” “prosperous,” “peace,” “female ruler,” or “ocean” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “meer-ah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #483
  • Namesakes/Description: American painter Mira Dancy and Indian-American film director Mira Nair
  • Variants: Myra, Myrra, Mirah, Mirra, and Myrrha

 

Misty

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Mist,” “haze,” or “light fog”
  • Also a pet name for girls
  • Pronunciation: “mist-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American stage actress Misty Daniels and British-Swiss singer and songwriter Misty Oldland 
  • Variants: Myst, Mystee, Mistee, and Mistie

 

Olivia 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning:Olive tree
  • Pronunciation: “ow-leev-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1
  • Namesakes/Description: English-born Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John and Canadian rugby union player Olivia DeMerchant 
  • Variants: Olyvia and Olive

 

Rose 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name for girls that means “flower”
  • Also a flower that symbolizes love and hope
  • Pronunciation: “rohz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #120
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Rose Rollins and fashion designer and musician Rose Mortem
  • Variants: Raisa (Arabic girl name), Rosa (Latin and Italian girl name), Rhoda, and Rosie

 

Stella

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Of the stars” or “star”
  • Pronunciation: “stel-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #40
  • Namesakes/Description: Dutch field hockey goalkeeper Stella de Heij and American composer and choral conductor Stella Stocker
  • Also a fantasy girl name after the goddess of the stars in the “World Anvil” online game and the fictional character Stella Bains in the movie “Back to the Future
  • Variants: Estelle, Estella, and Stele

 

Viola

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Pronunciation: “vie-oh-lah
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Viola Maud Compton and American actress Viola Davis Tennon 
  • Variants: Violet

 

Willow

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning:Willow tree” or a hippie name that means “freedom”
  • Pronunciation: “wil-ow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #37
  • Namesakes/Description: American model and journalist Willow Bay and fashion model Willow Hand
  • Variants: Willoh, Willo, Wyllow, and Wilow

 

Yaelle

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name 
  • Meaning: “Ibex” (a type of mountain goat)
  • Pronunciation: “yah-ehl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: French water polo player Yaëlle Deschampt

 

20 Nonbinary & Unisex Names From The Natural World

Brooke

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Small stream” or “brook” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation:brook
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #269
  • Namesakes/Description: American model and actress Brooke Shields and “American Idol” contestant and folk-pop singer Brooke White 
  • Variants: Brooks and Brook

 

Brynn

  • Origin: Welsh gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Hill”
  • Pronunciation: “breen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #388 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Brynn O’Malley and figure skater Brynn Carman
  • Variants: Bryn and Brinn

 

Canyon

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “A rocky hill”
  • Pronunciation: “kahn-yohn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kids Canyon Morrison Caine Carnes (the son of American singer-songwriters Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes) and Canyon Baffert (the son of American horse racing trainer Bob Baffert)
  • Variants: Kanyon

 

Cove

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Inlet,” “the beauty of the ocean,” “small bay,” or “hollow place in the rocks”
  • Pronunciation: “kowv”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American post-hardcore band Dead American lead vocalist, singer, and songwriter Cove Reber
  • Also a last name (examples include American artist Rosemary Cove)
  • Variants: None

 

Diamond

  • Origin: British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Brilliant,” “a hard gemstone,” “precious gem,” or “of high value”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-mond”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Diamond Donner and basketball player Diamond DeShields
  • Variants: Diamante (Spanish girl name)

 

Dusty

  • Origin: German and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave warrior” or “a dusty area (place with lots of dust)”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-stee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English playwright Dusty Hughes and American country singer Dusty Drake (real name Dean Buffalini) 
  • Variants: Dustty and Dustin

 

Ebony

  • Origin: Greek and English girl name
  • Pronunciation: “eh-buh-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian professional basketball player Ebony Rolph and American cartoonist and prose writer Ebony Flowers 
  • Variants: Eboni and Ebbony

 

June

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Young”
  • Also a month name derived from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth
  • Pronunciation: “joon”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #172 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American film and TV actress June Allyson and British freestyle swimmer June Croft 
  • Variants: Joon, Juno, and Juni

 

Kai

  • Meaning: Nature name that means “sea” or a mystical name that means “keeper of the keys and earth”
  • Pronunciation: kai
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American soccer player Kai Greene and English rugby union footballer Kai Horstmann
  • Variants: Kaii, Kaih, and Cai

 

Kaya 

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Rock,” “wise child,” “stone,” “forgiveness,” “restful place,” “home,” or “cliff” 
  • Pronunciation: “kaa-yuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian freestyle skier Kaya Turski and American actress and singer Kaya Jones 
  • Variants: Kaia and Kaya

 

Kodiak

  • Origin: Russian unisex name
  • Meaning: 3 syllable boy name that means “island”
  • Also used both as a boy’s name and a girl’s name 
  • Pronunciation: “kow-deeh-ahk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Lake

  • Origin: English and Latin nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Body of water” or “inland body of water”
  • Pronunciation: “layk”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress and screenwriter Lake Bell and National Football League professional football player Lake Dawson
  • Variants: Layke; also a name that comes from “lacus”

 

Lotus 

  • Origin: Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Water lily” or “lotus flower”
  • Also a symbol of purity and innocence
  • Pronunciation: “low-tuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid names after Lotus Lee (the daughter of snowboarder Dave Lee and TV personality Kennedy) and Lotus O’Brien Silva Burnquist (the daughter of Brazilian-American skateboarder Bob Burnquist)
  • Variants: None

 

North 

  • Origin: Middle English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Directional name that means “north direction (a primary geographical direction),” “someone who had migrated from the north,” or “someone who lives in the north”
  • Pronunciation: “north”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include British automobile designer Oliver Danson North and American musician Tye Milwaukie North)
  • Variants: None

 

Oceane

  • Origin: French, English, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Ocean” or “sea” (relates to Okeanus, the Titan god of the ocean in Greek mythology)
  • Pronunciation: “oh-shan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: French professional tennis player Océane Dodin and Chinese model, beauty queen, and actress Océane Zhu
  • Variants: Ocean

 

Rain

  • Origin: British nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Weather phenomenon (rain from the sky)” or a spiritual name that means “abundant blessing from above” 
  • Pronunciation: “rayn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Indonesian screenwriter, actress, and artist Rain Chudori and American actress, singer, and musician Rain Phoenix 
  • Variants: None

 

Ridge 

  • Origin: British and Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Narrow hilltop” or “a continuous elevated mountain crest” (earthy name)
  • Pronunciation: “reej”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #532
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional characters Ridge Forrester in “The Bold & the Beautiful” (American soap opera) and Ridge Lawson in Colleen Hoover’s book series “Maybe Someday
  • Variants: Riddge and Rigge (Middle English)

 

River

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Flowing body of water” (name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “ree-ver”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor and musician River Phoenix and English footballer River Allen
  • Also a celebrity kid name after Adira River Ohanian (American tennis player Serena Williams’ daughter)
  • Variants: Rivier and Rio 

 

Sterling

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Little star,” “of high quality,” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “stur-luhng”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #401
  • Namesakes/Description: American literary agent, editor, and author Sterling Lord and Major League Baseball pitcher Sterling Hitchcock
  • Variants: Stirling

 

West 

  • Origin: Old English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “West direction (primary geographical direction)” or “western stream”
  • Also a Western boy name
  • Pronunciation: “west”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include English actor Dominic West and American actor and musician Nathan West)
  • Variants: None

 

Unique & Rare Nature Names

Aalish

  • Origin: Celtic and Persian girl name
  • Pronunciation: “aah-leesh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British CEO of Neptune (an interiors brand) Aalish Yorke-Long
  • Variants: Alish and Aallish

Abenanka

  • Origin: Ainu (Japanese ethnic group) girl name 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-beh-nahn-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Magical name for the fictional character Abenanka Zharptitsa (the firebird in the “Ever After High” animated series)
  • Variants: None

 

Berenger

  • Meaning: Nature name that means “bear” or a warrior name that means “warrior fighting with a spear” 
  • Pronunciation: “beh-rehn-jr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (such as American baseball player Carroll Beringer and actor Tom Berenger)
  • Variants: Berrenger, Berengger, and Berrengger

Berk

  • Origin: Turkish and English boy name
  • Meaning: Birch tree meadow” or a tough boy name that means “firm and strong” 
  • Pronunciation: “burk”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Turkish ice dancer Berk Akalın and footballer Berk Neziroğluları 
  • Variants: Birk, Berke, and Burk

 

Firth

  • Origin: Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: Rare boy name that means “arm of the sea” or “estuary (tidal mouth of a large river, where it meets the sea)”
  • Pronunciation: “furth”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include English actor and producer Colin Andrew Firth and British-Kenyan model Malaika Firth)
  • Variants: Firrth, Firtth, Firths, and Ferth

 

Cool Nature Names With Beautiful Meanings

Akiho

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kee-hoh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese geologist Akiho Miyashiro and voice actress Akiho Suzumoto
  • Also an anime girl name after Akiho Nagomi in the Japanese manga TV series “Derishasu Pāti♡Purikyua” (translates to “Delicious Party Pretty Cure”)
  • Variants: None

 

Birney

  • Origin: Scottish and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Island with the brook” or “misty”
  • Pronunciation: “beer-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American photographer Birney Imes
  • Also a last name (such as after Canadian poet Earle Birney and American actor David Birney)
  • Variants: Birnee

 

Enya

 

  • Origin: English and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “en-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish singer-songwriter Enya (birth name Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin or in English, Enya Patricia Brennan) and celebrity kid Enya Barrett (daughter of singer Irish singer-songwriter Edele Lynch and husband Michael Barrett)
  • Also an anime baby name after the fictional character Enya Geil in the manga “Stardust Crusaders
  • Variants: Also the English form of the Irish name “Eithne”

Tyra

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “The god (or godddess) of battle” (with links to Thor, the Norse god of thunder and battles) or a nature name that means “from the land of the yew tree”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Tyra Ferrell and model and TV personality Tyra Banks 
  • Variants: Tyrra and Tyrah

 

Rio

  • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “river” or “a place of the cherry blossoms”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-oh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #561
  • Namesakes/Description: American baseball player Rio Gomez and German singer Rio Reiser
  • Also a place name after Rio de Janeiro, a city in Brazil
  • Variants: Riyo

 

Tomoyo

  • Meaning: Badass girl name that means “eternal fire,” “intelligence,” or “eternal light” (a name that means “light”)
  • Pronunciation: “toh-moh-yow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese actress and singer Tomoyo Harada and TV personality and businesswoman Tomoyo Nonaka
  • Variants: None

Yeong-Ja

  • Meaning: “Brave,” “hero,” “child,” “flower,” or “petal”
  • Pronunciation: “yowng-cha”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: South Korean photographer Yeong Ja Jung
  • Variants: Young-ja

 

What Are Some Earthy Names (For Boys & Girls)?

Name Inspiration From Precious Stones & Natural Elements

Amethyst 

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Purple quartz gemstone (a violet stone used as a lucky charm)” or a mystical name that means “intoxicate”
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-eeh-thust”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian recording artist and rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly (also known by her stage name Iggy Azalea)
  • Variants: None

 

Beryl

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea-green jewel” or “light green semi-precious gemstone” 
  • Pronunciation: “beh-ruhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Spanish-born American actress Beryl Mercer and English jazz singer Beryl Audley Bryden
  • Variants: Also an alternative to the popular gemstone name “Jade” (darker green shade)

 

Branden

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Brown hill” or “gorse hill”
  • Pronunciation: “bran-dn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian ice hockey professional player and executive Branden Shanahan and American mixed martial artist Branden Lee Hinkle
  • Variants: Brandden

 

Cascade

  • Origin: French androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Waterfalls,” “a steep, small waterfall,” or “to fall”
  • Pronunciation: “kas-kayd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Cascade Brown
  • Variants: Kascade

 

Eartha

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Earthy” or “of the Earth”
  • Also a hippie girl baby name that relates to Mother Earth
  • Pronunciation: “erth-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and actress Eartha Mae Kitt and singer and songwriter Eartha Moore
  • Variants: Gaia (which also means “Earth”)

 

Ela

  • Origin: Hindu, Hebrew, and Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Earth” or “hazel
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: German model, showgirl, and actress Ela Weber and Mexican actress and model Ela Velden
  • Variants: Ella and Elah

 

Emerald

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name for a “prized, green gemstone
  • Pronunciation: “ehm-mer-uhld”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #768
  • Namesakes/Description: English author and actress Emerald Fennell and American beauty queen Emerald Zellers 
  • Variants: Esmeralda (Spanish girl name)

 

Flint

  • Origin: Old English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Flint rock (name of the stone),” “hard gray rock,” “a spark-producing stone,” or “born near an outcrop of flint”
  • Pronunciation: “flint”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American former Arena Football League player Flint Fleming and screenwriter, game designer and novelist Flint Dille
  • Also a western boy name after American professional rodeo barrelman, Professional Bull Riders sideline reporter, and rodeo clown Flint Rasmussen
  • Variants: None

 

Glenn

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “narrow valley,” “glen,” or “a deep valley in the Highlands”
  • Pronunciation: “glen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor, producer, and screenwriter Glenn Howerton and singer and songwriter Glenn Medeiros
  • Variants: Glen and Glinn

 

Landon

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Ridge” or “long hill”
  • Pronunciation: “lan-duhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #86
  • Namesakes/Description: American ice hockey player Landon Wilson and singer Landon Sears
  • Variants: Langdon, Landin, and Landyn

 

Marina

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “From the sea” or “of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #646
  • Namesakes/Description: Estonian diplomat Marina Kaljurand and British journalist Marina Hyde 
  • Variants: Maryna and Mariana

 

Meadow 

  • Origin: American girl name
  • Meaning: “Grass,” “vegetation,” or “field of grass”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-dow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #406
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Meadow Sisto and a celebrity kid name after Meadow Walker (late American actor Paul Walker’s daughter) 
  • Also a fictional girl name after Meadow Wilton in the “American Horror Story: Cult” and Meadow in “Orange Is the New Black
  • Variants: Meeda and Medie

 

Pearl

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl (a gemstone from the sea),” “precious gemstone,” or “precious gemstone from the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “purl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #756
  • Namesakes/Description: American topiary artist Pearl Fryar and novelist Pearl Cleage 
  • Variants: Pearla, Pearlie, and Pearle

 

Ruby

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Pronunciation: “roo-bee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #62
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress and singer Ruby Modine and English actress Ruby Ashbourne Serkis
  • Variants: Rubie, Rubey, Rubee, and Rubi

 

Sapphire

 

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Blue gem” or “blue gemstone
  • Pronunciation: “saff-ayr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #910
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Sapphire Elia and American novelist and poet Sapphire (pen name of Ramona Lofton)
  • Also a magical name after the fictional character Sapphire Trollzawa in the animated series “Trollz
  • Variants: Sapphira

 

Savannah

  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “treeless plain” or “open plain”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-vah-nuh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #76
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian-born American journalist Savannah Clark Guthrie and American singer Savannah Paige Outen
  • Variants: Savanah and Savanna 

 

Sierra 

  • Origin: Spanish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Mountain range,” “mountain,” or “saw”
  • Pronunciation: “see-eh-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #551
  • Namesakes/Description: American theater actress Sierra Boggess and Mexican-American former softball player Sierra Romero
  • Variants: Siara, Sier, Cearra, Cierra, Ciera, and Ciara

 

Terra 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Earth”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian American musician, singer, and songwriter Terra Naomi and broadcaster, actress, and jazz musician Terra Hazelton
  • Also after the Roman goddess of the Earth (the equivalent of the Greek goddess Gaia) as the Ancient Roman name for “Terra Mater” or “Mother Earth” (the personification of the Earth)
  • Variants: Terrah

 

Name Inspiration From The Seasons, Weather, & Space Elements

April

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Month name (the fourth month of the year)” or “the fertile one”
  • Pronunciation: “ayp-reel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #530
  • Namesakes/Description: American voice actress April Stewart and a poetic name after author, teacher, and poet April Halprin Wayland 
  • Variants: Abril and Avril

 

Autumn 

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “The season of harvest” or “fall season”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-tuhm”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #71
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and songwriter Autumn Rowe and professional soccer player Autumn Smithers
  • Variants: None

 

Breeze

  • Origin: American and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Light and gentle wind”
  • Pronunciation: “breez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid name after Breeze Beretta Johnston (the daughter of American model, actor, and memoirist Levi Johnston and wire Sunny Oglesby)
  • Variants: Breezy

 

Celeste

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl space name that means “heavenly” or “of the heavens”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-les-teh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #292
  • Namesakes/Description: Argentinian rhythmic gymnast Celeste D’Arcangelo and American actress Celeste O’Connor
  • Variants: Celestia, Celestine, and Celestielle

 

Cloud 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Cute girl name that means “visible vapor” or “nebula”
  • Pronunciation: “klowd”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Clouds

 

Evening

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “The coming of night,” “time around sunset,” “or “sunset”
  • Pronunciation: “eev-ning”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional characters Evening Spiker the “Eve and Adam” book by Michael Scott and Katherine Applegate and Evening Primrose in the “Entwined” book by Heather Dixon
  • Variants: Twilight (the same meaning)

 

Luna

  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, and Italian girl name
  • Pronunciation: “loo-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #10
  • Namesakes/Description: Dutch-Italian beauty pageant titleholder and model Luna Voce and Canadian professional wrestler Luna Vachon
  • Also a magical name after the “Harry Potter” character Luna Lovegood and a goddess name for girls the moon goddess Luna in the ancient Roman mythology
  • Variants: Loona, Louna, and Lunette

 

May

  • Origin: English and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “The fifth month of the year” or “child of light” 
  • Pronunciation: “may”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian children’s illustrator and author May Gibbs and Canadian runner May Allison
  • Variants: Mae and Maia (ancient Greek name)

 

Nova

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl space name that means “supernova” (a star that bursts into sudden flame and brightness but returns to its original state) or “new”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-vuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #32
  • Namesakes/Description: American author Nova Ren Suma and Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and dancer Nova Miller 
  • Variants: Novah, Novvah, and Noova

 

Orion

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Great hunter,” “dawning,” or “rising in the sky”
  • Constellation also called “the giant huntsman” named after the brave hunter in Greek mythology 
  • Pronunciation: “oh-rai-ohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #331
  • Namesakes/Description: American software entrepreneur and billionaire Orion Hindawi and Israeli discus thrower Orion Gallin 
  • Also a boy cat name after a character the sci-fi film series “Men in Black
  • Variants: Orrion, Orian, and Oryan

 

Skye

  • Origin: Old Norse, English, and Scottish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Sky,” “blue atmosphere,” or “island of clouds”
  • Pronunciation: “sky”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American gymnast Skye Blakely and African-American actress-singer Skye Townsend 
  • Also a girl dog name after the female Cockapoo (crossbreed dog bred of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle) fictional character in the animated series “PAW Patrol
  • Variants: Skai and Sky 

 

Snow

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Frozen rain” or “light-haired”
  • Pronunciation: “snow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (such as after American botanist Julia Warner Snow and film and television actress Brittany Snow)
  • Variants: Snowe and Snowy

 

Solstice

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Position of the sun” or “when the sun stands still”
  • Pronunciation: “sol-stuhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a badass girl name after the superhero Solstice (Kiran Singh) in “Teen Titans” created by J.T. Krul and Nicola Scott and another Solstice character in the novel “Big Brother
  • Variants: None

 

Spring

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Spring season,” “spring time,” or “a spring of water”
  • Pronunciation: “spring
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American academic and author Spring Chenoa Cooper and actress Spring Byington 
  • Variants: None

 

Star

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Glowing celestial body” or a word name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “star”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American columnist, Republican politician, and author Star Parker and engineer and inventor Star Simpson
  • Variants: Starr

 

Stormy

  • Origin: American and English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Tempest” or “storm”
  • Pronunciation: “stor-mee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American female sprinter Stormy Kendrick and actress and director Stormy Daniels 
  • Variants: Storm, Stormi, and Stormee

 

Summer

  • Origin: Old English and British unisex name
  • Meaning: “Summer season (hottest season of the year)”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-mer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #153 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Summer Peta Vaigncourt-Strallen and American actress and model Summer Danielle Altice
  • Variants: None

 

Sunshine

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Shining sun” (name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “sun-shine”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer Sunshine Becker and singer and songwriter Sunshine Anderson
  • Variants: None

 

Tempest

  • Origin: English and French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Stormy” or “turbulent”
  • Pronunciation: “tem-pst”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 7) contestant Tempest DuJour
  • Also a magical name after Tempest Shadow, the antagonist in the cartoon “My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Variants: Storm (the same meaning)

 

Winter

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name name
  • Meaning: “Season name (the coldest season of the year)”
  • Pronunciation: “win-ter”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #304
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian fashion model Winter Lunde and American model and actress Winter Ave Zoli 
  • Variants: Wynter

 

13 Baby Names From The Animal Kingdom

Bear

  • Origin: American and German boy name
  • Meaning: Strong baby name that means “a large carnivorous mammal” or a word name that means “bear”
  • Can also be a name that means “strong” (“as strong as a bear” or “strong and brave bear”)
  • Pronunciation: “bayr”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #767
  • Namesakes/Description: British TV presenter and adventurer Bear Grylls (real name Edward Michael Grylls) and American guitarist, songwriter, and singer Bear Rinehart (real name William Stanley Rinehart III)
  • Variants: Baer

 

Birdie

 

  • Origin: Old English and German girl name
  • Meaning: Vintage girl name that means “bird,” “bright,” or “famous”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-dee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #803
  • Namesakes/Description: English poet and radio host Birdie Wilder and American stunt performer and parachutist Birdie Draper
  • Variants: Birdee, Birdy, and Byrdie

 

Falcon

  • Origin: English and Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Bird of prey (from the hawk family)”
  • Pronunciation: “fahl-kn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British music producer and photographer Falcon Stuart 
  • Also a badass boy name after the superhero Falcon (the alter ego of Sam Wilson) in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and also part of the “Avengers” series 
  • Variants: Falkon

Fawn

 

  • Origin: English and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Young deer”
  • Pronunciation: “faan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American historian and biographer Fawn McKay Brodie and a celebrity kid name after Fawn Oakes (the daughter of Native American Mohawk activist Richard Oakes)
  • Also a mystical name after Fawn, an animal-talent fairy in Disney’s “Fairies” series
  • Variants: Fawne

 

Fox

  • Origin: Middle English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bushy-tailed wild animal” or “sly and cunning animal”
  • Pronunciation: “faaks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian musician Fox Atticus Martindale and American journalist and author Fox Butterfield
  • Also a last name (such as after American actor Matthew Chandler Fox and Canadian actor Michael J. Fox)
  • Variants: Foxx and Foxy

 

Hawk

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “haak”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Hawk in the drama “A Man Called Hawk” 
  • Variants: Hawke

 

Lark

  • Origin: American, Scandinavian, and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “A playful, lighthearted songbird”
  • Pronunciation: “lark”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Lark Voorhies and celebrity kid name after Lark Song Previn (the daughter of American actress Mia Farrow and German-American composer Andre Previn)
  • Also a magical name after Princess Lark, a character in Gail Carson Levine’s “The Fairy’s Return” and the Winding Circle temple dedicate Lark in Tamora Pierce’s “Circle of Magic” series 
  • Variants: Larkk

 

Mavis

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Songbird”
  • Pronunciation: “may-vis”‘
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #680
  • Namesakes/Description: American children’s author Mavis Jukes and civil rights activist and singer Mavis Staples
  • Variants: Mayvis

 

Oriel

  • Origin: Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Golden” 
  • Pronunciation: “aw-ree-uhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian playwright Oriel Gray and English actress Oriel Ross
  • Also an angel name after Oriel, the angel of destiny in the liturgy “Malache Elyon
  • Variants: Orriel and Oriyel

 

Raven 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Black bird,” “dark-haired,” or “wise”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-ven”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #409
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Raven Shamira Goodwin and actress Raven-Symoné (also known by the mononym Raven)
  • Variants: Rayven

 

Robin

  • Origin: English unisex name name
  • Meaning: Nature name after a bird species or a warrior name that means “bright fame” or “famous”
  • Pronunciation: “raah-bn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #795 (boys) and #861 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American fantasy author Robin Hobb and Dutch professional football player and coach Robin van Persie
  • Also a musical name after American singer and songwriter Robin Alan Thicke
  • Variants: Robbin, Robbyn, Robyn, and Robben

 

Sparrow

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Small and chirpy bird”
  • Pronunciation: “spah-row”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (such as after British writer on art and architecture Walter Shaw Sparrow and American football player Aaron Sparrow)
  • Variants: None

 

Wren 

  • Origin: British unisex name
  • Meaning: “Small songbird”
  • Pronunciation: “ren”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #184
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian former ice hockey coach Wren Blair and American teacher and author Wren Blackberry
  • Also after fictional characters Wren Natsworthy (the daughter of Tom and Hester Natsworthy in the “Mortal Engines Quartet”) and Wren Elessedil (character in the “Heritage of Shannara” fantasy novel series
  • Variants: Wrenna (Old English)

 

Plant & Flower Names For Babies

17 Flower Names

These flower names are more often used for girls than boys:

 

Amaranth

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Unfading” or “flower”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-ranth”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Amarantha

 

Azalea

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Dry flower”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zay-leh-yuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 404
  • Namesakes/Description: Venezuelan painter and poet Azalea Quiñones and Scottish-born American textile designer Azalea Thorpe
  • Variants: Azealia 

 

Blossom

  • Origin: British girl name
  • Meaning: Beautiful girl name that means “flower-like,” “thrive,” or “to flourish”
  • Pronunciation: “blos-uhm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American jazz singer and entertainer Blossom Seeley and actress Blossom Rock (real name Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald)
  • Variants: None

 

Calla 

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “beautiful lily”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American pair ice skater Calla Vita Urbanski and Swedish writer, feminist, and salon holder Calla Curman 
  • Variants: Kalla

 

Camellia 

  • Origin: English and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Helper to the priest”
  • Also a nature name for girls that means “Kamel’s flower” (named after botanist Georg Joseph Kamel)
  • Pronunciation: “kah-meh-lee-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American operatic soprano Camellia Johnson and the fictional character Camellia Sackville, a minor hobbit mentioned in the “Lord of the Rings
  • Variants: Camilla and Camelia

 

Dahlia

  • Origin: English and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: Popular girl name that means “Dahl’s flower” (named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl)
  • Pronunciation: dahl-ee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #280
  • Namesakes/Description: American journalist Dahlia Lithwick and actress Dahlia Salem
  • Variants: Dalia and Dahliah

 

Heather 

  • Origin: British girl name
  • Meaning: “Evergreen flowering plant”
  • Pronunciation: “heh-thr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian bobsledder and rugby union player Heather Moyse and American actress and dancer Heather Morris

 

Hyacinth

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “the blue larkspur flower” or a color name that means “purple”
  • Pronunciation: “hai-uh-sinth”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Jamaican former sprinter Hyacinth Walters and Sri Lankan Sinhala actress Hyacinth Wijeratne
  • Also a magical name after the fictional character Hyacinth Hippo in the Disney movie “Fantasia
  • Variants: Hyacinthe and Jacinta (Spanish girl name)

 

Jonquil 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Rare girl name that means “reed
  • Pronunciation: “jaang-kwl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American Instagrammer Jonquil Peed and English radio director Jonquil Panting
  • Variants: Jonquel and Jongquill

 

Lavender 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “lavender plant” or a color name after a purplish violet hue
  • Pronunciation: “lah-vuhn-der”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English table tennis player Lavender Rosamund Marguerite Barnes 
  • Also a celebrity kid name after Lavender May Avery ( daughter of American musician and pop singer Jack Avery and Instagram star Gabriela Gonzalez)
  • Variants: Lavendre 

 

Magnolia

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name that means “Magnol’s flower (officially named after French botanist Pierre Magnol)” 
  • Pronunciation: “mag-nol-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #151
  • Namesakes/Description: American rapper Magnolia Shorty (real name Renetta Yemika Lowe-Bridgewater) and Australian actress and model Magnolia Maymuru
  • Variants: Magnolla

 

Marigold

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Golden flower”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-gold”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #833
  • Namesakes/Description: Filipino-Canadian artist Marigold Santos and Canadian actress Marigold “Goldie” Semple 
  • Variants: None

 

Petal

 

  • Origin: English and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Leaf”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-tal”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid name after Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver (the daughter of English chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver)
  • Variants: Petals

 

Poppy

  • Origin: Latin and Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “Red flower” (also a name that means “red”)
  • Pronunciation: “paah-peeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #338
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery and English actress Poppy Miller 
  • Also a fantasy girl name after Princess Poppy, the main character in “Trolls
  • Variants: Poppi and Poppee 

 

Primrose

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “First rose” (also a name that means “Rose”)
  • Pronunciation: “prim-rowz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English fashion model Primrose Archer
  • Also a middle name for girls (after Jamaica-born American botanical artist Marguerite Primrose Gerrard)
  • Variants: Primarosa (Latin)

 

Violet

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Pronunciation: “vai-uh-let”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #20
  • Namesakes/Description: Welsh singer-songwriter Violet Skies and Russian-born American Internet personality Violet Benson
  • Variants: Violette, Violetta (Italian girl name), and Ibolya (Hungarian girl name)

 

Wisteria 

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Wister’s flower (officially named after American physician and anatomist Caspar Wistar)”
  • Pronunciation: “wuh-stee-ree-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes/Description: YouTuber Wisteria Moon
  • Also a witchy name after Wisteria “Wisty” Allgood, a fictional character in the “Witch and Wizard” series
  • Variants: None

 

12 Tree Names

Many tree names are used as nonbinary or boy’s names:

 

Acacia

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Thorny” or “feathery tree”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-kay-shah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American YouTube personality and pop singer Acacia Kersey
  • Variants: Akacia and Akasha

 

Alder

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “aal-dr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Anime boy name after the fictional character Alder, the Unova region’s Champion in “Pokemon Black and White
  • Also a last name (such as after American pioneer Jonathan Alder)
  • Variants: Aldder

 

Ash

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Happy”
  • Pronunciation:ash
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actor Ash Palmisciano and American indie musician Ash Bowie
  • Also an anime boy name after Ash Ketchum (the protagonist in “Pokémon the Series”) and a mystical name after Ash (the the protagonist in the fantasy novel “Ash: A Secret History”)
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Asher” and similar names

 

Aspen

  • Origin: American and Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning:Aspen tree,” “shaking tree,” or “the quaking tree” 
  • Pronunciation: “as-pen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #196 
  • Namesakes/Description: American Broadway actress, pop singer, and voice actress Aspen Vincent and mixed martial artist Aspen Ladd
  • Also a place name after the ski resort and municipality of Aspen in Colorado, USA
  • Variants: None

 

Birch

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Birch tree,” “shining,” or “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “burch”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American basketball coach Birch Evans Bayh Sr. and political activist and newspaper editor L. Birch Wilson Jr.
  • Also a last name (such as after English sculptor Charles Bell Birch and Australian event director and TV producer Ric Birch)
  • Variants: Birche

 

Cedar

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “cedar tree”
  • Pronunciation: “see-dr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000
  • Namesakes/Description: American jazz pianist Cedar Walton and Australian stained glass artist Cedar Prest
  • Variants: None

 

Elm

  • Origin: English and American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Elm trees,” “brown,” or a name that means “red”
  • Pronunciation: “elm” 
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Professor Elm in the “Pokémon” franchise
  • Also a last name (such as after Canadian speed skater Steven Elm and Danish handball player Christina Elm)
  • Variants: None

 

Linden

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning:Linden tree,” “with linden trees,” “linden tree hill,” or “made from linwood”
  • Pronunciation: “lin-dehn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American football player Linden King and TV and movie actor Linden Ashby
  • Variants: Linnden

 

Oak

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “oak tree” or “meadow of the oak trees”
  • Pronunciation: “owk”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Professor Oak in “Pokémon” anime, manga, and RPG (role playing game) series 
  • Variants: Oaks and Oake

 

Olive

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning:Olive tree” or “one from the olive tree
  • Also a symbol of peace (such as in the expression “extending an olive branch” as a peace offering)
  • Pronunciation: “oh-leev”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #158
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian artist Olive Dutton Green and British writer and artist Olive Cook
  • Variants: Olivia, Olyvia, and Olivie

 

Sequoia

  • Origin: Cherokee – Native American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Sparrow” or “giant redwood tree”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-kwoy-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Sequoyah

 

Spruce

  • Origin: English and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Coniferous evergreen tree”
  • Pronunciation: “sproos”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable 
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include English rugby league player Stuart Spruce and Canadian ice hockey player Andy Spruce)
  • Variants: None

 

6 Healing Herb & Spice Names

Basil

  • Origin: Greek, Arabic, and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Brave and fearless,” “chivalrous,” “kingly,” “intrepid,” “royal,” “valiant,” or “brave”
  • Also a spice and plant name that means “king of the herbs”
  • Pronunciation: “bay-zuhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American illustrator Basil Gogos and Indian actor and director Basil Joseph
  • Variants: Bassil, Basyl, Bassel, Basile, and Basilio

 

Bay 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “A small sea inlet” (water body or a name that means “water”) or a plant name that means “bay” or “bay leaf”
  • Pronunciation: “bay”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid name after Bay Bieber (the daughter of Jeremy and Chelsea Bieber, the sister to singer Justin Bieber) and American conservative political commentator Bay Buchanan (birth name Angela Marie)
  • Also a last name (examples include English singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Bay and American film director and producer Michael Bay)
  • Variants: Bei

 

Ginger

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “ginger spice,” “ginger root,” or “rhizome”
  • Also a as a pet name for girls with red hair
  • Pronunciation: “jin-jeer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American tennis player Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen and model, actress, and stunt woman Ginger Stanley
  • Variants: None

 

Laurel 

  • Origin: Greek and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Sweet bay tree,” “laurel plant,” “leaf from the sweet bay tree,” or “sweet laurel leaf”
  • Also symbolizes victory and honor (such as in the phrase “crowned with laurel”)
  • Pronunciation: “law-ruhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #706
  • Namesakes/Description: American artist and fashion designer Laurel DeWitt and Jamaican sprinter Laurel Johnson 
  • Variants: Laurie and Lorena

 

Rosemary

  • Origin: English and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “rosemary herb” or “dew of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “rowz-meh-ree”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #367
  • Namesakes/Description: American writer and radio show host Rosemary Ellen Guiley and sculptor Rosemary Cove 
  • Variants: Rose Mary and Rosemarie; also comes from the Latin boy name “Rosmarinus”

 

Sage

  • Origin: Latin, English, and ancient Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Wise person” or “aromatic spice plant”
  • Pronunciation: “sayj”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #144 (girls) and #391 (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian athlete Sage Watson and American professional wrestler Sage Beckett 
  • Variants: Saige, Sayge, Sayje, and Saije

 

Other Plant-inspired Names

Acorn

  • Origin: Latin and English nonbinary name 
  • Meaning: “Fruit of the unenclosed land” or “nut from the oak tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-korn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name after (such as after musical artist Taylor Acorn)
  • Variants: Also after the Gothic name “Akran”

 

Berry

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Amall, pulpy, and usually edible fruit” or “small fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American Zimbabwean artist Berry Bickle and actress, model, and photographer Berry Berenson (birth name Berinthia Berenson-Perkins)
  • Also an anime girl name after the fictional character Berry Shirayuki in “Tokyo Mew Mew
  • Variants: Berri

 

Briar

  • Origin: British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Brambles” or “thorny bush of wild roses” 
  • Pronunciation: “brai-ur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #533
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian actress and dancer Briar Anne Nolet and celebrity kid Briar Rose Christensen (the daughter of American actress Rachel Bilson and Canadian actor Hayden Christensen)
  • Also a Disney princess name after Briar Rose, the alternate name of Princess Aurora in Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty
  • Variants: Briyer, Breyer, Bryer, and Brier

 

Fern 

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “green plants that thrive in shaded woods” or “feathery-leafed plant”
  • Pronunciation: “fern”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English TV presenter Fern Margaret Price Britton and American painter Fern Isabel Coppedge 
  • Variants: None

 

Hawthorne 

  • Origin: British boy name
  • Meaning: “Where Hawthorn hedges grow” or “throne bush”
  • Pronunciation: “haw-thorn”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a musical name after the American rock band Hawthorne Heights
  • Also a middle name for boys or a last name (such as after English football commentator Rob Hawthorne and American vocalist and musician Mayer Hawthorne)
  • Variants: Hawthorn

 

Indigo

 

  • Origin: English and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “From India,” “a deep blue dye,” “Indian dye,” or “dark blue tropical plant”
  • Also a color name
  • Pronunciation: “in-dee-goh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #982
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian indie rock musician Indigo Sparke and American-Brazilian singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza 
  • Variants: None

 

Juniper

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Evergreen,” “juniper tree,” or “young”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-nee-per”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 114
  • Namesakes/Description: American visual artist Juniper Shuey and author Juniper Sage (pen name of Margaret Wise Brown)
  • Variants: None

 

Plum

  • Origin: Middle English and North German girl name
  • Meaning: “A fleshy purple fruit” or “sweet fruit”
  • Also a color name for a rich, deep purple hue
  • Pronunciation: “pluhm”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British-born novelist Plum Sykes (real name Victoria Sykes) and English male novelist Plum (the nickname of Pelham Grenville “P.G.” Wodehouse)
  • Also a middle name for girls (such as after celebrity kid Milla Plum, the daughter of Bleubird Vintage blogger Miss James)
  • Variants: None

 

Nature Names With Different Meanings

What Names Mean “Forest”?

Abungu 

  • Origin: African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Of the forest”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bung-goo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Abunggu

 

Adoette

  • Origin: Native American girl name
  • Meaning: Beautiful name that means “the forest,” “olive tree,” or “large tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-duh-way-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Aranya

  • Origin: Hindu girl name 
  • Meaning: “A forest” or “wild forest”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-rahn-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Arranya

 

Dagwood

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Great name that means “shining forest” or “from the bright one’s forest”
  • Pronunciation: “dahg-wood”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional characters Dagwood Cooper (also a twin boy name with Juniper Cooper in the TV series “Riverdale”) and Dagwood Bumstead in the comic and movies “Blondie
  • Variants: Dagwud

 

Forrest

  • Origin: English and Anglo-Norman boy name 
  • Meaning: “Dweller near the woods” or “forest”
  • Pronunciation: “foh-rst”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #402
  • Namesakes/Description: American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator Forrest Gander and mixed martial artist Forrest Petz 
  • Variants: Forest

 

Kanana

  • Meaning: “A forest,” “Japanese zelkova tree,” or “pampered and loved”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-naa-naa”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Keithia

  • Meaning: Exotic girl name that means “forest or wood”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-thee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Keitha

 

Lam

  • Meaning: “A forest”
  • Pronunciation: “lahm”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Macanese (from Macao) racing driver Lam Kam San and Hong Konger stuntman, actor, and action director Lam Ching-ying
  • Variants: Lâm (with the accent)

 

Sylvester

  • Origin: Roman and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Of the forest or woods,” “forest,” or “wild”
  • Pronunciation: “sil-vest-uhr”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American professional wrestler Sylvester Terkay and actor Sylvester Stallone
  • Variants: Silvester

 

Sylvia

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “from the forest” or “spirit of the wood”
  • Pronunciation: “sil-vee-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #435
  • Namesakes/Description: Polish fencer Sylvia Gruchala and American novelist and poet Sylvia Plath
  • Variants: Silvia, Silvija (Croatian), Silvija (Latvian), and Sylwia (Polish name)

 

What Name Means “Love Of Nature”?

Oliver 

  • Origin: English, French, Latin, German, and Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “one who plants olive trees” or “olive tree” (a nature name)
  • Also means “nature loving” or “love of nature” and relates to the olive tree
  • Pronunciation: “ol-eeh-ver”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #3
  • Namesakes/Description: British model and actor Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen and German musician Oliver “Ollie” Riedel 
  • Variants: Olivier, Oliviero, and Olívio

 

Strom 

  • Meaning: “Stream,” “brook,” or “one who loves water”
  • Pronunciation: “strom”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a unique middle name after American politician and former South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond
  • Variants: None

 

60 Nature Names From Non-English Languages

Some rare and unique baby names to pick from different languages:

 

Abilene

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Land of the meadows,” “meadow,” or “grass”
  • Pronunciation: “ab-uh-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Biblical place name after a district in Coele-Syria mentioned in the Bible
  • Also a place name in modern times (such as after Abilene, Texas)
  • Variants: Abillene

 

Adair 

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic unisex name
  • Meaning: “A river near oaks,” “ford of the oaks,” “from the oak tree ford,” “fortunate and powerful,” or “wealthy spear”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-dayr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American child actress Adair Tishler and Brazilian singer and composer Adair Cardoso 
  • Variants: Adayr, Addair, and Adairr

 

Afon

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “ay-fon”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Affon

 

Ailin

  • Meaning: “Little rock,” “precious,” “cheerful,” or “handsome”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-leen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: 1,000+
  • Variants: Also a form of “Alan” and “Allan”

 

Ainsley

  • Origin: Old English and Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “meadow” or “hermitage wood and clearing” 
  • Pronunciation: “aynz-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys) and #506 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Descriptio: English chef and TV presenter Ainsley Harriott and footballer Ainsley Maitland-Niles 
  • Variants: Ainslee and Ainslie

 

Anani

  • Meaning: “Orange tree,” “cloud,” or “fragrant”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-na-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Descriptio: None
  • Variants: None

 

Antonio

  • Also a flower name for boys that comes from “Anthos,” which means “floral” and “flower”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-tohn-yow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #177
  • Namesakes/Description: Mexican singer Antonio Aguilar and Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas 
  • Variants: Antoni, Antoin, Anton, and Antoine; also the Hispanic form of “Anthony” include.

 

Aria

 

  • Origin: Italian, Persian, Latin, and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Musical girl name that means “song,” “melody,” or “a piece composed for a solo voice”
  • Also a cute girl name that means “noble,” “lion,” or “air”
  • Pronunciation: “aah-ree-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #23
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian singer Aria Tesolin and American poet and writer Aria Aber
  • Variants: Arya, Ariah, Arria, and Ariyah

 

Aster 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Plant name that means “star-shaped flowers” or a space name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “ahs-ter”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke and Eritrean (East African) politician Aster Fissehatsion
  • Variants: Asteria

 

Ava 

  • Origin: Latin and Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Short girl name that means “birdlike” or “voice” and “sound”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-vah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #7
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish long-distance runner Ava Hutchinson and American-born Canadian artistic gymnast Ava Stewart 
  • Variants: Avva and Avah

 

Ayla

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “Oak tree,” “beautiful,” “blessed,” “halo of light around the moon,” “with the moon,” or “moonlight” (also a name that means “moon”)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-luh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #98
  • Namesakes/Description: Turkish-American tennis star Ayla Aksu and American artist Ayla Brown
  • Variants: Aila and Aylah

 

Beaumont

  • Pronunciation: “boh-muhnt”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian film director, exhibitor, and producer Beaumont Smith and English professional cricketer Beaumont Cranfield 

 

Birk

  • Origin: Scottish and Germanic boy name 
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “birch tree,” “fortress,” or “strong protector”
  • Pronunciation: “burk”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian poet and novelist Birk Sproxton and Norwegian footballer Birk Engstrøm
  • Variants: Birke, Birks, and Burke

 

Brin

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Like a hill”
  • Pronunciation: “breen”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American basketball player Brin Forbes
  • Also a last name (such as after American science fiction author David Brin)
  • Variants: Brins, Brinn, and Bryn

 

Cephas

  • Origin: Aramaic and Greek boy name 
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “rock” or “stone”
  • Pronunciation: “seh-fuhz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Zimbabwean Olympic distance runner Cephas Matafi and American missionary Cephas Washburn
  • Also a unique middle name (such as after American actor Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine American actress Cephas Jones)
  • Variants: Kephas

 

Cerise 

 

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Cherry” or “cherry red” (a color name that means “red”
  • Pronunciation: “ser-ees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Chinese-American operatic librettist (writer of text of an opera) and stage writer Cerise Lim Jacobs and U.S. journalist Cerise Castle
  • Also a fantasy girl name after Cerise, Little Red Riding Hood’s daughter in the “Ever After High” fairytale spinoff animated series, and Cerise, a fictional character in Marvel Comics
  • Variants: Cerisse

 

Chrysanthe

  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “marigold” or “flower of gold”
  • Pronunciation: “kree-suhn-thee”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Also a shorter form of “Chrysanthemum”

 

Citron

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lemon”
  • Pronunciation: “seet-ruhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Musical name after the Czech hard rock and heavy metal band Citron
  • Also a last name (such as after American songwriter, pianist, biographer, and critic Stephen Citron and Irish author, poet, and screenwriter Lana Citron)
  • Variants: Citrron and Citronn

 

Colm

  • Meaning: “Dove”
  • Pronunciation: “kaw-lm”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish Gaelic football and rugby player Colm O’Shaughnessy and American-born Canadian actor Colm Feore 
  • Variants: Collum and Callum

 

Conall

  • Meaning: “Wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “kohn-uhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Mythical name after legendary Irish king Conall Collamrach and mythic warrior Conall Cernach
  • Variants: Conal

 

Darya

  • Meaning: “Good ruler,” “the sea,” or “ocean” (name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “dar-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Russian actress Darya Vladimirovna Poverennova
  • Also after Darya “Dolly” Alexandrovna Oblonskaya, a fictional character in Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina
  • Variants: Daria; also a feminine variation of “Darius” (Persian boy name)

 

Deniz 

  • Origin: Turkish unisex name
  • Meaning: Unique unisex name that means “flowing sea” or “sea”
  • Pronunciation: “deh-neez”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Dutch-American writer Deniz Kuypers and Turkish-German footballer Deniz Aycicek
  • Variants: Denis, Denise (girl name), and Dennis (boy name)

 

Dillon 

  • Origin: Welsh and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Like a lion,” “loyal,” or “the great sea”
  • Pronunciation: “deel-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #726
  • Namesakes/Description: American film producer Dillon Jordan and Welsh rugby union player Dillon Lewis 
  • Variants: Also another form of “Dylan” (Welsh boy name)

 

Dzovag

  • Origin: Armenian boy name 
  • Meaning: “Lake” or “color of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-vahg”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Ebenezer 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Stone of help”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-beh-nuh-zr” 
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Indian-American visual artist Ebenezer Sunder Singh and English poet Ebenezer Jones (from the 1800s) 
  • Variants: Ebeneezer and Ebenezier

 

Eira

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “Snow”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Finnish gymnast Eira Lehtonen and playwright Eira Stenberg
  • Variants: Ira and Eirra

 

Elon

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek boy name
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-lohn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American computer scientist Elon Gasper and Canadian-American-South African business tycoon Elon Musk
  • Variants: Ellon and Eilon

 

Elowen

  • Origin: Cornish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Elm”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-low-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American child actress Elowen S. (also a twin girl name with her sister Willow)
  • Also a mystical name after the main character Elowen in the Cornish folktale “Elowen and the Bramble Bush
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Elowynn” or “Elowyn”

 

Gachie

  • Origin: Kikuyu – African boy name
  • Meaning: Also a black boy name that means “river” or “small pond”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-tzee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a place name after a locality in Kiambu County, Kenya
  • Variants: None

 

Gelso

  • Meaning: “Mulberry tree”
  • Pronunciation: “gel-sow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Ghadir

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Stream”
  • Pronunciation: “gahd-uhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Ghadeer

 

Glyn

  • Origin: Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Valley”
  • Pronunciation: “gleen”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: South African actor, director, and writer Glyn Jones and Welsh football manager and player Glyn Hodges
  • Variants: Glynn, Glen, and Glenn

 

Gwydion

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Born of trees” 
  • Pronunciation: “gwee-dee-ohn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a magical name after Gwydion, a powerful magician who created a woman from flowers (called Blodeuwedd) according to Welsh mythology
  • Variants: Gwyddion

 

Idoya

  • Meaning: “A pond” or “pool”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-doh-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English Royal Academy of Arts head of exhibitions Idoya Beitia
  • Variants: Idoia

 

Ilana 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Tree” (girl plant name) or “bright light” (name that means “light”)
  • Pronunciation: “eel-uh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Israeli tennis player Ilana Bergera and Brazilian writer Ilana Casoy 
  • Variants: Illana, Ilanah, Ilane, and Ilania

 

Irmak

  • Origin: Turkish girl name
  • Meaning: “River”
  • Pronunciation: “eer-mahk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Turkish female motocross racer Irmak Yıldırım and Turkish model and Best Model of Turkey 2002 titleholder Irmak Atuk
  • Variants: Irrmak and Irmakk

 

Itsaso 

  • Origin: Basque and Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sea” or “ocean”
  • Pronunciation: “eet-sah-soh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Spanish racing cyclist and Spanish National Road Race Champion (2008) Itsaso Leunda Goñi 
  • Variants: None

 

Keita

  • Meaning: “The bountiful forest,” “blessing,” or a rainbow name that means “the child is a huge gift”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-tah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese video game director Keita Takahashi and mixed martial artist Keita Nakamura
  • Variants: Keitta

 

Kunal

  • Origin: Sanskrit unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lotus”
  • Pronunciation: “koo-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Indian novelist Kunal Basu and British actor Kunal Nayyar
  • Variants: Kunnal

 

Lana

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish girl name
  • Meaning: “Child,” “shining light,” “precious,” “little rock,” or “blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “lah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #422
  • Namesakes/Description: Australian actress Lana Golja and American fashion model and actress Lana Clarkson
  • Variants: Lanna and Lanah

 

Leilani

  • Meaning: “Royal child” or “heavenly flower”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-lah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #59
  • Namesakes/Description: American model Leilani Bishop and actress Leilani Jones Wilmore
  • Variants: Laylani and Lelani

 

Maisie

  • Origin: Scottish girl name
  • Pronunciation: “may-zee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #347
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress-director Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Australian film actress Maisie Maxwell
  • Variants: Maizie, Maysie, Maisey, and Maisy

 

Maka

  • Pronunciation: “mah-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also an anime girl name after Maka Albarn, the main protagonist in the Japanese manga and anime series “Soul Eater
  • Variants: Makka

 

Marin

  • Origin: Latin and French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Of the sea” or “one who loves the ocean”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-reen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Croatian professional basketball player Marin Rozić and American freestyle skier Marin Hamill
  • Variants: Marino (boy name) and Marina (girl name)

 

Montana

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “mountainous country” or “mountain”
  • Pronunciation: “maan-tah-nuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American boogie-woogie and blues pianist Montana Taylor and American actor Montana Jordan
  • Also an anime name after Montana, the main character in the Italian-Japanese “Montana Jones” anime series 
  • Variants: Montanna and Monteene

 

Myristica 

  • Origin: Latin girl name 
  • Meaning: “Nutmeg,” “fragrant,” or “for anointing”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-rees-teeh-kah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Neva

  • Origin: Spanish, Finnish, and Celtic girl name 
  • Pronunciation: “neh-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American beauty pageant queen and Miss America 1953 Neva Jane Langley and Australian actress Neva Carr Glyn 
  • Variants: Nevvah, Nevva, and Nieva

 

Nikunja

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Hindu unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the grove of trees” or “enchanting”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-koon-jah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Oihane

  • Origin: Basque and Spanish girl name 
  • Meaning: “From the forest”
  • Pronunciation: “oy-uh-nay”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Spanish footballer Oihane Valdezate and curler Oihane Otaegi
  • Variants: Oihanne

 

Rosa 

 

  • Origin: Italian and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name for girls that means “Rose”
  • Pronunciation: “roh-sah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 605
  • Namesakes/Description: American civil rights activist Rosa Parks and actress Rosa Salazar 
  • Variants: Rose, Roze, or Rosah

 

Rosetta

  • Meaning: “Rose blossom”
  • Pronunciation: “roh-seh-tah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American stage, screen, and TV actress Rosetta LeNoire and Italian sprinter Rosetta Cattaneo
  • Variants: Roseta

 

Soleil 

  • Pronunciation: “sow-lay”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #990
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Soleil Moon Frye
  • Also a celebrity kid name after Cypress Soleil Lee (the daughter of American rapper Solé)
  • Variants: Sole, Solay, Solae, Soleia, and Soleile 

 

Talia

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “By the water,” “dew of God,” “gentle dew from heaven,” or “morning dew”
  • Pronunciation: “tahl-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #303
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian gymnast Talia Chiarelli and American TV actress Talia Balsam
  • Variants: Taaliyah, Thalia, and Taaliah

 

Vana

  • Origin: Polynesian and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea urchin” or a spiritual name that means “God is merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also an anime boy name after Vana Freya (the alias of Allen Fromel, a character in the anime series “DanMachi
  • Variants: Vanna

 

Vanisa 

  • Meaning: “Woodland” or “butterfly”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-nees-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Variants: Vanessa and Vanissa

 

Varsha

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Pronunciation: “var-shah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Indian journalist Varsha Bhosle and field hockey player Varsha Soni 
  • Variants: Varssha

 

Vernon 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “alder tree,” “place of alders,” “alder tree grove,” or “from the alder tree”
  • Pronunciation: “vur-nuhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American stage, TV, and film actor Vernon Weddle and football player Vernon Adams
  • Variants: Verrnon and Vernard

 

Yael

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Ibex,” “mountain goat,” or a spiritual name that means “God’s strength” or “to ascend”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-ehl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #993
  • Namesakes/Description: Filipino musician Yael Yuzon (birth name Ysmael Yrastorza Yuzon)
  • Variants: Yaël (with an accent) and Jael

 

Yasmin

  • Origin: Persian and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name for girls that means “jasmine flower”
  • Pronunciation: “yas-min”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #906
  • Namesakes/Description: American figure skater Yasmin Siraj and English actress Yasmin Paige

 

Color-Themed Nature Names

What Are Cool Names For “Green”?

Chartreuse

  • Origin: French nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Charterhouse” or “herbal liqueur (herb-infused drink) usually available in green and yellow versions”
  • Pronunciation: “shaar-trooz”
  • Length: 10 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a place name after the Chartreuse mountains in southeastern France
  • Variants: Chartreusse

 

Lime

  • Origin: English unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Green citrus fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “laym”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Wadjet 

  • Origin: Egyptian girl name
  • Meaning: “The green one”
  • Pronunciation: “wahd-jet”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Badass girl name after Wadjet, the powerful Egyptian serpent goddess of heaven, hell, time, and justice who can breathe fire at her enemies
  • Variants: Uadjet and Udjo

 

Nature Names That Mean “Purple”

Bora

  • Meaning: “Storm,” “snow,” “stranger,” “foreigner,” or a name that means “purple”
  • Pronunciation: “boh-rah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Korean-American musical composer and vocalist Bora Yoon
  • Variants: Borra

 

Brier

  • Origin: French and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Nature” or “heather” (a purple-colored flower)
  • Pronunciation: “brai-ur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include American actor and singer Kathy Brier and British sprinter Hannah Brier
  • Variants: Brierr

 

Ibolya

  • Origin: Hungarian girl name
  • Meaning: Purple name that means “violet flower” or “violet color” 
  • Pronunciation: “ih-ball-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Hungarian actress Ibolya Baranyai and Olympic athlete Ibolya Csák
  • Variants: None

Iolanthe

  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “violet flower” or a name that means “purple”
  • Pronunciation: “eye-uh-lan-thee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Witchy name after a number of fictional characters in literature and movies, including Iolanthe Peverell in J.K. Rowling’s “The Potter Family” and Iolanthe in the fantasy novel “Dragons of the Highlord Skies
  • Variants: Yolanda

 

Lilac

 

  • Origin: Latin, Persian, and English girl name
  • Meaning: Girl plant name that means “flowering pale-purple shrub” or a color name that means “bluish purple color”
  • Pronunciation: “lai-lak”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress and celebrity kid Lilac Emery-Haynes (also British actor Stephen Moyer’s daughter)
  • Also a short middle name for girls after celebrity kid Tallulah Lilac Morgan (the daughter of English actress Jessie Wallace and police officer Dave Morgan)
  • Variants: Lilach

Sigalit

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Violet flower”
  • Pronunciation: “see-gah-leet”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Israeli installation artist and sculptor Sigalit Landau
  • Variants: Sigallit and Sigalhit

 

Violetta

 

  • Origin: Italian name 
  • Meaning: Name that means “purple” or “violet” (after both the color and the flower or plant name)
  • Pronunciation: “vee-yoh-leh-tah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Polish singer and actress Violetta Villas and Canadian ballet dancer Violetta Komyshan
  • Variants: Violet and Violette

 

Nature Names That Mean “Red”

Haumea

  • Origin: Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Reddish brown,” “red ruler” (a name that means “red”), or “Earth-mother goddess and the goddess of fertility” 
  • Also a name that means “fire” (refers to the Polynesian goddess of volcanoes in Hawaiian mythology who was born with a flame in her mouth)
  • Pronunciation: “haa-may-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a girl space name after the dwarf planet Haumea (named after the goddess) orbiting the Sun beyond Pluto
  • Variants: None

Humiya

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Japanese name for girls
  • Meaning: “History” or “rosy cheeks” (a name that means “red”)
  • Pronunciation: “hoo-mee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Momi

  • Origin: Hawaiian and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Pearl” or “crimson red” (name that means “red”)
  • Pronunciation: “moh-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Cute girl name after the fictional character Momi Kim in Netflix’s series “Mask Girl
  • Variants: None

 

Pyrrhus

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Flame-colored,” “flammable,” “flame-like,” or a name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “pee-ruhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Historical name after King Pyrrhus of Epirus (an ancient Greek kingdom)
  • Also a mythical name after Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Pyrhus

Rory

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Name that means “red” or a royal name that means “the red king”
  • Pronunciation: “raw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 335
  • Namesakes/Description: American filmmaker Rory Kennedy and London-based singer and songwriter RØRY (the stage name for Roxanne Emery)
  • Also a musical name after the American band Rory 
  • Variants: Ruairí

 

Scarlette

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “red” or “crimson red”
  • Pronunciation: “skar-let”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #962
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Scarlett and Scarlet

 

Shani

  • Origin: Irish girl name and a Swahili – African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Color name that means “scarlet (a name that means “red”),” “crimson,” “marvel,” or “wondrous”
  • Pronunciation: “shan-ee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress and singer Shani Wallis and American male Olympic speed skater Shani Davis
  • Also a biblical name after a word (refers to “scarlet”) mentioned in the Old Testament
  • Variants: Shanni

 

Yellow-Themed Nature Names

Saffron

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “yellow flower”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-fraan”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: English actress Saffron Marni Coomber and American comedian Saffron Herndon 
  • Variants: None

 

Xanthe

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Color name that means “golden” or “yellow”
  • Pronunciation: “zan-thee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British actress Xanthe Elbrick and American actress Xanthe Huynh
  • Variants: Xantha, Xanti, Xanthia, and Zantha

 

Other Nature Names From A To Z

Nature Names Starting With A

Ackley

  • Origin: English unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Oak meadow” or “dwells at the oak tree meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “ahk-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (such as after American video game designer, programmer, and writer Jonathan Ackley and footballer Brian Ackley)
  • Variants: Akley and Akkley

 

Aegis

  • Origin: Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Protective goat-skin shield which protected Zeus in Greek mythology
  • Pronunciation: “ay-juhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Mystical name after Aegis (the “Lady of All Sorrows” in Marvel Comics) and Aegis (also called Trey Rollins, another character in Marvel Comics)
  • Variants: Aigis

 

Arbor

  • Origin: Latin and English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Tree” or a “sitting place with shade”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-br”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Arrbor and Arborr

 

Auburn

  • Origin: Old English and Old French unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Reddish-brown color” or “moderate brown”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-burn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and songwriter Auburn Williams and the fictional character Auburn Reed in the web series “Confess
  • Variants: Noe

 

Azure

  • Origin: French girl name
  • Meaning: “Sky blue” or “blue color of the clear sky”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zur”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress Azure Parsons 
  • Also a cute middle name for girls (after American actress Sky Azure Van Vliet)
  • Variants: Azuree and Azurah

 

Nature Names Starting With B

Benton

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Bent grass settlement”
  • Pronunciation: “ben-tuhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American forester, conservationist, and planner Benton MacKaye and actor Benton Jennings
  • Also a last name (such as after English rugby union player Scott Benton and American football player Keeanu Benton)
  • Variants: Bennton and Bentonn

 

Blue

 

  • Origin: Old English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Color name that means “blue”
  • Pronunciation: “bloo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American author Blue Balliett and celebrity kid name after Blue Ivy Carter (the daughter of American musical artists Beyoncé and Jay Z) 
  • Variants: Azure

 

Brooklyn 

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful brook” or “stream”
  • Pronunciation:brook-leen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #72 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American model and actress Brooklyn Decker and actress Brooklyn Nelson
  • Variants: Brooklynn and Brooklynne

 

Bryce

  • Origin: Scottish and American boy name 
  • Meaning: “Freckled” or “spotted”
  • Pronunciation: “brys”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American middle distance runner Bryce Hoppel and Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender Bryce Wandler 
  • Also a place name after Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
  • Variants: Brice

 

Nature Names Starting With C

Chilton

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “A town by the river,” “farm by the well,” or “spring”
  • Pronunciation: “chil-tuhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American lawyer and politician Chilton Allan and songwriter Chilton Price 
  • Variants: Chillton and Chiltton

Cinderella

  • Pronunciation: “sin-der-ehl-uh”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Disney princess name after Cinderella, the primary character of the fairytale “Cinderella
  • Variants: None

 

Conleth

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Chaste fire” (also a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “kon-leth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish author Conleth Bradley and actor Conleth Hill (birth name Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill)
  • Variants: Connleth and Konleth

 

Corbin

  • Origin: British and Anglo-Norman boy name
  • Meaning: “Crow” or “raven”
  • Pronunciation: “kohr-bihn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #428
  • Namesakes/Description: American professional baseball pitcher Corbin Brian Burnes and actor and singer Corbin Bleu Reivers
  • Variants: Corbyn, Korbyn, Korbin, and Corben

Creswell

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Spring,” “well where watercress grows,” or “stream”
  • Pronunciation: “kres-wel”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include American poet and novelist Julia Pleasants Creswell and British architect and author Harry Bulkeley Creswell)
  • Variants: Creswel, Cresswelle, and Kreswell

 

Nature Names Starting With D

Dakota

  • Origin: Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Friendly companion” 
  • Pronunciation: “dah-koh-tah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #349 (boys) and #258 (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: American jazz singer Dakota Staton and model and actress Dakota Johnson
  • Also a place name for the US states (North and South Dakota)
  • Variants: Dakotta and Dakkota

 

Denver

  • Meaning: “Green valley,” “from Anvers (French for the city of “Antwerp” in Belgium),” or “one who belongs to a green valley”
  • Pronunciation: “den-vr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #480
  • Namesakes/Description: American journalist and photographer Denver Nicks and retired Philippine Basketball Association player Denver Lopez 
  • Also a place name after the city of Denver in Colorado
  • Variants: Dennver, Denverr, Denvverr, and Danver

 

Drake

  • Origin: Middle English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “drayk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #630
  • Namesakes/Description: American racing driver Drake Olson and actor and musician Drake Bell 
  • Variants: Drakon, Drago, and Draco

 

Nature Names Starting With E

Eilidh

  • Origin: Gaelic girl name
  • Meaning: “Radiant one” or “radiant sun” (also a name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-lee” (silent “d”)
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British track and field athlete Eilidh Doyle and Scottish Gaelic broadcaster and writer Eilidh Watt
  • Variants: Ellie

Ember

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Burning low (smoldering remains of a dying or nearly extinguished fire)” or “spark”
  • Pronunciation: “em-ber”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys) and #160 (girls) 
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress and model Ember (birth name Amber Davis)
  • Also a Disney name after Ember Lumen, the main character in the animated movie “Elemental
  • Variants: Emberly

 

Esfir

  • Meaning: Exotic girl name that means “like a star” or “star-like”
  • Pronunciation: “ehs-feer”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Soviet editor and filmmaker Esfir Ilyinichna Shub (also fashioned as Esther Il’inichna Shub)
  • Variants: Esffir, Essfir, and Esfirr; also the Russian variation of the biblical girl name “Esther”

Everest 

  • Origin: British unisex name
  • Meaning: “Dweller on the Eure River (a real river found in north-western France)”
  • Also a nature name after the world’s tallest mountain set in the Himalayas
  • Pronunciation: “eh-vuh-ruhst”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #832
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kids Everest Jai (the daughter of ‘McHusbands’ Eric and Adam McEwen) and Everest Hobson Lucas (the daughter of American filmmaker George Lucas and businesswoman Mellody Hobson)
  • Also a last name (such as after Welsh fashion designer Timothy Everest)
  • Variants: Everett and Evverest

 

Eyre

  • Origin: Latin, English, Norse, and Scandinavian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Gravel bank river” or “friend of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “ehr”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish soldier Eyre Coote (from the 1700s) and British author and painter Eyre Crowe
  • Variants: Eyers, Eyres, Ayre, Ayres, Ier, Ires, and Eir

 

Nature Names Starting With F

Farley

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “from the clearing of the bull” or “woodland clearing”
  • Pronunciation: “far-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American “The New Yorker” humorist Farley Katz and British musician Farley Flex
  • Variants: Farrley and Farlley

 

Fenton

  • Meaning: Nature name for boys that means “fen or marsh town” or “settlement on the marsh”
  • Pronunciation: “fen-tuhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Poetic name after American poet, editor, essayist, educator, and short story author Fenton Johnson 
  • Also a musical boy name after American blues musician Fenton Robinson
  • Variants: Fentoune, Fentown, Fentoun, and Fentun

 

Fintan

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish boy name 
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “white fire,” “little fair one,” or “white bull”
  • Pronunciation: “feen-tahn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Irish film director Fintan Connolly and TV writer Fintan Ryan
  • Variants: Finntan

 

Fjord

  • Meaning: “Long, narrow inlet with steep cliffs that were created by a glacier” or “lake-like body of water” 
  • Pronunciation: “fyord”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Fjord in the series “Dungeon & Dragons” 
  • Variants: Fyord

Fleetwood

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “woods with a stream”
  • Pronunciation: “fleet-wud”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Musical name after the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac
  • Variants: None

Nature Names Starting With G

Gale

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sea storm,” “wind,” “tranquility,” “foreigner,” “outlander,” “joy,” “my father is joy,” or “gives joy”
  • Pronunciation: “gayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American actor Gale Harold and baseball player Gale Wade 
  • Variants: Gayle

 

Gali

  • Origin: Hebrew and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Spring,” “wave,” or “a fountain”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-lee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Grove 

  • Origin: English, Scottish, and Anglo-Norman gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Grove of trees” or “one who lives near the thicket”
  • Pronunciation: “growv”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include American ice sled hockey player Noah Grove and mixed martial arts fighter Kendall Grove)
  • Variants: Grovve

 

Guinevere

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: “White wave,” “fair one,” or a mystical name that means “white fairy”
  • Pronunciation: “gwi-nuh-veer”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #913
  • Namesakes/Description: American actress, film director, and screenwriter Guinevere Turner and jewelry designer, model, and photographer Guinevere Van Seenus 
  • Variants: Guinnevere, Gwynevere, Gwenhwyfar, and Genevieve

 

Nature Names Starting With H

Haco

  • Pronunciation: “hay-koh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, composer, and singer Haco
  • Also a last name (examples include Kurdish singer Ciwan Haco)
  • Variants: Hako and Hacco 

Haven

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Safe harbor,” “a place of refuge,” or “place or state of safety”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-ven”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #285 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American author, poet, and novelist Haven Kimmel and pair skater Haven Denney
  • Variants: Havyn and Hayven

 

Heulfryn

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “sunny hill”
  • Pronunciation: “hee-uhl-freen”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Cool boy name after the fictional character and healer Heulfryn in the online role-playing game “Mabinogi
  • Variants: None

Hollis 

  • Origin: British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Holly tree,” “by the holly bushes,” or “dweller at the holly trees”
  • Pronunciation: “hahl-ees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American neuroscientist Hollis Cline and experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton 
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after American professional basketball player Hollis Thompson, birth name Keith Hollis Thompson II)
  • Variants: Holleis, Hollys, Holles, and Hollyes

 

Hotaru

  • Origin: Japanese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Lightning bug” or “firefly”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-tah-roo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Japanese football player Hotaru Yamaguchi and actress Hotaru Akane 
  • Also an anime girl name after the character Hotaru Tsuchigumo in the Japanese manga “Naruto
  • Variants: Hotarru

 

Hurik

  • Origin: Armenian unisex name
  • Meaning: Strong boy name that means “small fire”
  • Pronunciation: “hoo-reek”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: US-based researcher Hurik Muradyan
  • Also a mythical name after the Gormiti (the fictional warriors of Gorm Island) Hurik in “The Heralds Of Gorm” TV show 
  • Variants: Hurrik

 

Nature Names Starting With I

Irvin

  • Origin: Scottish and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Green river” or “fresh water” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “eer-veen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Scottish musician Irvin Duguid and American tennis player Irvin Dorfman
  • Variants: Irvine, Irving, and Ervin

Ishaan

  • Origin: Hindi and Indian – Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “The north-east direction (directional name)” or “the sun” (a name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-shaan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #857
  • Namesakes/Description: Indian actors Ishaan Khattar and Ishaan Singh Manhas
  • Variants: Isshaan and Ishan

 

Itzel

  • Origin: Mayan – Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Dew,” “nectar,” “fluid,” or a rainbow name that means “rainbow lady”
  • Pronunciation: “it-zel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #495
  • Namesakes/Description: Mexican sprint canoer Itzel Reza and taekwondo athlete Itzel Manjarrez 
  • Variants: Ixchel and Itzzel

 

Nature Names Starting With J

Jenna

  • Origin: Latin, Welsh, and Celtic girl name
  • Meaning: “Heaven,” “white wave,” or “paradise”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #635
  • Namesakes/Description: South African figure skater Jenna-Anne Buys and English actress Jenna Coleman
  • Variants: Jenni, Jenn, and Jenae

 

Jorah

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Autumn rain” or “first rain”
  • Pronunciation: “joh-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Badass boy name after Jorah Mormont, a fictional character in the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” 
  • Variants: Jorra and Jorrah

Jyotis

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Flame,” “divine light,” or “bright”
  • Pronunciation: “dyoo-tees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Jyottis and Jyoti

 

Jubal

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Ram’s horn” or “stream” 
  • Pronunciation: “joo-bahl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian artist and videographer Jubal Brown
  • Also a fantasy name after Jubal Droad, a fictional character in the “Maske: Thaery” science fiction novel by Jack Vance
  • Variants: Jubbal

 

Nature Names Starting With K

Kalama

  • Meaning: “Flaming torch”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lah-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Royal name after Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhaili, Hawaiian King Kamehameha III’s queen consort
  • Variants: Kalamma, Kallama, and Calama

 

Kallol

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi boy name
  • Meaning: “Gurgling of water” or “large waves” 
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lol”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Indian researcher Kallol Gupta and journalist Kallol Bhattacherjee 
  • Variants: None

 

Kiran

  • Origin: Sanskrit unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beam of light” or “ray of light” 
  • Pronunciation: “kee-rahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American football player Kiran Amegadjie and Nepali footballer Kiran Chemjong 
  • Variants: Kirran

 

Nature Names Starting With L

Langa 

  • Origin: Nguni – South African boy name
  • Meaning: “Sunshine” or a name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “lang-gah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also an anime boy name after the fictional character Langa Hasegawa in the anime series “SK8 the Infinity
  • Variants: Langga

Leith

  • Origin: Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Flowing water,” “wet,” or a tough boy name that means “lion”
  • Pronunciation: “leeth”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Leith Ross and American orchestra conductor and musical composer Leith Stevens
  • Variants: Leithe, Leithie, and Lethe

 

Liekki

  • Origin: Finnish girl name 
  • Meaning: “Flame”
  • Pronunciation: “laik-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a musical name after the Finnish band Liekki founded by guitarist, songwriter, and singer Janne ‘Jansku’ Kuusela
  • Variants: Liekkie and Lieki

Lincoln 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Pool colony,” “home by the pond,” “settlement by water,” or “lake”
  • Pronunciation: “lin-kuhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #54
  • Namesakes/Description: British-American computer scientist Lincoln Wallen and Australian rugby player Lincoln Withers
  • Variants: Lincon, Linkon, and Linken

Nature Names Starting With M

  1. Maren

  • Origin: Danish, Latin, and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Sea,” “pearl,” or “star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ren”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #500
  • Namesakes/Description: American country singer, record producer, and songwriter Maren Morris and German film director, screenwriter, and producer Maren Ade
  • Variants: Marin, Marren, and Maryn

Mashal

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Torch,” “light,” or “lantern”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-shal”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Pakistani television actress Mashal Khan
  • Variants: Masshal and Mashall

 

Mayim

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “water”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-yeem”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American author, actress, and game show host Mayim Chaya Bialik 
  • Variants: Mayyim

Mirri 

  • Origin: Goonayandi (indigenous Australian) unisex name
  • Meaning: Beautiful girl name that means “the sun”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Mirri in “The Silver Brumby” by Elyne Mitchell
  • Variants: Miri, Mirie, and Mirrie

 

Nature Names Starting with N

Nebula

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Mist” or “misty”
  • Also a girl space name after the nebula, a group of giant molecular clouds
  • Pronunciation: “neh-byuh-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Badass girl name after Nebula, a fictional character and anti-hero (a hero with villainous characteristics) in the fantasy sci-fi series “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers
  • Variants: Nebulah

Nomalanga

  • Origin: African girl name
  • Meaning: “Sunny”
  • Can also be a black name 
  • Pronunciation: “noh-mah-lang-gah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: South African actor Nomalanga Shozi 
  • Also a unique middle name (examples include African historian and community development practitioner Naledi Nomalanga Mkhize)
  • Variants: Also spelled as Nomalangga

 

Nori

  • Origin: Hebrew and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Seaweed,” “doctrine,” or “peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “naw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #934
  • Namesakes/Description: Filipina actress Nori Dalisay and Japanese singer, songwriter, model, and producer Nori Shiraishi 
  • Also an anime name after the Japanese manga character Nori Sakurada in the “Rozen Maiden” series
  • Variants: Norri

Nuri

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “light” or “my fire” (a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “noo-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Swedish journalist and filmmaker Nuri Kino and Turkish volleyball player Nuri Şahin 
  • Variants: Nurri and Noori

Nature Names Starting With O

Oceana

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Ocean”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-see-uh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Mermaid name after the fictional character Oceana in the animated TV series “Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom
  • Variants: Oceanna, Oceania, and Oceane

 

Orchard

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Unisex middle name that comes from the Old English word “ortgeard” (a yard of trees)
  • Pronunciation: “ohr-chard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include Canadian ice hockey player Wallace Orchard and New Zealander rugby league player Robert Orchard)
  • Variants: Orcchard

 

Oriane

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Sunrise”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-ree-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: None

 

Nature Names Starting With P

Pelagius

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “The sea”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-lah-gee-uhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Historic boy name after Romano-British theologian Pelagius 
  • Also a royal name after the Hispano-Visigoth nobleman and later King Pelagius, the founder and first ruler of Spain’s Kingdom of Asturias
  • Variants: None

Pembroke

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name 
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “headland” or “bluff”
  • Pronunciation: “pehm-browk”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American film editor Pembroke Jared Herring
  • Also a place name after the town of Pembroke in New Hampshire
  • Variants: None

 

Phoenix

  • Origin: Greek androgynous name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “mythical bird reborn from its ashes
  • Also a name that means “dark red” or “dark crimson” (name that means “red”)
  • Pronunciation: “fee-nix”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #317
  • Namesakes/Description: Northern Irish professional footballer Phoenix Scholtz and American baseball player Phoenix Sanders 
  • Also a fictional girl name after Phoenix Force, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe or a place name after the city of Phoenix in Arizona
  • Variants: Phoenicks, Phenix, Foenicks, and Foenix

 

Nature Names Starting With Q

Qianna

  • Origin: American and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “Heavenly,” “divine,” or “silky”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-ah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Qiannah, Qiana, and Quiana

Quetzalli

  • Pronunciation: “ket-zah-lee”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Quetzalcoatl and Quetzaly

 

Quince

  • Origin: Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Apple-like fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “kwins”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Afro-Caribbean and Costa Rican writer Quince Duncan
  • Variants: Quinsey, Quincey, and Quinsee

 

Quỳnh

 

  • Origin: Vietnamese girl name
  • Meaning: “Graceful and charming” (a name that means “graceful”) or “night blooming flower”
  • Pronunciation: “kwin”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Vietnamese internet personality Quynh Nga and musical artist Quỳnh Th
  • Variants: None

 

Nature Names Starting With R

Raine

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hebrew, and English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Queen,” a musical name that means “she is singing,” or a nature name inspired by the “rain (weather phenomenon)”
  • Pronunciation: “rayn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian artist Raine Storey and English director Raine Allen-Miller
  • Variants: Rain and Rainy

 

Rowan

  • Origin: Scottish, Arabic, English, Celtic, and Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “A river in paradise,” “little redhead,” “red-haired,” or “tree of life” 
  • Pronunciation: “row-uhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #276
  • Namesakes/Description: American writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and actress Rowan Blanchard 
  • Variants: Rowen, Rowanne (girl name), and Roan

 

Nature Names Starting With S

Sabra

  • Origin: Hebrew and Hawaiian girl name
  • Meaning: “To rest,” “enduring,” “patient,” or “cactus fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “saah-bruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American dancer Sabra Johnson and artist Sabra Moore
  • Variants: Sabrah and Zabra

 

Sahara

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Desert”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-heh-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: American singer and songwriter Sahara Smith and actress, screenwriter, and inventor Sahara Lotti 
  • Variants: Saharra, Saharah, and Sahra

 

Salila

  • Origin: Indian girl name
  • Meaning: “A girl who carries water” or a name that means “water” 
  • Pronunciation: “sah-lee-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: US-based professor and doctor Salila Kurra
  • Variants: Salil

 

Shore

  • Origin: Greek androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Calm seas,” “dweller at the shore or strand,” or “beach” 
  • Pronunciation: “shor”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (examples include Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman Edward William Shore and American singer, TV personality, and actress Dinah Shore)
  • Variants: Shores

Nature Names Starting With T

Tanwen

  • Origin: Welsh girl name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “white fire” or “holy fire” 
  • Pronunciation: “tahn-wen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Fictional character Tanwen in Kevin Crossley-Holland’s “Arthur” trilogy novels
  • Variants: Tannwen and Tanwenn

Terran

  • Origin: American unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Earth-dweller” or “of the Earth”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-rahn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Canadian ice hockey player Terran Sandwith and American basketball player Terran Petteway
  • Also a last name (examples include American trumpet player and musician Tony Terran and singer, songwriter, and pianist Jennifer Terran)
  • Variants: Terrahn and Terra

 

Nature Names Starting With U

Ugnė

  • Origin: Lithuanian girl name 
  • Meaning: Name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “oog-nee-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Lithuanian writer Ugnė Karvelis and swimmer Ugnė Mažutaitytė 
  • Variants: None

Ula 

  • Origin: Celtic, Irish, and Scandinavian girl name
  • Meaning: “Gem of the sea” or “sea jewel”
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-lah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Slovene pop singer Ula Ložar and actress Ula Furlan
  • Variants: Ulla, Ulah, and Ullah

Nature Names Starting With V

Vale

  • Origin: English gender-neutral baby name 
  • Meaning: “Lives in the valley” or “farewell”
  • Pronunciation: “vayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Celebrity kid Vale Guthrie Feldman (the daughter of Australian-American broadcaster and journalist Savannah Guthrie and public relations and communications consultant Michael Feldman)
  • Variants: Vayle

 

Vanora

  • Origin: Old Welsh and Scottish girl name
  • Meaning: “White wave”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-now-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: British journalist and author Vanora Bennett 
  • Also a celebrity kid name after Vanora Marland ( daughter of pioneer plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe and wife Adonia)
  • Variants: Vanorra and Vannora

 

Vedis

  • Origin: Teutonic (Germanic language) girl name 
  • Meaning: “The soul of the jungle” or “holy spirit of the forest”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-dees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Icelandic author Vedis Jonsdottir
  • Variants: Veddis

 

Nature Names Starting With W

Walker

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Fuller of cloth,” “someone who cleanses cloth” (an occupational name), or “someone who wanders in the forest” 
  • Pronunciation: “waa-kr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #78
  • Namesakes/Description: American football linebacker Walker Lee Ashley and country pop singer and songwriter Walker Hayes
  • Variants: Walkyr, Walker, and Walkkerr

 

Waverly

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Waves” or “meadow of quivering aspens” 
  • Pronunciation: “way-ver-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #750 (girls) and 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes/Description: American rapper Waverly Walter Alford III (stage name King Gordy) and NFL football player Waverly Arthur Jackson Jr.
  • Also after Waverly Earp, a fictional character in the “Wynonna Earp” comic book series 
  • Variants: Waverley

 

Westbrook

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Western boy name that means “the western stream” or “from the west brook” 
  • Pronunciation: “west-brook
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a last name (such as after British racing driver Richard Westbrook and American basketball point guard Russell Westbrook)
  • Variants: Westbrock and Westbrooke

Nature Names Starting With X

Xhaiden

  • Origin: Old English and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Beam of cleansing light”
  • Pronunciation: “zay-den”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Xaiden

Xuân

  • Meaning: “Spring” or “one born during the springtime”
  • Pronunciation: “wahn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Spanish writer Xuan Bello and North Vietnamese political figure Xuân Thủy 
  • Variants: Xuan (without accent)

 

Xun

  • Meaning: “Snow,” “swift,” “sudden,” or “fast”
  • Pronunciation: “syoon”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Chinese actress and singer Zhou Xun and literary critic, lecturer, and writer Lu Xun (pen name of name Zhou Shuren) 
  • Variants: None

Nature Names Starting With Y

Yánjiāng

  • Origin: Chinese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Lava”
  • Pronunciation: “yan-jee-ahng”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: 1,000+
  • Variants: Yanjjiang

Yareli

 

  • Origin: Brazilian, Arabic, and Native American girl name
  • Meaning: “Small butterfly,” flower name for girls that means “water lily,” or a mystical name that means “water lady”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rel-ee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Mexican-American actress Yareli Arizmendi and Mexican beauty queen and Miss Mexico Earth 2014 Yareli Carrillo
  • Variants: Yarelli

 

Yeongi

  • Meaning: “Smoke”
  • Pronunciation: “yong-gee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: None
  • Variants: Yeonggi

Nature Names Starting With Z

Zambezi

  • Origin: Tonga – African girl name
  • Meaning: Also a black girl name that means “great river”
  • Pronunciation: “zam-beh-zee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Also a water name after the Zambezi River (Africa’s longest east-flowing river)
  • Variants: Zambezzi

 

Zarya

  • Origin: Russian and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: “Water priestess,” “sunrise” (a name that means “sun”), or “dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “zahr-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes/Description: Badass girl name after Zarya, a playable character in the “Heroes of the Storm” online game
  • Variants: Zariya

Zion

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Highest point” or “promised land”
  • Also a biblical name for boys and girls
  • Pronunciation: “zai-uhn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #144 (boys) and 1,000+ (girls)
  • Namesakes/Description: Swedish ice hockey player Zion Nybeck and American basketball player Zion Harmon
  • Variants: Ziyon

 

How Do I Pick A Nature Name?

There isn’t any specific rule on picking a nature name for your baby. Here are easy naming tips to help you find the right one:

  1. Find name inspirations from the things in nature around you or near your home. That’s how some parents pick “Forrest” (dweller near the woods) or Brooke (small stream) as their baby’s name.
  2. Consider gender-related options. For example, most flower and gem names are used as baby girl names, while tree names are often linked to boy names.
  3. You can go for unisex names, so you don’t have to worry whether a name is for one gender or another.
  4. You can also choose nature names from other languages to create a rare and unique baby name for your little one.
  5. Some nature names, such as “Fox,” can have a negative connotation (sly fox), but some parents think they’re a cool choice for their baby.
  6. It’s up to you to consider nature names as first, middle, or pet names for your baby.

 

 

 

 

References

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

 

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