Naming your baby is a one-time deal that will last forever and what is more natural than bringing life into the world?
Inspired by nature, many of these baby names provoke a grounding connection to mother nature.
Here are the 48 nature-inspired baby names we hand-selected that would best fit your precious gift.
1. Autumn – From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
2. Azalea – From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek word azaleos, meaning ‘dry’.
3. Bear – A gruff, large wild animal, the bear symbolises strength and confidence. Standing against adversity; taking action and leadership.
4. Birch – The birch tree represents new beginnings and a cleansing of the past.
5. Blossom – From the English word blossom, ultimately from Old English ‘blÃ³stm’. It came into use as a rare given name in the 19th century.
6. Breeze/Breezy – You know, like the wind.
7. Cascade – Also a variety of beer, one may be inspired by a cascading waterfall.
8. Clementine – The feminine form of the French name Clement.
9. Cliff – A high rocky precipice.
10. Cloud – A mass of atmospheric moisture high above the ground.
11. Clove/Clover – From the English word for the wildflower, ultimately deriving from Old English ‘clafre’.
12. Coral – Inspired by underwater skeletal deposits that form reefs.
13. Dawn – The dawn of a new, day, life and era.
14. Dove – The bird that represents peace.
15. Evening – The hours of sunset that bring us twilight.
16. Fauna – Living organisms that make up animal life.
17. Fawn – Like Bambi, a super sweet baby deer.
18. Fern – Of Old English origin deriving from ‘fearn’.
19. Flint – Defined as hard rock, the name Flint denotes strength, endurance and determination.
20. Flora – The living organisms that make up plant life.
21. Forrest – Derived from those who lived in the woods.
22. Gaia – Of Greek origin meaning ‘The Earth’.
23. Galaxy – A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
24. Gale – Extreme and strong currents of air.
25. Glenn – Of Gaelic origin, meaning from the valley or glen.
26. Hawke – The hawk is a bird of prey symbolising power, focus and clear vision.
27. Hazel – From the hazel tree that bears the hazel nut.
28. Holly – The tree often used to adorn Christmas decorations, the plant represents joy, peace protection and the celebration of the winter solstice.
29. Ivy – From the evergreen climbing plant that represents fidelity and eternity.
30. Leif – A root name of leaf, this name is of Scandinavian origin meaning dearly loved.
31. Leo – The lion, is a relentless fighter representing courage and strength, overcoming life’s battles.
32. Maple – A grand tree that represents the wisdom of balance and promise.
33. Meadow – Conjuring an image of flat expansive fields saturated in an abundance of wildflowers.
34. Misty – A refreshing mist of rain makes the best rainbows.
35. North – The cardinal point of the compass.
36. Nova – Of Latin origin meaning ‘new’. In astronomy, a nova is a star that releases an incredible burst of energy rendering it extremely bright.
37. Orion – Rising in the sky; dawning. Mythological Orion was a mighty hunter and son of Poseidon. People with this name are said to be competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth.
38. Petal – Often brightly coloured segments of the flower.
39. Prairie – A wide open expanse of grassland.
40. Solstice – The two times of the year, are the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.
41. Sparrow – A nimble little bird.
42. Sunny – Shining bright light and disposition.
43. Tempest – A violent and windy storm.
44. Terra/Tierra – From Latin derivative meaning ‘earth’.
45. Venus – Not only the second planet from the sun, Venus pertains to a beautiful goddess of love and beauty.
46. Willow – The willow tree symbolises fulfilling wishes of the heart, learning from the past, inner vision and dreams.
47. Wolfe – The wolf denotes intuition, intelligence and an appetite for freedom.
48. Wren – A short-winged songbird