Are you trying to choose the perfect baby name but haven’t heard anything that really fits your baby yet? One of the best ways to find a baby name is to look into different themes of names that sound good to you.
One really popular theme for baby names is a nature theme.
A nature name is simply a name that is commonly used to name something in nature. A few different common things on earth that are also used as names for a baby are words that describe:
- the sky
- plant life
- stones (precious stones)
- the elements (earth, air, fire, water)
- the seasons (spring, summer, winter, fall)
So if you are really into an earthy theme and just love how these nature-inspired names sound, here are 148 baby boy names inspired by nature all around us.
And if you are expecting a girl instead, here are 192 nature-inspired baby girl names.
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Acer – is the Latin botanical name for the Maple Tree.
Acker – English word meaning “meadow of oak trees.”
Ackley – English name for “oak meadow.”
Acton – is an English word that means “village with oak trees.”
Adair – a Scottish and Irish name that means “oak tree ford.”
Addax – addax is a white antelope that resides in the Sahara Desert.
Aidan – Gaelic name for “little fire.”
Alamo – is a Spanish name that means “popular tree.”
Alani – is a Hawaiian name that means “orange tree.”
Alder – is an Old English name that refers to the “alder tree.”
Alteris – is a Greek name that describes a bell-shaped flower. Alteris also means “corn grinder.”
Amir – is an Arabic and Hebrew name that means “king, ruler, and treetop.”
Arbor – is a Latin name that means “tree.”
Aries – is a Latin name that means “ram.”
Arvid – a baby boy name of Scandinavian, Swedish, and Norwegian origin that means “eagle tree.”
Ash – an English name that means “ash tree.”
Asher – a variation of the English name that means “ash tree.”
Ashton – is an English name that means “ash trees place.”
Aster – Greek name meaning “star.”
Barrow – which means “living by a grove”
Banyan – Indian for “the God tree.”
Basil – describes the culinary herb.
Bay – describes the broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward.
Bear – describes the animal.
Beaumont – French name that means “beautiful mountain.”
Benton – English name for “bent grass settlement.”
Birch – close to the birch trees
Branden – English name for “brown hill”
Briar – “a thorny patch.” Another variation of the name is Brier.
Blaze – “flame”
Buck – decribes a “male deer.”
Caelum – Latin name for “heaven.”
Caspian – comes from the Caspian sea located between Europe and Asia.
Cedar – is an American word that means “type of tree.”
Chan – Cambodian for “sweet-smelling tree.”
Clay – a finely-grained natural rock or soil material.
Cliff – describes the slope or bank of a river.
Cloud – an American name meaning “visible vapor nebula.”
Clove – is a type of “spice” that comes from German origin.
Colt – a colt is a “young male horse.”
Cove – describes a small sheltered bay.
Cullen – Irish for “holly tree.”
Cypress – comes from the tree of the same name.
Dagwood – and English name that means “bright wood.”
Dakota – comes from the name of a tribe of Native Americans from the Mississippi valley. It also part of the names of two states – North Dakota and South Dakota.
Dale – an English name that means “valley.”
Danner – German for “dweller near the fig tree.”
Denver – an English name meaning “born in a green valley.”
Dillon – Welsh name that means “the great sea.”
Dusty – a name that means “stone.”
Dylan – Welsh for “son of the sea.”
Eco – Latin name that means “of the environment.”
Ellwood – English name for “elder tree forest.”
Ember – the name Ember means “spark or burning low.”
Everest – a boy’s name that describes the tallest mountain in the world – “Mount Everest.”
Falcon – describes the powerful bird that has the same name.
Flint – English name meaning “a stream.”
Forest – French name meaning “woodsman or woods.”
Fox – describes the animal with the same name.
Fraser – Scottish for “strawberry.”
Frost – originates from Danish, Icelandic, and Norwegian origin and describes “winter.”
Glen – Gaelic name that means “valley.”
Granite – describes the common type of rock that is used in home countertops as well as cookware.
Grover – English name for “lives near a grove of trees.”
Guthrie – Gaelic name meaning “free wind.”
Harbor – describes a place on the coast where ships find shelter and dock.
Hawk – describes the bird with the same name. Another variation is Hawke.
Hazelton – English name meaning “settlement near hazel trees.”
Indigo – describes a dark blue tropical plant.
Irving – Scottish for “green river or sea friend”
Juniper – is a Latin name that describes the “juniper berry.”
Kai – Hawaiian name meaning “sea.”
Kale – describing the green or purple leafy vegetable.
Kamal – Arabic for “lotus.”
Kodiak – a Russian name for the Kodiak Islands. It is also the name for the Kodiak bear.
Lake – a baby boy name meaning “a body of water that runs deep.”
Landon – English name meaning “long hill.”
Lark – a name taken from the songbird. Another variation is Larke.
Laurel – is a Latin name that means “laurel tree.”
Lennox – Scottish for “elm grove.”
Leo – Latin name meaning “lion.” Leo is also a zodiac sign for those who are born between July 23 and August 22.
Liko – Hawaiian name meaning “leaf bud.”
Linden – meaning “linden tree hill.” Another variation is Lyndon.
Linwood – an English name that comes from “the linden tree dell.”
Lupin – Latin name meaning “pertaining to the wolf.”
Lynx – describes the medium-sized wild cat of the same name.
Malik – Greenlandic for “wave.”
Malus – Latin name for “the apples.”
Manuka – a New Zealand name for the “flowering shrub or tree.”
Marin – French name that means “one who loves the ocean.”
Marino – Latin name meaning “of the sea.”
Marsh – a baby name from Old English origin meaning “swamp.”
Marvin – Welsh for “sea hill.”
Merlin – Welsh name meaning “sea fortress.”
Montana – Spanish name for “mountain.”
Morgan – Welsh name for “sea-born, sea-song, or sea-circle.”
Moss – describing the small flowerless plants that grow in damp or shady locations.
Mulberry – is the name of a tree called a “mulberry tree.”
Murphy – Irish name for “sea warrior.”
Nash – English name for “by the ash tree.”
Nevada – Spanish name meaning “covered in snow.”
Nimbus – Latin name for “dark cloud.”
North – describes the northern part of an area, country, or region.
Oliver – Latin name meaning “olive tree.”
Onyx – the name of a gem.
Oren – Hebrew name for “laurel or pine tree.”
Orion – green name meaning “rising in the sky.”
Park – describes a grassy place with trees.
Perry – English name for “dweller near a pear tree.”
Phoenix – the name Phoenix comes from Greek origin and means “dark red.” The name is also the name of a mythical bird.
Pierce – Welsh name for “rock.”
Quarry – describes a large, deep pit where stone or other minerals are extracted.
Rafferty – Irish name meaning “floodtide.”
Rain – is a word that describes the weather phenomenon when rain falls from the sky. The name Rain also means “abundant blessings from above.” Another variation is Raine.
Reed – describes a tall plant that grows in marshy waters.
Reef – is a bar of rock, sand or coral that lies beneath the surface of the water.
Ren – Japanese name for “lotus.”
Ridge – an English name meaning “a narrow, rough segment of mountaintop.”
Rio – a Spanish, Portuguese, or Japanese name that means “place of the cherry blossoms.”
River – describes a large natural stream of water that flows in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another stream.
Robin – is an English name that means “bright fame.” Robin is also the name of a bird.
Rowan – is a tree or shrubs related to the rose family.
Sage – is an evergreen shrub that is used as an herb.
Sky – is an English name that describes the “upper regions of the air above.” Another variation is Skye.
Slate – the English name describing a metamorphic rock.
Sparrow – is a name that describes a sparrow which is a small bird in the finch family.
Spruce – describes the evergreen tree.
Sterling – English name for “pure silver.”
Storm – a storm means “violent weather.”
Sunny – is an English name that means “sunshine”
Sycamore – describes the sycamore tree. The name means “fig mulberry.”
Sylvan – Latin word meaning “wood or forest.”
Talon – a French name meaning “large claw of a bird of prey.”
Tarragon – a herb that is used for seasoning.
Taurus – Latin name that means “bull.”
Thorn – describes a stiff, sharp-pointed woody projection on the stem or another part of a plant.
Tiger – American name meaning “powerful cat.”
Timber – describes wood that has been prepared for use in building.
Trent – English name meaning “from the town by the river trent.”
Trenton – English name meaning “from the town by the river trent.”
Vale – an English name that means “lives in the valley.”
Vernon – meaning “springlike.”
Wade – English name meaning “at the river crossing.”
West – the direction where the sun sets.
Wolf – German name meaning “traveling wolf.” Another variation is Wolfe.
Wren – is an English name after a small bird.
Yael – Hebrew name of a “type of mountain goat.”
Zion – the name of the promised land that is referenced in the Bible.