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One of the first and most unique decisions that expecting parents have to make is what to name their baby. And with an entire library of baby names to choose from, it can be stressful trying to pick just the right name for your baby.

So when you are trying to choose the perfect name, think about what types of names you like. What really sounds good when you say it? Trust me. You will be saying this name hundreds of times each day.

One really creative way that I’ve heard of picking a name is by sticking with a theme. For example a nature theme. In fact, a friend of mine has given each of her kids a name that represents nature in some way.

What is a Nature Name?

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:

  • herbs
  • the sky
  • flowers
  • plant life
  • birds
  • animals
  • 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 192 baby girl names inspired by nature all around us.

And if you are expecting a boy instead, here are 148 nature-inspired baby boy names.

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A

Abilene – means “land of meadows” in Hebrew.

Almond –  is an “edible tree nut.” It comes from the Old English name Almund. It is also a variation or Allmand which means “tree” in German.

Amber – is the Arabic word amber describes the “translucent fossilized resin” that is used in jewelry. Other variations include Amberlin or Amberly.

Amethyst – describes a “purple variety of quartz” used for gems. These gems are also the birthstone for February. The word is of Greek origin.

Anise – is an English word for a “Mediterranean plant and its seeds” that have a licorice flavor.

Aria – is a an Italian name meaning “air.”

Apple – describes the popular fruit that we all love.

Aspen – is an Old English name taken from the “aspen tree”.

Assana – is an Irish name that means “waterfall.”

Aster – is an Ancient Greek word that means “star.”

Auburn – a beautiful name describing a reddish-brown or golden-brown color.

Aurora – When you hear the name Aurora, childhood memories start flooding back of the beautiful princess Aurora from the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty. Just as the narrator says in the movie, the name Aurora is a word that means “dawn” in Latin.

Autumn – is the word describing the season of the year that comes between summer and fall.

Ava – is a variation of the name Eve. It is also derived from “avis,” which is the Latin word for “bird.”

Aveline – is a name that means “hazelnut or nut” in French.

Azalea – is the name of a flower that blooms in spring in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Azure – comes from the English word which means “sky blue.”

B

Bay – describes the broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward. 

Begonia – a begonia is a flowering plant that is native to moist tropical climates.

Belladonna – is a name that means “beautiful lady.” Belladonna is also the name of a poisonous flower knows as nightshade.

Bianca – is an Italian word for “white.”

Blossom – is an Old English floral name that means “a cluster of flowers.”

Bluebell – when you first hear this name, you instantly think about a carton of Bluebell ice-cream. However, the name Bluebell comes from the “flower that is blue with a creamy color inside”. The flower is shaped like a bell, which is where it got its name. 

Brin – means “hill” in Welsh. Brin is also a Slovenian name that means juniper. Another common spelling is Brynn.

Brooke – is a name derived from the Middle English word brok “meaning a small stream.”

Buttercup – is an English name that describes the “yellow wildflower” called a buttercup.

C

Calla – comes from the flower the calla lily which is named after the Greek word – beautiful.

Camellia – is the name of a “flowering, evergreen flower whose leaves and buds are used to make tea”. 

Carmel – comes from the Hebrew word kerem-el which means “vineyard of God”. It is also the name of Mount Carmel located in Isreal which is mentioned in the Old Testament.

Cascade – a French word that means “steep fall of water.”

Cedar – is an American word that means “type of tree.”

Celeste – is a Latin name that means “heavenly.”

Chamomile – is an American name that describes the “chamomile spice.”

Cheyenne – is the name of a tribe Native American Indians as well as a “river and city name.”

Cinnamon – an everyday “spice” that is used in cooking.

Clementine – a clementine is an orange fruit which is a “hybrid of a willow leaf mandarin orange and a sweet orange.”

Clove – is a type of “spice” that comes from German origin.

Clover – an English name that means “meadow flower.”

Crystal – a Latin word that means “earth mineral or brilliant glass”

Coral – is an English word that means “reef formation.”

D

Dahlia – is a flower that was named after a botanist A Dahl.

Daisy – a daisy is a beautiful flower.

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.

Daphne – is a Greek name that means “laurel tree.”

Darya – means “ocean” in Persian.

Dawn – is an English name that means “sunrise.”

Delphine – is a French name that means “dolphin.”

Diamond – the “name of a gem.”

Dianella – is a flowering plant with long, strappy leaves ranging from deep to pale green, to blue-green.

Dove – is an American name that describes a birth. Dove means “bird of peace.”

E

Ebony – is an English word that means “dark black-wooded tree.”

Ela – comes from the Hebrew word Elah which means “oak.”

Ember – the name Ember means “spark or burning low.” 

Emerald – an emerald is an English name for a “green gemstone.”

Estelle – is a Latin name that means “star.”

Evening – is a name that describes a “time of day before night.”

F

Farley – is an English name that means “sheep meadow.”

Fauna – is a Latin name that means “animal life.”

Fawn – an English name that has the meaning “young deer.”

Faye – has a few different meanings including “fairy” and “foundation” in Irish.

Fern – describes a member of a group of vascular plants. 

Flora – is a Latin name that means “flowering.”

G

Gaia – is a Latin name that means “earth.”

Gale – an English word meaning “pleasant or merry.” It is also spelled, Gail.

Gemma – is an Italian word that means “precious stone.”

Genesis – is a Greek word that means “beginning or birth.” Genesis is also the first book of the Bible.

Geranium – is the name of a flower.

Geneva – is the French name that means “juniper berry.”

Ginger – a reddish, orange spice.

Glen – is a Scottish name that means “from the wooded valley.”

Grove – is a name that describes “a small cluster of trees.”

H

Hana – is a Japanese name for “bud or blossom.” Another variation is Hannah or Hanna.

Harbor – describes a place on the coast where ships find shelter and dock.

Harmony – is a Greek name meaning “melody or lyric.”

Hazel – is an English name that means “the hazel tree.”

Heather – describes an evergreen flowering plant. 

Henna – henna is a reddish dye.

Holly – is a plant with red berries that are mostly mentioned during the holiday season. 

Honey – is a name from Old English origin that means “nectar.”

I

Ilana – is a Hebrew word that means “tree.”

Iris – a Greek name that means “colorful, rainbow.”

Isla – a Scottish word that means “island.”

Ivory – is an English name that describes “white elephant tusks.”

Ivy – an English name that describes a “climbing vine plant.”

J

Jade – and English name that describes a “green gemstone.” Jade is also the birthstone for the month of March.

Jasmine – the name describes the “jasmine flower” which is of Persian origin.

Jewel – is an English name for “precious stone.”

Journey – is an English name that means “to travel or take a voyage.”

Juniper – is a Latin name that describes the “juniper berry.”

K

Karma – is an Indian name that means “fate or destiny.”

L

Lana – is a name that means “light” in Slavic and “little rock” in Gaelic.

Lavender – a “purple flowering plant” of English origin.

Laurel – is a Latin name that means “laurel tree.”

Leilani – is a Hawaiian name that means “heavenly flower.”

Liana – is a name of French origin meaning ” to climb like a vine.”

Lilac – describes a “bluish, purple colored flowered.” The name is of Latin origin.

Lily – is the name of a flower. The name is of English origin.

Luna – an Italian name that means “the moon.”

M

Maize – is another word for “corn.” The word comes from Spanish origin.

Magnolia – a magnolia is the “name of a flower.” The name magnolia comes from French origin.

Maple – is a name that comes from the “maple tree.”

Maren – a Latin name that means “sea.”

Marguerite – is a French name that means “pearl.”

Marina – a Latin name that means “of the sea.”

Marissa – an English name that means “of the sea.”

Marley – an English name that means “from the boundary field.”

Marlowe – an English name that means “lake remains.”

Meadow – a meadow is an American word that means “field of grass or vegetation.”

Misty – an American name that means “covered with mist or dew.”

Moana – when you hear Moana, you instantly think about the Disney movie with the courageous young girl that travels across the sea to save her island. Moana means “ocean or sea” in Hawaiian.

Montana – a Latin word that means “mountain.”

Morgana – is a Welsh name that means “sea circle.”

Muriel – an Irish name meaning “of the bright sea.”

Murray – is a Scottish name that means “from the land by the sea.”

Myrtle – is a plant of Greek origin.

N

Neva – is a Spanish name for “snow.”

Nova –  is a name that describes a “new bright star.”

O

Oakley – is an English name that means “from the oak tree field.”

Oceana – a Greek name that means “from the sea.”

Olive – an olive is a fruit that grows on an olive tree.

Olivia – is a Latin word that comes from oliva which means “olive or olive tree.”

Opal – an Indian word that means “precious gem.”

Orchid – an orchid is a flowering plant with blooms that are colorful and fragrant. 

P

Paloma – is a Spanish name that means “dove.”

Paprika – is a common household spice.

Patchouli – a small shrubby mint-like plant from the East Indes. Patchouli is a highly valued fragrance and is also used as an essential oil.

Pearl – pearls are used in jewelry. The name pearl means “smooth, round bead formed by a mollusk.”

Peony – is a botanical name from the English word for a “type of flower.”

Pepper – is an American name that describes a “hot spice.”

Perry – an English word that means “dweller by the pear tree.”

Petal – petals are part of flowers. Petal is a Greek word that means “leaf.”

Petunia – a petunia is a type of flower. The name petunia is of English origin and means “trumpet-shaped flower.”

Phoenix – the name Phoenix comes from Greek origin and means “dark red.” The name is also the name of a mythical bird.

Plum – a plum is a fruit that comes from a plum tree.

Poppy – is a name of Latin origin that means “red flower.”

Portia – is a Latin name that means “pig, hog or doorway.”

Prairie – describes a “meadow or pasture.”

Primrose – is a Latin name that means “first rose.” Primrose is also the name of a character in the popular series – The Hunger Games.

Prunella – is a Latin name that means “plum.”

R

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.

Raven – an English name that describes a “blackbird.’

Ren – is a name of Japanese origin that means “water lily or lotus.”

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.

Rose – a rose is a beautiful flower that is highly loved by many. It comes in a few different colors and is often given as a gift.

Rosalie – is a French name that means “rose.”

Rosalind – is a German name that means “horse.”

Rosemary – is a Latin name that means “dew of the sea.” Rosemary is also a fragrant evergreen herb.

Rosetta – is a name that means “little rose” in Italian.

Ruby – is a Latin name for a “red gemstone” that is the birthstone for the month of July.

S

Sable – is the French word for “sand.”

Sage – is an evergreen shrub that is used as an herb.

Sahara – is an Arabic name for “desert.”

Sandy – is a Greek name that means “covered in sand.”

Sapphire – is a Hebrew name that means “blue.” The sapphire is a birthstone for the month of September.

Savannah – is a Spanish name that means “treeless plain.” Savannah is also the name of a river that forms the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia.

Sequoia – is a name that comes from the Cherokee Indians that means “giant redwood tree.”

Sesame – is of English origin and means “resembling the flavorful seed.”

Sienna – is an Italian name that means “reddish-brown.”

Sierra – a Spanish name that means “mountain.”

Silver – is a “metal element” that is used in jewelry and tableware.

Sireli – comes from the Estonian name “sirel” which means “lilac flower.”

Sky – is an English name that describes the “upper regions of the air above.”

Solana – a Spanish name that means “sunshine.”

Sparrow – is a name that describes a sparrow is a small bird in the finch family.

Star – the word star means “a luminous astronomical object seen in the night sky.”

Stella – is a Latin and Italian name that means “star.”

Storm – a storm means “violent weather.”

Summer – is an English name that describes “the warmest season of the year.”

Sunny – is an English name that means “sunshine”

T

Talia – is a Hebrew name that means “gentle dew from heaven” or “by the water.”

Tempest – is an English name that means “turbulent or stormy”

Terra – a Latin name that means “the planet earth.”

Thistle – is an English name that means “to prick.”

Tigerlily – the tiger lily is a flower that has fiery orange petals covered in spots.

Topaz – is a Latin name that means “jewel.”

V

Valley – a valley is low area land between hills or mountains.

Venice – is the name of an Italian city. 

Venus – is the second planet from the Sun.

Viola – is a Latin name that means “violet.”

Violet – is an Old French name of a flower.

W

Willow – a willow tree is a deciduous tree and shrubs that are found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions.

Wisteria – a wisteria is a flowering plant or tree. 

Windy – is when the weather is exposed by strong winds.

Winter – is one of the four seasons when it is the coldest time of the year. 

Wren – is an English name after a small bird.

Y

Yvette – is a French name that means “yew,” which is a type of tree. 

Yvonne – is a French name that means “yew wood.”

Z

Zahara – is a Hebrew name that means “to shine.”

Zaley – is an American name that means “dry.”

Zaria – is a Russian word for “sunrise or dawn.” Another variation is Zarya.

Zinnia – zinnias are annual plants that have daisy-like flowerheads. 

Are you a fan of earthy baby names? Tell me your favorites.

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