Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names
January 2018
By Natalie Barth
Looking for a baby name for your future family? More and more people are turning towards nature-inspired names for their children. Giving your child a nature-inspired name could give it a personality as strong as it’s namesake. We picked out a few of our favorites- both traditional and trendy. Here are our top ten picks for your nature-loving daughter or son.

1. Rose

In greek mythology, roses are considered a symbol of eternal love. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was often depicted with roses adorning her head, feet, and neck. Roses are used by Shakespeare in “Romeo and Juliet” to depict Juliet’s boundless love for Romeo despite his affiliation with the rival family. Show your love for your daughter by naming her Rose.

Rose baby

2. Kai 

Kai is a great name for either a boy or a girl. It means “ocean” in Hawaiian and allows your child to be forever connected with the magic of the sea. In Burmese, the name Kai means “unbreakable.”

Kai baby

3. Ivy

The ivy plant is known for being extremely strong, and can withstand the harshest conditions without faltering. Various religious beliefs say that ivy symbolizes eternity due to the way it continues to grow in all conditions. The name has spiked in popularity in recent years due to Beyonce naming her daughter Blue Ivy. Give your daughter a name that signifies unwavering strength and everlasting beauty.

4. Rain 

Rain is another option for a name inspired by water. It indicates individuality without being too strange. Your daughter or son will feel inclined to “go with the flow” with a name like this. An alternate meaning of rain is “abundant blessings from above.”

5. Willow 

In literature, the willow tree often symbolizes impermanence or endless wisdom. The trunk of the tree represents strength and stability while the branches are able to bend under pressure without breaking. It is a top pick among celebrities as well, with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith giving the name to their daughter. Willow is the perfect name to instill confidence and strength into your child!

Willow baby

6. Storm

Storm can be used for a girl or a boy. This name indicates a strong personality and your child will carry the power of a storm with them through their life. The name is commanding yet endearing all at the same time.

7. Reed

Reed means “nature itself.” It is perfect if you want a unique name while still holding onto traditional roots. It is a relatively common name for boys but it is still innately inspired by nature.

Reed baby

8. Skylar 

The name Skylar can be used for a girl or a boy. The image behind the name signifies a deep connection to nature and the sky itself. This name will inspire a free-spirit in your daughter or son.

Skylar baby

9. Forrest 

Forrest is a wonderful name for your baby boy.  The name was first used in England to indicate a “wanderer of the woods.” We can only hope he has the same perseverance and integrity as one of the fellow Forrests, Forrest Gump!

Forrest baby

10. Hazel 

Hazel is an old-fashioned name with roots in Old English. In Celtic mythology, the hazel tree is believed to carry wisdom and inspiration. It is widely used in pop-culture but is still unique and uncommon in the rest of society.

Hazel baby

Nature-inspired names will give your child a story to tell- it will be unique and carry the same emotions of the chosen name. Whether you choose a name inspired by the flora, fauna, or the elements, you can’t go wrong!

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