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Earth Day Names: Green names to celebrate the bounties of nature

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Nameberry commemorates Earth Day with this guest blog contributed by Elisabeth Wilborn, creator of one of our absolute favorite blogs, You Can’t Call It “It” Elisabeth, a writer, artist, and mom,  lives in Brooklyn, New York

April 22 has rolled around, and we remind ourselves yet again to care for the Earth– lest it forget to care for us. If you’d like your child to be ever mindful of the planet, consider sourcing his or her name from Earth gods and goddesses, from the Earth’s bounty itself, or from one of the great conservationists (with conveniently attractive surnames, no?).

Happy day!  Be good, and enjoy it.

EMBLEMS OF THE EARTH

GIRLS

AnonaRoman goddess of the harvest

Avani- Sanskrit, “earth”

Ceres- Ancient Roman, “to grow”,Roman goddess of agriculture

Demeter- Greek, “earth mother”, Greek goddess of agriculture

FloraRoman goddess of flowers

Francis- Italian saint reknowned for his connection to animals

Gaia- Greek, “earth”, and the goddess of the earth

GeorgiaGeorginaGeorgianna- Greek, “farmer”

Kun- Chinese, “earth”

LunaRoman goddess of the moon

Perpetua- Latin, “continuous”

Terra- Latin, “earth”

Vita- Latin for “life”

Zoe- Greek, “life”

BOYS

Adam- Hebrew, debated meaning; man formed from the Earth

Asa- Hebrew, “healer”

Chaim- Hebrew, “life”

Enki- Sumerian, “lord of the earth”, god of water and wisdom

George- Greek, “farmer, earthworker”

Pax- Latin, “peace”

Vitus- Ancient Roman, from the latin for “life”

Zephyr- Greek god of the west wind

FROM THE EARTH

Bay

Birch

Clover

Crane

Cypress

Delfina

Eartha

Fern

Juniper

Maple

Marina

Nightingale

Ocean

Peregrine

Petra

Rosemary

Solstice

Sorrel

Spruce

Thistle

Verbena

Warbler

Willow

Wren

Wolf

PROTECTORS OF THE EARTH

David Attenborough

John James Audubon

David Bellamy

Rachel Carson

Jeff Corwin

Jacques Cousteau

Charles Darwin

Dian Fossey

Buckminster Fuller

Jane Goodall

Steve Irwin

Aldo Leopold

Carl Linnaeus

Chico Mendes

John Muir

Frederick Law Olmstead

Sigurd F. Olson

Peter Simon Pallas

Henry David Thoreau

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