Tree Baby Names

Tree baby names are just one branch of the nature names growing in popularity, with many original choices, especially for boys.
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  • Forrest

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    Forrest is one of the earliest appealingly sylvan, outdoorsy choices, borne by newsman Sawyer, actor Whitaker, and football Hall of Famer Gregg. Forrest Gates was a character on "Buffy the Vampire ... Read More 

  • Grove

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    Fresh, evocative choice.  Read More 

  • Hazel

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    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the Maid... Read More 

  • Ilara

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    Uplifting name that's technically for boys but practically would work much better for girls. Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name — it's a small evergreen shrub — with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, a... Read More 

  • Kamilah

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    One of the most adaptable of the Middle Eastern names, partly because of its similarity to the western Camilla.  Read More 

  • Laurel

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    Laurel takes Laura back to its meaning in nature, resulting in a gentle, botanical option. It was on the rise in 2013, reaching the Top 900, and is likely to continue to climb. And even more direct... Read More 

  • Leaf

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    The nature boy version of the Norwegian. In the creative-naming Phoenix family, Leaf is the former name of the actor we know as Joaquin. Read More 

  • Linden

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    The graceful, natural image of the verdant shade tree transcends any connection with President Johnson. A sturdy tree that can live for centuries, Linden was actually quite a popular boys' name fr... Read More 

  • Oak

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    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle. If you'd prefer to take the longer route to the n... Read More 

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