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Nature baby names come from several categories: flower names, tree names, water, weather, and animal names. The popularity of nature names has risen along with the green movement, which has made us more appreciative of all things connected with nature. We have also seen a rise in nature baby names as parents look for names beyond the usual first name boundaries. Here are some of the coolest nature baby names for girls and boys today.
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  • Calla

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    Calla is a lily name that is much more distinctive and delicate than Lily. Rarely heard today, it did appear in the popularity lists in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Calla is the epo... Read More 

  • Canyon

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    Canyon is a quasi-unique name evocative of natural splendor and the old Steve Canyon comic-strip heroism, making it an intriguing new word-name possibility. Similar but less word-like: Kenyon. Read More 

  • Cedar

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    Cedar is, like Ash, Oak, Pine and Ebony, one of the new tree/wood names that parents are starting to consider; this one is particularly aromatic. In the Bible the cedar is mentioned in Psalm 92:12... Read More 

  • Cliff

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    Cliff is a familiar, timeless short form -- never too popular, yet widely known -- that you might also think of as a geographical name ala Vale or Field. Read More 

  • Clover

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    Clover is a charming, perky choice if you want to move beyond hothouse blooms like Rose and Lily, and it's recently become a new celeb favorite, chosen by both Neal McDonough and Natasha Gregson Wa... Read More 

  • Crane

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    This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane. Crane is a surname that originated for a tall... Read More 

  • Cricket

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    Nickname name from the era of Father Knows Best , though we can see it making something of a comeback, a la Clover and Pippa. Especially since it has recently been chosen by Busy Philipps. Read More 

  • Dahlia

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    One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a); seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air--it has risen to Number... Read More 

  • Delta

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    Southern charm, lazy-day-down-by-the-river feel.  Read More 

  • Dove

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    One of the new bird names, like Lark and Wren, this one's associated with the billing and cooing sounds of love. Soft and gentle, Dove also has the admirable association with peace. Dove was actua... Read More 

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