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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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  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile recent parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Bl... Read More 

  • Jet

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    This super-charged variation of Jett is on the rise -- along with the unlikely newcomer Jetson. Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a nature name that we really like. While it's trendiest for girls -- over 400 baby girls were named Juniper in 2013 versus fewer than ten boys -- the most notable Juniper in history was ... Read More 

  • Lake

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    This body of water runs deep; the best of a group of new possibilities that includes Bay, Ocean, River, and the more established Brook. It has received attention via the actress Lake Bell. Lake wou... Read More 

  • Land

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    One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle. 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 

  • Linden

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    Though this name of a sturdy tree that can live for centuries was quite popular for boys in the first half of the twentieth century, at this point in time we can see Linden as a fresh-sounding poss... Read More 

  • Magnolia

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    Magnolia, a sweet-smelling Southern belle of a name made famous via the iconic Edna Ferber novel and musical Showboat , is one of the latest wave of botanical names, along with exotic blossoms Azal... Read More 

  • Maple

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    If Apple and Juniper, Oak and Pine can be baby names, why not Maple? Why not indeed. We've heard Maple starting to be used quietly, but with its lush sound and attractive image, we predict its use ... Read More 

  • Meadow

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    How perfect was it that Tony Soprano's daughter's name was Meadow, suggesting that the TV mobster was once a kinder, gentler young dad.  Read More 

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