Names That Mean Mountain

  1. Izan
    • Origin:

      Basque variation of Ethan or Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "strong, firm; reliable mountain"
    • Description:

      Izan, pronounced with the same vowel sounds and emphasis as Ethan, ranks among the Top 20 boys' names in Spain, where it's been popular for two decades.
  2. Tula
    • Origin:

      Choctaw, Hindi, or Kiswahili
    • Meaning:

      "mountain peak, a Libra, or to be tranquil"
    • Description:

      Tula is a polyethnic name which, spelled Toula, was used for the heroine of the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
  3. Agastya
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "mountain thrower"
    • Description:

      A name from Hindu mythology. Agastya is a name of Shiva, as well as the name of a legendary Hindu sage, believed to have received many of the earliest mantras which feature in the Rig Veda from Brahman. It is also the Indian name for the star Canopus. It comes from the Sanskrit, and is usually translated as ‘mountain-thrower’.
  4. Peri
    • Origin:

      Greek; Hebrew; Persian
    • Meaning:

      "mountain dweller; fruit; fairy"
    • Description:

      This name used for both sexes in several cultures is quite well used in Israel.
  5. Jael
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "mountain goat"
    • Description:

      This attractive Old Testament option is the name of a place in northern Israel.
  6. Beaumont
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful mountain"
    • Description:

      Beau is now in now in the Top 200 boys' names, and this is a more elaborate way to get there. Comic power couple Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti named their first son Beaumont Gino in July 2017. Monty is another possible nickname. As French baby names go, this one might provide the perfect balance of effete and approachable.
  7. Topanga
    • Origin:

      Native American
    • Meaning:

      "where the mountain meets the sea"
    • Description:

      Used for a free-spirited character on a 1990s sitcom, this name of a beautiful Southern California canyon does have an unconventional aura.
  8. Jael
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "mountain goat"
    • Description:

      A unisex Hebrew name sometimes given in Israel to kids born under the goat sign of Capricorn; it's also spelled Yael/Ya'el.
  9. Nyala
    • Origin:

      African, Ethiopian
    • Meaning:

      "mountain goat"
    • Description:

      Nyala is a secret nature name with a fashionable animal meaning. Nyala might be an appropriate name for a baby girl born under the sign of Capricorn, which is symbolized by the goat, or in the Chinese Year of the Goat -- though the last one was 2015 and we won't have another until 2027. Although the nee beginning is most frequently cited as the correct pronunciation, the name can -- and often will -- be pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with my and sigh.
  10. Kenya
    • Origin:

      Place name, Kikuyu
    • Meaning:

      "mountain of white"
    • Description:

      Kenya, a name borrowed from the East African nation and theoretically unisex, is now used mostly for girls. While it's had its ups and downs since entering the US Top 1000 in 1968, it currently ranks lower than spelling variant Kenia.
  11. Summit
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "highest point of a mountain"
    • Description:

      An especially adventurous word name that conjures up mountain expeditions. As names like Everest and Zenith continue to climb, so too should Summit.
  12. Parvati
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "the daughter of the mountain"
    • Description:

      This Hindu goddess name is very popular in India. The goddess of love, fertility and devotion, representing female force, Parvati is the wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesh. There is a Harry Potter character named Parvati Patil, a twin sister of Padma..
  13. Montserrat
    • Origin:

      Catalan
    • Meaning:

      "serrated mountain"
    • Description:

      Montserrat is a Catalan name meaning ‘serrated mountain’. That may not be the most appealing meaning, but the exceptional beauty of the Montserrat mountain range near Barcelona, Spain might change your mind. Montserrat is, unsurprisingly, most common among the Spanish community.
  14. Monserrat
    • Origin:

      Spelling variant of Montserrat, Catalan place-name meaning "serrated mountain"
    • Meaning:

      "serrated mountain"
    • Description:

      Monserrat is a variant spelling of the Catalan name Montserrat. It is likely the better spelling in English-speaking countries given the correct pronunciation of the name.
  15. Adri
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Adrian or Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "stone, mountain"
    • Description:

      While Adri is an Indian male name, it is more often heard throughout Europe as a diminutive of Adrian in its many forms. Pronunciation might be ay-dree or ah-dree, depending on the pronunciation of Adrian or Adriano. In the Top 100 in several European countries, Adrian's roots are in ancient Rome.
  16. Orestes
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "from the mountain"
    • Description:

      A figure in Greek drama who murdered his mother makes for an unconventional choice for a baby name, but it has appeared on the US extended list several dozen times since records began.
  17. Lan
    • Origin:

      Chinese or Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "orchid, mountain mist"
    • Description:

      A unisex Chinese name with a range of meanings, depending on the characters used. As a Chinese male name, "mountain mist" is one of the main reasons. In Vietnamese, it means "orchid".
  18. Kenya
    • Origin:

      Place name, Kikuyu
    • Meaning:

      "mountain of white"
    • Description:

      A bold and evocative African place name. The country of Kenya gets its name from Mount Kenya, referred to it as "Kirinyaga" or "Kerenyaga" by the local Kikuyu people, meaning "mountain of whiteness" due to its snow-capped peak.
  19. Zaltana
    • Origin:

      Native American
    • Meaning:

      "high mountain"
    • Description:

      Has an evocative feel, unusual to the Western ear without being identified with any particular culture.
  20. Vermont
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "green mountain"
    • Description:

      Place-name waiting to be discovered.