12 Unique Nature Names for Boys
Unique nature names for boys are a lush and varied category, and one that’s expanding all the time. The most visible nature names tend to be on the girls’ side: the popular flower names such as Lily and Violet along with tree names like Willow and bird names such as Wren.
But there are many more rare and uncommon nature names for boys, lying outside the Top 1000. And some amazing nature names for boys are truly one-of-a-kind.
Here are a dozen cool and unique nature names for boys to consider:
Unique Nature Names for Boys
Benno — Benno qualifies as a nature name on two counts. First, it means bear. And St. Benno was the patron saint of anglers. Only nine boys were named Benno in 2015, but you could also use this proper name as a cool short form of the Top 10 Benjamin.
Birch — The birch is one of the most beautiful of trees, lending its grace and distinction to the name Birch, used for only six baby boys in 2015. Longtime Indiana Senator Birch Bayh was instrumental in passing feminist legislation in the 1970s.
Danner — Danner was used as a name for 17 boys probably more on the strength of its trendy two-syllable er-ending sound than because of it nature-related meaning. But this boys’ name that means “dweller near the fig tree” can make a handsome alternative to Daniel.
Laramie — Looking for a cool way to honor grandpa Larry? Place name Laramie has a Western feel thanks to the city in Wyoming and it also means “canopy of leafy boughs.” It was used for 25 boys last year.
Lonan — Lonan is one of those names we’re surprised isn’t used much more often. It’s got both traditional cred as an ancient Irish saints’ name and also carries the stylish two-syllable rhythm for boys, ending with n. It means blackbird but parents might think it sounds too lonely: It was not given to any boys in the US last year though it makes an excellent alternative to the popular Logan.
Ossian — Ossian is an Anglicization of the Irish Oisin, the mythical son of Finn McCool. He’s also the hero of the Ossianic poems by James McPherson. This fierce name carries a gentle meaning: “little deer.”
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on June 21st, 2016 at 5:09 am
These are some unique names for western countries. But when it comes to Indian names, some of the unique one are:-
You can see more unique names here:- http://justdakhila.com/blog/latest-baby-names-for-girl-and-boy/
on June 21st, 2016 at 11:40 am
Benno caught my eye. It’s quite handsome but I’d be worried everyone would assume it’s a nickname for Benjamin.
My DD has a friend (g) named Phelan.
on June 21st, 2016 at 1:27 pm
I think Benno, Ossian (love this) and Salix are interesting, and usable to some degree.
I’m afraid as soon as I saw Laramie on the list, my first thought was Matthew Shepard (may he forever rest in peace), I can’t shake that association. If I met a little boy named Laramie, I know I wouldn’t be able to help but immediately think ‘Matthew Shepard’. Maybe that’s just me though.
on June 21st, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Maggiemary, that was my first thought about Laramie, too.
on June 22nd, 2016 at 1:06 am
Huh. Ever since botany classes, I’ve pronounced Salix with a long A. Apparently, there is more than one accepted pronunciation. I learned something new.
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