125+ Unique and Amazing Nature Names
Nature names are a perennial favorite for American parents, with perennial favorites like Lily, Rose and Poppy long dominating the charts and unique nature names being discovered every day.
More recent star performers have come from further afield than the floral section of the natural world, with Willow, Hazel, Ivy, Summer, River, Raven, and Reed all in the Top 500 in 2017.
But parents are increasingly looking to even more obscure inspiration for their baby names. We now bring you all of the unique nature names that were given to fewer than 200 children in the USA in 2017.
Animal Names for Babies
Bear, given to 196 boys
Hawk, given to 87 boys
Sparrow, given to 87 girls and 10 boys
Wolf, given to 73 boys
Lark, given to 58 girls and 6 boys
Lion, given to 29 boys
Tiger, given to 28 boys with a further 14 boys named Tyger
Dove, given to 26 girls
Koi, given to 26 boys and 25 girls
Falcon, given to 23 boys
Sable, given to 20 girls
Lynx, given to 19 boys
Fawn, given to 17 girls
Cricket, given to 16 girls
Heron, given to 16 boys
Finch, given to 15 boys
Newt, given to 15 boys
Cub, given to 11 boys
Starling, given to 9 girls and 5 boys
Coyote, given to 8 boys
Fennec, given to 7 boys
Eagle, given to 6 boys
Feather, given to 6 girls
Jaguar, given to 6 boys
Unique Tree Names
Clover, given to 179 girls
Cedar, given to 132 boys and 32 girls
Linden, given to 104 boys
Maple, given to 95 girls
Acacia, given to 89 girls
Mahogany, given to 88 girls
Fern, given to 86 girls
Sequoia, given to 79 girls and 17 boys
Branch, given to 70 boys
Timber, given to 64 boys and 61 girls
Basil, given to 58 boys and 24 girls
Alder, given to 56 boys and 9 girls
Ebony, given to 47 girls
Rue, given to 44 girls and 6 boys
Cypress, given to 36 girls and 35 boys
Oak, given to 35 boys
Rye, given to 34 boys
Arbor, given to 30 girls and 13 boys
Birch, given to 20 boys
Cotton, given to 17 boys
Banyan, given to 14 boys
Maize, given to 8 girls and 6 boys
Thorn, given to 7 boys
Leaf, given to 6 boys
Fruit and Spice Names
Pepper, given to 121 girls
Ginger, given to 62 girls
Cassia, 51 girls
Cherry, given to 26 girls
Lemon, given to 25 girls
Saffron, given to 21 girls
Apple, given to 8 girls
Anise, given to 6 girls
Berry, given to 6 girls
Unique Flower Names
Calla, given to 175 girls
Linnea, given to 153 girls
Zinnia, given to 145 girls
Marigold, given to 131 girls
Lotus, given to 114 girls and 10 boys
Lavender, given to 86 girls
Amaryllis, given to 67 girls
Primrose, given to 56 girls
Aster, given to 23 girls
Tulip, given to 21 girls
Garland, given to 16 boys and 9 girls
Gardenia, given to 13 girls
Fleur, given to 11 girls
Orchid, given to 11 girls
Chrysanthemum, given to 10 girls
Summer–Rose and Winter–Rose, given to 10 girls each
Tansy, given to 9 girls
Edelweiss, given to 7 girls
Hyacinth, given to 7 girls
Gems, stones and metal names
Onyx, given to 188 boys and 66 girls
Stone given to 185 boys and 7 girls
Sapphire, given to 180 girls
Amethyst, given to 174 girls
Coral, given to 159 girls
Flint, given to 91 boys
Steel, given to 50 boys
Silver, given to 45 girls and 13 boys
Slate, given to 40 boys
Copper, given to 22 boys and 6 girls
Geo, given to 16 boys
Garnet, given to 15 girls
Beryl, given to 14 girls
Coal, given to 13 boys
Gem, given to 11 girls
Bronze, given to 7 boys
Obsidian, given to 7 boys
Cobalt, given to 6 boys
Star and Planet Names
Star, given to 116 girls and 7 boys
Venus, given to 115 girls
Jupiter, given to 89 girls and 31 boys
Mars, given to 73 boys and 7 girls
Moon, given to 22 girls
Galaxy, given to 20 girls and 5 boys
Mercury, given to 11 boys
Nebula, given to 10 girls
Solaris, given to 8 girls
Stellar, given to 8 boys and 7 girls
Kuiper, given to 6 boys
Other Unique Nature Names
Zephyr, given to 127 boys and 39 girls
Canyon, given to 113 boys and 9 girls
Ocean, given to 108 boys and 76 girls
Storm, given to 103 girls and 60 boys with a further 112 girls and 14 boys named Stormy
Dawn, given to 99 girls
Rain, given to 88 girls and 46 boys (with a further 11 girls called Rainy)
Terra, given to 86 girls
Lake, given to 74 boys and 46 girls
Snow, given to 59 girls and 6 boys
Brook, given to 57 girls and 14 boys
Sunshine, 55 girls
Harbor, given to 53 girls and 27 boys with Harbour given to a further 12 girls
Cove, given to 50 boys and 8 girls
Reef, given to 50 boys
Cloud, given to 31 boys
Prairie, given to 24 girls
Bay, given to 22 girls and 5 boys
Breeze, given to 22 girls and 9 boys (with a further 12 girls called Breezy)
Creek, given to 20 boys
Thunder, given to 20 boys
Rainbow, given to 19 girls
Meridian, given to 16 girls
Spring, given to 16 girls
Tempest, given to 16 girls
Harvest, given to 15 girls and 6 boys
Safari, given to 15 boys
Valley, given to 15 girls
Solstice, given to 12 girls
Nature, given to 11 girls and 10 boys
Calvert, given to 9 boys
Season, given to 8 girls
Horizon, given to 6 girls
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alchemicallypurplefairy Said
on July 8th, 2018 at 11:42 pm
just curious, is this just first names, or first and middle?

Selkit Said
on July 9th, 2018 at 12:07 am
One guilty pleasure animal name of mine is Egret. I doubt I could ever actually use it for a first, but maybe for a middle. Of course, it’s only one letter off from regret…

Orchid_Lover Said
on July 9th, 2018 at 1:25 am
What is the nature connection to Calvert?

Michell Said
on July 9th, 2018 at 6:30 am
We called our daughter Otter while when I was pregnant. If it wasn’t for our last name we might have stuck w it.

Aunt_ning1 Said
on July 9th, 2018 at 12:38 pm
Orchid_Lover, I know Calvert is the name of a river in Australia.

Aunt_ning1 Said
on July 9th, 2018 at 12:39 pm
I wanted to use Canyon as a middle name for my son, but it was vetoed haha.
If I ever have a little girl I have thought of using Azalea as an honor name for my mother. She hates her name (Margaret) but Azalea’s are her favorite flower and we have several bushes at her house.

Sweekune Said
on August 2nd, 2018 at 11:51 am
My daughter’s middle name is Wren. I love nature names. If she had been a boy her middle me would have been Mallard for the duck (and the A4 Pacific train according to my husband)
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