Category: Meanings of Baby Names
By Clare Green
Happy Arbor Day! The last Friday in April is National Arbor Day in the US, a day dedicated to planting and celebrating trees. It’s a holiday in Nebraska, where the tradition started back in 1872. Some states have their own Arbor Day at different times of the year, depending on the climate. In Florida it’s as early as January, in Alaska it’s May, and Hawaii celebrates in November.
What does that have to do with names? Tree baby names are a big trend today, with many parents choosing one that represents the strength, beauty and importance of trees. Tree names in the US Top 1000 include Hazel, Willow, Rowan, Aspen, Magnolia, Holly and Laurel, as well as spinoffs like Oakley and Ashton. Even rarer names like Cedar, Cypress and Maple have seen an uptick in recent years.