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Nature, Place and Word Names

Baby names drawn from nature, from places, and from words are the focus of these news stories and analysis on the latest baby name trends and most recent lists of popular names. For more news. lists, names, and inspiration on nature names, place names, and word names, visit our Unique Names page.

Moonstruck Names: Lunar names from Calypso to Cressida
Sun Nov 20 2022

Moonstruck Names: Lunar names from Calypso to Cressida

Shimmering moon names drawn from the worlds of Greek myth and Shakespeare's plays.
Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings
Mon Oct 24 2022

Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings

Hindu names with bright and beautiful meanings relating to light, joy, love, family and prosperity.
Autumn Names: Cozy and Colorful
Sat Sep 10 2022

Autumn Names: Cozy and Colorful

Expecting a Fall baby, or just love this time of year? There's a rich harvest of autumnal names to choose from. Nature names like Rowan, color names like Aurelia, birthstone names like Opal, seasonal goddesses like Gaia, and of course names meaning Autumn itself.
Celestial Baby Names: 20 Names That Mean Star
Fri Sep 02 2022

Celestial Baby Names: 20 Names That Mean Star

Discover 20 stunning unique names that mean star, from Astraea to Yvaine.
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Thu Aug 25 2022

Brand Names Become Baby Names

Brand name or baby name? They're both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2021 — some of them might surprise you.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Tue Aug 09 2022

Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In

Secret nature names are the outdoorsy choices with a more subtle connection to the natural world. They still feel fresh and appealing, but they hide their secret nature behind a cool or classic exterior.
French Flower Names Are Chic and Fresh
Fri Jul 08 2022

French Flower Names Are Chic and Fresh

French flower names are perfect for nature lovers with connections to France or who love the chic French style. Here are some of the most stylish options in France right now.
Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful
Sat Jul 02 2022

Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful

On the roster for Waldorf schools, you'll find children's names ticking many of the hottest trend boxes: names from nature and seasons, history and books, and classics hiding in plain sight. Discover the best names with this aesthetic — often ahead of the curve, sometimes way outside it.
Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Jun 21 2022

Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

Summer baby names call to mind long, lazy summer days spent soaking up nature in all its glory. Here, our ultimate guide to all things summer names: from the most popular to the most unique summer names for girls and boys.
Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming
Mon Jun 13 2022

Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming

Flower names for boys are a fresh take on nature names, far rarer and more unexpected than their female counterparts. Discover some of our favorite floral boy names here.
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Sun Jun 05 2022

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

Searching for alternatives to the classic girl name Rose? We've got a wealth of fresh options for you, ripe for the picking!
June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!
Wed Jun 01 2022

June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!

June baby names include sweet summery choices meaning sun and sea, as well as names that celebrate June's most famous figures, feasts, and festivals.
Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide
Wed Jun 01 2022

Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide

Flower names for girls never go out of style! Here are our picks for the brightest and best floral names for girls right now.
100+ New Nameberry Names for 2022
Mon May 30 2022

100+ New Nameberry Names for 2022

Unique and intriguing names abound in our exclusive roundup of the newest names on Nameberry – many of them suggested by our very own international Berry community!
The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo
Thu May 19 2022

The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo

A diverse menu of name possibilities for your summertime son.
12 Best Beachy Names for Girls
Sat May 14 2022

12 Best Beachy Names for Girls

Looking for a name for a summertime baby girl that goes beyond the obvious choices? Here are 12 examples you probably haven't thought of.
Hillbilly Names Have Rugged Charm
Wed May 04 2022

Hillbilly Names Have Rugged Charm

Yesterday's hillbilly names are today's quirky cool cowboy names, beloved by hipster baby namers and those who love their rugged, outdoorsy appeal.
Night Names are Heavenly
Wed Apr 27 2022

Night Names are Heavenly

Night names take their cues from the stars, moon, and mythological deities of the night sky. Explore our guide to 100+ nighttime baby names.
Italian Place Names: Straight From The Map
Sat Apr 23 2022

Italian Place Names: Straight From The Map

Italy's cities, islands, and even rivers can make great baby names! We dive into all the Italian place names that parents are using now, from popular choices like Siena to rarities like Venice and Loreto.
Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide
Sun Apr 17 2022

Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide

Easter names are Springy, symbolic, and spiritual. They include common names connected to nature, such as Lily and Willow, as well as rare names with meanings related to rabbits, rebirth, palms — even eggs!
Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine
Mon Mar 21 2022

Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine

Moon names for babies don't stop at Luna! We take a look at some of the best rare moon-inspired baby names for boys and girls, from Aruna to Esmeray to Caliban.
Boho Baby Names Defy Convention
Mon Mar 14 2022

Boho Baby Names Defy Convention

Boho baby names are free-spirited, creative and down-to-earth – qualities that many modern parents aspire to for their children. Explore 100+ beautiful bohemian names for your little wandering spirit.
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Mar 01 2022

Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!

A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!
Tue Feb 22 2022

Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!

Nameberry’s new top boy name is a quirky wild nature name with serious starpower. Welcome to the stage, Wolf! We explore 15 of the hottest wild animal names now.
200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
Thu Feb 17 2022

200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Unique word names you won't find anywhere else, crowd-sourced from the Berries.