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.

18 Brand-New Nature Names
Sat Apr 13 2024

18 Brand-New Nature Names

From Nameberry's constantly growing database, the newest nature names to be added.
Short Names: the Ultimate Guide
Sun Apr 07 2024

Short Names: the Ultimate Guide

Short names pack a lot of punch into just a few letters. Here are nine different styles of mini-name to consider, whether you're more into John, June or Jax.
Italian Place Names: Straight From The Map
Wed Apr 03 2024

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 Mar 31 2024

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!
March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
Sat Mar 02 2024

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies
Thu Feb 29 2024

Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies

There is a whole category of energetic word names for boys that practically leap off the page.
Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love
Wed Feb 14 2024

Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love

Our ultimate guide to Valentine's Day names meaning love, heart, and all things sweet, plus some gems from mythology and literature. Will you choose one for your little lovebug?
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 13 2024

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!
Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine
Sat Feb 10 2024

Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine

Moon names for babies don't stop at Luna! Today on Lunar New Years, we take a look at some of the best rare moon-inspired baby names for boys and girls, from Aruna to Esmeray to Caliban.
African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names
Fri Feb 09 2024

African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names

The earliest African American names included day names, place names, and word names that sound very 21st century.
Boho Baby Names Defy Convention
Mon Feb 05 2024

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.
200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
Tue Jan 30 2024

200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Unique word names you won't find anywhere else, crowd-sourced from the Berries.
Christmas Names for Boys
Sat Dec 16 2023

Christmas Names for Boys

Christmas names for baby boys range from the classic Joseph or Emmanuel to modern-style Drummer or Dove.
Arctic Names: Cool and Wild
Tue Dec 05 2023

Arctic Names: Cool and Wild

A flurry of ice-cool names evocative of Arctic nature, weather and places.
Unique Nature Names for Christmas Babies
Sun Dec 03 2023

Unique Nature Names for Christmas Babies

Wonderful rare nature names for a Christmas baby, from trees like Cedar and Cypress to the fragrant Lavender and Sage.
Moonstruck Names: Lunar names from Calypso to Cressida
Wed Nov 15 2023

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
Thu Oct 12 2023

Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings

Hindu names with bright and beautiful meanings relating to light, joy, love, family and prosperity.
Autumn Names: Colorful and Cozy
Sun Sep 24 2023

Autumn Names: Colorful and Cozy

Expecting a Fall baby, or just love this time of year? There's a rich harvest of autumnal names to choose from, inspired by nature, colors, festivals, and of course names meaning Autumn itself.
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Fri Aug 18 2023

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 2022 — some of them might surprise you.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Thu Aug 17 2023

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.
Water Names Make a Splash
Sat Jul 29 2023

Water Names Make a Splash

Dive into a refreshing pool of names inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers and more, perfect for your water babe.
Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming
Thu Jul 20 2023

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.
The 27+ Best Beachy Baby Names
Tue Jul 18 2023

The 27+ Best Beachy Baby Names

Beach-combing for summery baby names and digging up some surprising treasures.
Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna
Tue Jun 27 2023

Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna

Move over Luna, here are our picks of the best Spanish nature names of 2022.
Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Jun 20 2023

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.