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Rocky, Stony Baby Names: Jasper, Piers and Cole

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By Kara, The Art of Naming

When it comes to earthy boy names, some of the coolest ones are related to rock and stone. There are some names that mean rock such as the Scottish surname Carrick from the Gaelic Carraig. 

The name Peter means “stone” and so do all of its variants and translations such as the French Pierre, the Spanish Pedroand others such as Piers, Pierce, Pierson, Piet and Pietro.  

Then there are names that mean earth or another element of the dirt, stone, or ground. If it’s a down-to-earth name you want, the list below features names with rocky and earthy meanings:

Cephas
Clayton
Cole
Craig
Dunstan
Ebenezer
Haldor
Halle
Halstein
Halvard
Harlow
Hermes
Leofstan
Malachite
Mason
Seneca
Stanford
Stanley
Terran
Torsten
Winston
Wystan
“rock”
“clay settlement”
“charcoal”
“crag, rock”
“dark stone”
“stone of help”
Thor‘s rock”
“rock”
“rock, stone”
“rock guardian”
“rock hill”
“piles of stones”
“beloved stone”
“mallow stone”
“stoneworker”
“place of stones”
“stone ford”
“stone clearing”
“land, earth”
Thor‘s stone”
“joy stone”
“battle stone”

If those don’t rock your boat, perhaps you’d prefer names that come from actual stones, minerals or rocky landscapes:

Canyon
Carnelian 
Clay
Cliff
Cobalt
Copper
Dale
Dune
Flint
Garnet
Glen
Jasper
Jet
Knoll
Mica
Obsidian
Onyx
Quartz
Ridge
Shale
Slate
Sterling
Stone
Terrace
Vale
Zinc

Did I miss any good ones? What is your favorite rocky name for a boy?

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Kara Cavazos is a mother of two, a blogger and a baby name enthusiast. She loves ancient and vintage names most of all but she regularly features a variety of names on her blog The Art of Naming.
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Madelyn Says:

March 21st, 2016 at 11:18 am

I love this list! The only name I would add is Rockwell.

teacupsandtiaras Says:

March 21st, 2016 at 12:37 pm

I have a HUGE soft spot for Cliff and Jasper!

Haids1987 Says:

March 21st, 2016 at 12:52 pm

What about Miner? That’s one I’ve seen here before and I love it! The small town I hail from was originally a mining town, so I have a soft spot for it.

Nerdy_cat Says:

March 21st, 2016 at 11:30 pm

I really like a lot of these. Sterling is currently my husband’s favorite boy name, and I love it, too, but I’m afraid it’s too tied to Sterling Archer. Not exactly a good namesake for a baby.

calder Says:

March 22nd, 2016 at 1:14 am

You missed Calder!

elifsu Says:

March 26th, 2016 at 7:39 am

Some Turkish names~
Kaya
Akik
Lâl

ZoeyBrina Says:

April 1st, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Jasper, Onyx, Dune — Love
Quartz, Stone, Cliff — Like

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