Secret nature names are an intriguing category: baby names that reference animals or weather or some other aspect of nature in their meaning without being explicit about it the way names such as Lily and Fox are.
If you’re a nature lover but value subtlety in your name choices, these kinds of secret nature names may be perfect for you. We’ve explored secret garden names in the past, but today we turn our attention to nature names from the sky: names that mean butterfly and bird, that relate to rain and clouds and the sky itself.
Here, a wide range of secret nature names from many cultures:
Alizeh – This Persian name meaning “wind” was used by actress GeenaDavis for her daughter.
Amaya – Amaia is a Basque name but its homonym Amaya is a Japanese name that means “night rain”.
Branwen — A Welsh name that might be thought of as Bronwen‘s lesser-known cousin, Branwen means “blessed raven.”
Farasha – This lovely Arabic names means “butterfly”.