Nature Baby Names

Nature baby names come from several categories: flower names, tree names, water, weather, and animal names. The popularity of nature names has risen along with the green movement, which has made us more appreciative of all things connected with nature. We have also seen a rise in nature baby names as parents look for names beyond the usual first name boundaries. Here are some of the coolest nature baby names for girls and boys today.

  • Quartz

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This may be a bit quirky to make it as a name, especially in first place. If you love it, you might try it in the middle.Read More 

  • Quill

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Quill is a unique possibility for the child of writers -- even if they do use computers rather than pens; could also serve as a rhyming tribute to an ancestor named Gil, Phil, or Bill (or Jill). Read More 

  • Rain

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image.

    Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the... Read More 

  • Ridge

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ridge may be the quintessential daytime drama name, but it's still better than most. This is one word name rising rapidly through the ranks, reentering the US Top 1000 in 2015 for the first time... Read More 

  • River

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Keri Russell and the Taylor... Read More 

  • Sage

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Fits many criteria sought by modern parents: it's short and strong, with intimations of wisdom as well as fragrant herbal properties. At this point, Sage is given about a third of the time to... Read More 

  • Shale

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Slate, Stone and Steel are on the rise, so why not Shale?Read More 

  • Slate

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the more unusual of the current crop of strong, single-syllable boys' names, evoking the images of both old-fashioned blackboards and modern stepping-stones and countertops. Read More 

  • Snow

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and... Read More 

  • Spring

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Spring doesn't sound half as contemporary as Winter, which has become the cool season name. Read More 

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