Menu

Nature Names

  1. EvoraHeart
    • Origin:

      Portuguese place name
    • Meaning:

      "yew tree"
    • Description:

      Evora is a city in Portugal known for its magnificent Roman aged ruins. It is occasionally seen as a female name, evoking some of the mystique of this region.
  2. ZerenHeart
    • Origin:

      Animal name
    • Description:

      More commonly known as the Mongolian Gazelle. Zeren would probably read as a creative spin on Seren.
  3. LapisHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "azure blue stone"
    • Description:

      Out-of-the-ordinary gemstone name derived from lapis lazuli, which is said to enhance awareness and intellect, impart ancient wisdom and cure many ailments, making it an interesting possibility for a blue-eyed girl. Lazuli — or Azure or Blue — are other options.
  4. EddyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Edward
    • Meaning:

      "wealthy guardian"
    • Description:

      Eddy, recently used by Celine Dion for one of her twin boys, was chosen to honor Eddy Marnay, who produced her first five records. Though less common a nickname for Edward than Eddie, Eddy is used more often on its own.
  5. LaramieHeart
    • Origin:

      Wyoming place-name, French
    • Meaning:

      "canopy of leafy boughs"
    • Description:

      Swaggering western place-name with a lot of cowboy bravado and panache.
  6. PetuniaHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "trumpet-shaped flower"
    • Description:

      Literary heritage: the "Loony Tunes" girlfriend of Porky Pig. But with the increasing popularity of all kinds of unusual botanical names, Petunia may be a name we start to hear more of. Perhaps-more-pleasing Petunia alternatives: Petal, Posy, Poppy.
  7. TideHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      As likely to be tied to the detergent as to the rhythms of the ocean.
  8. DaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish, Persian, Punjabi, Khmer
    • Meaning:

      "oak tree; wealthy; leader; star"
    • Description:

      Though Dara in the U.S. would be considered mainly a girls' name – the most recent count is 10 times as many girls given the name last year than boys – it's a boys' name in Ireland, where it's in the Top 100 along with variations Daire and Darragh.
  9. AquilaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "eagle"
    • Description:

      An evocative ancient word that's used as a first name in the New Testament, among other places. It's also the name of an eagle-shaped constellation.
  10. DaryaHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian or Persian, variation of Daria or feminine form of Darius
    • Meaning:

      "kingly; the sea"
    • Description:

      The beguiling Darya is the name of a character in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. As a Russian name, it's a spelling variation of Daria, while in Iran, it's a girl's name that means "the sea".
  11. MarHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      The Spanish and Portuguese word for "sea" is a Top 100 name in Spain. In America, it's sometimes used as a nickname for names like Martina and Marina, but it could also plausibly stand on its own.
  12. JacindaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Jacinta
    • Meaning:

      "hyacinth"
    • Description:

      Jacinda, a form of the lovely and unusual Spanish and Portuguese flower name Jacinta (for Hyacinth), was first popularized by the Australian actress Jacinda Barrett. Today, the girls' name Jacinda is most notable as the name of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, one of the first world leaders to give birth in office, widely credited with her strong and compassionate leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.
  13. UlaHeart
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "gem of the sea"
    • Description:

      Ula is among the unusual U names that may have a range of origins and meanings, from the Celtic one given here to its possibilities as a short form of Eulalia or Ursula. Ulla is a Scandinavian name usually an abbreviation of Ursula or Ulrika.
  14. CalytrixHeart
    • Origin:

      Botanical, from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "star-flower (English name)"
    • Description:

      The Calytrix flower is endemic to much of Australia and is part of the myrtle family. They are commonly known as star flowers, due to their dainty (usually bright white) 5 petalled flowers. The name derives from Greek calyx "cup" + trix "hair".
  15. IlanHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "tree"
    • Description:

      Because of its meaning, a symbolic name given to boys born on TuB'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, or Arbor Day.
  16. MahoganyHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "rich, strong"
    • Description:

      Dark, woody name that's brings to mind rich panelling, beautiful colors and luxury.
  17. ValeHeart
    • Origin:

      Geographical name
    • Description:

      Vale is part place name, part nature name -- a poetic term for a type of valley. Today Show coanchor Savannah Guthrie put Vale on the baby name map when she chose it for her daughter, but there's no reason the name can't work equally well for a boy. Vale might also be a short form for Valentine or a spelling variation of the city name Vail.
  18. VelaHeart
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "shore, sail"
    • Description:

      Vela is one of those rare names that is at once simple, straightforward, authentic, and unusual, at least in the Western World. Besides being an Indian girls' name, Vela is a Southern sky constellation whose name is Latin for sail – originally part of the Argo Navis constellation.
  19. HavelockHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "sea competition"
    • Description:

      A name from medieval romance with an endearingly clunky sound, à la Sherlock. The most famous modern wearer was twentieth-century psychologist/sexologist Havelock (born Henry) Ellis.
  20. HerculesHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "glory of Hera"
    • Description:

      Any boy with this name, a synonym for power via the Greek mythology figure, better be strong of body, and of psyche.