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725+ Nature Names for Babies

  1. LightningHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      Olympic athlete Usain Bolt introduced this unusual and electric nature name to the lexicon when he chose it for his daughter's middle name: Olympia Lightning Bolt. Now there's a name with layers of meaning!
  2. MarjoramHeart
    • Origin:

      botanical name
    • Description:

      Marjoram is a herb and flower. With nicknames like Margie and Jo at the ready, we think that if Marigold can make a comeback, why not Marjoram?
  3. MeadowlarkHeart
    • Origin:

      Bird name
    • Description:

      Sure you could just use Meadow or Lark. But if you really want to go for it, Meadowlark is an option. Meadowlark Lemon, born Meadow Lemon, was a (male) American basketball player known as the "Clown Prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters who played professionally for nearly 40 years.
  4. HellotiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "marsh"
    • Description:

      In Greek mythology, a surname of Athena and an epithet of Europa.
  5. JacarandaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, Portuguese, Tupi-Guarani flower name
    • Meaning:

      "fragrant"
    • Description:

      Distinctive and charming nature name that blends elements of Jacqueline and Amanda.
  6. EurybiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name or Greek
    • Meaning:

      "wide force"
    • Description:

      Eurybia is a sea titaness and consort of Krios. A lesser-known name from Greek mythology, it may be on board to follow other goddesses back to glory.
  7. RiceHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Description:

      Rice is really stretching the nature name boundary to its outer edges. But you may want to take it that far.
  8. MawarHeart
    • Origin:

      Bahasa and Urdu
    • Meaning:

      "rose"
    • Description:

      Mawar is another of the "rose" variants that is almost unheard of outside its home country (in this case, Indonesia), but which deserves consideration given its lilting sound.
  9. MuguetHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "lily"
    • Description:

      One of the few French words/names not attractive to the American ear. It's pronounced moo-gay, not a winner on either syllable. Alternatives: Liliane, Lily, Lilou, Manon.
  10. DaruHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "pine or cedar"
    • Description:

      Accessible, aromatic Indian name.
  11. GroveHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Meaning:

      "grove of trees"
    • Description:

      Fresh, evocative choice.
  12. CalendulaHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little months"
    • Description:

      Calendula is a species of English marigold, deriving from the plural of Latin calends "the first of the month", because it blooms for most of the year. It would be a romantic and extravagant name for a daughter.
  13. BambooHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Bamboo is a plant name that you might want to save for the zoo's name-the-panda contest. It was used for a starbaby in 2000, though, the rapper Big Boi.
  14. DunjaHeart
    • Origin:

      Serbian
    • Meaning:

      "quince"
    • Description:

      Dunja is an intriguing Eastern European name that's at once striking but not difficult for English speakers.
  15. LaykeHeart
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Lake, nature name
    • Description:

      Layke is one of the names of the Waldrop sextuplets: Layke Bryars. Though this Layke happens to be a boy, the nature name works equally well for girls.
  16. HadarHeart
    • Origin:

      Israeli place name or Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "fruit or glory"
    • Description:

      Also a city near Tel Aviv, Hadar is a name found primarily in Israel. There is also a citrus fruit associated with the holiday of Sukkat the Torah calls the "hadar fruit".
  17. SalmonHeart
    • Origin:

      Animal name
    • Meaning:

      "salmon, a fish"
    • Description:

      nature namesare in, and even fish names like Pike and Salmon are open for consideration.
  18. CorymbiaHeart
    • Origin:

      botanical name
    • Description:

      Corymbia is the botanical name of many species of beautiful flowering gum trees. It is a rare, but attested, girls name in Australia.
  19. EagleHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Meaning:

      "eagle, a bird"
    • Description:

      Solemn but soaring name with patriotic symbolism.
  20. PapatyaHeart
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "daisy"
    • Description:

      A virtually unknown choice in the U.S. -- after 20 years of researching names, we've just heard of it ourselves -- but definitely attractive and usable for the baby namer who truly wants something different.