Names That Mean Green

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Names that mean green embody that color's qualities of youth, freshness, and the natural world.

The top girl name that means green is Chloe, a Greek name meaning “young green shoot”. Hunter, a rich, dark shade of green is the top for boys.

Along with Chloe and Hunter, other names with green meanings in the US Top 1000 include Daphne, Esme, India, Jade, Kelly, Laurel, Olive, and Silas. While not as common, green names such as Emerald, Fern, Forest, and Roscoe have been attracting more attention recently.

A name that means green could be perfect for a baby born in the Spring, or perhaps a child born to parents with a deep connection to nature. Similarly, a green baby name would work well for the child anyone who works in a nature-related industry, such as horticulture or environmentalism.

Green-themed baby names can also relate to green elements found in nature, such as emeralds or laurel. The following are green names for your fresh little bundle of joy.

  • Berilo

    The name Berilo is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "beryl, pale green gemstone". A Latin name with a lot of tango flair. Read More 

  • Beryl

    The name Beryl is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sea-green jewel". Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting... Read More 

  • Bradshaw

    The name Bradshaw is a boy's name of English origin meaning "broad forest". Currently connected to football Hall of Famer turned actor Terry Bradshaw. Read More 

  • Calhoun

    The name Calhoun is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "from the narrow forest". A beaming, friendly Irish last-name-first-name waiting to be discovered. Read More 

  • Celadon

    The name Celadon is a boy's name . Like Cerulean, one of the new and unusual color names -- it's a soft grayish green -- suitable for a boy. Read More 

  • Chloe

    The name Chloe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "young green shoot". Chloe appeared in Greek mythology as an alternative name for the goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter. She... Read More 

  • Cyan

    The name Cyan is a unisex name of English origin meaning "greenish blue color". Cyan is a highly unusual blue-green color name, a classmate of Celadon and Cerulean. It does come with the homey... Read More 

  • Daphne

    The name Daphne is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "laurel tree, bay tree". In Greek mythology, Daphne was the nymph daughter of Peneus, a river god. Peneus saved Daphne from Apollo’s... Read More 

  • Denver

    The name Denver is a unisex name of French, English origin meaning "green valley or from Anvers". Yet another creative character name from Toni Morrison, Denver was a daughter of Sethe's in the... Read More 

  • Emerald

    The name Emerald is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "green". Emerald is the intriguing color and jewel name of the deep green stone treasured as far back as ancient Egypt--it's supposed... Read More 

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