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Many of us crave the feeling of getting back to nature. In fact, studies show that spending time in green and natural environments is good for our health.
If you’re at home in the natural world and appreciate the fragile wonders of our planet, perhaps you’d like to choose a name for your new daughter that’s inspired by nature.
It will remind her of her connection with the world around her, and pay tribute to its beauty, resilience and balance.
There is nothing more beautiful or intriguing than nature; and names inspired by nature are very popular.
Who doesn’t want to give their beautiful baby girl a name that expresses the beauty that we see when we look into her tiny radiant eyes.
There is a brilliant array of choice when it comes to picking a nature name.
From gorgeous, delicate flower names to strong and grounding tree names; to fruits, animals, and even elements of the landscape around you.
You might choose to name your little girl after the seasons and cycles of life on earth, or give her a name inspired by the weather.
One meaningful idea is to choose a nature name that reflects something about the place or time your daughter is born, or the nature that surrounds you during your pregnancy.
For example, Storm would be a fitting and empowering name for a girl born into stormy weather.
Or if your garden or local green space is brightly covered with a certain kind of flower, perhaps the name of that flower could be the perfect choice.
If you have a favorite herb, like Sage or Basil, could that be your daughter’s name?
Close your eyes and say it out loud to see how it feels.
Whether you want to show respect for our incredible home, or find a name that highlights the natural beauty of your little one, nature’s got you covered.
Here’s our pick of 115 strong, beautiful, and unique nature names for baby girls.
Abilene – Meadow, in a Hebrew.
Ainsley – Hermitage wood or clearing.
Amber – A yellow gemstone.
Amethyst – A purple or violet gemstone.
Apple – A juicy fruit
Aria – Air, in Italian.
Ash – A hardy tree.
Aspen – A type of tall strong tree.
Aster – A flower.
Auburn – Moderate or reddish brown.
Autumn – Another name for the season of Fall.
Ava – Bird.
Azalea – Dry earth or a flower.
Azure – Sky blue.
Basil – An Herb
Bay – An Herb as well as a recessed body of water connected to another body of water, also a horse color.
Berry – Comes in many forms of small fruits from different trees and plants.
Blaze – A large or fiercely burning fire.
Bluebell – A springtime flower
Blossom – To bloom, or to grow in all its glory.
Breeze/Breezy – A gentle wind.
Brier- Heather, which is a purple flower.
Brin – Like a hill.
Briony/Bryony – A climbing plant.
Brook/Brooke/Brooklyn – A brook is another name for a stream.
Bryn – A hill.
Calla – The most beautiful.
Camellia – A flower.
Cascade – A steep but usually small fall of water.
Cedar – A hardy tree.
Celeste – Celestial.
Cerise – Cherry. Bright Pink color
Chrysanthe – Flower of gold, or Marigold.
Clementine – Merciful. Also a sweet orange.
Clove/Clover – After the clover blossoms.
Coral – For the coral reef.
Cove – A small bay with a circular inlet and narrow entrance.
Crystal – A clear rock
Dahlia – a flower or valley.
Daisy – A flower.
Dale – An especially broad valley.
Daphne – A laurel or bay tree.
Darya – Ocean, in Persian.
Dawn – The beautiful first light of each day.
Deniz – Sea, in Turkish.
Denver – One who belongs to a green valley.
Dove – A type of bird.
Dusty – Covered with, full of or resembling dust. .
Eden – a beautiful garden
Ela – Earth
Ember – A small piece of burning coal or wood in a dying fire.
Emerald – A green gemstone.
Estelle – Star.
Evening – When the sun has set.
Fauna – Animal life.
Fawn – Young deer.
Fern – A hardy flowerless plant.
Flora/Fleur – Flower.
Gaia – Another name for the planet earth.
Gale – A very strong wind.
Garnet – A red gemstone.
Ginger – Pep or liveliness, refers to ginger root.
Glenna – Valley or from the glen.
Hazel – A type of tree.
Heather – A wild grass
Holly – A prickly shrub with dark green leaves and red berries.
Idoya – Pond, in Spanish.
Iris – Refers to the colors of the rainbow, also a type of flower.
Isla – A small island
Ivy – A delicate plant.
Jacinta – Hyacinth in Spanish
Jade – A precious gemstone.
Jasmine – A highly scented white flower
Kai – Ocean, in Hawaiian.
Lake – A large body of water surrounded by land.
Lana – Little Rock, in Gaelic.
Lark – A type of bird.
Lavender – A scented grass/flower and a color
Linden – A type of tree.
Lotus – A water lily.
Luna – Of the moon.
Maple – A type of tree.
Meadow – A stretch of grassland.
Melissa – Honeybee in Greek
Misty – Covered by a mist.
Nova – A star showing a sudden increase in brightness and decreasing back to normal over a few months.
Nieves – Snow in Spanish
Ocean – A large expanse of sea.
Olive – A small oval fruit.
Opal – A beautiful gemstone
Pearl – A gemstone made by oysters
Petal – Segments of the corolla of a flower.
Phoenix – A mythical bird.
Poppy – A large red flower
Prairie – A large open area of grassland.
Primrose – The first rose.
Rain/Raine – After the life giving rain from the heavens.
Raven – A beautiful black bird.
Reed – Nature. A tall plant that grows in rivers and streams.
River – Reflects the flow of life.
Roan – A color of an animal where the base is one color with white dispersed throughout the coat.
Rosa/Rose – A Flower
Rosemary – A herb used in cooking and aromatherapy
Rosetta – Rose blossom, in Italian and Latin.
Rowan – a British Tree.
Ruby – a red gemstone
Sage – An aromatic plant.
Saffron/Saffy – The stamen of the crocus.
Sapphire – A blue gemstone
Savannah – A grassland plain in Africa
Season – Each of the four segments of the year, spring, summer, fall and winter.
Sequoia – A tree.
Sienna – Orange earth
Sky/Skye – After the endless beauty of the sky above us.
Soleil – Sun in French
Solstice – The time when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point
Sparrow – A tiny bird.
Star – A fixed luminous point in the night sky.
Storm/Stormy – A violent disturbance in the atmosphere.
Stone – A small piece of rock found on the ground.
Sunny – Bright with sunlight.
Talia – Dew of Heaven
Tempest – A violent and windy storm.
Terra/Tierra – Earth.
Venus – The second planet from the sun, also the Roman goddess of beauty and Love.
Viola – A small flower
Violet – A color and a type of flower
West – The direction toward the point on the horizon where the sun sets.
Willow – A strong and beautiful tree.
Windy – Exposed to strong winds.
Winter – The coldest season of the year
Wren – From the farm, also a type of bird.
Zahara – To shine in Swahili
Zinnia – A type of flower
We hope you like these beautiful baby girls names, all inspired by the natural world. Do you have any to add to the list?
Have you got another nature-inspired name that you’re going to call your baby girl?
Let us know!
Whatever name you eventually settle on, we urge you to enjoy the journey of choosing a lifetime name for your child.
If you’re leaning towards a nature name, you have a fabulous opportunity to make this process an uplifting experience that supports the wellbeing of you and your unborn baby.
Get outside to discover a name.
Grab your partner or a close friend and head out into nature.
Whether you live in a rural area or in a city, there are always green and fresh places to go.
You could go for a walk in the woods; in a park; head to the coast; or go on a road trip to find beautiful natural locations a little further afield.
Once you’re out there you can take it all in. Notice what stands out to you; the sights, sounds, scents and textures of the environment.
When you spot a plant or flower that you think is beautiful, take a quick picture of it so you can find out what it’s called later.
Or perhaps you’ll encounter a bird or a quality of light that gives you the inspiration you need.
The perfect name is out there in this world waiting for you.
And once you find it, your little girl will have a gorgeous name to carry with her throughout her life.