Let’s look at nature names for boys. Daring possibilities abound, but this list focuses on the most popular picks in the US.
In some ways, nature names for boys have fascinated us for decades. During the 1960s, common names like Craig and Glenn tiptoed close to the nature name line. A century ago, favorites like Leo and Ray hinted at life outdoors.
But the twenty-first century represents the golden age of word names, and that has lifted nature names in their purest forms.
To find the most popular nature names for boys, we have to leave the US Top 100. (For contrast, the girls’ list includes at least seven ranked within the Top 100.) But we don’t have to go far, and many of these names feel every bit as mainstream as the girls’ list.
I omitted so many maybe-almost-kinda nature names for boys, including Kai, Silas, Brooks, Leo, Drake, Sterling, Oakley, Ford, Craig, Leif. My rule? It had to be possible – at least in theory – to use the name solely to refer to something in nature. When in doubt, I asked myself about the images associated with the name. That pushed Ford off the list, but kept August on.
Read on for the 20 most popular nature names for boys!