Ultimate List of Nature NamesNature baby names are white hot. River and Willow, Ivy and Rowan, and many more names continue to gain in use among parents throughout the English-speaking world.

But not every nature name is created equal. Some remain daring and rare, even as we forget that others have roots in all things green and growing.

Nature Baby Names: Flowers and Trees

Some of the most traditional nature baby names fall into this category. Think Lily and Rose. But dozens of less traditional options come straight from the garden, too.

Nature Baby Names: Creatures Great & Small

It’s easy to dismiss animal names as modern innovations, but

Nature Baby Names: Water

River and Brooke are the best known, but an awful lot of water-inspired names could wear well.

Nature Baby Names: Seasons

To everything, turn, turn, turn. Seasonal names abound.

Nature Baby Names: The Sky

I could probably add two dozens lists like these. We love all things celestial lately.

Nature Baby Names: All of the Above

Some of the most intriguing lists don’t stick to just a single category:

Nature Baby Names: Some Favorites

What are your favorite categories of nature baby names? Any great posts that belong on this list?

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Wondering if readers can weigh in on this one is Wren daughter of Lauren sweet? Or just too much? Also I do love Lark but my husband is Marc.
    Thank you xx

    1. I love Wren – and especially in this case! But let me ask the community on Facebook + Twitter, too …

  2. Bluebell is one of my guilty name pleasures. I have been trying to talk My husband into letting me use it as a middle name. I think it would be fitting to go with Alice, reminding me of my recent trip to Oxford where I saw bluebells everywhere while I visited many sites related to Alice in Wonderland. (I’m a fan of Alice in Wonderland). Unfortunately for me, my husband isn’t interested in Bluebell, but he says Viorica is allowed on possible names list for future children. It’s a Romanian name for bluebell. We’ll see!