25 nature boy names inspired by Earth

Find the perfect nature-inspired name for your baby boy.


by Lorna White |
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There's no denying how beautiful nature can be. If you love spending time outdoors, and constantly find yourself shopping for environmentally friendly baby products, it's understandable why you might want a nature boy name for your son.

When it comes to nature-inspired baby names they have certainly risen in popularity over recent years. Since we've all become more environmentally conscious, eco-friendly baby names have moved up on the popularity list of baby names. It also helps that they're rather cute sounding boy names too.

If a nature boy name for your baby sounds like the right direction for naming your son, we've rounded up some of our favourites.

Nature boy names

Ash - Although it's a gender neutral baby name, it tends to be more popular for boys and it's inspired by the Ash tree.

Aspen - As well as being the name of a famous ski resort in Colorado, it's also a tree that has heart-shaped leaves.

Bear - This popular name is from German origin meaning 'strong and brave bear'.

Bray - This can be used for both boys and girls and is of Irish origin meaning 'marsh'.

Cosmo - Cosmo is a rather traditional yet cool baby name name given to males meaning order and beauty, often linked to nature.

Clay - This translates to 'the Earth' and is becoming a popular baby name for boys.

Ellery - The traditional meaning is lives by the alder tree but it also means joyful.

Forest - This name has French origin meaning woodsman or woods and can also be spelt 'Forrest'.

Moss - The small green plant can be found in most gardens but it makes for a rather stylish name.

Oak - You'll have no doubt heard of the large Oak tree where you can find acorns.

Ocean - Perfect if you live by the sea, it's a beautiful sounding name ideal for boys or girls.

Oleander - Although it's a poisonous evergreen shrub, there's no denying that this makes a lovely boys name.

Oliver - A very popular boys name always in the top 10, it's linked to the Olive tree.

Oren - This masculine name translates to 'pine' or 'ash' in Hebrew.

Quennel - An adorable French boy name for your baby, it translates to 'dweller at the little oak tree'.

Reed - You can often find tall grassy reeds in most ponds and rivers and it also makes a nice modern sounding baby boy name.

River - Another popular nature-inspired name, it's becoming an increasingly popular name for baby boys and girls.

Rocky - Although it sounds quite masculine, it's also becoming a popular girls name too.

Rowan - Both a strong forename and surname, this translates to 'a tree with red berries' and has Scottish and Irish origins.

Rue - This is a very trendy name at the moment and means 'herb' with English and Greek origins.

Sage - Looking for a short name? Sage is a lovely gender-neutral name taken from the herb.

Sylvan - This primarily male name has French origins and means 'Of The Forest'.

West - Take inspiration from Kim Kardashian's children's name with this compass inspired name.

Wolf - They're a beautiful animal and could make a beautiful name for your new baby boy.

Woody - This playful and cute baby boy name is on trend and takes inspiration from trees.

Don’t worry if your due date is fast approaching and you still haven’t found a name that feels like the one. Head to our baby name generator where you’ll find thousands of names to fall in love with, from more traditional sounding names, to unique baby names from all around the world.

Lorna White is the Senior Digital Writer for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website, specialising in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, Lorna brought her expertise to Mother&Baby in 2020. She has a keen interest in a range of topics from potty training and nutrition to baby names and early development and has a wide range of experienced medical experts and professionals at her fingertips. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two young sisters, dog walking and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

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