Are you looking for earthy and beautiful nature-inspired baby names? You’ve come to the right spot. This list of whimsical nature baby names is sure to have something you’ll love!
Let me tell you, I’ve researched this topic for HOURS as I am currently expecting my second child. Since the gender will be a surprise, we’ve had to come up with names for both sexes. I just LOVE nature-inspired names. After all, we chose Stella (meaning Star) for our first daughter.
Nature-inspired names are so versatile. There are names related to flora & fauna, outer space, oceans, gems and so much more.
101 Whimsical Nature Baby Names
I hope you love these earthy baby names as much as I do.
Let’s get to it. We’ll start with the list for girls.
60 Whimsical Nature Baby Girl Names & Nicknames
Acacia – Kay/Cacia/Cassie
Aurelia – Aura/Lia/Rory/Rae
Aurora – Rory
Autumn – Auttie
Aspen – Penny
Cassia – Cass
Celeste – Celia/Lissie
Cerise – Cee/Reese
Clementine – Clem/Minnie/Minty
Clover – Clove/Coco
Ember – Emmy
Emerald – Emmy
Esmeralda – Em, Esme
Ginger – Ginny
Indigo – Indie
Jasmine – Jas/Jazzy
Juniper – Junie
Lilac – Lila/Lil
Marigold – Mary/Goldie
Marina – Mary
Meadow – Doe
Primrose – Prim/Rosie/Posie
Raven – Rae
Robin – Rob/Robbee
Rosemary – Rosie/Mary
Starling – Star
Viola – Vi
Winter – Winnie
Zinnia – Zin
These are some gorgeous, nature-inspired girl names, aren’t they? They have some adorable nicknames too. Emerald can be shortened to Emmy, Aurora to Rory, Juniper to Junie, Marigold to Goldie, Rosemary to Rosie, Winter to Winnie… to just name a few of my favorites!
If you found a name you love, please drop me a comment. I’d love to know!
Ok, now for the nature-inspired baby boy names!
40 Whimsical Nature Baby Boy Names
Archer – Archie
Atlas – Attie
Caspian – Cas/Cash
Gavin – Gav
Jasper – Jas
Which one is your fav? Drop me a comment, I’m dying to know!
Need more baby boy name inspiration?
Check out these 75 Unique Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Too Out There!
How To Decide On The Perfect Baby Name
It can be a challenge to pick the perfect baby name! You may have to agree with a partner, or you may be feeling pressure from your family to hear their choices or pass along a specific family name. It can be overwhelming, but ultimately the decision is YOURS (and your partners!).
Here are my 7 top tips for choosing a baby name you won’t hate later:
- Don’t pick anything too out there (unique names are cool, just don’t pick something completely absurd).
- Keep the spelling simple (or your child will forever unnecessarily be spelling their name for everyone and anyone).
- Consider any family names you’d like to pass down or any family members you would like to honor.
- Think about whether the first, middle & last name flow together.
- Don’t forget to check if the initials spell anything (At first I wanted to choose an M middle name for a boy, but that would spell PMS and I just don’t want to give school bullies fuel).
- Consider all possible nicknames (perhaps not a dealbreaker, but important to think about!).
- Short list a few favorites and try them out for a few days each. Say them out loud. You’ll notice if it feels “right” to call your unborn child by that name.
There we have it. 101 whimsical nature baby names to love.
If you are expecting, my sincerest congratulations!