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    50 Baby Names For Nature Lovers

    These names are au naturel.

    1. Willow

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    Willow trees have a graceful appearance, inspiring the adjective "willowy," which means slim and lithe. Use this name for child who will grow to capture a similar elegance.

    2. Ivy

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    In Ancient Greece, an ivy wreathe was presented to a newly wed couple to bless their marriage with fidelity. Ivy is a good name for a child who will value faithfulness.

    3. Briar

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    In English Briar refers to the wild rose. Briar is a good name for any beauty with a tough side.

    4. Juniper

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    Juniper comes from the Latin juniperus meaning "youth producing." Give this name to a child who will stay forever young.

    5. Jade

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    Jade is a vibrant ornamental stone that has historically been thought to have healing powers. Variants on this name include Jada, Jayda, and Jaden.

    6. Aspen

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    These poplar trees have heart-shaped leaves that quake in the slightest breeze. Aspen is a good name for children who are vibrant and energetic.

    7. Misty

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    Misty is a good name for children who are ethereal yet strong. Famous Misty's include Misty Copeland, the dancer and Misty May-Treanor, the Olympian.

    8. Autumn

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    Autumn is a bountiful, colorful time of year. The word comes from the Latin autumnus meaning "harvest" so it's fitting for a child who is giving and kind.

    9. Blossom

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    Blossom comes from an Old English word that means "to thrive and flourish." It was a popular name in the 1920s and carries a bit of classic beauty.

    10. Sparrow

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    Sparrow follows a tradition of avian baby names like Hawk, Phoenix, and Lark. It works for children who will live their life with a "sky's the limit" attitude.

    11. River

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    King Rivers was a character in the play Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakepeare, but the name stands on its own in its singular form. River has a tranquil, calming presence and is a good name for any child who you hope will value serenity.

    12. Coral

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    The name Coral rose to popularity during the Victorian era trend of naming children after jewelry, since the exoskeleton of these ocean-dwellers can be polished into bright red stones.

    13. Winter

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    Of all the seasonal baby names, Winter is for sure the coolest. It started as a surname in England, and today its variants include Wynter, Wintr, and Wintar.

    14. Iris

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    We know it as the beautiful purple flower, but Iris was the Greek goddess of rainbows, who served as messenger to the gods. The name Iris is a popular choice among celebrity parents, including Jude Law and Sophie Frost and Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.

    15. Hazel

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    Hazel refers to both the nut-bearing tree and the color, making it a good name for earthy children. It's seen a spike in popularity since the character Hazel Grace from The Fault In Our Stars.

    16. Meadow

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    Wildflowers. Butterflies. Sun-soaked fields. Meadow is a beautiful name for a beautiful child.

    17. Clementine

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    From the Latin clemens, Clementine means "mild" or "merciful." It's a popular name choice for celebrity parents: Claudia Schiffer and Ethan Hawke each chose Clementine for their daughters.

    18. Wren

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    Thanks to a traditional folklore from Great Britain, the wren is known as the king of all birds. Give this name to a child you hope will be a natural-born leader.

    19. Clay

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    Clay has a rough, down-to-earth beauty to it. It can be lengthened to Clayton or Clayborne.

    20. Eco

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    Eco comes from the Greek oikos meaning "house." In English, the prefix eco- relates to all things environmental. This name hasn't yet cracked the top 1,000 baby names, making it truly unique.

    21. Fawn

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    Fawn can either refer to a baby deer or a light brown-yellow color. It's a nature-y twist on more traditional names like Dawn or Tawny.

    22. Canyon

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    The rugged Canyon evokes images of splendid, spectacular vistas. It can be spelled Kenyon for a creative twist.

    23. Flint

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    Flint stone can be used to start fires in nature β€” it's a name for creative, industrious types. Similar sounding names include Flynn and Finn.

    24. Lynx

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    In Greek the word lynx means "light, brightness" which refers to the wild cat's luminous eyes. Lynx makes for a unique name because it uses both a Y and an X in an otherwise short name.

    25. Primrose

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    Latin for "first rose," Primrose is a quaint and classic name. It can be shortened to the more traditional Rose or the less common Prim, like Prim Everdeen from The Hunger Games series.

    26. Rain

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    Symbolically Rain means "abundant blessings from above." It can be styled in a number of ways including Raine, Raina, Rainn, Rayne, or β€” for a more powerful feel β€” Reign.

    27. Reed

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    Reed is thought to be derived from a nickname for people with a ginger complexion. Today it calls to mind the grassy plant or a musician's reed. It can also be spelled Reid.

    28. Sequoia

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    Sequoia is the Cherokee word for sparrow. The giant redwood trees were named after Sequoia, a Cherokee tribe member who invented a system for written language.

    29. Fox

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    Fox was one of the quickest rising names of 2016, according to nameberry.com. It's a surname you're familiar with β€” Michael J. Fox, Megan Fox β€” but as a first name it takes on a bit of whimsy.

    30. Solstice

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    In Latin, solstice means "the point at which the sun seems to stand still." The solstice happens twice a year, during the longest and shortest days of the year, and is a day of celebration in pagan communities.

    31. Sky

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    Free and clear and endless. Sky has variants in Skye and Skylar.

    32. Storm

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    Storm is a powerful name for a powerful child originally made popular by the X-Men character of the same name. Stormi and Stormy are popular variants.

    33. Terra

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    Terra is the Latin word for planet Earth. It's a modern update on the more traditional Tara or Terry.

    34. Raven

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    Raven refers to the black bird or a person with dark hair. It comes from the French raviner, which means "to ravage."

    35. Valley

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    A new-age twist on the name Alley. Variants include Vallia, Vallie, Valli, Vallee, or the more simple Vale.

    36. Wisteria

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    Wisteria is a fresh take on traditional botanical names like Rose and Lilly. Wisteria can live to be 100 years old, so grant this name to a child you wish to see live a long, full life.

    37. Fern

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    The lush, nonflowering plant makes for a soft-sounding child's name. Despite being the name of the main character in Charlotte's Web, Fern is still a widely underused name.

    38. Birch

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    Birch started as a surname for Anglo-Saxon tribes that lived near groves of the white-barked tree. As a first name it calls to mind a certain strength and resiliency.

    39. Sterling

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    What started as an English surname has now come to mean "of high value" or "pure." The name came into the pop culture consciousness with Sterling Archer, the titular character from Archer.

    40. Ash

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    In Hebrew Ash means "happy." It can be lengthened to Ashton or Asher.

    41. Opal

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    Derived from the Sanskirt upala meaning "jewel," opal is the birthstone for the month of October. It fits with the legacy of gem names like Ruby and Pearl.

    42. Cascade

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    It's the French word for waterfall. A powerful name for a powerful child.

    43. Blaze

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    Blaze is a variant of the name Blaise, like St. Blaise, the patron saint of wool combers (lol). The homophone takes on a fiery, bright energy suitable for ambitious children.

    44. Poppy

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    Poppy has been consistently popular in the UK for decades, but the name finally cracked the top 1,000 in America in 2016. It's a bright, spunky name for a kid of a similar nature.

    45. Wolf

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    If Wolf sounds too wild to your ear, think of it as a nickname for the more common German Wolfgang. Journalist Wolf Blitzer has helped make this name more popular in recent years.

    46. Lake

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    Still waters run deep. It's a natural twist on the more common Jake, made famous by actress Lake Bell.

    47. Spruce

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    In the tradition of tree-inspired names, Spruce has the most classic feel since it sounds similar to Bruce. It's a fresh, handsome name.

    48. Ember

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    Think of Ember as a renewed take on Amber, another nature-inspired name. It's also a Hungarian variation of the name Jeremiah.

    49. Amethyst

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    Amethyst is the purple birthstone for the month of February. It's also rapper Iggy Azalea's real name.

    50. Clover

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    Naming your child Clover is a cute way to honor an Irish heritage or to wish them a bit of good luck wherever they go. It fits in with other names that loosely capture the color green like Olive, Kelly, and Sage.

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