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215 Epic Earthy Boy Names for your Outdoorsy Dude

Jun 24, 2022

215 Epic Earthy Boy Names for your Outdoorsy Dude

AHEAD: The ultimate list of nature-inspired baby names for boys.

If you’re looking for an incredible baby name with a nature-inspired meaning, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up hundreds of actually great earthy boy names.

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Whether you’re an outdoorsy family or you’re just looking for a cool and underused name to add to your family tree, this list has an earthy baby name to fit your style.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific category, or keep on scrolling and view all of these awesome earthy names for boys.

Related: Nature Girl Names

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Cool earthy names for boys

The following boys’ names not only sound cool but have interesting nature-related meanings.

Camden

  • Name meaning: Winding valley.
  • Popularity: #175

Clay

  • Name meaning: Sticky fine-grained earth. (Short for Clayton meaning town with good clay.)
  • Popularity: #614

Cole

  • Name meaning: Charcoal.
  • Popularity: #132

Everest

  • Name meaning: The world’s tallest mountain.
  • Popularity: #903

Forrest or Forest

  • Name meaning: Wooded area.
  • Popularity: Forrest ranks #414 and Forest is #715.

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Hayes

  • Name meaning: Brushwood.
  • Popularity: #229

Hutton

  • Name meaning: Ridge enclosure.
  • Popularity: This earthy H name isn’t ranking.

Ranger

  • Name meaning: Forest guardian.
  • Popularity: This boys’ R name isn’t ranking.

Ridge

  • Name meaning: A chain of mountains or hills.
  • Popularity: #558

Rowan or Rowen

  • Name meaning: Reddish-brown tree known for its scarlet berries and mystical history.
  • Popularity: For boys, Rowan ranks #106 and Rowen is #539. For girls, Rowan ranks #241 and Rowen isn’t ranking.

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Silas or Sylas

  • Name meaning: Man of the forest.
  • Popularity: Silas ranks #91 and Sylas is #536.

Related: Middle Names for Silas

Wilder or Wylder

  • Name meaning: Untamed.
  • Popularity: Wilder ranks #368 and Wylder is #976.

If you like these cool earthy boy names you might also like this list of hippie names.

Land-inspired boy names

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This next batch of earthy names is inspired by meadows, fields, hills, valleys, and rocks.

Graham

  • Name meaning: Gravel.
  • Popularity: #161

Harlan

  • Name meaning: Rocky land.
  • Popularity: #637

Hayden or Haden

  • Name meaning: Heather or hay valley.
  • Popularity: Hayden ranks #176 for boys and #290 for girls. Haden is not ranking for either gender.

Kellan or Kellen

  • Name meaning: Swamp. Slender.
  • Popularity: Kellan ranks #835 and Kellen is #862.

Knox

  • Name meaning: Round-topped hill.
  • Popularity: #221

Lance

  • Name meaning: Land or territory.
  • Popularity: #811

Lennox

  • Name meaning: Elm field.
  • Popularity: This earthy L name ranks #254 for boys and #599 for girls.

Onyx

  • Name meaning: A layered black stone.
  • Popularity: #406

Pierce

  • Name meaning: Rock. Son of Piers.
  • Popularity: #499

Rylan or Ryland

  • Name meaning: Island meadow or rye land.
  • Popularity: For boys, Rylan ranks #338 and Ryland is #566. For girls, Rylan ranks #950 and Ryland isn’t ranking.

Waylon

  • Name meaning: Roadside land.
  • Popularity: #69

Wesley or Wes

  • Name meaning: Western meadow.
  • Popularity: Wesley ranks #84 and Wes is #865.

If you like these land-inspired earthy boy names you might also like this list of southern names.

Rare earthy boy names

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If you’re looking for a nature name that no one else has, consider one of these rare earthy boy names.

Calix or Calyx

  • Name meaning: Husk or pod.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this earthy C name is ranking.

Farley

  • Name meaning: Fern clearing.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired F name isn’t ranking.

Forrester

  • Name meaning: Woodsman.
  • Popularity: This woodsy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Hale

Hawk

  • Name meaning: Bird of prey.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Huntley

  • Name meaning: Hunter’s meadow.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Lyle

  • Name meaning: Island dweller.
  • Popularity: This earthy baby name last ranked in 2019.

Nile or Niall or Niles

  • Name meaning: The longest river in Africa. Champion.
  • Popularity: None of these N names are ranking.

Oren or Orin or Orrin

  • Name meaning: Ash or pine tree. Little pale green one.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Portland

  • Name meaning: Land near a port. The largest city in Oregon.
  • Popularity: This geographical P name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Radley

  • Name meaning: Red meadow.
  • Popularity: This baby name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Rivo

  • Name meaning: Stream.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name isn’t ranking.

Ryman

  • Name meaning: Woodland clearing. (The Ryman Auditorium is a famous concert venue in Nashville).
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Slade

Tilden

  • Name meaning: Person from a valley.
  • Popularity: This earthy T name isn’t ranking.

Timber

  • Name meaning: Growing trees. Wood suitable for building.
  • Popularity: This nature-related baby name isn’t ranking.

If you like these uncommon earthy names for boys you might also like this list of short names.

Tree-inspired baby names for boys

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These earthy boy names all have meanings related to trees!

Ashton

  • Name meaning: Ash tree town.
  • Popularity: #147

Birch

  • Name meaning: Tree.
  • Popularity: This earthy B name isn’t ranking.

Bosco

  • Name meaning: Forester or one who lives in the woods.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Braddox or Braddock

  • Name meaning: Broad oak tree.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this organic boys’ name is ranking.

Cedar

  • Name meaning: A large fast-growing evergreen tree.
  • Popularity: This earthy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Cullen

  • Name meaning: Holly tree. (This name makes me think of Twilight).
  • Popularity: #742

Douglas

  • Name meaning: Dark stream. A Douglas fir is a type of pine tree.
  • Popularity: #739

Dresden

  • Name meaning: People of the forest. One of the largest cities in Germany.
  • Popularity: This German boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Heath

  • Name meaning: A habitat with low-growing woody vegetation.
  • Popularity: #958

Holt

  • Name meaning: Grove of trees.
  • Popularity: This earthy boy name isn’t ranking.

Iverson

  • Name meaning: Yew tree. Son of Iver. Warrior.
  • Popularity: This baby name isn’t ranking.

Keith

  • Name meaning: Forest.
  • Popularity: #597

Kiefer

  • Name meaning: Pine tree. Overseer of a wine cellar.
  • Popularity: This boys’ K name isn’t ranking.

Linden or Lyndon

  • Name meaning: Hill of linden trees.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this earthy boys’ name is ranking.

Nash

  • Name meaning: By the ash tree.
  • Popularity: #233

Oak

  • Name meaning: Large trees with long lifespans.
  • Popularity: This 3-letter name isn’t ranking.

Oliver

  • Name meaning: Olive tree.
  • Popularity: #3

Vernon

  • Name meaning: Alder tree. Full of life. (A very popular U.S. city name).
  • Popularity: This male V name last ranked in 2003.

Walker

  • Name meaning: Inspector of the forest.
  • Popularity: #129

Walter

  • Name meaning: Powerful warrior, bright warrior, forest warrior.
  • Popularity: #271

If you like these tree-related earthy boy names you’ll also like this complete list of tree names for boys. (Or check out this list for girls).

Botanical boy names

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These earthy boy names are inspired by plants.

Alpine

  • Name meaning: Relating to mountains. A type of plant.
  • Popularity: This earthy A name isn’t ranking.

Aster

  • Name meaning: A daisy-like flower. Derived from the Greek word for star.
  • Popularity: This botanical baby name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Bartholomew or Bates

  • Name meaning: Son of the trenches where seeds are planted.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this earthy boys’ name is ranking.

Basil

  • Name meaning: Royal. Best known as a delicious green herb. (Pronounced BAZ-el).
  • Popularity: This organic boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Fabian

  • Name meaning: Fava bean.
  • Popularity: #447

Huck

  • Name meaning: Short for Huckleberry, a berry related to the blueberry.
  • Popularity: This earthy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Leland

  • Name meaning: Cultivated land.
  • Popularity: #430

Mayes

  • Name meaning: Child of May. Might be related to “maize” (like corn).
  • Popularity: This cool M name isn’t ranking.

Rayan

  • Name meaning: Watered, plentiful, or heaven’s flower.
  • Popularity: #662

Reid or Reed

  • Name meaning: Red-haired. A tall grass.
  • Popularity: Reid ranks #299 and Reed is #416.

Rosen

  • Name meaning: Roses.
  • Popularity: This botanical name isn’t ranking.

Quince

  • Name meaning: A type of shrub in the rose family. Means “apple-like fruit”
  • Popularity: This plant boys’ name isn’t ranking.

If you like these plant-inspired earthy boy names you might also like this list of 2-syllable names.

Gender-neutral earthy baby names

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We’ve already covered a whole bunch, but here are some more earthy names that would work for a boy or a girl!

Arden

  • Name meaning: From the eagle valley. Forest.
  • Popularity: This earthy name isn’t ranking for boys and last ranked for girls in 2019.

Aspen

  • Name meaning: A tree with heart-shaped leaves. A ski resort town in Colorado.
  • Popularity: This outdoorsy name isn’t ranking for boys but ranks #201 for girls.

Briar

  • Name meaning: A thorny plant (such as roses and blackberries) with prickly stems.
  • Popularity: This botanical name ranks #713 for boys and #515 for girls.

Cove

  • Name meaning: A sheltered bay.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Denver

  • Name meaning: Place in Colorado meaning green valley.
  • Popularity: This geographical D name ranks #505 for boys and #776 for girls.

Eden

  • Name meaning: The garden of Eden. Place of pleasure.
  • Popularity: This earthy E name ranks #501 for boys and #121 for girls.

Ellery

  • Name meaning: Alder tree. Part of the Birch family, Alder trees grow along rivers and on wetlands.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Foster

  • Name meaning: Forester.
  • Popularity: This baby name ranks #963 for boys and is not ranking for girls.

Harley

  • Name meaning: Hare meadow.
  • Popularity: For boys, Harley ranks #923. For girls, Harley ranks #306, Harlee is #785, and Harleigh is #993.

Hartford

  • Name meaning: Shallow place in a river where deer roam. The capital of Connecticut.
  • Popularity: This city name, chosen by Stassi Schroeder for her daughter, isn’t currently ranking for either gender.

Holland

  • Name meaning: Wooden land. Part of the Netherlands.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired name isn’t ranking for boys but ranks #638 for girls.

Logan

  • Name meaning: Little hollow.
  • Popularity: Logan ranks #21 for boys and #310 for girls.

Marley

  • Name meaning: Pleasant wood.
  • Popularity: For boys, Marley last ranked in 2020. For girls, Marley currently ranks #215.

Oakley

  • Name meaning: Meadow of oak trees.
  • Popularity: This organic O name ranks #403 for boys and #193 for girls.

Perrin

  • Name meaning: Rock or pear tree.
  • Popularity: This earthy baby name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Ridley

  • Name meaning: Cleared wood.
  • Popularity: This outdoorsy name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Riley

  • Name meaning: Wood clearing or courageous.
  • Popularity: Riley ranks #246 for boys and #37 for girls.

Sage

  • Name meaning: Grayish green herb. Wise.
  • Popularity: This natural S name ranks #427 for boys and #179 for girls.

Sawyer

  • Name meaning: Person who saws timberwood.
  • Popularity: Sawyer ranks #114 for boys and #216 for girls.

Topaz

  • Name meaning: Birthstone for the month of December.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

If you like these gender-neutral earthy baby names you’ll also like this list of nonbinary names.

Unique earthy boy names

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If you’re into unusual (but cool) nature-inspired names, this next batch is for you!

Barlow

  • Name meaning: Bare hillside.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Borden

  • Name meaning: From the boar pasture.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t ranking.

Canyon

  • Name meaning: A gorge (usually with a river flowing through).
  • Popularity: This earthy name isn’t ranking.

Cliff

  • Name meaning: A steep rock face.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Dallin or Dallen

  • Name meaning: From the valley.
  • Popularity: Dallin last ranked in 2005. Dallen isn’t ranking.

Fielder

  • Name meaning: Dweller in open land.
  • Popularity: This cool boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Hamilton

  • Name meaning: Treeless hill or crooked hill.
  • Popularity: This land-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Hyde

  • Name meaning: Someone living on a hide of land.
  • Popularity: This earthy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Kent

  • Name meaning: Edge or border.
  • Popularity: This baby name last ranked in 2003.

Kylo

  • Name meaning: A variation of Kyle, which means narrow land.
  • Popularity: #526

Raiden or Rayden

  • Name meaning: Thunder and lightning.
  • Popularity: Raiden ranks #383 and Rayden is #700.

Stone

  • Name meaning: Rock.
  • Popularity: This earthy baby name last ranked in 2019.

Summit

  • Name meaning: Highest point of a mountain.
  • Popularity: This earthy baby name isn’t ranking.

Truett

  • Name meaning: Dry resinous wood. River bend.
  • Popularity: #914

If you like these unique earthy boy names you might also like this list of space names.

Baby names inspired by wild animals

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Here are some precious (but fierce) baby names ideas for your wild one.

Adler

  • Name meaning: Eagle.
  • Popularity: #910

Barrett

  • Name meaning: Bear strength.
  • Popularity: #192

Bear

  • Name meaning: Animal.
  • Popularity: #826

Brennan

  • Name meaning: Raven, sorrow, drop, or brave.
  • Popularity: #871

Channing

  • Name meaning: Young wolf or church official.
  • Popularity: This animal-inspired boys’ name hasn’t ranked since 2017.

Conan

Corbin or Korbin or Korbyn

  • Name meaning: Crow.
  • Popularity: Corbin ranks #366, Korbin is #859, and Korbyn is #991.

Everett

  • Name meaning: Strong and brave. Wild boar.
  • Popularity: #82

Falcon

  • Name meaning: Bird.
  • Popularity: This wild boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Fox

  • Name meaning: Wild animal.
  • Popularity: #939

Gavin

  • Name meaning: White hawk.
  • Popularity: #173

Hart

  • Name meaning: A male deer.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Hershel or Herschel

  • Name meaning: Deer.
  • Popularity: Neither version of this earthy boys’ name is ranking.

Hirsch

  • Name meaning: Deer.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Leander

  • Name meaning: Lion man.
  • Popularity: This baby name isn’t ranking.

Leo

  • Name meaning: Lion.
  • Popularity: #31

Lynx

  • Name meaning: A wild cat with a short tail and tufted ears. A constellation.
  • Popularity: This neutral name isn’t ranking.

Orson

  • Name meaning: Bear.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Ronan or Ronin

  • Name meaning: Little seal.
  • Popularity: Ronan ranks #274 and Ronin is #438.

Talon

  • Name meaning: Claw of a bird of prey.
  • Popularity: This French animal-related boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Tiger

  • Name meaning: The largest member of the cat family.
  • Popularity: This cool boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Warren

  • Name meaning: A network of rabbit burrows.
  • Popularity: #345

Wolf

  • Name meaning: A large canine.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Zev

  • Name meaning: Wolf.
  • Popularity: #996

If you like these animal-inspired earthy boy names you might also like this list of edgy names.

Cute earthy boy names

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These earthy boy names all sound sweet and friendly!

Arlo or Arlow

  • Name meaning: Literary name. Might mean ‘between hills’.
  • Popularity: Arlo ranks #190 and Arlow isn’t ranking.

Beck

  • Name meaning: Stream.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Boden

  • Name meaning: Hill.
  • Popularity: #827

Brady

  • Name meaning: Broad meadow.
  • Popularity: #272

Brody or Brodie

  • Name meaning: Broad island.
  • Popularity: Brody ranks #186 and Brodie is #808.

Ciro

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Cyrus, meaning sun.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Colt

  • Name meaning: Young horse.
  • Popularity: #220

Kai or Kye

  • Name meaning: Sea.
  • Popularity: For boys, Kai ranks #71 and Kye is #889. For girls, Kai is #770.

Kona

  • Name meaning: Toward the side sheltered from the wind.
  • Popularity: This nature boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Rio

  • Name meaning: River. Rio de Janeiro is a city in Brazil.
  • Popularity: #672

Rocky

  • Name meaning: Rest. Full of rocks.
  • Popularity: #881

If you like these cute earthy boy names you might also like this list of Italian names.

Water-inspired baby names for boys

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These next earthy names are inspired by rivers, streams, springs, lakes, and oceans.

Banks

  • Name meaning: Riverbank dweller.
  • Popularity: #503

Brooks

  • Name meaning: Small stream.
  • Popularity: #77

Calder

  • Name meaning: Rough waters.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Dylan or Dillon or Dilan

  • Name meaning: Son of the sea.
  • Popularity: Dylan ranks #44, Dillon ranks #669, and Dilan is #869. Dylan ranks #567 for girls.

Lake

  • Name meaning: Body of water.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking.

River

  • Name meaning: Stream of water.
  • Popularity: This outdoorsy name ranks #110 for boys and #151 for girls.

Trent

  • Name meaning: Flooder. One who lives on a riverbank.
  • Popularity: This water-related name last ranked in 2020.

Wells

  • Name meaning: Spring or person who lives near a spring.
  • Popularity: #479

If you like these water-inspired earthy boy names you might also like this list of names for rainbow babies.

More earthy names for boys

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Are you ready for one last batch of nature names for boys?

Beckett

  • Name meaning: Beehive.
  • Popularity: #198

Bergen

  • Name meaning: One who lives on a hill or a mountain.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Bryce

  • Name meaning: Freckled. Bryce Canyon is a national park in Utah.
  • Popularity: #250

Calloway or Callaway

Callum or Calum

  • Name meaning: Dove.
  • Popularity: Callum ranks #273 and Calum is #838.

Carson

  • Name meaning: Son of marsh dwellers.
  • Popularity: #98

Clive

  • Name meaning: Cliff or slope.
  • Popularity: This earthy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Corbett

  • Name meaning: Raven.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Cyrus

  • Name meaning: Sun.
  • Popularity: #350

Dale

  • Name meaning: Valley.
  • Popularity: This baby name is isn’t ranking for either gender.

Fulton

  • Name meaning: Bird settlement.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Grafton

  • Name meaning: Grove settlement.
  • Popularity: This earthy G name isn’t ranking.

Holden

  • Name meaning: Hollow valley.
  • Popularity: #236

Hollis

  • Name meaning: Dweller near holly trees.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Indigo

  • Name meaning: Blue or Indian dye.
  • Popularity: This neutral I name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Jonah

  • Name meaning: Dove.
  • Popularity: #140

Keanu

  • Name meaning: Cool breeze.
  • Popularity: #532

Keaton

  • Name meaning: Place of hawks.
  • Popularity: #735

Kyle

  • Name meaning: Narrow land.
  • Popularity: #364

Landon or Landen or Landyn

  • Name meaning: Long hill.
  • Popularity: Landon ranks #73, Landen is #622, and Landyn is #690.

Lanzo

  • Name meaning: Land or territory.
  • Popularity: This nature baby name isn’t ranking.

Ramsay or Ramsey

  • Name meaning: Low-lying land. Also means garlic island… good for keeping away vampires!
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Rhode or Rhodes

  • Name meaning: Woodland clearing.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this earthy boys’ name is ranking.

Riggs

  • Name meaning: One who lives by the ridge.
  • Popularity: #786

Samson

  • Name meaning: Sun.
  • Popularity: #590

Storm

  • Name meaning: Weather event.
  • Popularity: This badass baby name isn’t ranking.

Vale

  • Name meaning: Valley.
  • Popularity: This cool name isn’t ranking.

Vance

  • Name meaning: From the marsh.
  • Popularity: #943

Zorin

  • Name meaning: Golden dawn.
  • Popularity: This Z name isn’t ranking.

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Final thoughts on earthy boys’ names

Hopefully, you’ve found a few lead contenders on this list, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

Whether you prefer a nature name that’s trendy, rare, land-inspired, sea-inspired, masculine, or gender-neutral, all of these earthy boy names are amazing choices.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect name for your son!

(Source for popularity data here.)

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