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The Ultimate List of Nature Girl Names

Jan 11, 2022

The Ultimate List of Nature Girl Names

AHEAD: Over 300 baby names for girls inspired by nature.

If you’re looking for a stunning baby name with a nature meaning, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up hundreds of actually pretty girls’ names that are inspired by Mother Nature herself.

You’ll find both recognizable nature names (like Jade, Sage, and Violet) and names you probably never realized had organic meanings (like Harlow, Lennox, and Zora).

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 a nature-inspired name to fit your style.

baby girl crawling outside in nature
 

Since there are SO MANY nature girl names, I organized them into categories ranging from the earth to the sky to the sea.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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

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Nature names inspired by the hills and mountains

little girl running hills mountains nature

All of these nature girl names have meanings related to hills and mountains. They’re perfect for an outdoorsy family who enjoys hiking and taking in epic views.

Aitana

  • Name meaning: A Spanish mountain range.
  • Popularity: #367

Brynn

  • Name meaning: Hill.
  • Popularity: #332

Embry

  • Name meaning: Flat-topped hill.
  • Popularity: This unique E name isn’t ranking.
 

Harlow

  • Name meaning: Rock hill.
  • Popularity: #324

Maci or Macie or Macy

  • Name meaning: Hill.
  • Popularity: Maci ranks #455, Macie ranks #532, and Macie ranks #618.

Peri

  • Name meaning: Mountain dweller.
  • Popularity: This short nature name isn’t ranking.

Sierra

  • Name meaning: Mountain range.
  • Popularity: #540

Taryn or Teryn

  • Name meaning: Rocky hill.
  • Popularity: Taryn hasn’t ranked since 2014. Teryn isn’t ranking.

If you like these nature baby girl names you might also like this list of southern names.

Nature names inspired by water

baby girl standing shoreline water nature

There are SO many stunning girls’ names inspired by the water that I’ve broken them up into two sections. The nature names on this first list have to do with streams, lakes, rivers, and islands.

Beck

  • Name meaning: Small stream.
  • Popularity: This cool B name is not in the top 1000.

Brooke

  • Name meaning: Small stream.
  • Popularity: #237

Capri

  • Name meaning: Italian island.
  • Popularity: #685

Cove

  • Name meaning: Coastal inlet.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t currently popular.

Halsey

  • Name meaning: Hal’s island or honored island.
  • Popularity: This cool nature name isn’t ranking.

Hartlyn or Hartlynn

  • Name meaning: Deer lake.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name is not ranking in the top 1000.

Lake or Layke

Lana

  • Name meaning: Light, gracious, or little rock. In Hawaiian it means ‘calm as still waters’ or ‘afloat’.
  • Popularity: #390

Mara

  • Name meaning: A river.
  • Popularity: #627

Oaklynn or Oaklyn

  • Name meaning: Oak lake.
  • Popularity: Oaklynn ranks #307 and Oaklyn ranks #566.

River

  • Name meaning: Stream of water.
  • Popularity: #186

Rylan

  • Name meaning: Island meadow.
  • Popularity: This badass name ranks #870 for girls and #327 for boys.

Vela

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

Whitney

  • Name meaning: White island.
  • Popularity: #932

Yahara

  • Name meaning: A river in Wisconsin. Catfish river.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name ending in A isn’t ranking.

If you like these water-inspired nature names for girls you might also like this list of nonbinary names.

Nature names inspired by the sea

baby girl standing in ocean enjoying nature

Now, for the second batch of water-related names! All of these nature girl names have to do with the ocean!

Coraline

  • Name meaning: Diminutive of coral.
  • Popularity: #643

Cordelia

  • Name meaning: Daughter of the sea.
  • Popularity: This unusual C name isn’t ranking.

Dylan

  • Name meaning: Child of the sea.
  • Popularity: This cool name ranks #496 for girls and #43 for boys.
 

Galia or Gallia

  • Name meaning: “Born in waves.” Also the name of a cantaloupe melon.
  • Popularity: This unique G name isn’t ranking.

Kai or Kaia

  • Name meaning: Hawaiian for “sea”.
  • Popularity: Kai ranks #794 and Kaia ranks #302. Kai is #93 boys.

Kehlani or Kailani or Kaylani

  • Name meaning: Sea and sky.
  • Popularity: Kehlani ranks #168, Kailani ranks #282, and Kaylani ranks #340.

Maren

  • Name meaning: Sea.
  • Popularity: #438

Mariana or Marianna

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea. Beloved.
  • Popularity: Mariana ranks #276 and Marianna ranks #832.

Maribelle

  • Name meaning: Mari + Belle. Drop of the sea. Beloved. + Beautiful.
  • Popularity: This long girls’ name is not in the top 1000.

Marie

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea; or beloved.
  • Popularity: #619
 

Marielle or Mariella

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea. Beloved.
  • Popularity: Neither of these ocean-inspired names is ranking.

Marietta

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea. Beloved.
  • Popularity: This unique oceanic name isn’t ranking.

Marina

  • Name meaning: Of the sea.
  • Popularity: #707

Marion

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea; or beloved.
  • Popularity: This nature name is not in the top 1000.

Marni

  • Name meaning: From the sea.
  • Popularity: This ocean name isn’t ranking.

Meryl

  • Name meaning: Of the bright sea.
  • Popularity: This Streep-inspired name is not currently popular.

Miriam or Maryam or Mariam

  • Name meaning: Drop of the sea. Beloved.
  • Popularity: Miriam ranks #280, Maryam ranks #503, and Mariam ranks #632.

Morgan

  • Name meaning: Of the sea.
  • Popularity: #193

Muriel

  • Name meaning: Sparkling sea.
  • Popularity: This unique name isn’t popular in the U.S.
 

Myrla

  • Name meaning: Black bird or shining sea.
  • Popularity: This MAFS-reminiscent name isn’t ranking.

Nori or Norie

  • Name meaning: Seaweed.
  • Popularity: This short nature name isn’t ranking.

Ocean

  • Name meaning: Body of water.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #800 for boys.

Romy

  • Name meaning: Dew of the sea.
  • Popularity: This cute R name isn’t ranking.

If you like these sea-inspired nature names for girls you might also like this list of elegant girl names or these mermaid names.

Nature names inspired by trees

baby girl sitting in grass trees background

All of these organic nature baby girl names have a meaning related to the trees.

Alani

  • Name meaning: Orange tree. Fragrant.
  • Popularity: #221

Arden

  • Name meaning: Great forest.
  • Popularity: This badass nature name hasn’t ranked since 2019.

Ashlyn or Ashlynn

  • Name meaning: Ash (tree) + Lyn (lake). Might also mean dream.
  • Popularity: Ashlyn ranks #602 and Ashlynn is #665.
 

Ashton or Ashtyn

  • Name meaning: Ash tree town.
  • Popularity: Ashton hasn’t ranked since 2005 and Ashtyn hasn’t ranked since 2011. For boys, Ashton is currently ranking #136.

Aspen or Aspyn

  • Name meaning: Tree with heart-shaped leaves. A ski resort town in Colorado.
  • Popularity: Aspen ranks #224 and Aspyn is #901.

Ayla or Aila

  • Name meaning: Oak tree. Blessed. Beautiful.
  • Popularity: Ayla ranks #131 and Aila is #906.

Chesney

  • Name meaning: Oak grove.
  • Popularity: This southern name isn’t ranking.

Ellery

  • Name meaning: Alder tree. Part of the Birch family.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t ranking.

Elowen or Elowyn

  • Name meaning: Elm tree.
  • Popularity: This pretty tree name is not ranking in the top 1000.

Geneva

  • Name meaning: Juniper tree. Also a city in Switzerland.
  • Popularity: This interesting tree name for girls is not in the top 1000.

Haisley

  • Name meaning: Hazel woods.
  • Popularity: #373

Hollyn or Hollen

  • Name meaning: Holly tree.
  • Popularity: This cool nature name for girls is not ranking.
 

Idra

  • Name meaning: Fig tree.
  • Popularity: This short I name is not currently ranking.

Ilana

  • Name meaning: Tree in Hebrew.
  • Popularity: This pretty nature name is not in the top 1000.

Keziah or Kezia

  • Name meaning: The Hebrew term for the spice tree, Cassia.
  • Popularity: This unique K name is not in the top 1000.

Kori

  • Name meaning: From the tree hollow.
  • Popularity: #780

Laurel

  • Name meaning: A small evergreen tree.
  • Popularity: #683

Lindsay or Lindsey

  • Name meaning: Lake or place of linden trees.
  • Popularity: This once-popular nature name is no longer ranking.

Magnolia

  • Name meaning: A tree with large glossy leaves and huge white blossoms.
  • Popularity: #177
 

Olive

  • Name meaning: Fruit of an olive tree.
  • Popularity: #197

Orinda

  • Name meaning: Pine trees or gold. (True meaning unknown).
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t ranking.

Palmer

  • Name meaning: She who holds the palm. A pilgrim who carried palm branches back from the Holy Land.
  • Popularity: #347

Perrin

  • Name meaning: Rock or pear tree.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking.

Rowan

  • Name meaning: Reddish-brown tree known for its scarlet berries and mystical history.
  • Popularity: This badass name ranks #255 for females and #113 for males.

Samara

  • Name meaning: A winged seed that falls from a tree. We used to stick these on our noses as kids!
  • Popularity: #350

Sequoia

  • Name meaning: A redwood tree of California.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Shay or Shea

  • Name meaning: A small tropical African tree. Its nuts give us shea butter!
  • Popularity: Shay ranks #928 and Shea hasn’t ranked since 2008.

Sylvie

  • Name meaning: From the forest. Woman of the woods.
  • Popularity: #776
 

Tamar or Tamara

  • Name meaning: Date palm tree.
  • Popularity: Tamar isn’t ranking. Tamara hasn’t ranked since 2009.

Tarynn

  • Name meaning: Spirit of the forest.
  • Popularity: #504

Yvette

  • Name meaning: Yew (evergreen tree).
  • Popularity: This nature name hasn’t ranked since 2006.

If you like these nature girl names you should check out my complete list of tree names for girls.

Nature names inspired by the flowers

baby girl sitting in nature holding flower

All of these fragrant nature names for girls mean flower or are related to flowering plants.

Anahi

  • Name meaning: Several possible meanings such as immortal, flower-like beauty, one who answers, speaker.
  • Popularity: #626

Aster

  • Name meaning: A daisy-like flower.
  • Popularity: This floral A name isn’t ranking.

Azalea

  • Name meaning: A flowering shrub.
  • Popularity: #483

Cataleya

  • Name meaning: Type of orchid.
  • Popularity: #383

Dahlia

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: #352

Daisy

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: #143

Daphne

  • Name meaning: An evergreen shrub with highly scented flowers.
  • Popularity: #415

Elodie

  • Name meaning: A type of pink lily with double-layered petals.
  • Popularity: #701

Fiora or Fiorella

  • Name meaning: Little flower.
  • Popularity: Neither of these floral names is ranking.

Flora

  • Name meaning: Flowers or plants.
  • Popularity: #932

Gardenia

  • Name meaning: A flowering plant in the coffee family.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name is not ranking.

Garland

  • Name meaning: A wreath of flowers and leaves.
  • Popularity: This gender-neutral nature name is not ranking.

Heather

  • Name meaning: Evergreen flowering plant.
  • Popularity: This nature name hasn’t ranked since 2016.

Iris

  • Name meaning: Flower. Means rainbow in Greek.
  • Popularity: #127

Lavender

  • Name meaning: A lovely purple flower.
  • Popularity: This flower name isn’t ranking (and makes a great middle name).

Lilac

  • Name meaning: Fragrant purple flower that blooms in spring.
  • Popularity: This pretty flower name isn’t ranking.

Marigold

  • Name meaning: Golden flower.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired baby name isn’t ranking.

Oliana or Oleana or Oleanna

  • Name meaning: A poisonous evergreen shrub with beautiful flowers.
  • Popularity: This organic name isn’t ranking.

Poppy

  • Name meaning: Red flower.
  • Popularity: #462

Posy or Posie

  • Name meaning: A small flower bouquet.
  • Popularity: This cute nature name isn’t ranking.

Primrose or Prim

  • Name meaning: First rose.
  • Popularity: This Hunger Games-reminiscent name is not currently ranking.

Rosalie or Rosalind

  • Name meaning: Rose.
  • Popularity: Rosalie ranks #198 and Rosalind isn’t ranking.

Rose or Rosie

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: Rose ranks #113 and Rosie is #470.

Suri

  • Name meaning: Princess or red rose.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Tansy

  • Name meaning: Yellow, button-like flowers on a reddish stem.
  • Popularity: This unique flower name isn’t ranking.

Yasmin

  • Name meaning: Jasmine flower.
  • Popularity: #975

Zainab or Zaynab

  • Name meaning: A fragrant flower.
  • Popularity: Zainab ranks #959 and Zaynab isn’t ranking.

Zara or Zahra

  • Name meaning: Radiance, blooming flower, or God remembers.
  • Popularity: Zara ranks #215 and Zahra is #589.

Zariah or Zariyah or Zaria

  • Name meaning: Radiance, blooming flower, or God remembers.
  • Popularity: Zariah ranks #460, Zariyah is #697, and Zaria is #861.

Zinnia

  • Name meaning: Colorful flower.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired Z name isn’t ranking.

If you like these flower-inspired nature girl names you may also like this list of hippie names.

Nature names inspired by plants

baby girl sitting in nature with pumpkins

The botanical names continue! All of these organic baby names are related to plants and gardens.

Bethany

  • Name meaning: House of figs.
  • Popularity: #603

Briar

  • Name meaning: A thorny plant (such as roses and blackberries) with prickly stems.
  • Popularity: #563

Carmen

  • Name meaning: Garden or fertile land.
  • Popularity: #433
 

Clementine

  • Name meaning: Mild and merciful; or citrus fruit.
  • Popularity: #610

Eden

  • Name meaning: The garden of Eden. Place of pleasure.
  • Popularity: #130

Ginger

  • Name meaning: A flavorful plant. Also a reddish-yellow color.
  • Popularity: This two-syllable girl name is not ranking in the U.S.

Holly

  • Name meaning: Holly bushes are known for their red berries and their spiny evergreen leaves.
  • Popularity: #481

Juniper

  • Name meaning: Young. Also an evergreen shrub with berries.
  • Popularity: #172

Sage or Saige

  • Name meaning: Grayish green herb.
  • Popularity: Sage ranks #223 and Saige is #595.

If you like these botanical nature girl names you may also like this list of edgy names.

Nature names inspired by the land

baby girl with parents touching sand earth

All of these earthy baby names have to do with the land.

Amber

  • Name meaning: Fossil resin.
  • Popularity: #513

Blair or Blaire

  • Name meaning: Field or plain.
  • Popularity: Blair ranks #333 and Blaire ranks #669.

Brie or Bree

  • Name meaning: Marshland.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this girls’ nature name is in the top 1000.

Camden or Kamden

  • Name meaning: Winding valley.
  • Popularity: Neither of these names is ranking for girls. For boys, Camden ranks #167 and Kamden is #478.

Gaia

  • Name meaning: Earth. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the mother of life.
  • Popularity: This cool nature name is not in the top 1000.

Havilah

  • Name meaning: Stretch of sand. Biblical place name.
  • Popularity: This spiritual name isn’t in the top 1000.

Hayden or Haden

  • Name meaning: Heather or hay valley.
  • Popularity: Hayden ranks #294 for girls and #177 for boys. Haden is not ranking for either gender.

Kyla

  • Name meaning: Narrow land.
  • Popularity: #490

Lana

  • Name meaning: Light, gracious, or little rock.
  • Popularity: #390

Lennox

  • Name meaning: Elm field.
  • Popularity: This nature name ranks #587 for girls and #291 for boys.

Sahara

  • Name meaning: Desert.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Sienna or Siena

  • Name meaning: Orange-red. An earthy substance used as a pigment.
  • Popularity: Sienna ranks #166 and Siena is #634.

Terra

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

Zola

  • Name meaning: Earth or ball of earth.
  • Popularity: #935

If you like these earthy nature names for girls you may also like this list of two-syllable names.

Nature names inspired by animals

baby girl outside looking at horse

These girls’ nature names are related to animals ranging from horses to jellyfish to honeybees to weasels!

Ariel or Arielle or Ariella

  • Name meaning: Lion.
  • Popularity: Ariel ranks #200, Arielle is #346, and Ariella is #152.

Aurelia

  • Name meaning: Golden one. Also a type of jellyfish.
  • Popularity: #528

Beckett

  • Name meaning: Beehive.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #209 for boys.

Ivory

  • Name meaning: White color. Substance composing the tusks of elephants, walruses, and narwhals.
  • Popularity: #599

Leona

  • Name meaning: Lion.
  • Popularity: #482

Lynx

  • Name meaning: A wild cat with a short tail and tufted ears. Cool middle name!
  • Popularity: This cool constellation name is not ranking.

Mischa

  • Name meaning: Honey bee.
  • Popularity: This Barton-reminiscent name is not ranking.

Nessa

  • Name meaning: Butterfly or pure.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking.

Philippa or Pippa

  • Name meaning: Lover of horses. (Pippa is short for Philippa, but be sure to Google it—it has an unsavory meaning too).
  • Popularity: Neither version of this old-fashioned P name is ranking.

Portia

  • Name meaning: Pig. (But remember it as a character in a Shakespeare play instead).
  • Popularity: This animal-inspired baby name isn’t ranking.

Rae

  • Name meaning: Female sheep.
  • Popularity: This short girls’ name is not ranking in the top 1000.

Sable

  • Name meaning: A mammal in the weasel family. The color black.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Tabitha

Yael

  • Name meaning: A type of desert-dwelling goat. To ascend.
  • Popularity: This Y name isn’t ranking for girls. It last ranked for boys in 2019.

Yara or Yareli

  • Name meaning: Small butterfly. Lady of the water.
  • Popularity: Yara ranks #651 and Yareli is #846.

If you like these nature names with animal meanings you might also like this roundup of the best woodland animal crib sheets.

Nature names inspired by birds

baby girl sitting tree stump surrounded birds

If you love birds or the freedom they symbolize, you’re in luck! There are a whole bunch of nature girl names that are inspired by these feathered beauties…

Avianna or Aviana or Avian

  • Name meaning: Bird.
  • Popularity: Avianna ranks #385, Aviana is #514, and Avian isn’t ranking.

Aya

  • Name meaning: Color. Bird.
  • Popularity: #788

Dove

  • Name meaning: A bird symbolizing peace.
  • Popularity: This peaceful nature-inspired D name isn’t ranking.
 

Finch

  • Name meaning: A colorful bird. (Also means to swindle, but focus on the first meaning.)
  • Popularity: This F name isn’t ranking.

Korbyn

  • Name meaning: Raven or little crow.
  • Popularity: This badass name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #991 for boys.

Lark

  • Name meaning: A small songbird.
  • Popularity: This sweet nature name isn’t in the top 1000.

Lennon

  • Name meaning: Lover, blackbird, cloak.
  • Popularity: This baby name ranks #299 for girls and #688 for boys.

Meena

  • Name meaning: A bird or blue semi-precious stone.
  • Popularity: This unique M name isn’t ranking.

Paloma

  • Name meaning: Dove.
  • Popularity: #940

Phoenix

  • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes and is born again.
  • Popularity: This edgy name ranks #286 for girls and #238 for boys.

Raven

  • Name meaning: Black bird.
  • Popularity: #418

Remington

  • Name meaning: Raven.
  • Popularity: #360

Tori

  • Name meaning: Victory or bird.
  • Popularity: #845

Wren

  • Name meaning: Small bird.
  • Popularity: #361

If you like these nature names, check out this complete list of bird names for girls or these one-syllable girl names.

Nature names inspired by the sky

sky nature girl names

This next batch of nature-themed baby names is inspired by the air and the sky.

Araceli

  • Name meaning: Altar of the sky.
  • Popularity: #992

Aria

  • Name meaning: Air or melody.
  • Popularity: Aria ranks #26. Arya is #112, Ariyah is #379, Ariah is #401, Ariya is #579, and Aarya is #989.

Dalary

  • Name meaning: Of the air.
  • Popularity: #943
 

Halley

  • Name meaning: Halley’s Comet is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth.
  • Popularity: This space name is not ranking.

Nalani

  • Name meaning: Calm skies. The heavens.
  • Popularity: #593

Skye or Sky

  • Name meaning: The atmosphere above.
  • Popularity: Skye ranks #467 and Sky ranks #801.

Sumaya

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings: High above, heaven, sky, wise, having great plans.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Tyndall

  • Name meaning: The Tyndall Effect refers to the light scattering by particles such that blue light is scattered much more strongly than red light.
  • Popularity: This unique science-y name isn’t ranking.

Zora or Zori

  • Name meaning: Dawn.
  • Popularity: Zora ranks #877 and Zori isn’t ranking.

Zorina

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

Zyra or Zyrah

  • Name meaning: Dawn or messenger.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking.

If you like these sky-inspired nature names for girls, you might also like this list of names that mean graceful.

Nature names inspired by the sun, moon, and stars

mom holding baby girl up in sky sunset

All of these nature names are inspired by objects in the sky.

Aylin

  • Name meaning: Moon halo. The one that belongs to the moon.
  • Popularity: #387

Estelle or Estella

  • Name meaning: Star.
  • Popularity: Estelle ranks #799 and Estella ranks #731.

Esther

  • Name meaning: Star.
  • Popularity: #153
 

Halina

  • Name meaning: Sunray or shining light.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Leva

  • Name meaning: Moon or white.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired L name isn’t ranking.

Lina

  • Name meaning: Sunlight.
  • Popularity: #684

Nilani

  • Name meaning: Enchanting moon.
  • Popularity: This unusual N name isn’t ranking.

Oriana or Orianna

  • Name meaning: Sunrise.
  • Popularity: This O name isn’t ranking.

Selena

  • Name meaning: Moon goddess.
  • Popularity: #241

Solana or Solara

  • Name meaning: Sunshine or eastern wind.
  • Popularity: Neither of these rare nature names is ranking.

Soleil

  • Name meaning: French word for sun.
  • Popularity: This “hot” S name is not ranking.

Sunny

  • Name meaning: Sunshine. Cheerful temperament.
  • Popularity: Sunny ranks #696 for girls. (Sonny with an O ranks #536 for boys).

Tana

  • Name meaning: Star or fire goddess.
  • Popularity: This unusual T name isn’t ranking.

If you like these celestial girl names you might also like this complete list of outer space names or these names that mean sun.

Nature names inspired by the weather and seasons

baby girl sitting in snow bundled up

All of these nature girl names are inspired by rain, snow, storms, seasons, and months.

Amiyah

  • Name meaning: Night rain.
  • Popularity: #318

April

  • Name meaning: The fourth month.
  • Popularity: #521

Avril

  • Name meaning: April in French.
  • Popularity: This unique nature-related name isn’t ranking.
 

Indra

  • Name meaning: Possessing drops of rain.
  • Popularity: This boho baby name isn’t ranking.

June

  • Name meaning: Sixth month.
  • Popularity: #182

May or Mae

  • Name meaning: Bitter or pearl. The 5th month. Another name for Hawthorn, a small thorny tree with white or pink flowers.
  • Popularity: May is not currently popular but Mae ranks #576.

Neva

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

Rayne or Rain

  • Name meaning: Precipitation.
  • Popularity: Rayne ranks #775 and Rain is not ranking.

Reva

  • Name meaning: Rain.
  • Popularity: This weather-inspired baby name isn’t ranking.

Stormi

  • Name meaning: Weather event.
  • Popularity: #951

Summer

  • Name meaning: Season.
  • Popularity: #149

Tyra

  • Name meaning: Thunder warrior, thunder goddess, or god of battle.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired name hasn’t ranked since 2007.

Winter or Wynter

  • Name meaning: The coldest season.
  • Popularity: The W name Winter ranks #315 and Wynter is #375.

If you like these weather and season-related baby names for girls, you might also like this list of names for rainbow babies.

Nature names inspired by precious stones

baby girl sitting holding stones

All of these nature girl names are inspired by gemstones.

Emerald

  • Name meaning: Green gemstone.
  • Popularity: #957

Esmeralda

  • Name meaning: Emerald.
  • Popularity: #395

Garnet

  • Name meaning: Red gemstone.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name is not ranking.
 

Gemma or Jemma

  • Name meaning: Precious stone.
  • Popularity: Gemma ranks #207 and Jemma is #583.

Greta

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: #743

Gretchen

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: This name hasn’t ranked since 2008.

Gretel

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: This cute nature name isn’t currently ranking.

Jada or Jayda

  • Name meaning: Jade stone or ‘he knows’.
  • Popularity: Jada ranks #546 and Jayda is #631.

Jadie

  • Name meaning: Green stone.
  • Popularity: This unique but familiar-sounding J name isn’t ranking.

Jewel

  • Name meaning: Precious stone.
  • Popularity: This pretty nature baby name hasn’t ranked since 2019.

Margery or Marjorie

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this Victorian name is ranking.

Margot or Margo

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: Margot ranks #234 and Margo ranks #760.

Megan or Meghan

  • Name meaning: Pearl.
  • Popularity: Megan ranks #638 and Meghan ranks #878.

Mina

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings from all different cultures: With gilded helmet, blue stone, south, love, bitter, joyful, and more!
  • Popularity: #662

Onyx

  • Name meaning: A layered black stone.
  • Popularity: This totally badass name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #613 for boys. Cool middle name!
 

Opal

  • Name meaning: Precious stone.
  • Popularity: #659

Pearl

  • Name meaning: Gem.
  • Popularity: #773

Sapphire

  • Name meaning: Blue gem.
  • Popularity: This rare nature name is not ranking.

Topaz

  • Name meaning: Birthstone for the month of December.
  • Popularity: This cool nature name hasn’t ranked since 2015.

If you like these precious stone-inspired girls’ names you might also like this list of Victorian names.

Nature names inspired by meadows

baby girl sitting in meadow nature scene

There are a TON of girls’ names with the suffix “ley” (from “leigh”), which means meadow. Here are some of the best ones…

Ainsley

  • Name meaning: Solitary meadow.
  • Popularity: #354

Ansley

  • Name meaning: Hermitage field.
  • Popularity: #952

Berkley

  • Name meaning: Birch tree meadow.
  • Popularity: #818

Bexley

  • Name meaning: Box tree clearing.
  • Popularity: #848

Blakely

  • Name meaning: Dark wood.
  • Popularity: #167

Brinley or Brynlee

  • Name meaning: Burnt meadow.
  • Popularity: Brinley ranks #362 and Brynlee is #191.

Ensley

  • Name meaning: Her own meadow.
  • Popularity: #588

Fairleigh

  • Name meaning: Fern clearing.
  • Popularity: This elegant nature name is not in the top 1000.

Farley

  • Name meaning: Fern clearing.
  • Popularity: This unique nature name isn’t ranking.

Hadley or Hadlee

  • Name meaning: Heather clearing.
  • Popularity: Hadley ranks #111 and Hadlee ranks #857.

Hailey or Haley or Hayley

  • Name meaning: Hay meadow.
  • Popularity: Hailey ranks #81, Haley ranks #517, and Hayley ranks #674.

Harley or Harlee or Harleigh

  • Name meaning: Hare meadow.
  • Popularity: Harley ranks #291, Harlee is #752, and Harleigh is #993.

Hartley

  • Name meaning: Deer meadow.
  • Popularity: This cute nature name is not currently popular.

Henley

  • Name meaning: High meadow.
  • Popularity: #584

Marley or Marlee or Marleigh

  • Name meaning: Pleasant wood.
  • Popularity: Marley ranks #211, Marlee ranks #430, and Marleigh ranks #722.

Meadow

  • Name meaning: Freely growing grassland.
  • Popularity: #476

Oakley or Oaklee or Oakleigh

  • Name meaning: Meadow of oak trees.
  • Popularity: Oakley ranks #281, Oaklee ranks #620, and Oakleigh ranks #860.

Prairie

  • Name meaning: Large open grassland.
  • Popularity: This sweet nature name isn’t ranking.

Ripley

  • Name meaning: Clearing in the woods.
  • Popularity: This badass Alien-inspired name isn’t ranking.

Sydney

  • Name meaning: Wide meadow.
  • Popularity: #243

Waverly or Waverleigh

  • Name meaning: Meadow of quivering aspens.
  • Popularity: Waverly ranks #738 and Waverleigh isn’t ranking.

Wesleigh or Weslie

  • Name meaning: Western meadow.
  • Popularity: Neither of these names is ranking for girls. Wesley ranks #98 for boys.

Whitley or Whitleigh

  • Name meaning: White meadow.
  • Popularity: Whitley ranks #942 and Whitleigh isn’t ranking.

If you like these meadow-inspired nature names you might also like this list of middle names for Hailey or these middle names for Hadley.

Unique nature-related names

baby girl sitting in nature

This is a bonus list! Some of these interesting baby names have clear nature meanings, and others are more loosely connected to nature. Either way, I thought they might be up your alley!

Arizona

  • Name meaning: Small spring.
  • Popularity: This stately nature name isn’t ranking.

Carmel

  • Name meaning: Garden. Also a scenic beach city in Northern California.
  • Popularity: This nature name isn’t ranking.

Denver

  • Name meaning: Place in Colorado meaning green valley.
  • Popularity: This city name ranks #894 for girls and #527 for boys.
 

Enya

  • Name meaning: Grain or fire.
  • Popularity: This short nature name isn’t ranking.

Foster

  • Name meaning: Forester (forest worker).
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #965 for boys.

Georgia or Georgiana

  • Name meaning: Farmer.
  • Popularity: Georgia ranks #176 and Georgiana isn’t ranking.

Havana

  • Name meaning: Port. Capital city of Cuba.
  • Popularity: This baby name isn’t ranking in the U.S.

Indigo

  • Name meaning: Blue or Indian dye.
  • Popularity: This cool hippie name is not ranking.

Marin

  • Name meaning: Beautiful place near San Francisco.
  • Popularity: This nature name is not currently ranking.

Marlowe

  • Name meaning: Driftwood.
  • Popularity: #921

Monet

  • Name meaning: To be heard. Also, an incredible impressionist artist known for his nature scenes.
  • Popularity: This unique baby name is not currently popular.

Nila

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

Parker

  • Name meaning: Park keeper.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary name ranks #128 for girls and #95 for boys.
 

Saylor

  • Name meaning: Boat worker.
  • Popularity: This gender-neutral name ranks #300 for girls and is not ranking for boys.

Scout

  • Name meaning: Explorer.
  • Popularity: #874

Tessa

  • Name meaning: One who harvests.
  • Popularity: #279

Final thoughts on nature girl names

As you can see, there are tons of incredibly beautiful nature girl names.

Does your family love to go hiking? Consider my personal favorites, Harlow and Sierra. (Combine either of those with the middle name Embry for a fully mountain-themed name!)

Do you absolutely adore the beach and the glistening ocean? Consider the elegant-sounding girls’ name Maribelle.

Could you happily spend an entire weekend in the woods, living amongst the trees? Consider the unusual beauty Elowyn or my personal favorite, Olive. There’s also Magnolia, which makes a fantastic middle name.

The good news is you really can’t go wrong with any of these!

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect nature name for your baby girl.

Nature Girl Names: The Ultimate List