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117 Majestic Tree Names for Boys

Jun 13, 2022

117 Majestic Tree Names for Boys

AHEAD: Tree-inspired baby names for boys that are *actually* cool!

Are you looking for an awesome tree-inspired baby name for your son but are stumped for ideas?

You’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single tree-related boys’ name that’s even the slightest bit cool.

baby boy with tree

You’ll find both recognizable tree names as well as those with lesser-known meanings.

Whether you’re outdoorsy, an environmentalist, a fan of literary fiction, or you’re just looking for an underused name to add to your family tree, this list has a tree name to fit your style.

For additional inspiration, I went out on a limb and included botanical and earthy male nature names that may be of interest. (Hopefully, I’m not barking up the wrong tree).

Towards the end, you’ll also find lots of tree-inspired middle name ideas.

I won’t beat around the bush anymore… let’s go check out these amazing tree names for boys!

Related: Tree Names for Girls

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Unique tree baby names for boys

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These tree names for boys aren’t ones you hear every day!

If they feel too esoteric, consider using one as a middle name.

Alder

  • Name meaning: A tree in the birch family. Fun fact: an alder tree’s wood is used to make electric guitars.
  • Popularity: This tree name isn’t ranking.

Birch

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

Braddox or Braddock

  • Name meaning: Broad oak tree.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this tree-inspired boys’ name is ranking.

Cedar

  • Name meaning: Large fast-growing evergreen tree.
  • Popularity: This tree name isn’t ranking.

Cullen

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

Douglas

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

Iverson

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

Kiefer

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

Oak

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

Oren or Orin or Orrin

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

Vernon

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

If you like these unique boy tree names you might also like this list of Irish names.

Forest-inspired baby names for boys

baby boy hugging mom in forest

These boys’ tree names all have meanings related to forests.

Bosco

  • Name meaning: Forester or one who lives in the woods.
  • Popularity: This Italian B name isn’t ranking.

Cylas

  • Name meaning: Spelling variation of Silas, meaning forest.
  • Popularity: This tree-related C name isn’t ranking.

Dresden

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

Forrest or Forest

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

Forrester

Hayes

  • Name meaning: Brushwood.
  • Popularity: #229

Heath

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

Holt

Keith

  • Name meaning: Forest.
  • Popularity: #597

Linden or Lyndon

  • Name meaning: Hill of linden trees.
  • Popularity: This tree-inspired boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Ranger

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

If you like these forest-inspired tree names for boys you might also like this list of 2-syllable boy names.

Gender-neutral tree names

baby boy planting tree

These tree baby names would work for a boy or a girl.

Arden

  • Name meaning: Forest. From the eagle valley.
  • Popularity: This A 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 tree name isn’t ranking for boys but ranks #201 for girls.

Berkley or Berkeley

  • Name meaning: Meadow of birch trees. Berkeley is a city in Northern California.
  • Popularity: Neither of these tree-inspired names is ranking for boys. Berkley ranks #793 for girls.

birch tree forest

Ellery

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

Foster

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

Holland

  • Name meaning: Wooden land. Part of the Netherlands.
  • Popularity: This H name isn’t ranking for boys but ranks #638 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 O name ranks #403 for boys and #193 for girls.

Palmer

  • Name meaning: He who holds the palm. A pilgrim who carried palm branches back from the Holy Land.
  • Popularity: This tree-related baby name ranks #990 for boys and #329 for girls.

Perrin

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

If you like these gender-neutral tree names you might also like this list of nonbinary names.

Botanical baby names for boys

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If you weren’t able to find the perfect boy’s tree name on the first several lists, here is some more organic inspiration.

Alpine

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

Aster

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

aster flowers

Bartholomew

  • Name meaning: Son of the trenches where seeds are planted.
  • Popularity: This organic boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Basil

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

Bates

  • Name meaning: Short for Bartholomew, meaning son of the trenches where seeds are planted.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Briar

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

Calix or Calyx or Kalix

  • Name meaning: Husk or pod.
  • Popularity: None of the spellings of this earthy name is ranking.

Carmelo

  • Name meaning: Garden. Carmel is a scenic beach city in Northern California. It’ also a mountain ridge in Israel that’s mentioned in the Old Testament.
  • Popularity: #683

Eden

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

Fabian

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

Garland

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

Huck

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

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Kamal

  • Name meaning: Lotus flower. Pale red. Perfection, superiority, accomplishment, beauty.
  • Popularity: This 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.

Quince

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

Rayan

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

Reid or Reed

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

Rosen

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

Sage

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

    If you liked these botanical boys’ names you might also like these hippie names or these plant names for boys.

    Anti-tree names for boys

    toddler boy holding dads hand amongst trees

    I know this is a confusing heading, but it’s about to make sense…

    All of these baby names have to do with tree clearings… aka the absence of trees.

    Barnett

    • Name meaning: Clearing of woodland by burning. Son of Bernard.
    • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

    Fielder

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

    Hamilton

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

    Radigan

    • Name meaning: To uproot. Someone who lives on a patch of cleared land.
    • Popularity: This Irish and French boys’ name isn’t ranking.

    Rhode or Rhodes

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

    Ridley

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

    Riley

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

    Ripley

    • Name meaning: Strip of clearing in the woods.
    • Popularity: This tree-related name isn’t ranking for either gender.

    Ryman

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

    If you like these tree-related baby names for boys you might also like this list of outer space names for boys.

    Tree-related middle names for boys

    mom holding up son in front of big tree

    Now let’s talk middle names! The names on this list are all nature-related and pair really nicely with tree names for boys.

    Benton

    • Name meaning: Town in the bent grass.
    • Popularity: This nature name last ranked in 2017.

    Boden or Bowden or Beauden

    • Name meaning: Hill.
    • Popularity: Boden ranks #827. Bowden and Beauden aren’t ranking.

    Callum or Calum

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

    Camden

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

    Corbin or Corben

    • Name meaning: Crow.
    • Popularity: Corbin ranks #366 and Corben isn’t ranking.

    Denver

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

    Everest

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

    Gavin

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

    Hawk

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

    Hutton

    • Name meaning: Ridge enclosure.
    • Popularity: This outdoorsy boys’ name isn’t ranking.

    Hyde

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

    Knox

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

    Lance

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

    Landon or Landen or Landyn

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

    Logan

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

    Parker

    • Name meaning: Park keeper.
    • Popularity: Parker ranks #93 for boys and #115 for girls.

    Phoenix

    • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes and is born again.
    • Popularity: Phoenix ranks #248 for boys and #308 for girls.

    Ridge

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

    Slade

    • Name meaning: From the valley.
    • Popularity: This boys’ name hasn’t ranked since 2010.

    Wilder or Wylder

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

    If you haven’t found the perfect tree name for your baby boy, here are a few other lists to check out…

    Final thoughts on boys’ tree names

    Trees represent knowledge, longevity, connectivity, protection, nourishment, strength, solace, peace, good fortune, balance, and healing. What better source of inspiration could there possibly be for your son’s name?

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

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

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