Do you feel in your heart and soul that the upcoming birth of your baby boy deserves a wonderful and unique nature name? These 100 nature names for boys might be the perfect way to fill your mind with a wide variety of masculine earthy names to help you decide on a winner.
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100 Nature Names for Boys
Here are my top picks for outdoor baby names that are not only unique but beautiful as well. My hope for you is that you’re able to find one that you like and add it to your baby name list.
I’ve taken the time to alphabetize these nature names for boys at the bottom of the post for you, but in the next section, I’ve listed them with the origins and the meanings.
Origins and Meanings for 100 Nature Names for Boys
This is the same list of unique nature names as above, but now I’ve included the origin and the meaning as well. (and don’t worry – they’re in the exact same order as the list above, too!)
Aaron: (Hebrew) This name means “high mountain; exalted, enlightened”. Most people typically think of the Bible when they hear this name.
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Alder:(Unknown) We aren’t totally sure where the boy name Alder originates from, but we do know the meaning is “old”, and it’s also the species of one of my favorite trees!
Angus: (English) Meaning “one”, this nature name for boys also reminds me of cattle or cows grazing in a field.
Alpine: (Scottish) This name sounds as though it’s talking about the mountains, but the actual meaning of this boys name is “fair”. Fair enough, right?
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Archer: (French) Meaning “bow”, this reminds me of a hunter in the woods looking for his next meal or to find a way to provide food for his family.
Arno: (German) I have never heard this name before – but it’s turned into one of my favorite nature names for boys. The name means “eagle”.
Arrow: (English) This boys nature name actually means “stream” but it also a much-needed tool for hunting out in nature as well.
Ash: (English) Interestingly, Ash does NOT share the same meaning as the nature boy name Asher. This name means “ash tree”.
Asher: (Jewish) Meaning “happy”, you might find that this name also reminds you of Ash trees as well.
Atlas: (Greek) This nature name for boys means “to carry”. It’s also no surprise that an Atlas is a great guide for seeing the world and the surrounding nature areas as well.
August: (Latin) Meaning “to increase”, this name means summer to me!
Basil: (Greek, Arabic) This nature boy name means “brave, fearless, intrepid” in Arabic. Now, while that meaning isn’t related to nature – the spice Basil comes to mind for most of us when we hear it.
Bear: (English) Another name where the meaning is actually the same as the name. I can’t help but think of a snuggle teddy bear!
Birch: (English) Meaning “birch”, this name will more than likely make you think of a birch tree or something along those lines.
Blair: (English) This fun boys name actually means “field” so it’s a perfect nature name that doesn’t necessarily sound like one.
Blaze: (English) There’s no doubt that your newborn son will be the light of your life, so this name meaning “torch” just might be what you’re looking for.
Blue: (American) Meaning the “color blue”, think of the sky and the water found all around nature.
Bodhi: (Sanskrit) This nature name means “awakening” and is all about being one with nature.
Brenton: (Celtic) This boy name means “hilltop”, although it does have a few different origins so the meaning could also be translated to “Byni’s homestead” or “town near the burnt land”.
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Brock: (English) A name that means either “badger”, “a young deer”, or “a brook, stream”.
Brook: (English) Meaning “stream”, you’ll see these wonderful bodies of water all around the great outdoors.
Canyon: (Spanish) Meaning “footpath” you’ll find that this nature name for boys is one that is gaining in popularity.
Cedar: (English) While this name is pretty self-explanatory, there’s no surprise that it means “cedar tree”.
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Chuck: (French) Meaning “free man”, this name is popular and often a nickname for the name Charles.
Clay: (English) Shortened from Clayton and meaning “settlement near the clay pit”.
Cliff: (English) Another popular nature name for boys meaning “settlement by the cliff”. I think of a high rock that can be jumped off into a sparkling body of water for swimming fun.
Colton: (English) Meaning “from the coal”, this is a name that reminds many of the coal mines of hardworking towns.
Conan: (Celtic) A charming name that means “little wolf”.
Conway: (Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic) This nature name for boys means “holy river; hound of the plain”.
Dallas: (Scottish) Meaning “dwelling” and is also a well-known and popular town in Texas.
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Ember: (English) The name Ember means “spark” and reminds me of a beautiful campfire.
Everest: (English) Meaning a “person from Evreux” but to me, I can’t help but think of Mount Everest.
Fennec: (Arabic) The meaning of this nature name is not entirely known, but it’s thought to mean “fox”, as that is the name of a small big-eared fox in Africa.
Fennel: (Latin) The origin of the nature boy name Fennel is not known for sure, but it’s believed to be Latin and probably comes from the Latin word Feniculum which means “little hay”.
Flint: (English) This nature name for boys means “born near the outcrop of flint”. It’s become a little more popular in recent years, although I can’t help but think of Michigan when I hear this name.
Forrest: (English) The names means the same as “forest” and is such a strong presence in nature.
Gus: (Latin) This boys name means “worthy of respect” and isn’t that true for all of us?
Grove: (English) Literally meaning “grove”, this is a fun boy name to consider.
Gunther: (German) This masculine earthy name means “battle warrior” and that sounds like a pretty strong name to me.
Hawkins: (English). Ths boy name means “hawk”. Probably not a big surprise there.
Haywood: (English) A name meaning “hedged forest”, this is another one of those nature names that is becoming more popular, although depending on your area your child will still be the only one in his class with that name.
Heath: (English) Meaning “the heathland dweller”, you’ll find that this is a unique boys name to consider.
Holt: (English) This foresty boy name means “woods, forest”. It is still fairly uncommon, and super easy to say/spell.
Huck: (German) This outdoor baby name means “bog” but I find that it reminds me of Huckleberry Finn.
Hunter: (English) Meaning “one who hunts”, this is the perfect name for an outdoor-loving family.
Hurley: (Irish) This water boy name means “sea tide”.
Jay: (Indian) Meaning “victory” this name is also often seen as a nickname as well.
Kai: (Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek) This name has origins in a lot of places, and the meaning is “keeper of the keys; earth”.
Kale: (Hebrew) The unique nature name means “calm” but is also a food variety that can be grown outdoors as well.
Lachlan: (Scottish) This unique nature boy name means “from the fjord-land”. Technically it is supposed to be pronounced LACK-lan, not LOCK-lan, but many families choose to change it up from the technically “correct” pronunciation.
Lark: (English) You’ll probably think of the bird when hearing this name while the meaning actually is “merry person”.
Larkin: (English) Meaning “silent”, you might just have the silent but strong type for a son.
Lee: (English) This name means “dweller by the wood or clearing.” Seems totally appropriate for nature, right?
Linden: (English) It means “linden tree hill”. It used to be rather popular in the 1930s-60s, but has become more uncommon now.
March: (English) This name was actually created after Mars, the Greek God of War.
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Maize: (Hebrew) Although this is an unusual nature name for boys, it’s one that means “bitter”. While the meaning isn’t awesome, the name sure is.
Marsh: (English) Literally meaning “marsh”, this is another whimsical nature baby name that is growing in popularity.
Montana: (Spanish) While most people associate this baby name with a girls name, it’s actually a unisex baby name in most countries. This name means “mountainous”.
Oakley: (English) Meaning “oak”, this reminds me of the beautiful oak trees in the woods.
Ocean: (English) This water boy name means well…a large body of salt water that covers the majority of the earth.
Oliver: (Latin) This tree name means “olive tree”, and personally is one of my favorites. You have quite a few cute nickname options with this one too.
Ombre: (French) This baby name is the french word for “color” and just sounds so very beautiful if you ask me.
Orion: (Greek) This unique boys name means “rising in the sky”. Looking up to the sky, you just might see Orion’s Belt!
Orson: (Latin) This name has grown in popularity over the years, and it’s no wonder with how cute it is. The name means “bear cub”.
Parker: (English) Meaning “keeper of the park”, this is a great name for little boys.
Peter: (Greek) I had absolutely NO idea Peter was considered a nature name – but it is, and it means”rock”.
Philip: (Latin) This name means “lover of horses” and if that isn’t nature-related, I don’t know what is.
Phoenix: (Greek) This adorable nature boy name technically means “dark red”, but it instantly reminds me of a beautiful fall sunset. Or a certain fiery bird in a certain movie that I love. 😉
Radcliff: (English) An adorable mountain boy name that means “from the red cliff”.
Raiden: (Japenese) This boy name means “thunder and lightening”. Technically, it is supposed to be pronounced RYE-den, but do what makes you happy. 🙂
Raine: (Scandinavian) Meaning “mighty”, this is a masculine nature name for sure.
Reed: (English) Meaning the color “red”, this is a fun name for boys.
Remmington: (English) A name that means “places on a riverbank”.
River: (Latin) Meaning “riverbank”, there are some beautiful rivers out in nature.
Rockwell: (English) This name means “rock spring”, and is probably one of the more common nature names for boys.
Rowan: (Irish, Scottish) A name that technically means “little redhead”, rowan is also a species of tree that has red berries, making this a great tree nature name.
Silas: (English) This name means “woods” and is one that you don’t hear very often.
Sky: (English) While this is a fun nature name, it also means “cloud” or “sky” as well.
Sonny: (English) Meaning “son”, this name is actually most commonly used as a nickname but makes a darn good first name, too!
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Sparrow: (Latin) This name means “bird” and is typically used as a girls name. However, recently there have been famous parents that have named their son this name.
Star: (English) This name means “star” and is a bright spot in many, many skies.
Sterling: (English) This nature boy name can have a few different meanings, but the English origin of the name means “little star”.
Storm: (English) While this name means “violent weather”, there’s also a saying that says it’s the calm before the storm.
Sylvan: (Unknown – probably Latin) This boy name means “of the forest”,
Talon: (French) This powerful boy name means “large claw of a bird of prey” (not surprisingly). While that’s not my FAVORITE boy name meaning, it does make him sound pretty cool!
Thatcher: (English) Calling this a nature boy name was a BIT of a stretch – but maybe you’ll think it’s okay. The meaning is an occupational name for a thatcher, who was a worker who covered roofs in straw.
Terran: (Latin) This nature boy name (which I LOVE) is Latin for “earth”, and it means “from the earth”. Overall it sounds unique without being too out there.
Walden: (German) This lovely name means “valley of the Welsh”. Truthfully I was a bit surprised to learn it has nature-inspired origins.
Weldon: (English) A boy name that means “hill near a spring”. It’s not super popular, but it’s a very nice sounding name.
Winter: (Native American) Meaning “bringing of renewal”, it’s also the coldest season of the year.
Woodrow: (English) This English surname means “row of houses made of wood” and was made popular mostly by US president Woodrow Wilson.
Wren: (English) Meaning “songbird”, this is typically a female name but it has started to become more unisex over the past years.
Xavier: (Arabic) Ranked #88 in popular boys names, you can’t go wrong with this choice. This name means “new house”.
Yarrow: (English) I had never heard of this name – but it’s actually becoming a bit more popular. It has the meaning “rough stream”.
York🙁English) This name actually means “pig farm” which is definitely a unique meaning for sure.
Zeke: (Hebrew) This name is shorted from Ezekiel and means “God strengthens.”
Zephyr: (Greek) This lovely nature boy name means “west wind”.
Zeus: (Greek) Everyone is familiar with the Greek God, Zeus, which means “sky”.
There you have it! 100 nature names for boys that are certain to stand out! All are unique and different in their own way. While you might have heard of some of them, I would say it’s a safe bet to say that there are a couple of them that might be brand new to you!
Do you have any other nature names for boys that you’re considering? Tell me about it in the comments below!
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