Names with Nature Meanings?

Well I loved everyone’s suggestions in my thread for Name Themes. But I think I might go with the Nature Theme. However I had an idea that instead of using obvious nature names (like [name]Rain[/name], [name]Lily[/name], [name]Ash[/name], [name]Oak[/name], [name]Cedar[/name], [name]River[/name], blah blah blah) I could use names that have a nature meaning.

Those are the kind of names I’m looking for. [name]Do[/name] you have any ideas?? :slight_smile:

Here are some examples of what I mean:


[name]Niall[/name] (meaning [name]Cloud[/name])


[name]Briallen[/name] (meaning [name]Primrose[/name])


[name]Chelsea[/name] (from a surname that means “camp meadow”)
[name]Ciel[/name] (French “sky”)
Irmak (Turkish “river”)
[name]Shannon[/name] (from Gaelic “old, wise” and “river”, also after [name]River[/name] [name]Shannon[/name])
[name]Hana[/name] (Japanese “flower”)
[name]Esther[/name] (one definition is “star” in Persian)
[name]Sora[/name] (Japanese “sky”)
[name]Fleur[/name] (French “flower”)
[name]Hollis[/name] (from English surname meaning “holly tree”)
[name]Ione[/name] (from Greek ion, meaning “violet flower”)
[name]Astra[/name] (English, from Greek aster, meaning “star”)
[name]Lorelei[/name] (from Germanic mythology meaning “luring rock”)
[name]Ashley[/name] (from English surname meaning “ash tree clearing”)
[name]Sierra[/name] (Spanish for “mountain range”)

[name]Dallas[/name] (from a Scottish surname meaning “meadow dwelling”)
[name]Citlali[/name] (Native American - Nahuatl - “star”)
[name]Riad[/name] (Arabic “gardens, meadow”)
[name]Craig[/name] (from Scottish word meaning “crag”, or “rock”)
Kelani (Hawaiian “heaven, sky”)
[name]Oren[/name] (Hebrew “pine tree”)
[name]Douglas[/name] (from Scottish word for “dark river”)
[name]Palmer[/name] (from Latin for “palm tree”)
[name]Montana[/name] (from Latin meaning “mountain”)
[name]Lin[/name] (Chinese for “forest” and “gem”)
[name]Arvid[/name] (from Scandinavian word meaning “eagle” and “tree”)
[name]Grover[/name] (from English surname meaning “grove” or “grove of trees”)
[name]Wesley[/name] (from surname meaning “west meadow”)

Thank you :slight_smile:

Here’s a few that I know about:

[name]Nash[/name]: by the [name]Ash[/name] tree
[name]Brooks[/name]: a small stream
[name]Dean[/name]: valley
[name]Dylan[/name]: of the sea

This is a lovely idea! My theme is that all my combos have a Greek name in them.


[name]Abilene[/name] – grassy meadow
[name]Ainsley[/name] – hermitage meadow
[name]Alanna[/name] – little rock
[name]Annalee[/name] – graceful meadow
[name]Ashlyn[/name] – [name]Ash[/name] tree lake
[name]Bronte[/name] – thunder
[name]Cherilyn[/name]/[name]Sherilyn[/name] – darling lake
[name]Danica[/name] – morning star
[name]Daphne[/name] – laurel tree
[name]Elodie[/name] – marsh flower
[name]Galia[/name] – hill of God
[name]Gemma[/name] – precious stone
[name]Guinevere[/name] – white shadow, white wave
[name]Kaia[/name] – sea
[name]Leilani[/name] – heavenly flower
[name]Lorelei[/name] – murmuring rock
[name]Lynette[/name] – little lake
Malila – (Native American) fast salmon moving up a rippling stream
[name]Nephele[/name] – nef-eh-lee – cloud --In Greek mythology, the goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs
[name]Petra[/name] – stone
[name]Sierra[/name] – mountain range
[name]Silvana[/name] – from the forest
[name]Silvia[/name] – from the forest


[name]Adair[/name] – oak tree ford
[name]Alan[/name] – little rock
[name]Arden[/name] – eagle valley
[name]Brandon[/name] – broom covered hill
[name]Brian[/name] – high hill
[name]Clive[/name] – bank, cliff, slope
[name]Fenton[/name] – fen, marsh
[name]Holden[/name] – deep valley
[name]Kai[/name] – sea
[name]Keith[/name] – forest
[name]Lochlann[/name] – lake land
[name]Marlowe[/name] – marsh land
[name]Maxwell[/name] – great stream
[name]Piers[/name] – rock
[name]Percival[/name] – pierced valley
[name]Ridley[/name] – reed meadow
[name]Sheldon[/name] – steep sided heather hill
[name]Silas[/name] – from the forest
[name]Silvester[/name] – from the forest
[name]Vance[/name] – lives by a marsh
[name]Wesley[/name] – western meadow

[name]Do[/name] you like any of those? Also, you might like to look through this website, it has TONS of names with nature meanings.

I love this idea, it’s one I’ve been thinking of myself as I seem to be attracted to a lot of these types of names. Hopefully I don’t doub;e up on anything here for you:

[name]Aura[/name] - latin - glowing light
[name]Azura[/name] - spanish - sky blue
[name]Bay[/name] - latin - berry
[name]Blair[/name] - scottish - plain, field
[name]Hadley[/name]/[name]Hadlee[/name] - english - heathery field
[name]Hartley[/name]/[name]Hartlee[/name] - english - stag field
[name]Kenley[/name]/Kenlee - english - royal meadow

Adler - german - eagle
[name]Aiden[/name] - irish - little fire
[name]Bentley[/name] - english - meadow with coarse grass
[name]Bram[/name] - gaelic - bramble or raven
[name]Dresden[/name] - german - people of the riverside forest
[name]Holt[/name] - english - wood
[name]Hoyt[/name] - english - long stick
[name]Logan[/name] - irish - from the hollow
[name]Slade[/name] - english - from the valley

Alaisa (rice) > Samoan
Albena (peony) >Bulgarian
Biljana (herb) >South Slavic
Bisera (pearl) >South Slavic
Blerina (greenery) >Albanian
[name]Bora[/name] (snow) >Albanian
Dardana (pear) >Albanian
Dunja (quince) >South Slavic
Dziadzan (rainbow) >Armenian
[name]Era[/name] (wind) >Albanian
Erlea (bee) >Basque
Euria (rain) >Basque
Fai (banana) >Samoan
Flutura (butterfly) >Albanian
Galusina (white wave) > Samoan
Haizea (wind) >Basque
Ihintza (dew) >Basque
[name]Irati[/name] (fern field) >Basque
Itsaso (ocean) >Basque
[name]Izar[/name] (star) >Basque
[name]Lore[/name] (flower) >Basque
Moana (ocean) >Samoan
Nuanua (rainbow) >Samoan
Oihana (forest) >Basque
Urracca (magpie) >Spanish
Usoa (dove) >Basque
Yllka (star) >Albanian