The Most Popular Nature-Inspired Baby Names Aren’t As Hippie as You’d Think

Looking for a baby name off the beaten path? Look no further.

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There are a lot of places parents can find inspiration when it comes to narrowing down a name for their baby. If you’re someone who needs an escape – and honestly, which of us isn’t? – looking to nature might be the exact thing you need.

We’ve got the most popular nature-inspired baby names of the past ten years to help inspire your decision. Play Like Mum wanted to find out what nature-inspired baby names are the most popular. To do this, Play Like Mum took a list of 81 names that are based on wildlife and nature and analyzed data from the UK government on girl and boy names from 2000-2020 and US government data for names of girls and boys between 2000-2019.

From there, they compiled a list of the top 10 boy nature-inspired names and the top 10 girl nature-inspired names. They also discovered the most popular nature-inspired baby name overall in the US.

Top 10 nature-inspired girl baby names:

  1. Jasmine
  2. Brooke
  3. Daisy
  4. Hazel
  5. Willow
  6. Ivy
  7. Rose
  8. Iris
  9. Holly
  10. Sage

Top 10 nature-inspired boy baby names:

  1. River
  2. Sage
  3. Forest
  4. Stone
  5. Robin
  6. Fox
  7. Sky
  8. Ocean
  9. Bear
  10. Aspen

The overall most popular nature-inspired baby name in the US is Jasmine, named after the flower. The data also showed that the top nature-inspired boy name in the US is River.

None of the names on the top 10 list are surprising, they’re all adorable with strong meanings behind them. So, if you’re still researching the best name for your baby-to-be, nature seems to be a good way to go!

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