75 Forest Baby Names

Updated: September 6, 2021
If you're looking for a nature-inspired name for your little one, why not look to the forest? These forest-inspired names are the perfect choice for your little one.
75 Forest Inspired Names

If you’re an outdoor-loving parent, then a forest-inspired baby name might be exactly what you’re on the hunt for. The forest is generally a woody area with lots of tree coverage, making it mysterious, serene, and earthy.

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Forest names can be inspired by plants and animals located in the woods, national parks or forests, locations, or even names meaning forest. We think many things associated with the forest make for adorable and meaningful names. Keeping the forest in mind, here are some nature-inspired baby names for your little one.

Baby Girl Names

  1. Adoette - This Native American name means “Big Tree”.
  2. Amber - This English name means “fossilized tree resin” or the color orange/red.
  3. Angelina - A national forest found in Texas.
  4. Arwen - Referring to the half-elven character from Lord of the Rings who lives in the fairytale world.
  5. Ashley - A national forest found in Utah.
  6. Aveline - This French name means “From the Hazelnut Forest”
  7. Ayla - Of Turkish origin meaning Oak Meadow.
  8. Birdie - An American name meaning little bird, adorable when choosing nature names.
  9. Caileigh - A French name meaning from the forest.
  10. Cayley - A Christian name meaning from the forest.
  11. Cherry - Of American origin, referring to the Cherry tree.
  12. Daisy - Of American origin referring to the Daisy flower, often found in the forest.
  13. Fauna - This Latin name refers to the animals you would find in a certain habitat, such as the forest.
  14. Fawn - This English name refers to a young deer, an animal that lives in the forest.
  15. Fern - An English name, Ferns grow in the forest.
  16. Hazel - Of English origin referring to the Hazel Tree.
  17. Heather - An English name referring to the Heather plant.
  18. Helena - A national forest found in Montana.
  19. Ilana - This Hebrew name means Tree and Beauty.
  20. Ivy - An English name referring to the climbing Ivy plant, something you would find draping from trees in an Enchanted Forest.
  21. Juniper - A Latin name referring to the Juniper Berry.
  22. Laurel - Laurel refers to evergreen shrubs that would cover the forest floor.
  23. Maple - Of English Origin, this refers to the species of Maple Trees.
  24. Payette - A national forest located in Idaho.
  25. Sparrow - An English name referring to the small bird you can find flitting around the forest.
  26. Sylva - This Christian name means woodland, adorable for a little girl.
  27. Willamette - A national forest located in Oregon.
  28. Willow - An English name referring to the Willow Tree.
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Baby Boy Names

  1. Alder - This refers to a tree from the Birch family.
  2. Ardian - An Albanian name meaning “Future of Great Forest”
  3. Birch - An English name referring to the Birch Tree.
  4. Briar - An English name referring to a shrub or a small tree.
  5. Buck - An English name referring to a Deer, oftentimes living in the forest.
  6. Colhoun - An Irish name meaning Small Forest.
  7. Coy - American for “from the forest”.
  8. Elm - An English name referring to the Elm Tree.
  9. Faunus - This French name means God of Forests.
  10. Flint - An English name referring to a hard grey rock you can find in the forest.
  11. Forrest - An English name for the woods.
  12. Forrester - An American name meaning of the Forest.
  13. Fox - An English name referring to the animal you can find living in the forest.
  14. Guido - Swedish for Forest.
  15. Gunnison - A national forest found in Colorado.
  16. Heath - An English name meaning “Land of Heather and Grass”.
  17. Kai - A Native American name for Willow Tree, a lovely meaning if you’re looking for tree names.
  18. Lincoln - A national forest found in New Mexico.
  19. Oswald - A Christian name meaning God of the Forest.
  20. Prescott - A national forest located in Arizona.
  21. Ranger - An American name referring to a Forest or Park Ranger, a keeper of the forest.
  22. Rocky - An English name referring to the rocky paths you find in the forest.
  23. Sen - A Japanese name for forest elf.
  24. Sylvain - A German name meaning forest dweller, adorable for a boy’s name.
  25. Vipin - Sanskrit for forest.
  26. Wayne - A national forest located in Ohio.
  27. Wilder - An English name meaning wild animal, many of which you find in the forest.
  28. Wolf - An English name referring to the animal found living in the forest.
  29. Woodie - An American name referring to a forester.
  30. Xylo - A Greek name meaning of the woods or forest.

Gender Neutral Baby Names

  1. Ash - An English name referring to the Ash Tree.
  2. Aspen - of Hebrew origin meaning Quaking Tree.
  3. Carson - A national forest found in New Mexico.
  4. Cedar - A Latin name referring to the large Cedar Tree.
  5. Clover - An English name referring to a meadow flower, found on the forest floor.
  6. Dixie - A national forest found in Utah.
  7. Dryad - Referring to a tree nymph in Greek mythology.
  8. Forest - Of English origin meaning from the woods.
  9. Oakley - An American name meaning “from the Oak Tree Forest”.
  10. Olive - An English name meaning Forest or Olive Tree.
  11. Parker - Of English origin meaning keeper of the Forest, the perfect name for either a boy or a girl.
  12. River - An English name referring to a small stream of water, many times flowing through the forest.
  13. Sabine - A national forest located in Texas.
  14. Sage - Of English origin referring to the herb that naturally grows in the forest.
  15. Sequoia - A Native American name referring to the Redwood Tree, a giant type of tree.
  16. Sierra - A national forest located in California.
  17. Wren - An English name referring to a small bird, many of which you find in the forest.

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