75 Tree Names (& Meanings) to Inspire Your Baby Name Search
Nature inspires us with its beauty. Trees, woods, forests, and glens all evoke magical imagery and wonder; they are the stuff of fairytales and far-off places. Therefore, it is little wonder there are so many baby names related to trees and nature.
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Perhaps you’ve always loved the outdoors or maybe you have a nature name yourself and you wish to carry on the tradition. Whatever the case, you have plenty of outdoorsy and tree names to choose for your baby!
We’ve compiled a list of 75 baby names from around the world all inspired by nature and trees. So, whether you’re seeking out a boy or girl name, or looking for something unisex, our list is sure to have you covered like the shade of a giant oak tree!
Tree Names for Girls
- Acacia - Greek. A flower. It means honorable.
- Alameda - English. Ash tree lake. It has also been used as a Native American name meaning grove of cottonwood.
- Alyvia - Spanish. Olive tree. A unique alternative to Olivia.
- Apple - English. Apple is the English word for a type of fruit tree. It is the first name of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter.
- Ayla - Hebrew/Turkish. Oak tree, halo or moonlight.
- Beech - Norse. A person who lives near a prominent tree. Beech is also a type of try.
- Cassia - Greek. Cinnamon. The cassia tree has yellow flowers and produces a spice similar to cinnamon.
- Cherry - Old French. The red fruit-bearing tree. Said alternatively, Chere means dear-one or darling in French.
- Chloe - Greek. Young green shoot.
- Daphne - Greek. Laurel or bay tree.
- Ebony - English. Deeply black wood.
- Elowen - Cornish. Elm. Variant spellings are Elowyn and Elowynn.
- Fuchsia - Latin/English. Named for the botanist Leonard Fuchs for a flowering tree in the Caribbean that has flowers that bloom in a reddish-purple hue.
- Ghusun - Arabic. It means the branches of the tree.
- Ginger - Latin. Spring like-flourishing. A plant with a red root. Spicy or fiery.
- Hazel - Old English. Light brown. From the hazel tree.
- Holly - English. A holly tree has red berries and is related to Christmas and wintertime.
- Illana - Hebrew. Oak tree.
- Ivy - English. Ivy is an English name that comes from a green leafy plant. It signifies faithfulness.
- Juniper - Latin. Young. Juniper is a type of evergreen tree.
- Lilac - Persian. A bluish-purple flower.
- Lily - English. Purity and innocence. A white, showy flower.
- Lindsey - English. Island of the linden trees.
- Magnolia - Latin. Magnol’s flower was named after the French botanist Pierre Magnol.
- Maple - Old English. A type of tree.
- Meadow - American. Field of grass or vegetation.
- Olive - Latin/English. From the olive tree. Alternatively, you could use Olivia or Oliver for a boy.
- Sakura - Japanese. Cherry blossom.
- Sylvie - French. From the forest.
- Willow - English. From the willow grove or willow tree.
Tree Boy Names
- Aaranay - Hindu. Wild forest. Greenery.
- Ackley - English. It means oak meadow.
- Adair - Scottish. Adair means from the oak tree ford. It also means fortune or spear.
- Alder - Dutch. The alder tree is a type of birch tree.
- Ash - Hebrew. Derived from the name Asher. Ash means happy or fortunate. The ash tree. Ash could be a nickname for Ashton.
- Bruce - Scottish. Willow woods.
- Burleigh - English. A person who lives at the castle’s meadow.
- Chane - French. Oak hearted.
- Cullen - Irish. Holy tree.
- Elon - Hebrew. Oak tree.
- Ewan - Scottish. Born of the yew tree.
- Forrest - English. Dweller near the woods. Forrest was made popular by the movie Forrest Gump.
- Garrick - French. Oak tree grove.
- Harac - Czech. It means from the ancient oak tree.
- Haslet - Celtic. A person from the hazel tree land.
- Heath - Old English. A moor.
- Hollis - English. A person who is a dweller near the holly trees.
- Ivo - German. Yew wood archer.
- Koa - Hawaiian. Warrior. Koa is a type of tree in Hawaii.
- Lapu - Native American. Cedar bark.
- Moss - English. Dweller by the peat bog. Moss often grows around the bottom of trees.
- Nash - English. By the ash tree.
- Oren - Hebrew. Laurel or pine tree.
- Palmer - Latin. A named that referenced pilgrims who brought branches back from the palm trees in the Middle East.
- Perry - Latin. Traveler or wanderer. One who lives or works around the pear tree.
- Quesnel - French. It means from the little oak tree.
- Ren - Japanese. Water lily or lotus.
- Selvyn - Greek. The name refers to Sylvanus, the Greek god of trees.
- Tamir - Hebrew/Arabic. A person who has a plentiful supply of dates or a person who owns palm trees.
- Yves - French. Yew wood.
- Aspen - Old English. Shaking poplar tree.
- Banyan - Hindi. An Indian fig tree.
- Bryn - Welsh. Hill. An alternative spelling is Brynn.
- Cedar - Latin. A type of tree with a reddish wood hue.
- Cypress - Latin. Cypress tree.
- Ellery - English. Island with elder trees.
- Elswyth - Old English. It means elf from the willow trees.
- Fern - Old English. A leafy, green plant found in forests. Ferns have magical properties in many stories.
- Laurel - English. Honor and victory. A laurel tree is an aromatic evergreen.
- Lennox - Scottish. Elm grove.
- Linden - English. Made from Linwood or lime tree. Coming from the linden tree.
- Marlowe - English. Driftwood. Alternative spellings are Marlo and Marlow.
- Oakley - English. From the oak.
- Pine - Old English. One who lives near the pine trees or in the pine forest.
- Rowan - Gaelic. Little red-haired one. A tree with red, flowering berries.
For more baby name inspiration check out these popular baby name lists:
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in the U.S.
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in the U.S.
- The 100 Coolest Baby Names in the World
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About L. Elizabeth Forry
L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with 15 years of classroom experience.