75+ Rare, Earthy Nature Names for Boys (With Meanings)

Choosing a special name for your baby is one of the most exciting rites of passage for expecting parents, but choosing a baby name that feels *just right* is actually a lot tougher than it seems.

Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™ve scoured piles of baby name books, statistics, social media posts, and YouTube videos to pull together this baby names list of my favorite nature names for boys.

For each baby name, you can learn all about the origin and the meaning of the name, as well as how popular it is right now. 

The rankings weโ€™ve provided are taken from the United States Social Security Administration data for 2021, which is the most recent provided. 

With that, let’s dive in – 

The Best Nature Names for Boys with Meanings

Here are my very favorite nature names for boys

Oak

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: a tree, and symbol of strength
  • Popularity: > 1000

Arden

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: great forest
  • Popularity: > 1000

Coast

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: land near the sea
  • Popularity: > 1000

Samson

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: little sun
  • Popularity: #590

Forrest

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: outside
  • Popularity: #414

River

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: a flowing body of water
  • Popularity: #110

Hartley

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: deer meadow
  • Popularity: > 1000

Brooks

  • Origin: German, English
  • Meaning: small stream
  • Popularity: #77

Roscoe

  • Origin: Germanic, Old Norse
  • Meaning: deer wood
  • Popularity: > 1000

Everest

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: dweller of the Eure river
  • Popularity: #903

Briar

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: thorny bush of wild roses
  • Popularity: #713

Elm

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: someone who lived near an elm grove
  • Popularity: > 1000

Hollis

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: the holly tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Iver

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: winter
  • Popularity: > 1000

Morgan

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: born of the sea
  • Popularity: #612

Kai

  • Origin: Hawai’in
  • Meaning: sea
  • Popularity: #71

Rudy

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: famous wolf
  • Popularity: #819

Finn

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: fair
  • Popularity: #184

Bentley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: grassy wood clearing
  • Popularity: #151

Murphy

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: sea warrior
  • Popularity: > 1000

Devereaux

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: riverbank
  • Popularity: > 1000

Elmore

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: moore with elm trees
  • Popularity: > 1000

Jasper

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: bearer of treasure, also a national park in Canada’s Rocky Mountains
  • Popularity: #128

Fox

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: a wild animal from the dog family
  • Popularity: #939

Garnet

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: pomegranate, or a precious stone
  • Popularity: > 1000

Wolfe

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: wolf-like
  • Popularity: > 1000

Zev

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: wolf
  • Popularity: #996

Wilder

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: wild
  • Popularity: #368

Marshall

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: one who loves horses
  • Popularity: #379

Bear

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: strong and brave bear
  • Popularity: #826

Oakley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: meadow of oak trees
  • Popularity: #403

Clifford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: fjord by the cliff
  • Popularity: > 1000

Lowell

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: young wolf
  • Popularity: > 1000

Heath

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: someone who lived at a moor or heath
  • Popularity: #958

Oakes

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: one who lives by an oak tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Oleander

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: evergreen tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Sterling

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: little star
  • Popularity: #382

Dale

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: from the valley
  • Popularity: > 1000

Linder

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: lime tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Weldon

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: from the hill near a spring
  • Popularity: > 1000

Easton

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: East town
  • Popularity: #70

Alder

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: alder tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Griffin

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: a bird of prey
  • Popularity: #232

Oren

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: light and fair, or pine tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Oliver

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: olive tree
  • Popularity: #3

Ash

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: of the ash tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Fjord

  • Origin: Norwegian
  • Meaning: a passage in the sea
  • Popularity: > 1000

Adair

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: ford of the oaks
  • Popularity: > 1000

Cyrus

  • Origin: Greek, Persian
  • Meaning: like the sun
  • Popularity: #350

Weston

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: from the western town
  • Popularity: #95

Sage

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: an herb
  • Popularity: #427

Elwood

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning: elder tree forest
  • Popularity: > 1000

Cedar

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: cedar tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Lyndon

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: lives by the linden tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Nash

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: by the ash tree
  • Popularity: #233

Perry

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: one who dwells by the pear tree
  • Popularity: > 1000

Berg

  • Origin: German, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Meaning: mountain or cliff
  • Popularity: 000

Grover

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: living near a grove of trees
  • Popularity: > 1000

Beaumont

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: beautiful mountain
  • Popularity: > 1000

Moses

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: delivered from the water
  • Popularity: #519

More Nature Names for Boys

  • Cove
  • Ray
  • Douglas
  • Dune
  • Clay
  • Ridge

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