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150 Most Amazing Plant Inspired Names For Boys And Girls In 2021

150 Most Amazing Plant Inspired Names For Boys And Girls In 2021

Nowadays, most parents want to choose a modern and unique name for their little one.

You can stop poring over different baby names books because I’ve compiled a list of the best plant inspired names!

You’ll definitely find a sweet and unique name for your precious little angel in the collection below.

Nature-inspired names are always a good idea because they are truly wonderful and definitely original.

By choosing one of these names, you’ll also be honoring Mother Nature because there are so many reasons to be thankful to her.

Naming your baby is definitely one of the most important parenting jobs.

Our names follow us through our entire life and, in a way, they define us.

In my opinion, the real importance lies in the meaning of a name and that’s why you definitely need to choose carefully and pick a beautiful name with an even more beautiful meaning for your little one.

For all plant lovers, this collection of plant inspired names below will make this parenting job a lot easier.

Plant Inspired Names For Girls

cute little girl with flower in her hair smiling and looking up

1. Abeba

This is definitely quite a rare feminine name. Abeba is an Ethiopian name that means “flower”.

2. Accacia

This pretty girl’s name has Greek roots and the meaning of this rare name is “thorny tree”.

3. Altheda

The meaning of this wonderful Greek girl’s name is “like a blossom”. This one will surely fit your little princess.

4. Alyvia

Here’s a gentle and sweet name for a baby girl. This wonderful feminine name has English roots, and the meaning is “olive tree”.

5. Amapola

The origin of the girl’s name Amapola is Arabic. It means “poppy”.

6. Amaranth

This feminine name was derived from the amaranth flower. It’s of Greek origin and it has a lovely meaning; “no winter” or “unfading flower”.

7. Ambrosia

The name Ambrosia is quite a popular name for girls nowadays. The origin of this feminine name is Latin and it has a very strong meaning; “immortal”.

8. Ambretta

Ambrette is a plant with yellow flowers that inspired this girls’ name. It’s of Arabic/French origin and it means “jewel” or “amber-colored”.

9. Anemone

Here’s a cute name idea for girls. The feminine name Anemone is of Greek origin and it means “windflower”.

10. Aster

Asters are beautiful flowers in a starry shape that are very similar to daisies. The origin of the name Aster is Greek and its meaning is “star”.

11. Ayana

The meaning of this wonderful Arabic name is “beautiful flower”. This name is a perfect choice for your little girl.

12. Azalea

Here’s a very gentle plant name for your baby girl. It’s of Greek origin and it has two meanings; “dry” and “azalea, a flower”.

13. Azami

Quite an unusual girl’s name, right? This pretty feminine name has Japanese/Persian roots and its meaning is “thistle flower” or “greatest”.

14. Beech

The feminine name Beech is of English origin and it has several meanings; “stream”, “beech tree” or “near the beech tree”.

15. Begonia

This French feminine name is a great choice for your little princess. The meaning of this lovely name is “Begon’s flower”.

little blonde smiling girl with pot flowers of begonia at her back yard

16. Betony

This feminine name derives from the herb called betonica, vettonica, or betony.

It’s of Celtic origin and its meaning is “of the Vettones” and “good for the head” (this is because Vettones believed it has healing properties).

17. Blossom

Your little girl will blossom through life and that’s why she deserves this name.

This wonderful name is of English origin and it means “to bloom” or “flower”.

18. Bluebell

Here’s a name that was inspired by a spring flower called a bluebell.

The name is of English origin and it simply means “blue bell” or “blue flower”.

19. Briar

This isn’t such a common name but it’s still one of my favorites.

This unique name has English roots and it has a lovely meaning; “thorny bush of wild roses”.

20. Buttercup

Buttercup, meaning “yellow wildflower”, is a lovely English name for baby girls.

21. Calla

The name Calla is of Greek origin and its meaning is “most beautiful”.

The inspiration for this name was probably the beautiful and gentle flower, calla.

22. Calantha

Here’s a very beautiful name that will definitely make your baby girl stand out.

The meaning of this Greek name is “beautiful flower”.

23. Camellia

Camellias are wonderful, long-blooming flowers.

However, the girl’s name Camellia is of Latin origin meaning “young”, “virginal” or “Kamel’s flower”.

24. Carnation

This is a very rare name of English/Latin/French origin.

It also has several meanings; “complexion”, “coronation”, “flesh”, “carnation” or “flower”.

25. Cassia

This girl’s name is connected to the cassia tree but this Greek/Latin name actually translates to “cinnamon”.

26. Cerise

The meaning of this rare English/French feminine name isn’t so difficult to guess. It’s, of course, “cherry”.

27. Citron

Even though most people agree that this is a French name that means “lemon”, some also claim that it has derived from a Latin name Citrus which means “lemon tree”.

28. Clover

The meaning of this charming English feminine name is “key” or “meadow flower”.

29. Daffodil

Here’s a lovely and unique girl’s name of Dutch origin. Its meaning is “asphodel”.

Daffodils are the national flowers of Wales and they represent respect and true love which is all the more reason why this is a perfect choice for your little princess.

30. Dahlia

The futuristic name Dahlia is definitely my favorite one on this list. This Scandinavian name is very popular nowadays.

Its meaning is “Dahl’s flower”.

Cute little girl playing in blossoming dahlia field

31. Daisy

Just as daisy flowers are beautiful, so is the name Daisy. This pretty name has Old English roots and it means “day’s eye”.

32. Daphne

Daphne is a common name from Greece and it translates to “laurel tree” or “bay tree”.

33. Diantha

You have to admit that this name is very interesting, right? Well, that’s why it’s so unique.

The meaning of this wonderful Greek name is “divine flower”.

34. Ebony

I think we’ve all heard this one before but that doesn’t make this name any less special.

It’s of Latin/Greek/Egyptian origin and this short name means “deep black wood”.

35. Estelle

This lovely Latin plant inspired name means “star”.

36. Evanthe

Here’s an adorable Greek name with a few very sweet meanings; “good flower”, “fair flower” or “blooming”.

37. Evora

Evora is of Portuguese origin and the meaning of this cool name is “yew tree”.

38. Fern

This is a very common, traditional Old English name. The meaning of this name is “fern” (nonflowering vascular plant).

39. Fflur

Quite an unusual name, right? I think I heard it for the first time when I was compiling this list of plant inspired names.

However, this unique name is of Welsh origin and its meaning is “flower”.

40. Fleur

This interesting girl’s name is of French origin and it has become very popular in English-speaking countries.

The meaning of this gentle name is also “flower”.

41. Flora

Flora is a feminine given name of Latin origin with the same meaning as the above two names, “flower”.

Also, in Roman mythology, the famous goddess of spring was called Flora.

42. Freesia

This beautiful and exotic feminine name traces its origins back to Spain and translates to “Freese’s flower”.

A freesia is a flower and it symbolizes trust, friendship, and innocence.

43. Giacinta

Giacinta is a very entrancing moniker for a baby girl. It’s of Italian origin and it means “hyacinth” (fragrant flowering plant).

44. Hana

This feminine name has a very complicated origin. Most people agree that it’s of Japanese origin, but Arabic, Slavic, and Hebrew are mentioned too.

It also has several meanings and all of them are wonderful; “to shine”, “flower”, “give out love”, and “blossom”.

45. Hazel

Hazel is a vintage feminine name of English origin and the meaning of this classic name is “the hazelnut tree”.

sweet little girl sitting on bunch of hazelnuts and smiling

46. Heather

Heather, Calluna Vulgaris but also known as heather flowers, is a small shrub with pink or white flowers that can be seen in rocky areas.

These flowers were the inspiration for this feminine name. The name Heather has English roots and its meaning is “heather flower”.

47. Hollis or Holly

This plant inspired name of Old English origin will probably always be popular and trendy.

The meaning of the name is “the holly tree” or “plant with red berries”.

48. Ilana

This short and sweet Hebrew feminine name means “tree”.

49. Iris

Here’s an adorable flower name idea for baby girls. Iris is a feminine moniker of Greek origin and its meaning is so special; “rainbow”.

50. Ivy

This English name was derived from an evergreen woody plant called hedera or ivy.

The meaning of this cute feminine name is “faithfulness”.

51. Jacinda

Here’s another plant name that was derived from a fragrant flowering plant called hyacinth and this name means exactly that; “a hyacinth”.

It has roots in the Spanish and Portuguese languages.

52. Jade

Jade is a cute plant inspired name that has Spanish roots and the meaning of this short feminine name is “stone of the side”.

It can also be used as an adorable short middle name for your baby girl.

53. Jasmine

This trendy girl’s name was inspired by a fragrant plant called jasmine.

This name is of Persian origin and it has an incredibly beautiful religious meaning; “gift of God”.

Most of us know this name thanks to the Disney princess from Aladdin, Jasmine.

54. Jonquil

This is an unusual feminine name also inspired by a wonderful bulbous flower that is very similar to daffodils.

It’s of English/Latin origin and it means “rush” or “reeds”.

55. Juniper

Juniper is a small evergreen shrub and this energetic shrub was the inspiration for this lovely girl’s name.

The origin of this name is Latin and its meaning is “young”.

56. Lavender

Lavender is definitely my favorite flower and that’s why this name is also one of my favorite feminine names.

This wonderful name has English roots and its meaning is “lavender flower”.

57. Lilac

This flower-inspired feminine name is of Latin origin and it means “flower” or “bluish-purple color”.

58. Liliane

The meaning of this gentle French feminine name is “lily, a flower”.

59. Lily

This short but very sweet feminine name was derived from the lily flower.

The name Lily has English roots and its meaning is “lily”, of course.

60. Lotus

This flower-inspired name means “lotus flower”. The name can be traced back to Greece.

happy little girl picking up lotus flowers in the river

61. Luna

This lovely feminine name was inspired by a hibiscus flower called luna.

The short feminine name Luna has Latin roots and its meaning is “moon”.

It’s a very popular name in Spanish-speaking countries.

62. Magnolia

Magnolia is a plant inspired name of Latin origin and the meaning of this trendy name is “Magnol’s flower”.

63. Malina

This wonderful feminine name of Slavic/Hawaiian/Greek origin means “raspberry” and “peace”.

64. Marigold

The meaning of this popular English name is “golden flower”.

65. Marina

The name Marina is a popular, multicultural, plant inspired name of Latin origin. The meaning of this name is “from the sea”.

66. Marjoram

Even though the origin of this botanical feminine name isn’t quite clear, most people agree that it has Gaelic roots.

The name Marjoram was inspired by a herb with a citrus flavor.

67. Olive

The name Olive is one of those names that will successfully stand the test of time. This English moniker naturally means “olive tree”.

68. Petal

This interesting plant inspired name is of Greek origin and the meaning of this botanical name is “leaf”.

69. Posey or Posy

This beautiful English name has a very sweet meaning; “a bunch of flowers”.

70. Pomona

Here’s an unusual feminine name that will definitely make your little girl stand out.

The name Pomona has Latin roots and it means “apple”.

71. Poppy

The gentle feminine name Poppy means “red flower” and is of Latin origin.

72. Primrose

This name was inspired by a beautiful and colorful flower that blooms early in the spring.

This wonderful English name has a very pretty meaning; “first rose”.

73. Rose

This is a very common name we’re all probably familiar with. Yet, it’s still so trendy and popular.

This lovely feminine moniker is of Latin origin and its meaning is obviously “rose, a flower”.

74. Rosella

This is a lovely baby name that has Latin/French roots and it means “rose”.

75. Rosemary

This name was derived from a beautiful fragrant shrub with little blue flowers.

The meaning of this plant inspired name is “dew of the sea” and it’s of Latin origin.

76. Tansy

This beautiful flower-inspired name is of Greek origin and its meaning is “immortality” or “eternal life”.

77. Tulip

Tulips are incredibly beautiful and colorful flowers that bloom in the spring.

This unusual and rare feminine name is of Persian/Turkish origin and its meaning is “turban”.

78. Viola

This charming feminine name is associated with a flower. The meaning of this Latin name is “violet”.

79. Violet

The name Violet is a lovely, popular English name and its meaning is “purple” or “blue flower”.

80. Zinnia

This unusual and very interesting name has German/Latin roots and its meaning is “Zinn’s flower”.

Plant Inspired Names For Boys

Cute toddler boy in straw hat watering plants in the garden

1. Aciano

This wonderful and unusual boy’s name is of Spanish origin and the meaning of this name is “the blue bottle flower”.

2. Acker

The male name Acker comes from the English language and translates to “meadow of oak trees”.

3. Acton

This unusual boy’s name is of English origin and it has also an unusual meaning; “village with oak trees”.

4. Alder

Here’s a sweet boy’s name that has Old English roots and its meaning is “old”.

This two syllable name for boys also refers to the alder tree.

5. Adair

Here’s quite a unique male name. The meaning of this Scottish/Irish name is “oak tree ford”.

6. Amir

This is a very common male name in the Middle East.

The name Amir has Arabic/Hebrew roots and it has a few very powerful meanings; “treetop”, “king” or “ruler”.

7. Arpad

This is definitely one of the most unusual boy names I have ever heard.

The male name Arpad comes from Hungarian origins and it means “seed”.

8. Basil

This male name was inspired by a fragrant herb. The male moniker Basil has Greek roots and the meaning of this name is “regal”.

9. Birk

This nature inspired male name is of Old English/Old French origin and it has several meanings; “bright”, “shining”, “lives in a fortress” and “brave protector”.

10. Calix

This is a very popular plant inspired male name. With origins in Latin and Greek, it means “chalice”.

11. Cedar

Here’s a unique English male name that’s an excellent choice for your baby boy. This botanical male name means “cedar tree”.

12. Cheney

The male name Cheney or Chaney is of French origin and its meaning is “oak tree”.

13. Cornel

This name refers to a tree called Cornelius. The name Cornel is of Roman origin and the meaning of this trendy name is “horn”.

14. Daire

A very gentle boy’s name, Daire is of Irish origin and the meaning of this male name is also “oak tree”.

15. Danner

This is a very popular German male name that means “dweller near the fig tree”.

cute little boy standing with crossed arms in nature

16. Dill

Even though the male name Dill is mostly used as a nickname, it can also be used as a first name for baby boys.

It’s a shortened version of the Irish name Dillon and its meaning is “loyal”.

17. Eilon

Here’s a very lovely plant inspired name for boys.

It comes to us from Hebrew and it translates to “oak tree”.

18. Elan

This is a very popular name among male baby names. The origin of this name is Hebrew and its meaning is “tree”.

19. Elm

The name Elm is a tree-inspired name that can be traced back to the English language. It translates to “red” or “brown”.

20. Euan

This unusual male name of Gaelic origin has a very interesting meaning; “born of the yew tree”.

21. Florin

This gentle French male name means “flower; flourishing”.

22. Florian

The male name Florian probably has the same roots as the French name Florin above. The meaning of this lovely name is “flowering”.

23. Gilford

This special name for boys has its origins in the Old English language. It translates to “ford with yellow flowers”.

24. Heath

The male name Heath is a traditional Old English nature name that means “someone who lived at, on, or by, a moor or heath”.

25. Huckleberry

This famous American name means “sweet berry” and it’ll definitely make your baby boy stand out.

26. Hyacinth

Even though the name Hyacinth is a unisex name, it’s mostly used for boys nowadays.

It has roots in Greek and the meaning of this name is “the blue larkspur flower” or “the color purple”.

27. Ivo

This cute three letter name for boys is of German/Dutch/Irish origin and the meaning of this cute name is “yew wood” or “archer”.

28. Javor

Javor is a male name of Slavic origin. In Slavic-speaking countries, this name means “maple tree”.

29. Kaede

This is quite a unique masculine name. It comes to us from Japan and it also translates to “maple tree”.

30. Kamal

Kamal is a male name of Arabic/Hindu origin and this unusual name has a wonderful meaning; “lotus”, “perfect” or “perfection”.

adorable little boy holding a bouquet of lotus flowers

31. Lars

This short but very unique masculine name is a Scandinavian version of the Latin name Laurentius.

It translates to “crowned with laurel” and “from Laurentum”.

32. Lennox

Your baby boy will definitely stand out with this lovely name.

The male moniker is of Scottish/Gaelic origin and it can be translated to “with many elm trees” or “elm grove”.

33. Liko

Here’s a very unusual, exotic name for baby boys that will definitely make them stand out.

It’s of Hawaiian origin and the meaning of this unusual male name is “leaf bud”.

34. Malus

This plant inspired name comes from Hebrew origins and it has a very lovely meaning; “bush of golden flowers”.

35. Mayo

This is a very cute and short boy’s name of Irish origins and the meaning of this name is “yew-tree plain”.

36. Moss

This nature-inspired name is of English origin. It has a religious meaning; “descendant of Moses” or “born of a God”.

The name also makes for a quirky middle name for your baby boy.

37. Naim

The male name Naim has gained traction over the past few years.

This sweet, short male moniker has Scottish/Arabic roots and it means “river with alder trees” or “happy”.

38. Narcissus

This is definitely an interesting plant inspired name idea for baby boys. This name has roots in Greek and its meaning is “daffodil”.

39. Oakley

The rustic male name Oakley is of English origin and its meaning is “meadow of oak trees”.

40. Oleander

This aromatic boy’s name has origins in Greek and its meaning is “an evergreen tree”.

41. Oliver

The name Oliver is a traditional, still very trendy male name of Latin origin. The meaning of this name is “olive tree”.

42. Oren

This soft male name has Hebrew roots and the meaning of this name is “laurel” or “pine tree”.

43. Palash

The name Palash is a very modern name for baby boys. It’s of Hindi origin and the meaning of this interesting male name is “flowery tree”.

44. Patrin

This is a very unusual masculine name indeed and it’ll surely be noticed. The meaning of this Romani name is “leaf trail”.

45. Perth

The meaning of this Scottish name is “thornbush thicket”.

46. Phyllon

This boy’s name has Greek roots. It’s definitely a unique and very rare moniker for baby boys. The meaning of this name is “leaf”.

47. Quennel

If you want your boy to have a unique name in school, this one is definitely the best choice for that.

The meaning of this French male name is “dweller at the little oak tree”.

48. Rhodes

This is indeed a very beautiful boy’s moniker with a lovely meaning; “where roses grow”. This male name is of Greek origin.

49. Valerian

This gentle plant inspired name is a Latin masculine given name meaning “strong” or “healthy”.

50. Vernon

Vernon is an English man’s name that translates to “alder tree” or “alder tree grove”.

This lovely name became very popular in the past few years.

Unisex Baby Names Inspired By Plants

cute little boy kissing a girl in the lavender field

For all the parents who don’t want to know the gender of their baby or who haven’t found out yet, here’s a list of unisex plant inspired names that suits both boys and girls.

1. Ash

Even though most people think that Ash is a male name, it has become quite a popular name for baby girls, too.

This interesting, short unisex name has English roots and its meaning is “ash tree”.

2. Aspen

This unique American name will suit both boys and girls. The meaning of this plant inspired name is “aspen tree” or “quaking tree”.

3. Bay

The origin of this short baby name isn’t quite clear.

The unisex name Bay means “auburn-haired” in English and French, while the meaning of this name in Latin is “berry”.

This name was probably derived from a bay tree.

4. Cypress

Here’s a name that will definitely make your child stand out. The meaning of this classic Greek name is “the cypress tree”.

Cypress is defined as the group of coniferous trees and shrubs in botany.

5. Indigo

Indigo is one of the most common and popular unisex names worldwide.

This popular, gender-neutral name has Greek roots and its meaning is “blue dye”.

It was derived from a plant called indigo and that’s also how the color indigo got its name.

6. Lake

This is quite a rare gender-neutral earth name of English/Latin origin. The meaning of this short, cute name is “inland body of water”.

7. Liatrice

Here’s an interesting unisex name that definitely has that old-fashioned charm. There are a few versions of this Latin name; Leatrice and Liatris are the most popular.

This unisex name has roots in the flower Liatris and it really has a beautiful meaning; “she who brings happiness.”

8. Linden

This wonderful gender-neutral baby name means “tree of the genus Tilla” or “linden tree hill”.

9. Manuka

Manuka is an American unisex name that has a very cute meaning; “little brown bear”.

Manuka is also the name of a tree that has aromatic leaves which bees use when they’re making honey.

10. Reed

This name has become very beloved as a unisex name. The meaning of this English name is “red-haired”.

Also, in botany, Reed is a name used for tall plants that resemble grass.

11. Rowan

This gender-neutral, plant inspired name is of Scottish/Irish origin and it has two meanings; “rowan tree” and “little redhead”.

12. Rue

Rue is a short but very sweet unisex botanical name.

The meaning of this English name is “regret”.

However, the name was probably derived from a herb called Rue that has many health benefits.

13. Saffron

I must say that I simply fell in love with this beautiful flower name.

This name is also of English origin and its meaning is “yellow flower”.

The name Saffron was derived from a plant called “saffron crocus” which is used as a spice.

14. Sage

This cute baby name is suitable for boys and girls. It’s of Latin origin and it has a few meanings; “herb”, “prophet” or “wise”.

15. Saroj

Saroj is a traditional Hindi name. This name has two meanings; “lotus” or “vermillion”.

cute little boy and a girl eating together watermelon outdoor

16. Sequoia

This lovely baby name can be traced back to the Cherokee language and it means “giant redwood tree” or “sparrow”.

17. Sorrel

The name Sorrel has roots in the perennial herb called sorrel. This gentle, gender-neutral French name means “reddish brown”.

18. Themeda

The origin of this unusual name isn’t quite clear.

Some say that it’s of Arabic origin and that it means “depression in which water lies after rain and dries up in summer”, while others claim that it’s of Greek origin and that it was derived from two Greek words that mean “three” and “man”.

However, it’s definitely a botanical name because themeda represents a genus of plants in the grass family.

19. Willow

This common English baby name was probably derived from the willow tree.

It means exactly that, “a willow tree”, but it also has two additional meanings; “slender” and “graceful”.

20. Yarrow

I have planted yarrows in my backyard and these flowering herbs are simply breathtaking. This English name means “rough stream”.

Final Words

Naming your baby is one of the first tasks you’ll have as a parent.

Names represent a huge part of our identity and that’s why you really need to think and find the name you believe will suit your little angel best.

Is there a better way to honor Mother Nature for everything she does for us than giving our little ones names that are actually inspired by nature?

I’m also a big lover of nature and plants and this is why I compiled this little list.

A plus side is that all of these plant inspired names can also serve as great middle names for your little baby.

Some of them can be used as pretty awesome nicknames, too.

I hope you found an appropriate name for your little baby in the collection above. All of these names are creative and unusual.

That’s why most of them will definitely make your little one stand out.

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