Earthy Names

Male Names
  • Brooks (English) - A brook, stream [English speaking countries]
  • Drake (English) - Snake, dragon [English speaking countries]

    Drake is also the word for a male duck.

    Famous Drakes include Drake Bell who appears in the children's TV sitcom Drake & Josh. It was the surname of Francis Drake, a British sailor who in 1588 famously continued to play bowls after being i

  • Forrest (English) - Forest; of the forest; forest-keeper [English speaking countries]
  • Heath (English) - Person living on a heath or near heather [English speaking countries]

    The heath habitat is a shrubland area with low-growing woody vegetation.

    As a first name, famous Heaths include actor Heath Ledger and American politician and former American football player Heath Shuler.

  • Jasper (Persian) - Treasurer; spotted stone [English speaking countries]

    In English, the name Jasper can derive either from the Persian name Caspar, meaning "treasurer," or the Persian word "yashp," meaning "spotted stone." It is the name of a semi-precious form of quartz.

    Famous Jaspers include Jasper Tudor, u

  • Linden (German) - Lime tree [English speaking countries]

    Linden can also be a variant of the name Lyndon. The linden tree is a deciduous tree known as a "lime" tree in British English, though not related to the citrus tree of the same name.

  • Ridge (English) - Ridge [English speaking countries]

    Nature name or noun used as both a given name and a surname,

    Ridge Forrester is a character on the American Soap Opera "The bold and the Beautiful".

  • Rocky (English) - Stone; stoney, craggy [English speaking countries]

    Although Rocky could possibly have been adopted as a playful form of the name Rocco, it more than likely is utilized because of its existence as a noun. The name gained popularity as a given name over a nickname when the Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky" c

  • Stone (English) - Stone [English speaking countries]
  • Vale (English) - Valley, usually with a stream [English speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Acacia (Greek) - Point; spine; thorn [English speaking countries]

    Acacia is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs. The name is derived from the Greek word "ake," "point," referring to the sharp spines that grow on some species of acacia.

    In the Victorian language of flowers, acacia signified friendship,

  • Amber (English) - Amber [English speaking countries]

    Amber is a fossilized tree resin commonly found on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas. Since ancient times, its primary use has been decorative. The Amber Road was the trade route from the Baltic to Italy through which amber was traded.

  • April (Latin) - Open [English speaking countries]

    April was not taken up as a name until the 20th century, possibly inspired by the French Avril, seen as a variant of Averil.

    April 1 is April Fool's Day, when people play light-hearted jokes and hoaxes on one another.

  • Aurora (Latin) - Dawn [English and Norwegian speaking countries]

    The aurorae are coloured lights that appear in the night sky in the polar zones. They are the result of the collision of charged ions from the magnetosphere with atoms in the upper atmosphere. They were named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn.

  • Autumn (English) - Autumn [English speaking countries]

    One of the four seasons, known as 'fall' in North America. As part of Vivaldi's 'Four seasons' concerto set, Autumn is in F major, and features the harvest and the hunt.

  • Avril (French) - April [English speaking countries]

    The French word for "April." Popularized recently by singer Avril Lavigne.

  • Calla (Greek) - Beautiful [English speaking countries]

    Calla is a botanical name derived from the calla lily. "Calla" is probably taken from the Greek "kallos," beautiful.

  • Coral (English) - Coral; deep pink [English speaking countries]

    Corals are marine organisms from that exist as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically in colonies of many identical individuals.

  • Crystal (English) - Crystal [English speaking countries]

    Derived from the Greek "krystallos," "ice."

  • Dahlia (English) - Dweller in the valley [English speaking countries]

    Dahlia is from the name of the flower, which was named for the 18th-century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.

    The 'Black Dahlia' was an American woman, Elizabeth Short, who was horribly murdered in 1947. The case has never been solved, but seve

  • Daisy (English) - Day's eye [English speaking countries]

    Daisy can also be a nickname for Margaret. The French word for "daisy" is "marguerite," and English speakers have historically adopted this parallel for themselves, translating "Margaret" into "Daisy" (though in English, these two names have no true etym

  • Dawn (English) - Sunrise, daybreak [English speaking countries]

    Dawn was an extremely popular name in the 1960s and 70s. The multiple pronunciations listed cover a range of accents.

  • Ginger (Latin) - Spring-like; flourishing [English speaking countries]

    Used as either a pet form of Virginia or as a name coming from the spice. The English name of the spice comes from an Indo-European word.

    People with red hair are sometimes referred to as being "ginger".

  • Harmony (Latin) - In concord; harmony [English speaking countries]
  • Hazel (English) - Hazel Tree - Light brown [English speaking countries]
  • Heaven (English) - Heaven [English speaking countries]
  • Holly (English) - Holly [English speaking countries]

    The holly is a type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge. It is usually associated with Christmas - especially with the song: 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

    Holly Hunter is an Academy Award winning, or Oscar winning, actress. Holly

  • Iris (Greek) - Rainbow [Dutch and English speaking countries]

    Iris was the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow. Iris can also refer to a genus of ornamental flowering plants, or a part of the eye.

    Writer-philosopher Iris Murdoch was a famous bearer of this name.

    The painting "Irises,"

  • Ivy (English) - Ivy [English speaking countries]

    Ivy (or hedera) is a genus of climbing evergreen plants. Poison ivy is unrelated to the hedera ivies.

    The Ivy League is an association of universities located in the north-eastern United States.

  • Jasmine (Persian) - Jasmine [English speaking countries]

    Jasmine is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.

  • Jewel (English) - Precious stone [English speaking countries]
  • June (English) - The sixth month of the year [English speaking countries]
  • Laurel (Latin) - Laurel [English speaking countries]

    In the 19th century, this name relates from the Middle English word for tree, "lorel" although the name was also recorded in the 16th century as a pet form of Laura.

    There are various trees that contain laurel in their name, but the Bay Lau

  • Lily (English) - Lily [English speaking countries]

    Lily is the name of a flower and is ultimately derived from the Latin word lilium. They are often showy, with a noticeable scent and long stamens. 'Lily' is also used in the names of other plants such as the water lily (Latin name Nymphaeaceae) - which fl

  • Luna (Latin) - Moon [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    Luna is the Latin word for moon, and was the name of Roman goddess of the moon, who is usually identified with the Greek goddess Selene.

    Luna Lovegood is a character in the 'Harry Potter' books.

    Luna was the 10th most popula

  • Meadow (English) - A meadow; a grassy field [English speaking countries]

    Recent use of the English word as a name.

  • Misty (English) - Misty; foggy [English speaking countries]

    Modern coinage based on the word misty (foggy, misty).
    The name first became popular during the 1960s and 1970s.

    It may also be thought of as a pet form of Melissa.

  • Oceana (Greek) - Ocean [English speaking countries]

    Feminine form of Oceanus.

  • Olive (English) - Olive; olive tree [English speaking countries]

    From the Latin 'oliva', olive tree, symbol of peace and victory.

    The daughter of Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer is named Olive.

  • Opal (Sanskrit) - Jewel, gem [English speaking countries]

    The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit upala meaning "jewel", which also gave the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, and ultimately the English opal.

  • Pearl (English) - Pearl [English speaking countries]

    Pearl is also a surname, and was used with some frequency on boys in the early twentieth century. Its use as a masculine name faded as Pearl grew in popularity as a feminine name.

    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" protagonist H

  • Poppy (English) - Poppy flower [English speaking countries]
  • Rose (Latin) - Rose [English speaking countries]

    The rose (or Latin 'rosa') is a flowering shrub. They come in a variety of different forms such as the hybrid tea, floribunda and damask. Roses are seen as symbols of love and beauty, and are also associated with the Virgin Mary.

    A rose win

  • Rosemary (Latin) - Sea dew [English speaking countries]

    Rosemary is a herb and a member of the mint family.

    'Rosemary's Baby' is a horror novel by Ira Levin. It was made into a film in 1968 by Roman Polanski. Rosemary is the main character of the story.

    Rosemary Clooney was an Am

  • Ruby (Latin) - Red [English speaking countries]

    Whilst remaining moderately popular in the US (ranked 137th in 2006), Ruby has shot up the British charts and in 2007 was the second most popular name in the UK.

    Ruby Sweetheart is the name of actor Tobey Maguire's daughter.

  • Savannah (Spanish) - Plateau [English speaking countries]

    A savanna (also spelled "savannah") is a large, grassy plateau. Savannah is the name of a large city in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is also the name of a breed of cat.

  • Serenity (English) - Peacefulness [English speaking countries]

    Serenity is a synonym for "peacefulness." It is the name of a popular science fiction movie, as well as a well-known U.S. brand of adult diapers.

  • Sierra (Spanish) - Mountain range [English speaking countries]

    The Spanish word for a range of mountains is sierra. The name's popularity likely came from Americans using it in homage to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  • Soleil (French) - Sun [English speaking countries]

    Soleil is not used as a first name in France. Marie-Soleil occurs in Québec.

    Soleil Moon Frye is an American actress most notable for playing the title role in the 1980's television show "Punky Brewster".

  • Star (Latin) - Star [English speaking countries]
  • Summer (English) - Summer [English speaking countries]

    This season name was recently used for the name of a character on the TV series 'The OC'.

  • Sunny (English) - Filled with sunlight [English speaking countries]
  • Tawny (English) - Tawny, tanned [English speaking countries]

    Tawny describes a tan or ruddy color. Usually used in reference to the color of an animal's fur. It can be used as a nickname for the name Tanya or Tonya.

    Tawny Kitaen is an American model and actress who was famous in the 1980's, particul

  • Terra (Latin) - Earth, soil [English speaking countries]
  • Violet (Latin) - Violet [English speaking countries]

    Violets are small plants, whose flowers are usually violet or purple in colour.

    There are several fictional characters named Violet: in the comic 'Peanuts', Violet Beauregarde is a chewing-gum addict golden ticket winner in Roald Dahl's 'C

  • Wren (English) - Wren [English speaking countries]
Gender Neutral Names
  • Aspen (English) - Aspen tree [English speaking countries]

    Aspens are part of the Willow family, and are characterized by their trembling leaves, white bark, and beautiful fall foliage.

    Aspen Matthews is the heroine of the comic book "Fathom."

    Aspen, Colorado, is a world-famous ski r

  • Brook (English) - A brook, stream [English speaking countries]
  • Dusty (English) - Full of dust [English speaking countries]

    Dusty is a common nickname for the given name Dustin, but is sometimes used on its own as a given name for both males and females.

    Dusty Springfield was a successful british pop music singer in the 1960's.

  • Ebony (English) - Ebony wood [English speaking countries]

    English noun used by some as a name.

  • Eden (Hebrew) - Delight [English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    Name of a man of the Levi tribe in later Biblical texts.

    The Garden of Eden is described in the Book of Genesis as being the place where the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived after they were created by God.

  • Haven (English) - Haven; safe place [English speaking countries]

    Simply the word used as a name.

  • Heather (English) - Heather [English speaking countries]

    Heather or Calluna is a perennial shrub. Heather is normally found in heathland.

    'Heathers' was a comedy about a clique, almost all of whom are called Heather. Famous Heathers include actresses Heather Graham and Heather Locklear. Heather M

  • Ivory (English) - Ivory [English speaking countries]

    Ivory is the hard, white material which composes the tusks and teeth of many horned and tusked animals, such as the narwhal, the walrus, the hippopotamus, and most famously, the elephant.

    Ivory is also a well-known brand of soap in the U.S.

  • Jade (English) - Precious green stone [English and French speaking countries]

    Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. Its name is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada," which means "bowel stones." It was believed that jade could prevent gastrointes

  • Jay (English) - Jay bird [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Jay may also be used as a nickname for names beginning with J, or as a full name independently.
    A jay is a type of small bird.
    Jay is the name of a character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gasby" (1925).

  • Luz (Spanish) - Light [English, Hebrew and Spanish speaking countries]

    As a Spanish girls' name, Luz means "light". As a Hebrew boys' name, Luz means "almond tree" or "hazel tree". Luz was the ancient name of the biblical town, Beth El. It is also a symbolic name for children born on Tu b’Shvat, the Jewish Arbor Day.

  • Phoenix (Greek) - Phoenix; deep red [English speaking countries]

    A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; bo

  • Raven (English) - Raven [English speaking countries]
  • River (English) - River [English speaking countries]
  • Robin (Germanic) - Bright fame [English speaking countries]

    Robin is a pet form of Robert and has strong literary ties. Robin Hood is a legendary champion of the poor and Robin is also the name of two character's in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", including the trickster Robin Goodfellow who is also kn

  • Rowan (Gaelic) - Little red one [English speaking countries]

    One form of Rowan comes from the Gaelic word for red, ruadh, and a Gaelic diminutive suffix. The other form, from the tree, comes from a Norse word for the European plant. This word refers to the red leaves and berries of the rowan tree.

  • Sable (English) - Sable [English speaking countries]

    Sable is another name for the color black.

    The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments. It has been prized for its fur. The term has become a generic description for some black-furred animal breeds, such as sable cat

  • Sage (English) - Aromatic herb; wise [English speaking countries]
  • Sky (Norse) - Sky [English speaking countries]
  • Storm (English) - Violent weather [English speaking countries]
  • Stormy (English) - Violent weather [English speaking countries]
  • Willow (English) - Willow [English speaking countries]

    Comes from the Willow tree. Also, is the name of two iconic science-fiction characters. The male title-character of the movie "Willow" and the female best-friend of Buffy from the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

  • Winter (English) - Winter [English speaking countries]

    The middle name of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's firstborn daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Madden.