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
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.
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 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.
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".
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The French word for "April." Popularized recently by singer Avril Lavigne.
Calla is a botanical name derived from the calla lily. "Calla" is probably taken from the Greek "kallos," beautiful.
Corals are marine organisms from that exist as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically in colonies of many identical individuals.
Derived from the Greek "krystallos," "ice."
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 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 was an extremely popular name in the 1960s and 70s. The multiple pronunciations listed cover a range of accents.
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".
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 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 (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 is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.
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 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 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
Recent use of the English word as a name.
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.
Feminine form of Oceanus.
From the Latin 'oliva', olive tree, symbol of peace and victory.
The daughter of Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer is named Olive.
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 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
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 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
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.
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 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.
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 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".
This season name was recently used for the name of a character on the TV series 'The OC'.
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
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
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
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.
English noun used by some as a name.
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.
Simply the word used as a name.
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 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 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 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).
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.
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
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
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 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
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".
The middle name of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's firstborn daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Madden.