Plant Baby Names

120+ Beautiful Plant Baby Names 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Either way, nature-inspired baby names are a fun idea! Plant baby names are perfect for little girls and boys who are as sweet as flowers. Here are some beautiful botanical names you might want to give to your child:

Plant Baby Names (A-C)

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for an old-fashioned name or a more modern name. Either way, here are some gorgeous plant-inspired names for new parents. Good luck with these plant baby names!

Ash

In Norse mythology, the first man was made from an ash tree.

Ainsley

This name, with a Scottish origin, was originally a surname.

Aspen

These trees are part of the willow family.

Alyssum

This is a clover plant that creates white, yellow, purple, or pink flowers.

Amaranth

This flower name comes from a Greek word for unfading.

Aster

Asters are in full bloom during late summer or early fall. Their blossoms are shaped like points, which is fitting since their Greek name means star.

Ameretat

This is the name of the Zoroastrian goddess of plants.

Azalea

This is one of the cutest plant baby names. It comes from the Greek word dry.

Alder

The leaves on alder trees attract butterflies. Plus, the bark of an alder tree has anti-inflammatory properties.

Bay

This refers to a leaf or a geographical feature. This is a symbol of glory, victory, and nobility.

Balsam

This name has Latin and Arabic roots.

Basil

This name comes from the Greek word for king.

Bentley

This name comes from an Old English word, meaning bent grass or woodland.

Birch

This tree comes in black, yellow, grey, silver, and white.

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Bryony

This is a climbing plant with greenish-white flowers.

Bramble

This is an Old English name for someone who lived near brambles.

Bramwell

This comes from an Old English word, meaning broom.

Briar

This refers to thorny, prickly plants.

Bryn

This means hill or mound in Welsh.

Clover

A baby with this name can be called Clo or Cloie.

Calendula

This is the scientific name for Marigold.

Calla

This is a type of Lily that is native to South America.

Camellia

This name, which sounds like Camille or Camilla, refers to a flowering shrub.

Cedar

This plant name has Biblical roots.

Cerise

This is a French name. Cerise is French for cherry.

Chloe

This means green shoot in Greek.

Chrysanta

This is the shortened form of chrysanthemum.

Cicely

This baby name has Roman roots.

Clay

This refers to a person who loves to garden and work with clay.

Clementine

This citrus tree creates a hybrid of a willow leaf mandarin orange and a sweet orange.

Coleus

This is a flowering plant from the mint family.

Consus

This is a Roman name. It comes from Latin, meaning to plant.

Coriander

This is another word for cilantro.

Cypress

This name has roots in mythology.

Plant Baby Names (D-L)

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Here are some plant-inspired baby names for girls and boys. Some of them have risen in popularity over the years, but others are more obscure!

Dahlia

This is a glamorous, feminine name. It refers to a brightly colored blossom. It is named after the Swedish botanist, Anders Dahl.

Daisy

This comes from an Old English word, meaning eye of the day.

Elm

This is a nickname for Elmer or Elmo.

Elowen

This is a Cornish name, meaning elm tree.

Florian

This name has a Latin origin, meaning flowering.

Fern

This is another Old English name.

Fleur

This is a French word, meaning flower. It has risen in popularity after appearing in Harry Potter.

Flora

This name belongs to the Roman goddess of flowers and springtime.

Florence

This is one of the best plant baby names. It means prosperous or flourishing in Latin.

Forrest

This was originally a surname for people who lived near a forest. It’s an old French name.

Forsythia

This is a flowering shrub that produces yellow flowers in spring.

Genista

This Latin name refers to a family of plants native to Europe and Western Asia.

Gentian

This is a beautiful Albanian baby name.

Ginger

This is the plant you use to create pumpkin pie and gingerbread.

Hawthorne

This was originally a surname for people who lived near a Hawthorne bush or hedge.

Heath

This was originally an English surname for people who lived near a tract of uncultivated land.

Heather

This refers to small shrubs that grow in rocky areas.

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Holly

This is a tree with leaves that are commonly used for Christmas decorations.

Hyacinth

In a Greek myth, Hyacinth was accidentally killed by Apollo.

Hazel

This beautiful baby name refers to a tree or a color.

Indigo

This is a tropical plant that creates a dark blue dye.

Ilan

This is one of the nicest plant baby names. It means tree in Hebrew.

Iris

This is a Greek name, meaning Goddess of the rainbow.

Ivy

This is a climbing plant with yellow flowers.

Jasmine

This name was made popular by Disney’s Aladdin.

Jessamine

This is a beautiful flowering plant.

Juniper

This is a type of evergreen shrub.

Kale

This is a leafy green vegetable that has grown in popularity recently.

Koru

This refers to the shape of a silver fern frond when it unfolds.

Late

This is a Sanskrit word that means vine or creeping plant.

Laurel

A Laurel tree is also known as a sweet bay tree.

Lavender

This is a plant and a color.

Layton

This is also spelled as Leighton. It’s a settlement with a leek garden.

Lily

This flower symbolizes purity.

Linden

This is a sacred tree in Slavic mythology. It was also mentioned in Greek mythology.

Lilac

Lilacs were imported to the United States from Europe and Asia in 1750. This is now the state flower of New Hampshire.

Plant Baby Names (M-R)

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Flowers are beautiful — and so are names inspired by nature. If you’re having a little girl or boy, here are some great ideas for names:

Moss

This is a perfect gender-neutral baby name that works for baby girls or baby boys. Ancient cultures used moss to heal and clean wounds.

Marigold

If you name your daughter this adorable botanical name, you can nickname her Goldie. Marigolds are not only pretty. They also have medical properties and are rich in vitamins.

Madara

This is a Latvian name for a flowering plant.

Magnolia

This is one of the most beautiful flower names. It refers to a flowering tree.

Maple

This baby name comes from an Old English word.

Margarita

This is a Hebrew name for a flowering plant in Isreal.

Marwa

This name comes from an Arabic appellation of marjoram.

Meadow

This is a beautiful baby name that sounds adorable!

Myrtle

This is Greek, meaning an evergreen shrub with white flowers.

Narcissus

This name comes from Greek mythology.

Oak

An oak tree is a strong tree known for its strength.

Oakley

This means oak meadow or oak clearing.

Oleander

This is originally a beautiful Greek name.

Olive

An olive tree is one of the first plants mentioned in the bible. There are a lot of variations of this name. For instance, Olive can also be a nickname for Olivia.

Oliver

This is the male version of Olive.

Orrin

This means little pale green one.

Posy

This is the name for a small bouquet of flowers.

Parker

This means keeper of the park.

Parsley

This means to cross the water.

Pepper

This is a popular spice — and a cute name!

Ponga

This is a fern found in New Zealand.

Poppy

This is a beautiful flower. It is a plant with brightly colored flowers.

Primrose

This name comes from Scotland. It means the first rose.

Rowan

This is a unisex name. It’s a type of tree from the rose family with vibrant red berries. According to mythology, the first woman was made from a rowan tree.

Reed

This refers to plants native to wetland.

Rose

This is a popular name with Latin roots.

Rosemary

This means dew of the sea.

Rue

This refers to a medicinal herb.

Rush

This is a grass-like plant in the marshlands.

Plant Inspired Baby Names (S-Z)

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Nature inspired names are beautiful. Here are some plant inspired baby names for boys and girls that are a little more unique than Rose or Lily:

Sage

This name means profoundly wise.

Saffron

This is the name of a spice.

Sakura

This means cherry blossom in Japanese.

Savannah

This is a large, grassy plain.

Sequoia

This is also known as a giant redwood.

Sherwood

This means bright forest.

Sorrel

This is Germanic for sour.

Sylvan

This comes from the Latin word for wood or forest.

Terra

This means land or earth.

Thorne

This was originally a name for a person who lived near a thorn bush.

Timothy

This means to honor God.

Tansy

This name has a Latin origin that means immortal. It is bright yellow and related to a daisy.

Valerian

This cute name has roots in Ancient Rome.

Valli

This is a Hindu name that comes from a word for creeping plant or winding plant.

Vernon

This is a French place name.

Vinca

This is Latin for to bind or fetter.

Viola

This means violet in Latin.

Violet

This refers to a gorgeous purple flower.

Willow

A willow tree is known for being graceful and flexible.

Wilder

This was originally a name for someone who lived near a wild patch of land.

Wisteria

This is a flowering vine in white, pink, and purple.

Yarrow

This means rough in Welsh.

Yvette

This means yew in German.

Zinnia

This is a flower similar to sunflowers and daisies.

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