Nature-inspired baby names have been in and out of style since... well, probably since people started having names, considering nature was one of the only sources of inspo back then. They're still just as relevant today, however, as more and more people turn their attention to the environment (and how to save it). And why not? There are so many earthy ideas to choose from, it can even be tough to narrow it down — unless you pick a specific area and focus on it. So what are some tree inspired baby names that will give your little one a strong set of roots... and keep on growing right along with her?
You could go with another aspect of the natural world, of course. There are weather names (i.e., Kylie's daughter Stormi), names borrowed from the planets and stars (Orion, Sirius), names taken from rivers and mountains (Nile, Everest), even names that mean "earth" (Gaea, Kai). But trees are symbolic of so many things: strength, transformation, renewal, protection, and life itself. Giving your child the name of one of these majestic forest dwellers is like gifting her with a deep connection to the ground beneath her feet, while encouraging her to reach for the sky.
Another plus? While unusual names in general are becoming more accepted and appreciated, none of the names on this list are going to be so common that your kid will have to use her initial after her first name in kindergarten to distinguish herself from the other two students with her name. And who knows? With one of these distinguished titles, your kid might even grow up and make it her personal mission to rebuild the rainforest. Either way, Arbor Day should be a pretty big deal in your house.