Baby Names Inspired by Earth Elements

Choosing baby names inspired by earth elements is becoming more and more common. These can be the elements of water, air, space, plants or the geological aspects of the earth. Whether it’s because you wish your child to grow up with the trait of being down to earth or it’s because you like the soft earthy tone of such names, we have gathered a comprehensive range for you to draw inspiration from. The abundance of elements that make up our Earth means that a variety of names is also abundant.

Space Inspired Baby Names

Girls

Luna

A name that has been very popular in recent years, most likely due to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen naming their baby Luna in 2016. It means ‘shining, moon’.

Stella

Of Greek and Latin origin, meaning ‘a star’.

Nova

Of Greek and Latin origins, meaning ‘new, the newcomer’.

Soleil

Of French origins, it means ‘the sun’.

Boys

Apollo

Of Greek origins, it means ‘the sun God, Greek god of light’. Gwen Stefani named her son Apollo.

Season Inspired Baby Names

Girls

Summer

Of English origin, it means ‘born during the summer’.

Winter

A name for both boys and girls. Of English origins, it means ‘born in the winter, season, cold’.

Earthy Baby Names

Girls

Gaia

Gaia is of Greek origin, meaning ‘earth’.

Amber

Arabic in origin, it means jewel, sky, yellow-brown.

Savannah

Of Spanish origin, it means ‘from the open plain’.

Terra

A lovely and unique name, this is of Latin origin meaning ‘earth’.

Boys

Aiden

Of Irish origin, meaning ‘little fire’.

Clay

Also a unisex name, Clay means ‘mortal, adhere’ and is of German and English origin.

Brent

With English origins, Brent means ‘fiery hill, steep hill’.

Blaze

A gender-neutral name with American origins, meaning ‘a flame’.

Rocky

This name will most likely bring up the movie ‘Rocky’, Sylvester Stallone’s famous role.

Stoney

Or Stone for short, the meaning is in the name. It’s of English origin, meaning ‘stone’.

Aaron

Of Hebrew origin, it means ‘messenger, exalted one, enlightened, high mountain’.

Tyson

This name means ‘volatile, fiery’ and is of English and French origin.

Everest

Ash

Floral & Botanical Baby Names

These floral names are particularly popular with girls. Flower names include Dahlia, Fern, Jasmine, Juniper, Flora, Daisy, Rose and Lily.

Willow

A name that can work for both girls and boys, it means ‘willow, slender, symbol of healing, graceful, from the willow tree’.

Eden

A unisex name of Hebrew origin, it means ‘adornment, delightful and paradise’.

Cassia

Cassia Chinese cinnamon is an evergreen tree originating in southern China. However, its meaning of Greek origin is ‘champion’.

Boys

Sage

French and English in origin, it means ‘wise’.

Arden

Of Celtic, Italian and English heritage, it means ‘eagle valley’ as well as ‘lofty, passionate and eager’.

Forrest

Of English origin, it means ‘of the woods, forest’. A famous actor with this name is Forrest Whittaker.

Bradley

An Ancient English name, Bradley means ‘a broad clearing in the woods’.

Ilan

This name, pronounced ‘Ee-lan’, is of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘tree’.

Water Inspired Baby Names

Girls

Pearl

These gems come from the bowels of oysters. The name of Latin origin means ‘pearl oyster’.

Coral

Of Greek, Latin origin, this means ‘small stone’.

Azura

Of Spanish origin, meaning ‘blue sky’.

Ariel

This name conjures memories of ‘The Little Mermaid’ movie as the name of the main mermaid character is the most famous Ariel.

Brooke

A gender-neutral name of English and Anglo Saxon origin, meaning ‘stream and water’.

Marina

This name is Russian, meaning ‘sea maiden’.

Rain

Despite its spelling, it actually means ‘queen or ruler’ with French and Latin origins.

Tallulah

Native American in origin, it means ‘leaping water’. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore gave one of their daughters this name.

Boys

Douglas

Of Irish origin, Douglas means dark river.

Finn

Despite the name being related to fish, Finn is from Irish mythology and English origin, meaning ‘fair, blond, hero’.

Ronan

Of Irish, Celtic origin, it means ‘little seal, a pledge’.

River

Actor River Phoenix undoubtedly made this name famous and popular.

The following names are some other fairly new name ideas:

Caspian

Bay

Reef

Ocean

Hudson

Nile

Air Element Inspired Baby Names

Girls

Celeste

Of Latin origins, meaning ‘heavenly’.

Blue

Beyonce named her daughter Blue Ivy.

Aura

With Greek origin, this name means ‘soft breeze, golden’.

Aria

Meaning ‘a beautiful melody’, it has Latin origins.

Skye

A unisex name, it means ‘water giver, sky and sheltering’. It has Dutch, Arabic and English origins.

Boys

Gale

An English name meaning ‘lively, joyful, stranger’. In the Hunger Games, Gale is a friend and hunting partner of Katniss.

Rabi

An Arabic name meaning ‘breeze’.

Kai

This name can work for both genders. It is also versatile in its origin and meaning. Of Hawaiian, Navajo, Indian and Scottish origins, its meaning encompasses many earthy elements of sea, willow tree and fire.

Storm

A gender-neutral name of English origin, meaning ‘tempest, storm’. Kylie Jenner named her daughter a variation of this, Stormi.

Jonah

Actor Jonah Hill is one example. A Hebrew name, it means ‘a dove’.

Try the Huggies Baby Name Generator to find the perfect name for your baby. With thousands of names to choose from, be inspired by popular, unique and original baby names.

Written by Tracey Cheung, April 2023. Tracey is a freelance writer with particular interest in writing about topics that promote health and wellness in the community. As a mother she has personal experience in writing content that helps other parents.

27/07/23 - min Read

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