The 10 Most Popular Nature-Inspired Baby Names in the US and UK
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The 10 Most Popular Nature-Inspired Baby Names in the US and UK

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January 11, 2022
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With many spending more time in nature over the past two years, it comes as no surprise that names inspired by nature are an upcoming baby name trend for 2022. But which are most popular? One survey looked at government data from the US and UK over the last 20 years to find the most popular nature names.

For girls in the UK, the survey found Poppy to be the most popular name, with 43,000 babies given the name in the last 20 years. It was found to be less popular in America, as only 3,000 baby girls were given the name in the same time period. Below, the top 10 names for boys and girls inspired by nature in the UK.

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys in the UK

  1. Robin
  2. River
  3. Woody
  4. Bear
  5. Fox
  6. Sunny
  7. Brook
  8. Forrest
  9. Ocean
  10. Basil

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls in the UK

  1. Poppy
  2. Holly
  3. Daisy
  4. Jasmine
  5. Rosie
  6. Willow
  7. Brooke
  8. Ivy
  9. Rose
  10. Skye

In America, Jasmine was found to be the most popular nature-themed baby name, with over 105,000 baby girls given the name over the course of a 20 year period, as well as 266 boys. Brooke came in second place, with 78,000 baby girls given the name since 2000 and 139 baby boys. Below, the top 10 names for boys and girls inspired by nature in the US.

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys in the US

  1. River
  2. Sage
  3. Forrest
  4. Stone
  5. Robin
  6. Fox
  7. Sky
  8. Ocean
  9. Bear
  10. Aspen

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls in the US

  1. Jasmine
  2. Brooke
  3. Daisy
  4. Hazel
  5. Willow
  6. Ivy
  7. Rose
  8. Iris
  9. Holly
  10. Sage

Along with the most popular names, the survey also looked at the most unique nature names given to babies in the US and UK. In the UK, Cliff was found to be unique, with only 7 boys given the name over the course of a 20-year period. In America, however, it’s far more common, with 400 baby boys given the name since 2000. Below, the survey’s findings:

10 Most Unique Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys in the UK

  1. Cliff
  2. Rock
  3. Stone
  4. Cedar
  5. Wolfie
  6. Willow
  7. Rain
  8. Aspen
  9. Sage
  10. Phoenix

10 Most Unique Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls in the UK

  1. Stormi
  2. Cedar
  3. Maple
  4. Lotus
  5. Birdie
  6. Rain
  7. Sage
  8. Aspen
  9. Clover
  10. Misty

10 Most Unique Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Boys in the US

  1. Olive
  2. Iris
  3. Daisy
  4. Lotus
  5. Bay
  6. Hazel
  7. Brooke
  8. Berry
  9. Woody
  10. Ivy

10 Most Unique Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls in the US

  1. Kitty
  2. Robin
  3. Blossom
  4. Ursula
  5. Cedar
  6. Birdie
  7. Maple
  8. Fern
  9. Stormi
  10. Lotus

To learn more and check out the full survey, visit PlayLikeMum.com.

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