52 Earthy Baby Names for the Bohemian Mama
When I started decided on baby names I was only sure of one thing: I wanted it to be inspired by all that I love in life, where I feel like home, and most like myself… I wanted it to be “earthy”, a derivative of nature. That’s all I knew, so I went from there. After months of writing things down + crossing them off, coming up with first names, but no luck with a middle name, I put two together + I just knew that was going to be the final decision. I said it over + over again to see if I got sick if it, and I never did. It was beautiful + exactly what I was looking for, everything I dreamed of. The name was Isla Rain, the name of my now crazy, adorable, + hilarious 16 month old.
Before finding out that I was having a girl, I picked out plenty of boy names, too. And even though I don’t plan on having any more any time soon, or maybe even ever again (lol), I still am constantly looking at baby names. I don’t know why, but, hey, because of it, this post it being made! So, let me share some of my favorites. They’re divided into 4 categories: the sun, the moon, + the stars, the water, the earth, + gem stones + minerals. 🙂 Oh yeah, AND, because I love you guys, I wrote the meanings too 😉
14 Baby Names Inspired by the Sun, Moon + Stars
I’m absolutely obsessed with the moon + the night sky, so I knew right away this was going to be my first inspiration for this post. Here are the meanings:
- Aylin: Turkish for “moon halo”
- Celeste: French, meaning “celestial, heavenly”
- Cia: Meaning “of the moon”
- Isadora: Meaning “Gift of Isis” – the goddess of the sky
- Lucida: The brightest star in a constellation
- Nova: Meaning “new star”
- Ophelia: One of Uranus’s moons
- Apollo: A type of asteroid + the name of a famous space program
- Dione: One of Saturn’s moons
- Halo: Greek, meaning “divine aura”
- Leo: The zodiac sign for late July + most of August
- Orion: Greek, meaning “rising in the sky”, also a constellation
- Phoenix: a minor constellation in the southern sky
- Sirius: The brightest star in the sky
12 Baby Names Inspired by the Water
Nature isn’t nature without the soothing sounds of rain or a trickling creek in the woods. My daughter’s name literally means Island Rain, doesn’t it sound so peaceful + beautiful? It also sounds like the name of a really good smelling candle, but, anyways…. here are some other water-insoired names I came up with 😉
- Delphine: French, meaning “dolphin”
- Kaia: Hawaiian, meaning “sea”. This was my first baby name choice for my daughter, + I thought it was the one until I found Isla 🙂
- Lake: I mean, isn’t obvious? Just in case it isn’t – it’s a large body of water surrounded by land 😉
- Raine: Rain – the water that falls from the sky.. you’re welcome. I added an “E” at the end to make it different
- Sailor: Even though most sailors are men, this is an adorable baby girl name.
- Talia: Hebrew, meaning “a gentle dew from heaven”. How perfect is that?
- Brooks: English, meaning “residing near a stream”
- Caspian: The name of the world’s largest sea
- Hudson: The name of a long river in NY state
- Kai: Same as Kaia from above, but also means “pier of a harbor” in other places.
- Ocean: A big + beautiful body of water separating countries, a lot of meaning for a little human
- River: A large creek
14 Baby Names Inspired by the Earth
This is where my darling’s first name comes from. I blame it all on the fact that I’m a Taurus, we are essentially the mother nature of the zodiac, + the earthiest sign. I love it though, I have dreams of completely becoming a holistic, boho mom (I’m half-way there I suppose) and all of my children’s names will make that obvious.
- Calla: Greek, meaning “beautiful”, first part of the flower Calla Lily
- Eden: Hebrew, meaning “delight”, popular from the biblical Garden of Eden
- Gardenia: English, meaning “the flower”. And it is just that, a beautiful flower
- Indigo: English, meaning “blue-purple plant”
- Isla: Scottish or spanish, meaning “island”
- Ivy: English, meaning “faithfulness” derived from a plant
- Leilani: Hawaiian, meaning “a heavenly flower”
- Aspen: A gorgeous tree native to the west with heart-shaped leaves
- Bodhi: The name of Buddha’s sacred ficus tree
- Everett: English, meaning “brave as a wild boar”
- Forest: French, meaning “woodsman or woods”
- Juniper: Latin, meaning “evergreen”
- Sage: Latin, meaning “wise”, also an herb
- Wilder: English, German, Danish, and Jewish, meaning “wild”
12 Baby Names Inspired by Gems + Minerals
This list probably has the most unique names for boys I’ve ever seen, so I made sure they all made it on here. The girl’s names are just as beautiful, but definitely heard of before. The things is, though, is that not many people actually use them for their baby’s name. I’ve always loved emerald, it’s my daughter’s + my birthstone, and it’s just gorgeous. Gem stones are precious just like our little bundles, so they are such a great fit for baby names.
- Amethyst: Greek, meaning “jewel’ + “against intoxication”, a purple birthstone for February
- Emerald: Persian, green gemstone + birthstone for May
- Emery: German, meaning “brave, powerful”. A grayish mixture of corundum + magnetite
- Gemma: Italian, meaning “gem or gemstone”
- Jade: Spanish, a stone common in jewelry. Also, believed to cure colic in babies when placed on the belly.
- Sapphire: Hebrew, meaning “beautiful”, a royal blue birthstone for September
- Coal: Old English, meaning “black”. A dark shiny rock that our parent’s threatened as a Christmas gift when we were bad 😉 Cole is most commonly used instead of “coal”, but we like to be different here
- Jasper: Persian, meaning “bringer of treasure”. A microgranular variation of quartz
- Malachite: A rich, green gemstone
- Micah: okay so technically the stone is spelled Mica, but whatever. It’s a healing crystal meaning devotion, modesty, + protection.
- Obsidian: a volcanic glass whose name derives from the Roman Obsidius who discovered it
- Onyx: Greek, a gemstone with bands of color
Okay, that’s all I have! If you use any of these names for your baby or any of them inspired you, leave me a comment, pleaseeee. I would love to know what middle names you came up with 🙂 Thank for reading!