baby names

I am always pleasantly surprised when a Hollywood celebrity calls their child a normal name.  We all are.

“Chris Martin thinks it’s up to you and that ‘Chewbacca’ would be an OK name for a baby.”

No, Chris.

No, it wouldn’t be.  

Man, at least go with “Luke” or “Ben” or something if you’re that obsessed with Star Wars.

Element Names: Earth

Word Names

  • Abelia
  • Acacia
  • Agate
  • Alder
  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Amber
  • Amethyst
  • Anethum (“Dill”)
  • Arabis
  • Aralia
  • Artemisia
  • Ash
  • Atlas
  • Azalea
  • Bassia
  • Birch
  • Blossom
  • Bluebell
  • Borax
  • Bud
  • Buttercup
  • Cactus
  • Calla
  • Calopyxis
  • Carnelian
  • Cedar
  • Cedrela
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrine
  • Citrus
  • Clay
  • Copper
  • Crocus
  • Cypress
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Delonix
  • Dirt
  • Drynaria
  • Dypsis
  • Elettaria
  • Elm
  • Emerald
  • Ephedra
  • Fig
  • Flint
  • Freesia
  • Garden
  • Garnet
  • Ginger
  • Gloxinia
  • Gold
  • Grass
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Jet
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lotus
  • Marigold
  • Meadow
  • Mint
  • Moss
  • Nemesia
  • Oak
  • Obsidian
  • Olivine
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Orchid
  • Oregano
  • Oxlip
  • Palm
  • Peridot (pronounced like “Pear-e-doe”)
  • Pine
  • Pollen
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Quartz
  • Ravenna [Grass]
  • Rose
  • Sand
  • Sage
  • Sepal
  • Silver
  • Soil
  • Stalk
  • Styx
  • Terrain
  • Thistle
  • Thyme
  • Topaz
  • Trillium
  • Verbena
  • Vine
  • Wren
  • Yarrow
  • Zephyr
  • Zeolite
  • Zinnia
  • Zircon

Words with “Earth” related meanings

  • Abilene: Hebrew; meaning “land of meadows”
  • Ajax: Greek; meaning “of the earth”
  • Artemis: Greek mythology; goddess of the hunt, wild animals, etc.
  • Artois: French, place name
  • Avalon: Welsh; place name related to the myth of King Arthur
  • Avani: Hindi; meaning “man from the red earth”
  • Caius: Latin; meaning “person of earth”
  • Candana: Hindi; meaning “sandalwood”
  • Chloris: Greek mythology: goddess of flower
  • Cyllene: Greek mythology; a “oread” i.e. a mountain nymph
  • Dacia: Latin; place name
  • Demeter: Greek mythology; meaning “earth mother”
    • Variations: Demetria/Demetri/Demetrius
  • Echo: Greek mythology; a “oread” i.e. a mountain nymph
  • Eurydice: Greek mythology; a “dryad” i.e. tree nymph
  • Fan: Chinese; meaning “earth”
  • Flora: Roman mythology: goddess of flowers and the spring
  • Gaia: Greek mythology; meaning: “earth”
  • Holden: English; meaning “hollow valley”
  • Inika: Sanskrit; meaning “small earth”
  • Ivo: German; meaning “yew wood”
  • Kiah: Welsh; meaning “person of earth”
  • Leilani: Hawaiian; meaning “heavenly flower”
  • Rikuto: Japanese; meaning “land + person”
  • Silas: English; meaning “wood, forest”
  • Silvanus: Roman mythology; deity of the woods
  • Terra: English; meaning “land, earth”
  • Veles: Slavic mythology; god of earth/waters/underworld
  • Viridios: Celtic mythology; god of vegetation…
  • Zola: Latin; meaning “earth”

Last Names

  • Ebner: German; meaning “dweller on a flat piece of land”
  • Edgeworth: plant
  • Garland: English; meaning “triangle land”
  • Goldenrod: flower
  • Harlan: English; meaning “hare land”
  • Hawthorn: tree
  • Knotweed: plant
  • Larkspur: flower
  • Sandwort: flower
  • Silverberry: plant/bush
  • Whitlow: grass
  • Yarley: English: meaning “fenced meadow”
  • Zeman: Czech; meaning “landowner”

Not a complete list, but hopefully good for inspiration.

I didn’t add every single flower or plant or animal, etc.—the list would be ridiculous—just my favorites. Feel free to look up any others you may like (example: food, minerals, flowers, animals except birds), and add them on here!

Happy writing!

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You know what I love? 
Names. 
You know what I love more than just names? 
Geographically accurate names.

(Current popular names all over the world)

The following information was found here

Names From The Ancient World

  • Eastern
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Africa

Medieval European Names
Medieval English Names

Anglo-Saxon/Old English Names

  • Dithematic Names (Name with two elements)
  • Monothematic Names (Single element names & bynames)
  • Religion (Gods; Goddesses; Calendar)
  • Rulers

CELTIC

  • Ireland 
    [Celtic-Male Origin | Celtic-Female Origin | More]
  • Scotland 
    [Naming Patterns | Celtic Origin | Biblical Origin | More]
  • Wales 
    [Naming Practices | Biblical Origin | Welsh Surnames | More]
  • Brittany 
    [Male | Female | Surnames | More]
  • Old Celtic 
    [Male | Female | Religion | Cornwall | Isle of Man | More]

Modern English First Names

  • The Central Stock of English First Names
  • Linknames (feminine forms of Biblical, Celtic, germanic, Greek, Latin and Modern male names)
  • Saints (calendar of saints, patron saints)
  • Modern Coinages
    Placenames | Blended | Combined | Borrowed Words | Unisex
  • Surname Adaptations (English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Foreign surnames used as first names)
  • Themed Names (twins, mulit-births, colors, creatures dates, etc)
  • More

Western European Names

  • France | Naming Practices | Medieval | More
  • Italy | Latin | Medieval | More
  • Germany | Naming Practices | Medieval | More
  • Austria | First Names | Surnames | Rulers
  • Switzerland | First Names | Surnames
  • Netherlands | Naming Practices | Friesland | More
  • Belgium | Naming Practices | Walloon | More
  • Spain | Catalonia | Aragon | Asturias | Galicia | More
  • Portugal | Biblical Origin | Latin Origin | More
  • Basque | Male | Female | Surnames

Eastern European Names

  • Poland | Slavonic Origin | Various | More
  • Hungary | Pronunciation etc | Names | More
  • Czech-Slovak | Czech | Slovak | Czechoslovakia | More
  • Albania | Male | Female | Surnames
  • Bulgaria | First Names | Surnames | More
  • Romania | Male | Female | Surnames
  • Former Yugoslavia
    Former Yugoslavia | Bosnia-Hercegovina | Croatia | Macedonia | Montenegro | Serbia | Slovenia
  • Greece | Greek Origin | Latin Origin | Surnames | More

Scandinavian Names

  • Old Norse | Male | Female | Name Elements | More
  • Norway | Norse Origin | Germanic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Sweden | Norse Origin | Germanic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Denmark | Norse Origin | Various Origin | Surnames | More
  • Iceland | Norse Origin | Various Origin | Surnames | More
  • Faroe Islands | Norse Origin | Foreign Origin | Surnames
  • Finland | Pronunciation | Religion | Finnish | Compounds | More

Former Soviet Union Names

  • Russia | Naming Practices | Slavic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Europe and the Caucasus 
    Ukraine | Belarus | Moldavia | Georgia | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Caucasus
  • Baltic States
    Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania | Finland
  • Asian Republics
    Kazakhstan | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan | Kirghizistan 

African Names

  • Northern Africa | Gen. Names
    Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Libya | Egypt | Western Sahara 
  • Eastern Africa | Gen. Names
    Sudan | Ethiopia | Eritrea | Somalia | Djibouti | Uganda | Burundi | Rwanda | Kenya | Tanzania | Swahili 
  • Central Africa | Gen. Names
    Chad | Central African Republic | Cameroon | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Congo | Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Western Africa | Gen. Names
    Mauritania | Mali | Burkina Fasu | Senegal | Gambia | Guinea-Bissau | Guinea | Sierra Leone | Liberia | Ivory Coast | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Niger | Nigeria 
  • Southern Africa | Gen. Names
    Angola | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Malawi | Mozambique | Namibia | Botswana | South Africa | Lesotho | Swaziland
  • African Islands
    Madagascar | Comoro Islands | Mauritius | Cape Verde Islands | Seychelles | Sao Tome and Principe 

Northern Native American Names

  • Native names used in modern America
  • Various Native American Nations
  • Algonquin [Cheyenne, Shawnee, Mohican/Mahican]
  • Apache [Mimbreno, Warm Springs, White Mountain, Bedonkohe, Chiricahua]
  • Iroquois [Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onundagas, Seneca, Tuscaroa]
  • Ojibwa [Ojibway, Potawatomi, Chippewa]
  • Cherokee | Choctaw | Creek | Crow | Hopi | Kiowa | Miwok | Navajo | Nez Perce | Omaha | Osage | Seminole | Sioux | Yakima
  • Inuit

Southern and Central Native American Names

  • Aztec [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars, Rulers]
  • Inca [Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Maya [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Amazonian [Names from tribes living in the rain forests]

India

  • Hindu Names
    Male Names [A | B | C - K | L- Z] | Female | More
  • Hindu Gods
  • Sikh
  • Others

Middle and Near Eastern 

  • Arab/Muslim
    Male | Female | More
  • East
    Iran | Turkey | Kurds | Pakistan | Bangladesh | Afghanistan
  • Jewish Names
    Biblical | Yiddish | Modern | Various | Surnames

  • China 
    Info | Male | Female  
  • Japan 
    Info | Male | Female
  • Korea 
    Info | Male | Female
  • Mongolia
  • Himalayan 
    Nepal | Bhutan | Tibet
  • Indochina 
    Burma | Thailand | Vietnam | Cambodia | Laos
  • South East Asia 
    Indonesia | Malaysia | Brunei | The Philippines

Pacific 

  • Polynesia
    Maori | Samoa | Tonga | French Polynesia | Fiji | Cook Islands | Easter Island | Hawai'i | Australia
  • Micronesia
    Federated States of Micronesia | Kirbati | Marashall Islands | Marianas Islands and Guam | Nauru | Belau
  • Melanesia
    Soloman Islands | Papua New Guinea | Vanuatu | Tuvalu
Japanese Names

Feminine

  • Aiko: meaning “little loved one”
  • Amaya: meaning “night rain”
  • Amora: meaning “love”
  • Asami: meaning “morning beauty”
  • Azami: meaning “thistle”
  • Chiasa: meaning “one thousand mornings”
  • Emiko: meaning “blessed, beautiful”
  • Haruka: meaning “far off”
  • Inari: meaning “shrimp”
  • Izumi: meaning “fountain”
  • Kaida: meaning “little dragon”
  • Kaori: meaning “fragrance”
  • Kazu: meaning “peace”
  • Kimiko: meaning “child without equal”
  • Kiyo: meaning “pure”
  • Mai: meaning “dance”
  • Nao: meaning “pleasant”
  • Sora: meaning “sky”
  • Yuki: meaning “happiness”

Masculine

  • Akeno: meaning “in the morning”
  • Benjiro: meaning “enjoy peace”
  • Hiro: meaning “generous”
  • Ichiro: meaning “first son”
  • Isao: meaning “honor”
  • Jiro: meaning “second son”
  • Kado: meaning “gateway”
  • Katsuro: meaning “victorious son”
  • Masaki: meaning “elegant tree”
  • Miki: meaning “beautiful”
  • Namiko: meaning “wave”
  • Raiden: meaning “thunder god”
  • Reizo: meaning “cool, calm”
  • Rumi: meaning “father”
SWEET LIST OF GENDER-NEUTRAL BABY NAMES
  • Addison
  • Adrian/Adrienne
  • Ainsley
  • Alex/Alix
  • Ali
  • Amari
  • Andy
  • Angel
  • Ariel
  • Armani
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Blake
  • Bobby
  • Brick
  • Cailen
  • Campbell
  • Camryn/Kamryn/Cameron/Kameron
  • Carol
  • Carson/Karsyn
  • Casey/Kasey
  • Cayden/Kayden/Caden
  • Charlie
  • Chris
  • Corey
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Dana
  • Devin
  • Dorian
  • Drew
  • Dylan
  • Eddie
  • Eden
  • Elliot
  • Emerson
  • Emery/Emory
  • Fallon
  • Finley
  • Frankie
  • Gabriel
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hayden
  • Ian
  • Jamie
  • Jaylin
  • Jessie/Jesse
  • Jordan/Jordyn
  • Jules
  • Julian
  • Justice
  • Kai
  • Kaley
  • Kelsey
  • Kendall
  • Kennedy
  • Landry
  • Logan
  • London
  • Lyric
  • Max
  • Micah/Mikah
  • Morgan
  • Nike
  • Ocean
  • Parker
  • Peyton/Payton
  • Phoenix
  • Quinn
  • Reagan/Regan
  • Reed
  • Reese
  • Riley/Rylee
  • River
  • Roan
  • Rowan
  • Ryan/Rianne
  • Rylan
  • Sage
  • Sam
  • Sawyer
  • Shawn
  • Skylar/Skyler
  • Stevie
  • Sydney
  • Tanner
  • Tatum
  • Taylor
  • Teagan
  • Toby
  • Tyler
  • Unari
  • Val
  • West
  • Winter
  • Xian
  • Xai
  • Yael
  • Zion/Zyonne