10 GIRL’S NAMES INSPIRED BY NATURE

It’s Summer, finally, so I thought my name inspiration blog this month and next could be nature based. There are so many beautiful names out there that describe our wonderful world. Why not choose one for your little one?

Brooke

BROOKE

Most commonly a female name, Brooke is of Middle English origin and means small stream.

Coral

CORAL

First used in the Victorian era, when there was a craze for jewel names (Ruby, Pearl). It is, in fact, Latin for small stone.

Flora

FLORA

From the Roman Goddess of plants, flowers and fertility and Springtime.

Gaia

GAIA

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of Earth – the primal Mother Earth goddess.
It started being used as a name in the early C19th but remains a rarely used name.

Hazel

HAZEL

Most recognisable as the name of a tree, Hazel is also used as a colour, probably from the colour of hazelnuts. The first instance of hazel being used as a colour is in Romeo and Juliet.
“Thou wilt quarrell with a man for cracking Nuts, hauing no reason, but because thou hast hasell eyes.”

Luna

From the Latin for Moon. I love the dreaminess of this name, made popular recently by Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.

Nova

NOVA

In the world of astonomy, a nova is a star which releases a burst of energy. It comes from the Latin meaning new and I love the excitement it portrays.

Paloma

PALOMA

Derived from the Latin “palumbus” meaning Dove, which is also a symbol of peace.
Probably the most famous people with this name are Paloma Faith and Paloma Picasso

Selene

SELENE

The Greek goddess of the moon, Selene is the equivalent of the Roman Luna. Its origins are uncertain but it’s believed it may come from the Greek Selas, meaning brightness.

Stella

STELLA

Stella meaning star in Latin. There’s evidence the name was first used as far back as 1374 but it became popular in C16th after poet Sir Philip Sidney (born at Penshurst Place) used it in his sonnet sequence “Astrophel and Stella”

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