Eco-friendly baby names are booming: is yours on the list?

Sustainability is becoming a more important factor in our lifestyle choices, with 32% of us highly engaged with adopting a ‘green’ way of living. In the last year, 61% of UK adults have limited their use of single-use plastic, 49% have bought more seasonal produce and 39% have reduced the number of new products they buy1. And it’s not just our buying habits that have become more eco-conscious; green and nature-themed baby names are enjoying popularity too.

Energy comparison site Save On Energy scoured the top 200 baby names list for eco-friendly monikers before analysing which of those have been attracting the most Google searches. Luna – which means moon – came on top for girls, while Oliver (from olive tree) was the most popular eco-friendly name for boys.

Top 20 eco-friendly baby girls’ names and their meanings

 

1. Luna – moon (Latin origin)

2. Aurora – Roman goddess of dawn

3. Isla – island (Spanish origin)

4. Hazel – the hazel tree

5. Ivy – the climbing evergreen plant

6. Iris – rainbow (Greek origin)

7. Rose – the rose flower

8. Violet – the violet flower

9. Aria – air (Italian origin)

10. Chloe – blooming (Greek origin)

11. Willow – the willow tree

12. Poppy – red flower (Latin origin)

13. Stella – star (Latin and Italian origin)

14. Lily – the lily flower

15. Jasmine – the jasmine flower

16. Ruby – the red gemstone

17. Olive – the olive tree (English origin)

18. Eden – garden of paradise in the bible

19. Daisy – the daisy flower

20. Jade – the ornamental stone

 

Top 20 eco-friendly baby boys’ names and their meanings

1. Oliver – the olive tree (English origin)

2. Jasper – the red gemstone

3. Leo – lion (Greek origin)

4. Kai – sea (Hawaiian origin)

5. Atlas – Greek god who carried the world on his shoulders

6. Rowan – the rowan tree

7. Phoenix – immortal bird from Greek mythology

8. Brooks – stream (English origin)

9. River – a body of water that flows to the sea

10. Orion – a constellation

11. Ash – the ash tree

12. Aidan – fiery (Gaelic origin)

13. Zephyr – west wind (Greek origin)

14. Fox – the red mammal

15. Basil – the herb

16. Wolf – the wild dog

17. Forest – woods (French origin)

18. Wren – the small songbird

19. Jett – the black gemstone

20. Pierce – rock (Greek origin)

 

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