Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adair

Wealthy spear

German

Alder

From the alder tree

English

Alpine

Fair

Scottish

Archer

Bowman

English

Arden

Great forest

Latin

Arnold

Eagle ruler

German

Arrow

Hunting tool

English

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Aspen

English

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Azibo

Earth

African

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Bear

Strong, brave bear

German

Birch

Bright, shining; the birch tree

English

Brandt

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

Brock

Badger-like

English

Brooks

Small stream

English

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Buck

Male deer

English

Canyon

Footpath

Spanish

Carver

One who carves wood

English

Cedar

Type of Tree

American

Chase

Hunter

English

Clay

“The earth,” as the material of which the human body is made.

English

Cliff

Cliff-side slope

English

Cole

Charcoal

English

Colt

Young horse

English

Conan

Hound, wolf; high

Irish

Corey

Hill hollow

Irish

Cove
Crowley

Hunch backed

Irish

Cypress
Damek

Earth

Hebrew

Dean

Valley

English

Denali

The high one

Native American

Drake

Dragon

English

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Eagle

Large bird of prey

American

Everett

Brave boar

English

Falcon

Bird of prey

Latin

Fern
Fernando

Brave journey

Spanish

Finn

Fair

Irish

Fletcher

Arrow-maker

English

Flint

Stream

English

Ford

River crossing

English

Forest

Woodsman; woods

French

Frasier

Of the forest men

Scottish

Garnet

Spear; red like a pomegranate

French

Garwood

From the fir forest

English

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Huck

Short form of Huckleberry

American

Hunter

Hunter

English

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Javi

Bright

Spanish

Jay

To heal

English

Jorah

First rain or autumn rain

Hebrew

Journey

A trip or experience from one place to another

American

Juniper
Kamari

Moon

Arabic

Kanoro

Sword Sharpener

African

Keaton

Place of hawks

English

Knoll

Little hill

English

Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

Lake
Langley

Long meadow

English

Lark

English

Leaf
Leavitt

Wolf cub

English

Lennox

With many elm trees

Scottish

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Linden
Locke

Woods; fortified place; pond

German

Lynx

Brightness

Greek

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Morio

Forest boy

Japanese

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Musoke

Rainbow

African

Nash

By the ash tree

English

Oak

Near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees

English

Oaklen
Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Oringo

He Who Likes the Hunt

African

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Orson

Bear

Latin

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Peregrine

Traveler, wanderer

Latin

Quill

Plume or feather

English

Rainier

Judgment warrior; deciding warrior

Scandinavian

Randall

Wolf shield

German

Ranger

Forest guardian

French

Raven

Raven bird

English

Reed

Red

English

Rhodes

Where roses grow

German

Ridge

Ridge

English

Ridley

Reed meadow

English

Rio

River

Spanish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Robin

A variant form of Robert.

English

Rock

Stone

English

Rocklin

English

Roger

Famous spearman

German

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Rusty

English

Sage

Healing herb

Latin

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

Scout

To listen

French

Sequoia

Sparrow

Native American

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Silver
Slate
Sparrow

Sparrow bird

English

Stone

Stone

English

Storm

Storm

English

Summit
Theron

Hunter

Greek

Thimba

Lion hunter

African

Thorn

Thorn bush

English

Thunder

Stormy tempered

English

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Wade

To ford

English

Waters

“Son of Walter,” a short form of Wa(l)ter's son.

Wendell

Wanderer

German

Wesley

Western meadow

English

Wilder

Hunter

German

Wolf

Wolf

German

Xylon

From the forest

Greek

Yarrow
Zahour

Blossom

African

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Few monikers are as fitting for a little adventurer as outdoorsy boy names. More rugged and spirited than your run-of-the-mill nature names for boys, these picks make our hearts sing with their zest for life. Let’s check out some together.

One of our favorite outdoorsy names for boys is Ranger. This word name wonder is not common in the United States, but he’s ready to be worn by the right little boy. Ranger has built-in energy and wanderlust, perfectly fitting a boy on the go. We picture a little Ranger adoring everything natural, from camping to fishing to stargazing with friends. If Ranger is a little too uncommon for you, check out Archer or Hunter. They’re still rugged outdoorsy names, but they’re more mainstream.

Some outdoorsy baby boy names come directly from animal sources, giving them a wild side you can’t help but love. We can see these names on babies that were super active in the womb, like Bear or Wolf. These little ones come into the world with a boom. Names like Falcon and Sparrow are ready to swoop into life and soar to great heights. See Hawk, Jay, and Colt for similar styling.

Cute outdoorsy boy names are another subcategory you may enjoy. These names are a touch softer than the action-packed ones above. Sage is a standout among them that works great with today’s top names. The healing herb behind the name has a gentle spirit. We can picture a little Sage to be quite the artist, sketching out his favorite forest scenes. Cove is another member of this group. Small yet mighty, he’s not a common name, but he fits in well with today’s popular picks, like Jace, Cade, and Cody. Other cute outdoorsy boy names are Brooks, Linden, and Rowan.

You could also look at meanings to find outdoorsy boy names. These are a touch more subtle in their natural associations. Silas means “man of the forest,” while Jorah means “first rain.” Nash means “by the ash tree,” and the vintage Bruce translates to “man from the brushwood.”

We hope you find the perfect pick for your little adventure buddy amongst our collection of outdoorsy boy names.