Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Acacio

Thorny tree

Greek

Alder

From the alder tree

English

Almond
Alon

Oak tree

Hebrew

Alpine

Fair

Scottish

Arden

Great forest

Latin

Arlow

Barberry tree

Spanish

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Ashling

Ash meadow

English

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Aspen

English

Aster
Atley

The meadow

English

Atwood

At the wood

English

Barclay

Birch tree meadow

Scottish

Basil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bay

Berry, water inlet

Latin

Beech

Near the beech trees

English

Bentley

Bent grass meadow

English

Berkley

Birch tree meadow; the birch tree meadow

Scottish

Birch

Bright, shining; the birch tree

English

Bosley

Meadow near the woods

English

Boyce

Forest

French

Bradley

Broad meadow

English

Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

Cactus

From the Cactus Plant

American

Carmello

Orchard;, garden

Italian

Cedar

Type of Tree

American

Cheney

Oak tree; oak-hearted

French

Clove

A Nail, Spice

German

Cypress
Daruka

Tree

Indian (Sanskrit)

Dekel

Palm tree

Hebrew

Delancy

From the elder tree grove.

French

Elder

Elder trees

English

Elon

Oak tree

Hebrew

Elrey

Alder tree

English

Elwood

Old, noble woods

English

Fern
Florentin

In flower

French

Florentino

In flower

French

Florian

Flower

Slavic

Forest

Woodsman; woods

French

Forrest

Woodsman; woods

French

Frasier

Of the forest men

Scottish

Garland

Land of the spear; wreath; prize

French

Griswald

Gray woods

German

Grover

Grove of trees

English

Guy

Wood

German

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Hawthorn

Where hawthorn trees grow

English

Hawthorne

Where hawthorn trees grow

English

Hazlett

Headland with the hazel trees

English

Hedley

Heathered meadow

English

Herb

Illustrious warrior

German

Hinata

Sunflower, Facing The Sun

Japanese

Hollis

The holly tree

English

Ilan

Tree

Hebrew

Juniper
Kale

Free man

German

Kazuki

Peaceful tree

Japanese

Keith

Woodland, forest

Scottish

Larch

Latin

Lavender

A Purple Flowering Plant

English

Lendell

Linden tree valley

English

Lennox

With many elm trees

Scottish

Lindall

Linden tree valley

English

Linden
Lindsay

Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees

English

Linwood

Linden tree valley

English

Lotem

Bush of Golden Flowers

Hebrew

Mandar

Coral tree

Indian (Sanskrit)

Marlow

Driftwood

English

Moss

Saviour

English

Nairne

River with alder trees

Scottish

Nash

By the ash tree

English

Norwood

Woods in the north

English

Oak

Near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees

English

Oakes

Near the oak trees

English

Oakland
Oaklen
Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Oliverio

Olive tree

Latin

Oris

Tree

Hebrew

Perris

Variant of Perry. Pear Tree.

English

Perry

“(The man who lives in the cottage near) the pear tree,” ultimately from the Latin pirum, a pear.

Modern

Perth

Thorny Bush

English

Poppy

From the Flower

Latin

Quesnel

From the little oak tree

French

Reed

Red

English

Rhodes

Where roses grow

German

Risley

Meadow with shrubs

English

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Saffron
Sage

Healing herb

Latin

Sequoia

Sparrow

Native American

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Silvestro

Wooded

Latin

Sorrel

Red-brown

French

Soto

Forest Grove

Spanish

Sylvester

Wooded

Latin

Taijo

Large Tree

Japanese

Talasi

Cornflower

Native American

Tamary

Palm tree

American

Thorne

Thorn bush

English

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Udall

Yew-tree valley

English

Varden

Green knoll

French

Walden

Wooded valley

English

Woodard

Woods warden

English

Xylon

From the forest

Greek

Yaar

Forest

Hebrew

Yarran

Acacia Tree

Aboriginal

Yarrow
Yukia

Kindly, Gentle Tree

Japanese

Capture your love of nature with plant names for boys. Loaded with greenery and natural charm, plant boy names are perfect for a growing little one. Let’s meet some of these green boy names together.

Trees are a popular source of plant names for boys. With their great height and strength, they’re also some of our favorite nature names for boys overall. Ash offers a simple styling, while Aspen transports listeners to the mountains. Some parents adore the might of Cedar, while others love the southern vibes of Cypress. If you love literature, see Hawthorn, a stunning flowering tree whose name was also worn by classic writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. For more tree-based plant boy names, check out Oak, Rowan, and Sequoia.

Our favorite aspect of plant names for boys is their diversity. These natural boy names come from all around the landscape. You can find plant names with water vibes, like Reed, and find those from deep in the forest, like Fern. Others are herb-based, like Herb himself. Basil is an old-school classic in the herbal realm that we’d love to see more often, along with the one-syllable wow, Clove. Browse Cane, Forest, and Oliver for more plant boy names.

Boy plant names don’t have to be obvious, with meanings doing a lot of heavy lifting if you’re hoping for something subtle. Silas is one of our favorites, as his “man of the forest” meaning rockets anyone into nature. You might like the classic Keith too. This no-frills find means “woodland” and is nickname-proof and mature. There’s also Arden, a polished pick meaning “great forest.” See Carmello, an Italian gem meaning “orchard,” for a splash of drama. Other names for boys with plant meanings include Risley, Acacio, and Rhodes.

Venture into the forest with the rest of our list of plant names for boys and see what special names you’ll discover.