Most of us dream of their future babies' names. No matter how old someone is, or where they’re at in life, parents are constantly thinking of baby names. It’s fun to think and talk about the names of their future children, and it becomes even more fun once they're expecting and planning for their little one! Whether or not they’re finding out the gender of the baby, they will likely have a selected list of baby names picked out before they go to the hospital. A baby name is something parents all want to get perfect. They want to name them something cute, something original, something that not every other child in their class will be named.
My daughter is turning one in a month. This time last year we were hustling to get ready for the arrival of our little one and settling into a new house. I really wanted to get some plants put in the ground before our baby was born, so my husband was a champ at ensuring we visited the greenhouse and got plants in the ground well before baby arrived. We did not find out the gender of our baby until she was born, but we had our list of names picked out. Looking back and reminiscing on this time last year, I wish I had thought to look towards the greenhouse for inspiration when we were compiling our list.
Take a look at the baby names based off of succulents below and get some inspiration for truly one-of-a-kind baby names, perfect for spring and summer babes!
Oxalis is a type of succulent genus, with over 800 varieties in the species. World of Succulents states that the plant genus occurs throughout most of the world, except polar areas.
The species is particularly rich in tropical Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Unlike the plant, the name Oxalis is not widespread and is in fact, very rare!
Oxalis is a strong name that hasn’t been used by many, if any, at this point. A name that will be one-of-a-kind and never go out of style, you can also shorten it, or use Ox as a nickname.
The name Oxalis has no meaning or origin aside from it’s succulent classification. However, the name Ox is derived from Oswald, which we do know a bit about. Oswald is of English origin and it means divine power, according to NameBerry.com. I would say a name like Oxalis is, indeed, a powerful one.
Browse through some photos of succulents in the oxalis genus and see if it gets you inspired to give your child this botanical name. If you want to give your son a down-right cool name, and one nobody else has, Oxalis should be added to your list of potentials!
Definitely not soaring to the top of any popularity charts, the name Selloa is a stylish and strong one, especially for a baby girl. Pulling inspiration from the furcraea selloa succulent, this name is fit for one tough kid.
According to Jimenez Nursery, Inc, the selloa is a three to five foot long succulent with stiff, fleshy green and yellow variegated leaves. The tips of the plant are large and spear like and the edges are sharp. The furcraea selloa succulent is both strong and beautiful.
Akin to the plant, the name Selloa is a tough and mighty name for a baby girl and it has a delicate, feminine ring to it. It is definitely not on any popularity charts so you can rest assured Selloa would not have any duplicates in her class.
If you like the name Selloa but perhaps want to try something not quite so unique, Sela is a more popular, similar option. According to NameBerry, “The name Sela is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "rock".” Sela is another great option that is both equally strong and feminine. Selloa and/or Sela are both great potential names to add to your list of possibilities!
Another name not nearing the top of any popularity chart, Hoya is a darling name for a baby girl. Similar to Oxalis, Hoya is another type of succulent genus. “Hoya is a genus of 200–300 species of tropical plants in the family Apocynaceae."
"Most are native to Asia including India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, There is a great diversity of species in the Philippines, and species in Polynesia, New Guinea, and Australia."
"This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honor of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy,” as stated by World of Succulents.
Also similar to Oxalis, Hoya has no meaning aside from its botanical classification. The name is not very common, so you can be sure any child named Hoya will be one of a kind! According to Names.org, from 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hoya.
Low on the popularity charts, high on the charm, Hoya is an excellent selection for a baby name. The Hoya genus is full of flowering, stunning succulents so the namesake is sure to live up to its beauty. Sold on the name Hoya? I don’t blame you! Be sure to pick up a potted Hoya Heart for the nursery!
A spin off of the name Lottie, Letty is a fun, more modern option. Drawing inspiration from the lety’s sedeveria succulent, the name Letty is sure to stand the test of time. Name.org states that from 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,343 babies born with the first name Letty in the United States. And it continues to grow in popularity.
Letty is of English descent and is a shortened version of Letitia, which means joy or gladness, according to Nameberry.
The lety’s sedeveria succulent is described by World of Succulents as, “...a beautiful small succulent plant, branching at the base with a cluster of stems that grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, with up to 2.5 inches (6.2 cm) wide rosettes, bearing many tightly arranged up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, green, deltoid shaped leaves with fine hairs along the margins. The older rosettes sit atop slender bare stems while younger ones have leaves the length of the stems. The leaves turn red in the sun with colder temperatures in winter but are green in summer or when grown in shade.”
A name fit to weather all storms, Letty deserves the rise in popularity it is seeing.
Dia is darling name for a child that’s popularity continues to fluctuate. The inspiration for this name comes from the parodia genus of cacti. As stated on World of succulents, “Parodia is a genus of cacti, native to the uplands of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. The genus is named after Domingo Parodi, one of the early investigators of the flora of Paraguay.”
The parodia cacti are known for their gorgeous blooms! A quick visit to Google will have you swooning over these beauties.
The name Dia is of Spanish origins and means day, according to Nameberry. In 2010, Dia was ranked 6,735 of all time names, according to Name.org. 2015 saw the most babies with the first name Dia being born, with a total of 62. A fun fact about the name, “The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dia is Wednesday, November 4th, 1885.”
If you’re looking for a name nobody else in the classroom will have, Dia is a good option. Additionally, it’s really just a cool name for a kid, boy or girl. And the parodia succulent is another one you will want to be sure and adorn the nursery with!
Kalan is not a name you hear too frequently, but it’s a solid and strong name. Inspired for this list by the Kalanchoe succulent, this is likely the one you see all over greenhouses.
World of Succulents notes that most end up as potted plants but areas that can mimic their native land of Madagascar can grow them outdoors. The plants sense the shorter days of winter and provide gardens with clustered red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white and variants of these blooms in both winter and spring. The plant is truly stunning in all varieties.
Name.org states that the name Kalan is of English descent, and that it means keeper of the keys, or pure. Also stated is that it is a common name given to both boys and girls.
Naming your baby comes with a lot of pressure. Choosing a name like Kalan, you could be confident in your decision. It is both charming and strong. The botanical name deserves a rise in popularity!
Interestingly, the kalanchoe succulent is known for its growths. World of Succulents explains that these growths grow directly off the mother plant’s leaf edges. If the growths remain on the leaf it causes the mother plant to appear misshapen and literally steals precious energy away from the flowering activity. An interesting comparison to our version of motherhood! And still an awesome namesake!
Imagine your child is running around the playground at the park. Your child starts playing with another kid. Said kid’s parent approaches you. They ask, “Cute kid, what’s his name?” You reply, “Ramses.” A confident, astute name that is definitely unique, it’s a name you’ll be proud to share! This name deserves some recognition and a rise in popularity.
The sempervivum ramses succulent is more commonly known as hens and chicks. World of Succulents explains that, “ Each Hens and Chicks rosette flowers approximately every four years, near the end of its life, but the plants are constantly producing new rosettes from the roots to replace those that fade”
The features of this succulent make it truly beautiful inspiration for a child’s name.
According to Nameberry, the name is of Egyptian descent and means son of God. Additionally, Ramses was the name of several kings in Ancient Egypt, including the long-reigning Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great. So no matter your religious beliefs, the name is a strong one that is a not to be missed option when compiling your baby name list. Ranking in at an all time popularity number of 5,869, you’re not likely to run into another Ramses anytime soon!
A darling name that has not been over-used, the nolina recurvata succulent gives us dreamy inspiration for a baby girls name. Nolina has only been used as a name by less than five people per year from 1880 to 2016, according to Names.org.
The name Nolina was inspired for this list by the nolina recurvata succulent. The nolina recurvata is native to the dry regions of Texas and Mexico.
It is an evergreen perennial that can grow up to 20 feet. It is commonly used as a houseplant and resembles a palm tree. As a name, Nolina is of Celtic origin and means fair or blond, according to BabyNamesPedia.
Both uncommon and sweet, Nolina is another botanical inspired baby name to add to the list of potentials. Not sold on Nolina? You could consider the more modern and popular Nola. Nola has the same origin and meaning as Nolina, but is a more commonly used first name. Nameberry states that Nola is also a place name of an Italian town, associated by ecclesiastical tradition with the invention of church bells, leading some to give that as the meaning of the name.
No matter which way you ring the name, it’s darn right cute!
Not to be confused with Kanye, Kenya is slowly gaining in popularity as a baby name. The inspiration for this name comes from the kenya hyacinth.
World of Succulents explains that the kenya hyacinth succulent is a relatively fine-textured species with narrow, reflexing leaves up to 16 inches long and up to 1 inch wide. The rosettes are composed of 6 to 12 medium green leaves with dark green cross-bands. This particular hanging succulent starts out as an upright plant. It flowers with little, pinkish-white blooms. The succulent is really cute, go ahead and look it up for inspiration! Even if you don’t like it as a name, the plant might inspire some nursery decor!
Certainly an upstanding name, Kenya is of Hebrew descent and means animal horn, according to Name.org. Despite it’s odd meaning, it’s still a lovely name that as stated above, is becoming more popular. Name.org ranks the name at number 181 for unisex baby names and at number 53 for Hebrew girls names. More popular, is the spelling Kenia which holds the same meaning.
If you can shake the similarity to Kanye, or even if you like the similarity, Kenya is a unique choice for a baby name. Plus, it’s one of those names you will not regret and your child will thank you for!
Like several other names on this list, Ramie has no other definition outside of it's botanical one. Using the succulent ramulosa for inspiration, the shortened name is two-syllables and both unique and darling.
The plant is part of the pseudorhipsalis genus and according to World of Succulents is a shrubby, epiphytic cactus, freely branching basally with pendant, flat, reddish tapeworm stems up to 2.3 feet long, that turn deep violet red in high light. It produces lots of greenish-white or pinkish flowers, up to 0.5 inch and up to 0.6 inch. Additionally, Ramie is also the name of an Asian vegetable.
The botanical word makes for a quaint and uncommon name. I was surprised to see that it has actually been used before. Names.org states that from 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 923 babies born with the first name Ramie in the United States. So your child will likely not have any Ramie's in his or her classroom and you can rest assured other parents have decided it was a great choice!
Names.org also states that the oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ramie was on Wednesday, October 3rd, 1883...talk about timeless!
Does it get any more adventurous and wild than the name Arrow?
The succulent echeveria setosa arrow is described by Sedan Floral as having having green leaves tipped in bright red. Its leaf color is best produced if planted in full sun. Also stated by Sedan Floral, the plant produces red and yellow flowers in spring and early summer.
The name is very uncommon, with Names.org showing that from 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 751 babies born with the first name Arrow in the United States. Uncommon doesn't mean it's not super cool, though.
The name is a word name and is derived from the weapon of offense. If you want to raise an adventurous little one who has a kind heart and a love for exploring in the woods, don him with a name like Arrow. The name is right on target!
Not a fan of the name? You can still draw baby inspiration from this name. Arrow and adventure themed nurseries are super trendy, and really cool. There are wooden arrow hanging shelves, arrow growth charts, peel and stick arrow wallpaper and much more! Go look towards Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas!
Inspired by the nellie cactus, this plant is part of the escobaria genus. It is described by World of Succulents as, "... a tiny cactus with rounded, single stems up to i inch tall and up to 0.7 inch wide. The plant is crowded with thick, corky, white spines. Flowers are pink, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and 0.6 inch long. It blooms in several flushes, primarily in May, but the blooming period lasts from March until June."
A quick Google search will have you swooning over this darling tiny little cacti that is the perfect inspiration for a dainty but mighty baby name.
Names.org states that the name is of English origin and means light. A popular name in the 1920's, it has since seen a huge decline. Names.org also states that the highest recorded use of the first name Nellie was in 1918 with a total of 4,048 babies. However, you're not likely to meet too many Nellie's of this generation, so you can rest assured you would be selecting a unique and timeless name.
Whether or not you're a Nelly fan, I am down, down baby for this name.
Part of the agave genus, the murphey agave succulent gives us the inspiration for this trendy baby name.
The succulent is described by World of Succulents as producing a rosette of leaves up to 2.6 feet long and up to 8 inches wide in shades of green to blue-green with pale banding. They develop a red coloration during flowering. The leaves may curl slightly toward the center. Though the succulent inspired the name for this list, the meaning of the name Murphy is reason enough to give the name to your child. Nameberry explains that the name Murphy is of Irish origin and means sea warrior.
If you want to raise a nautical adventurer, who knows how to stand up for themselves, look no further than Murphy for your name choice. Murphy is a great name to keep in mind no matter the gender. How cute, and unique, is Murphy for a little girl?
A fun fact about the name Murphy from Names.org, "From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,447 babies born with the first name Murphy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Murphy to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012)."
Ace is just a kick butt name no matter what way you interpret it. Nameberry states that the name Ace is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "one, unity". The name Ace is ranked number 90 the Nameberry popularity chart. Jessica Simpson chose the name for her now four year old son, and the name has seen a rise in popularity ever since.
The name makes the cut for this list thanks to the ace succulent.
The ace succulent is of the senecio genus and Green Meadow Growers describes the plant as, "... a succulent with vertical ranks of bluish grey laterally positioned purple rimmed flattened fleshy leaves. Thick swollen erect stems produce yellow daisy like flowers at the tips in mid-summer to fall." The Ace succulent is a really neat plant, and gives us all of the inspiration for a baby boy name. If you want to raise a confident fellow, give him a name like Ace.
The word Ace has many other definitions of course and is commonly known for the suit of playing card, a serve in Volleyball that nobody is able to reach, and succeeding at a test with ease. Ace is an uncommon name that is well suited for success.
Does it get any sweeter than Sedona for a name? A name that is rare but growing in popularity, we find inspiration from not a plant, but a place.
Sedona, Arizona is a desert town where succulents thrive. Best known for the banana and soaptree yucca, prickly pear and Christmas cactus, Sedona is the place to visit to see succulents in their natural environment. And many people do just that!
Nameberry states that Sedona is a place-name. Additionally, that Sedona is renowned for its beauty and tranquility. A whimsical option for a baby girls name, it’s one to keep in mind. Names.org informs us that from 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,475 babies born with the first name Sedona in the United States. With a name like Sedona, your child is likely to be one-of-a-kind.
Not going to be adding Sedona to your list of baby names anytime soon? If anything, add Sedona, AZ to your list of places to visit. Head over to Google and take a look at all there is to do and see, you’ll want to start saving your pennies now. Also worth mentioning, Sedona Cake Couture has swoon-worthy cupcakes and cakes. They recently went viral for their succulent planter cupcakes. Desert themed baby shower for baby Sedona, anyone?
The October daphne succulent is part of the hylotelephium genus.
World of Succulents describes it as a low, spreading succulent that forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central crown. Growing up to 4 inches high and 8 inches wide. Round, variegated green and cream leaves, up to 0.75 inch in diameter, borne in whorls of 3 around the stem. Bright-pink, star-shaped flowers, borne in small clusters at the ends of the stem. The October daphne succulent is both stunning and durable and makes a strong case for the girls name Daphne.
Names.org states that Daphne is of Greek origin and means laurel tree. Nameberry ranks the name at number 385 in the U.S. for 2017. The name is gaining and popularity, and it's no wonder why. Any Daphne is sure to be a one-of-a-kind kid with a big personality to go along with a strong name.
Giving it more ties to nature, Nameberry explains, "In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who was saved from an over-amorous Apollo by her father, a river god, transforming her into a laurel tree. Her name was taken from that of the shrub and became part of the British vogue for plant names at the end of the nineteenth century."
The name Sage is of Latin descent and it means wise, according to Nameberry. The silver sage succulent is from the Echeveria family, and has silvery sage colored tubular leaves that protrude out from the center like little fingers, according to Flowermuse.
The silver sage succulent is a popular choice in wedding bouquets and arrangements. Sage is more commonly associated with the herb, which is used for both culinary and spiritual purposes. Either way, the name has great botanical ties and is a stinking cute name for a baby boy or girl.
Nameberry notes that the name is an herbal name that also connotes wisdom. It entered the top 1000 at the same time for both genders in the early 1990s but has pulled ahead for girls. At most recent count, Sage was number 354 for girls and number 546 for boys.
The name Sage is charming and not over-used. Sage is both a sweet name choice for a little girl, and an adventurous option for a little boy. If you want to give your child a name that encourages learning, exploration and an appreciation for the outdoors, Sage is certainly a name to keep in mind. Go ahead and jot it down on your list of possibilities and see what your partner thinks!
Part of the sedum genus, the sedum burito succulent is more commonly referred to as the donkey's tail and bears an uncanny resemblance to a weeping willow, so it has grown to carry the nickname.
World of Succulents describes the succulent as a perennial, evergreen, pendent succulent with many long, hanging stems up to 3.3 feet long with fleshy, blue green leaves. The succulent is a gorgeous addition to any patio or landscape. It is a hearty plant that is known to thrive in most conditions; a strong foundation for a name.
Willow, is a charming baby name that has a lot of meaning behind it. Willow means, well, willow tree. It has been a favorite choice for nature lovers for years, and it hasn't lost any charm. Nameberry ranks it at number 81 for the year of 2017. Nameberry also states that singer Pink used the name for her daughter drawing inspiration from a willow tree nearby her childhood home stating that that it is the most flexible tree that nothing can break --no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything. Also important to note is the great literary inspiration of the mighty Whomping Willow from the beloved Harry Potter series.
If you’re looking to raise a little one with an interest in nature and the outdoors and you want to give them strong roots, Willow is a great selection.
Though not technically a succulent, Bells of Ireland are part of the floral family and are often confused by people thinking that they are a succulent.
Regardless, the small plant gives us big inspiration for the baby name Ireland. Gardners Net describes the plant as, “... distinctive and stately plants, grown for their tall, dark green spires, thickly covered by lighter green, bell-shaped calyces (leaves). This annual plant grows 2-3 feet tall. The leaves are so lush, they all but hide the small white or pink flowers.”
An all around nature inspired baby name, Ireland is a dapper choice for a baby boy or girl. It is, not surprisingly, of Irish descent and is low on popularity charts. It is ranking number 768 for girls names on Nameberry. A fun fact about the name from Name.org, “The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ireland is Saturday, April 1st, 1871.”
If you have ever visited the country, you can see without a doubt why it’s an inspiring choice for a baby name. And if you haven’t, turn to our trusty friend Google to convince you why you’ll want to pack your bags immediately. Small, beautiful, friendly and charming, the name boasts every characteristic a parent would love to see in their child.
If you choose the name Beau for your son, you are donning him with a great name to enter the world with!
Drawing inspiration from the agave beauleriana succulent, World of Succulents describes it as a very large and attractive plant that can grow up to eight feet tall and ten feet wide...that’s a big succulent! And, it’s big inspiration for a charming name.
The name Beau is known for its attractiveness. Baby Center describes Beau as meaning handsome and Nameberry states, “Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm—a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own—this year ranking at Number 187, its highest ranking ever.” Name.org backs up the popularity stating that the highest recorded use of the first name Beau was in 2016, with a total of 2,113 babies being given the name.
Like the agave beauleriana succulent, Beau is a stylish name and certain to be a name you won’t regret. The name Beau is also not to be overlooked as a girl’s name, as it’s popularity for baby girls is rising. Boy or girl, Beau is a contemporary name selection.
Lotus, the word alone is an inspiring one and it draws up images of nature into your mind. According to Nameberry, ”Lotus is one of the most exotic and languorous of the flower names, with intriguing significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism, symbolizing purity, grace and spiritual growth.”
Part of the lithops genus of succulents, the lesser known lotus lithop is inspiration for the baby name Lotus in this list.
Lotus is not a common name and it ranks low on popularity lists so you can rest assured not too many others will have the name. This name should be high on any expecting Mama’s list of possibilities for a baby girl. If you are looking to raise a strong and graceful little girl who loves exploring and adventuring outside, Lotus is a wonderful option.
Normally falling into lists with other floral baby names, the lotus lithop succulent is a gorgeous choice of inspiration for a succulent inspired baby girl name. Curl yourself up into the lotus yoga pose and meditate on the name Lotus, along with the others in this list, and see if any are a good match for your little one! Bonus, you could get a super cute Lotus tattoo to commemorate the arrival of your little Lotus!
Bell, does it get any more sweet than that name for a baby girl?
The inspiration for this girl’s name is from the beautiful succulent, black bells. It's also known as the star flower.
The black bell succulent is described by World of Succulents as is a succulent plant with long, erect, angular stems and dull green to reddish in color. It is most conspicuous when in flower owing to the unique large, bell-shaped, deep reddish to dark purple flowers that are up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long.
The name Bell literally means ring of the bell. It is of English and Scottish origin, according to Nameberry. It’s a name that brings music to the ears when you hear it, soft and pretty.
The black bell succulent gives great inspiration for naming your baby girl Bell. Try a more unique spelling, such as Belle, to make it more one-of-a-kind. And, let’s not forget about Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who wouldn’t want to name their daughter after her!? Bell is also a great option to entertain for a middle name. Bella is another similar, more popular choice. Bella is of Italian origin and means beautiful. Another great choice for a baby girl, but not nearly as unique as Bell!
Influenced by the mason’s congo succulent, the baby name Mason is another great choice for a boy or girl.
The mason’s congo plant is described by Plant Rescue as a semi-succulent plant, up to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall, with wonderful, long, up to 10 inches (25 cm) wide, dark green leaves with smudged, light green spots and a unique purple-banded sheath...Excellent as a large houseplant, tolerating low light levels and infrequent irrigation. On occasion, if grown in bright light, this plant forms a stalk of white flower clusters arising from the center of the plant.
Currently a trending baby name, Mason has remained in the top baby name slots since Kourtney Kardashian named her son Mason in 2009. There’s a reason the name remains so trendy though, because it’s a solid, strong name. According to Nameberry, the name means ‘worker in stone’. It’s a tough name, and it’s certainly a good foundation for any child with the name.
The mason’s congo succulent gives us the perfect inspiration for a baby name. Any child named Mason is sure to be a super cool, not to mention, creative, kid! Mason is super sweet when used as a girl’s name, and a strong choice for a baby boy.
Jade is a gorgeous baby name, for a boy or girl. The name is of Spanish descent and is slowly rising in popularity. According to Nameberry, Jade means stone of the side.
Drawing inspiration from the jade tower succulent, this name is a great option with a lot of nature inspiration behind it.
Plant Rescue describes the jade tower succulent as a ,”...fascinating succulent plant forms erect columns clothed with jade green leaves thickly frosted with white papillae. The small flowers, which appear in late winter, are numerous, white shading to pink and are produced at the top of the stems.” Just like the name, it’s a stunning plant and awesome inspiration for a baby name.
Jade is a baby name that is definitely not overused, something we all typically try to avoid when choosing names. The name Jade is sure to be a strong choice for a child for the duration of their life. Names.org ranks Jade at number 71 for unisex baby names so be sure to keep in mind for your boy list as well!
Not totally sold on Jade? Another option would be the Spanish pronunciation, Jada, for something even more unique. Either way, they’re both gorgeous names.
The crowd favorite string of pearls is an awesome succulent that is favored by many on patios and in hanging baskets everywhere. As the name suggests; Plant Rescue describes the plant as growing in long, trailing stems of spherical leaves.
It’s a gorgeous plant and great inspiration for the baby name Pearl.
A name we haven’t heard in sometime, Pearl means, well, Pearl! A delicate and darling name, Pearl is ranked at number 652 on popularity charts, according to Nameberry. This southern classic name is ready to shine again. Growing in popularity as a middle name, Pearl is a name not to be overlooked as a first name possibility. It is unique, darling and not overused.
A fun fact from Name.org about the name Pearl, “From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 159,520 babies born with the first name Pearl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pearl to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).”
The string of pearls succulent blooms white daisy like flowers in the warmer months, and any little girl given the name Pearl is sure to bloom into a sweet as sugar woman. Pearl is a sincere, unique name that you won’t regret choosing.
World of Succulents describes the ruby blush succulent as “...a very attractive small shrubby succulent plant, up to 12 inches (15 cm) tall and sprawling to several feet in width with stems that are tipped with small rosettes holding thick spathulate green leaves with all parts densely covered with silvery white hairs. In cold weather, leaves blush rose-red and look like red velvet.”
The ruby blush is like a mood changing succulent, does it get any more cool than that? Just like the plant it’s inspired by, any child on the block with the name Ruby is sure to be super cool.
The name is currently ranking in at number 79. Though the name is not currently too trendy, it is certainly gaining momentum in popularity. There is a chance of the name popping up more and more. Regardless, it’s a sweet and sassy name for any little girl, or boy!
According to Nameberry, the name Ruby means vibrant red, sassy and sultry making it not only sweet and sassy, but also a super luxe name. Plus, as a bonus incentive for the name Ruby, we can’t forget the song ‘Ruby Tuesday’ by the Beatles. It’s a vintage name with big charm. And just like the succulent, this sweet name has me blushing!
The flaming katy is a gorgeous succulent with red blooms.
According to Plant Rescue, it is native to the island of Madagascar and thrives in sunlight. It is a popular choice for gardens and terrariums and can be spotted in greenhouses everywhere, though it has been highly superseded from its original form. The flaming katy is a super stylish succulent and it gives us all the inspo for a baby girl name.
Short for Katherine, or Katelyn, Katy is a strong and bold name choice for a baby girl. Nameberry states that Katy means pure and pure it is! Though the spelling Katie is very common, Katy is definitely more unique, currently ranking in at number 752.
This shortened version of Kathryn is still regal and bold all on its own! A child with the name Katy is sure to be unique with a one-of-a-kind personality. Like the flaming katy plant, a little bold goes a long way, especially when it comes to a name!
Not into the name Katy? You can still find inspiration from this plant! A flaming katy inspired shade of red would make a dreamy choice for the nursery color. Add green accents, like a fig tree, for a gorgeous botanical nursery.
Jenny is one of the most darling names that has actually been declining in popularity.
Inspired for this list by the creeping jenny succulent, the name is one that deserves a come-back. The creeping jenny succulent is used primarily as landscaping cover as it spreads quickly, which is how the plant got its name.
Similar to the creeping jenny succulent, the name Jenny was wide-spread, reaching its height of popularity in the 1980’s and 1990’s. According to Nameberry, it now sits at number 996th in the United States. Though the creeping jenny plant remains strong and wide-spread, the name Jenny has obviously declined in popularity. The name Jenny is of English and Scottish origin and is a French variation of Johanna, which means, “God is Gracious”, according to Nameberry. Other variations included Jennifer, Jen and Jenna, all three of which have also seen a decline in popularity. Despite the decline in popularity, I think it’s totally worthy of a come-back.
If you’re looking for a quaint baby girl name with a strong meaning, Jenny is certainly not a bad choice. And again, it’s a name that probably will not be duplicated in the Kindergarten classroom! Try changing up the spelling to keep it fresh and unique. Examples: Jenni, Jennie, Jenney
Jacob’s Ladder is a succulent plant of tropical origin, that can climb up to eight feet tall. The plant, also commonly referred to as Redbird Cactus, Red Slipper Spurge and Zig Zag plant, features climbing green leaves and red budding flowers.
It is part of the euphorbia succulent family. A hearty and self-sufficient plant, it is great inspiration for the name Jacob. Plus, is a great addition to any succulent garden!
Jacob is a very popular and common name, but if you don’t mind how common it is, Jacob is a wonderful and strong name choice for any child. It’s number 10 on the popularity list but there are great reasons it remains high on the popularity lists. Many people choose the name Jacob for its biblical background. It is of Hebrew origin and means “supplanter.” Jacob is a strong name, and you can surely expect any child with the name to be strong-willed. Which can be both a blessing and a curse.
Also common are the variations Jake, Jacobe and the less popular but still really adorable Jacoby (How cute is Coby for short!?) All hold similar meanings and are far less common than the ever popular, but still sweet and strong, Jacob.
Inspired by the leopard lily succulent, a bulbous plant with spotted leaves, the name Lily is beautiful and timeless. Descending from English origin, Lily remains in the top 100 names in popularity, coming in at number 33. The name is a symbol of purity and elegance and was originally inspired by the more common floral lily plant.
The leopard lily succulent thrives in bright lights, and given the name Lily, your child is sure to enjoying the bright light too!
According to Nameberry, “Lily is an authors' favorite, some notable example being Lily Bart, the main character of Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, Lily Owens in The Secret Life of Bees and both mother and daughter of Harry Potter.”
Looking for something a little less common and more elegant? Lengthen the name to Lillian, English, Latin origin or Liliana, Spanish and Italian descent and you have another gorgeous name. Both Lillian and Liliana are far less common but hold the same meaning as Lily.
There’s a reason the name Lily continues to rise in popularity. No matter how you choose to spell it, Lily, Lilly, Lillie, etc, it is a stunning name that any child would be lucky to bear.