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New Nature Baby Names

Unless noted, none of these names were used by either gender in 2016. All listed would be considered rare.

Ambrette
Anise - 13 girls
Bay - 33 girls, 8 boys
Basil - 22 girls, 60 boys
Betony
Birch - 11 boys
Blossom - 40 girls
Briony - 6 girls
Caraway
Catkin
Cedar - 40 girls, 132 boys
Celandine
Chamomile
Cherry - 40 girls
Chervil
Chicory
Clary - 11 girls
Cloud - 31 boys
Clove
Corbeau
Cypress - 43 girls, 64 boys
Damiana - 22 girls
Davana
Delta - 39 girls
Flower - 5 girls
Henna - 27 girls
Hickory
Jessamine - 11 girls
Lilac - 17 girls
Lotus - 88 girls
Neroli
Onycha
Palmarosa
Parsley
Perilla
Petal - 5 girls
Plumeria
Prairie - 16 girls
Ravensara
Ravine
Siasmin
Sorrel
Sova
Spruce
Sunflower - 7 girls
Swan
Tamarix
Tannen - 6 boys
Tarragon
Thistle
Tigris/Tigress
Tonka
Tonquin
Valerian - (6 Valeriana)
Valley - 15 girls
Vervain
Vetiver
Vivendel
Warionia
Yarrow

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Forest

Here's one of my personal favorites, although I'm surprised I still like it after seeing Forrest Gump so often (thanks, Dad). In fact, the name peaked in popularity for the second time the year the movie was released, jumping to number #217 in 1994. Now he's on the move yet again, rising to 132 boys given the name in 2015 from a low dip to 47 in 2006. To be clear, Forest is the word spelling and Forrest the name spelling, and Forrest remains a much more popular choice with 387 boys given the name in 2015, ranking at #659. Forrest also had a dip in 2006 with only 147 births, disappearing from the charts between 2003 and 2013, and it also peaked in 1994 with 1,343 boys born, rising to #217. Historically both spelling options have been very popular.

Forest doesn't have an obvious nickname, but it's one of those names you enjoy saying without having to shorten it. Forest is Old French, meaning "woods." A famous namesake is St. John Forest of the 16th century…