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The most popular eco-friendly baby names of 2020

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All of us are now so much more aware of ways in which we can help the environment and live sustainably but have you ever considered an eco-friendly baby name? SaveOnEnergy collated an extensive list of popular ‘eco-friendly’ names surrounding plants, nature, and the earth.

Top of the list for girls is the hugely popular Luna, derived from the Latin luna (moon). The phrases ‘Luna girls name’ and ‘Luna baby name’ have a whopping 640 Google searches per month. It's also the name celeb mum Chrissy Teigen and John Legend gave to their baby girl! For baby boys, it's Oliver which stems from the Latin word olivarius meaning “olive tree”. Oliver ranks as the third most popular boys name of 2020 so far, bringing in a total of 500 searches from UK parents to be each month.

The Most Popular Eco-Friendly Baby Names for Girls

1. Luna – Latin luna (moon)

2. Aurora – Roman goddess of dawn

3. Isla – ‘Island’ in Spanish

4. Hazel – The hazel tree

5. Ivy – The climbing evergreen plant

6. Iris – ‘Rainbow’ in Greek

7. Rose – The fragrant flower rose 

8. Violet – The purple/blue flower 

9. Aria – ‘Air’ in Italian

10. Chloe – ‘Blooming’ in Greek

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The Most Popular Eco-Friendly Baby Names for Boys

1. Oliver – English origin ‘olive tree’

2. Jasper – The gemstone jasper

3. Leo – ‘Lion’ in Greek

4. Kai – ‘Sea’ in Hawaiian

5. Atlas – Ancient God who carried the entire world on his shoulders

6. Rowan – The rowan tree

7. Phoenix – Immortal bird from Greek mythology

8. Brooks – ‘Stream’ in old English

9. River – A stream of water that flows to the sea

10. Orion – A constellation of stars

There are mixed opinions on using an eco-friendly baby names though. When asked ‘Would you give your baby an eco-friendly name?’, 72 per cent of Brits said that they would consider doing so, with only 28 per cent wanting to avoid it. Of those who said they would not give their child an eco-friendly baby name, 42 per cent said that the names are too mainstream.

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  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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