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This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords forest or tree or woods.
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ÆSCmAnglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
ALON (1)mHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALTWIDUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
ANARGULfKazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ARVIDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ASCELINmAncient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCOmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASHLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHTONm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASKmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ASSEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ASWATHImIndian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
ĄŽUOLASmLithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
BAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BASAJAUNmBasque
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BJÖRKfIcelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BORmSlovene
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".
DAIKImJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DEFORESTmEnglish
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEKELmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
EGLĖfLithuanian
Means "spruce tree" in Lithuanian. In a Lithuanian legend Eglė was a young woman who married a sea snake.
ELAHf & mHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELOWENfCornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELWOODmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
EOGHANmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
FORESTmEnglish
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
FORRESTmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
GARRICKmEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
HADASfHebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAHfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HIDEKImJapanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" or (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" combined with (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIROKImJapanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
ILANmHebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ITSUKImJapanese
From Japanese (itsuki) meaning "tree", using the kanji's nanori reading. Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
IVA (1)fBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
JAVORmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JELAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JELENAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELKAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
KALINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KAZUKImJapanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
KEKOAmHawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KIEFERmEnglish (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIRIfMaori
Means "skin of a tree or fruit" in Maori. This name has been brought to public attention by New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa (1944-).
KOAmHawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
LINm & fChinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LINA (1)fArabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINDENmEnglish
From a German surname which was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
LINFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "linden tree ford" in Old English.
LINTONmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "linden tree town" in Old English.
LINWOODmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LUBNAfArabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
LYNDONmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
MELIAfGreek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MORIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
NAOKImJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NASHmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
OIHANAfBasque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OLIVERmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
ORENmHebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORNELLAfItalian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".
PALMERmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
PALMIROmItalian
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PERRYmEnglish
From a surname which is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
PIHLAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
POMONAfRoman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
RANDAfArabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
ROSCOEmEnglish
From an English surname, originally derived from a place name, itself derived from Old Norse "roebuck" and skógr "wood, forest".
SHERWOODmEnglish
From an English place name (or from a surname which was derived from it) meaning "bright forest". This was the name of the forest in which the legendary outlaw Robin Hood made his home.
SILVANUSmRoman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVESTERmDutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVIUSmLate Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SOMAmHungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
TAIKImJapanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAIMIfFinnish
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
TOMERmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
VESA (1)mFinnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VIPINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
YASENmBulgarian
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.