“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
– Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
Life is an adventurous journey. Explore something new each day. If you are bitten by wanderlust, and you want to pass on the same to your little voyager, what’s better than starting with a name that oozes adventure.
Outdoorsy and Adventurous Baby Boy Names
Imagine your little boy running on grass, splashing the puddles, climbing the trees, soiling the clothes and not be bothered about it. You have a little Mr. Curious who loves to explore. Ensure that you find him names that mean explorer. He will live up to his namesake.
Aaron means ‘high mountain’. Your little adventurer will conquer great heights. The name will keep him inspired.
Ace is the ‘winner’. The name reeks of an adventurer’s soul who loves to take the risk and let things play out. The short name is power-packed with the winner’s spirit.
Archer has Anglo-Saxon origins. It means ‘bowman’. Your boy will be outdoorsy and fun-loving. Give your little one a cute nickname – Archie.
Ash is short for Ashley or Ashton or Asher. The name is inspired by the ‘Ash tree’. Your little tree climber will love outdoors.
Who can forget Bear Grylls? The daring adventurer who explores the world with the bare minimum. The name means ‘strong as a bear’. Your little one will be ready for any adventure.
Bertrand Piccard was an adventurer who flew around the world in a balloon. The name means ‘magnificent crow’. Your little Berty will accomplish great things and achieve great heights.
Cedar sounds very outdoorsy. The gender-neutral name evokes a sense of adventure and is a unique choice.
Christopher is the saint of travelers. The name with Greek origins means ‘bearer of Christ’. One day your little one will discover something great like his namesake Christopher Columbus.
Cliff conjures the image of a mountaineer who captures the rocky terrains and is well balanced. Outdoorsy and cute, it is a perfect name for your little monkey.
Little Cyler will inspire and lead. He will be in control of everything. The action-oriented little man will be energetic, strong-willed and courageous.
Jane Austen bought mysterious Mr. Darcy to life in Pride and Prejudice. Your handsome, aristocratic boy will wander off the country roads in style.
Dirk is short of Derek. It means ‘people’s ruler’ Perfect name for your little adventurer who will rule the hearts.
Don means ‘proud chief’. Your little gangster will be an inspiration for adventurers.
Ed is short for Edward. It means ‘wealthy’. The short name is free-spirited and noble.
Edmund Hillary conquered Everest in the first attempt. The name with English origins means ‘fortunate protector’.
Emin is the name of German origin. It is a tribute to Emin Pasha – the greatest adventurer of the Ottoman Empire.
Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. The little boy with this name is destined to be an adventurer. It means ‘courageous like a boar’.
Flint is gaining popularity. The lovable character from the animated movie ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatball’ is free-spirited, tough and grounded to Earth.
Forest conjures the image of deep woods, tall pines, and undiscovered treasures. Everything that an adventurer is looking for.
Harry – The British royal name means ‘estate ruler’. He is also the famous wizard whose unlimited adventures are the talk of the town.
Henry is another royal name. It means ‘estate ruler’. Hudson River and bay are named after the famous English explorer – Henry Hudson.
Huckleberry Finn needs no introduction. Huck is a casual and cool, yet strong and endearing choice of name for your little boy.
Adventures of Indiana Jones are legendary. The name with Latin origins means ‘divine’. Call him Indy for short.
Jett is all about speed and power. The kind of traits needed for an adventurer.
Kyle is derived from the Gaelic word ‘caol’, loosely translated to ‘handsome’. This vagabond will steal your heart with panache.
Luke is a biblical name. In modern times, he is a Jedi warrior with an edge. Luke Skywalker is the ultimate adventurer from the Star Wars series.
The Venetian merchant Marco Polo’s journey is legendary. It is inspired by Mark. The name with Spanish and Italian origins means ‘warlike’.
Maverick means ‘independent’. This one will be free, fun and wild. All these are traits of an adventurer.
Nemo brings a cute clownfish to mind, but behold, we have Capt. Nemo from ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea’ as an inspiration for your voyager.
Sawyer means ‘one who chops wood’. Tom Sawyer lead a life full of adventures. Perfect name for your little one to take inspiration from.
Sylvan is an uncommon choice of name. He is the Roman ‘God of the forest’. Strong, old-timey and outdoorsy.
Tom Avery was the youngest Briton to reach the South Pole on foot. It is a classic name and means ‘twin’.
West sounds cool and outdoorsy, perfect for the adventurous and brave spirit. The direction of the wild west which attracted cowboys.
What’s more adventurous than giving your child a wild name. Adding an extra ‘er’ makes it elegant, and yet remain bohemian.
Woody is straight from the woods. The purest form of outdoors, a perfect place for adventure.
Outdoorsy and Adventurous Baby Girl Names
Let your little girl explore the woods, dive into the ocean or take over the skies in a hot air balloon. She is born to travel the world and live life on her terms. Choose a name to kindle the spirit of an adventurer in her. Find here some adventurous girl names for your daughter.
Alexandrine is the ‘defender of mankind’. Alexandrine Tinne, the Dutch explorer was the first woman to go across the Sahara Desert. Call her Alexa or Alex for short.
Alice means ‘noble’. Little Alice went down the rabbit hole and had a lifetime of adventures in the wonderland.
Amber has a kind of natural and rustic feel to it. From golden sunrays to lush fields of grains, it evokes an earthy feel. Perfect name for your gift from heaven.
Amelia means ‘hardworking’. Pay tribute to Amelia Earhart – the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean by naming your little explorer after her.
Aspen is a stylish and unique name. It draws inspiration from the ‘graceful tree’ with heart-shaped leaves. Aspen is also a trendy Colorado ski resort. The name evokes a sense of adventure and daring.
Athena is the ‘Greek goddess of war, craft, and wisdom’. The adventure begins the day you pay tribute to the great goddess by naming your little girl after her.
Aurora is the magical ‘polar lights’. Aurora is also the ‘Roman Goddess of dawn’. Get ready for dawn to dusk adventures with the little ball of energy.
Beatrix is derived from the Latin name Viator and means ‘voyager’. Call your little one Trixie at home.
Brooke is a name with English origin and means ‘small stream’. A great name for little adventurer who will carver her path.
Delia has Greek origins and is inspired by the ‘Delos island’. Delia Akeley carried out expeditions to Africa to study the ethnography of reclusive tribes. Back in those days, women would think twice before stepping out of the home.
Everett means ‘brave as a wild boar’. It is a gender-neutral name. Add an ‘e’ at the end for a feminine touch.
Fawn is a ‘young deer’, a woodland dweller who is always looking for an adventure in the woods.
Mark Twain inspired this name with Huckleberry Finn. The trendy name is good for boys and girls. In Irish mythology, Finn defended Ireland against the Norse invaders. If you prefer a more feminine touch, twist it to Fiona, and that sounds like a warrior princess who does not need a prince to rescue her from the castle.
Freya is the ‘Norse Goddess of Love and fertility. Freya Stark was the first European woman to fight racism in Iran. She also traveled through the Arabian desert, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Such an inspiration for your little girl.
Who can forget the little Ms? Know-it -all from the pen of J K Rowling? She is ever ready for an adventure. The brilliant little witch will grow up to be intelligent and loyal, and of course always ready for exploring the unexplored.
Hester means ‘myrtle leaf’ or ‘star’. A British woman with the same name pulled off some serious adventure. She traveled to Egypt and Athens in men’s attire.
Hollis means the ‘dweller of the holly tree’. The gender-neutral name is free-spirited and adventurous.
Iris can be as delicate as a flower or as flamboyant as the ‘Greek goddess of the rainbow’. Your little girl will chase the pot of gold at the end of the colorful bow and find it for sure.
Isabella means ‘devoted to God’. Isabella Bird became a household name with her expeditions to China, Morocco, and Korea. She was the first woman to be accepted in the prestigious Royal Geographical Society.
Jane means ‘God is gracious’. Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist and an adventurer made sure that no Jane is ever called Plain Jane.
Life is a journey. Your little voyager is all set for a life of exploration. This comes under the list names that mean wanderer.
Kai has roots in many cultures. The exotic name means ‘sea’ in Hawaii, ‘willow’ in Navajo, ‘forgiveness’ in Japan and ‘food’ in Maori. This funky and cool name will evoke wanderlust in your baby.
In Mythology, Lara is a beautiful nymph. In movies, Lara Croft is a Tomb Raider and adventurer. True to the meaning of her name ‘famous’.
Louise means a ‘renowned fighter’. The popular name is perfect for your wandering princess.
Lyra is the name of a constellation that contains the star ‘Vega’. Little miss dreamer will shine far and bright.
Mae is like May. The short name is the perfect choice for your cute wanderer.
Maren means ‘star of the sea’. She will find her way out of any storm. If you would like to add a twist, try Mary or Marina.
Marlow is a gender-neutral name and means ‘driftwood’. Catch your little one before she is off for another adventure.
The vintage name Matilda has a pretty tough meaning, ‘battle-mighty’. There are over half a dozen fun nicknames Tilly, Tilda, or Mattie. Your sweet adventurer will conquer your heart.
Nellie means the ‘shining light’. She will shine bright just like her name. Nellie Bly – an inspirational journalist took a trip around the world.
Osa is a cute, sweet and short name and means ‘godlike’.
Inspired by ‘The Little House on the Prairie’, the name sounds cute and yet someone who is free-spirited.
A River carves her path. Your little one will explore the world and that too with her terms.
Named after the hottest season, your little one will love outdoors.
Valentina means ‘healthy’. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to reach into space.
Choose a name with great meaning. Your child will imbibe the qualities and traits of their name.