100+ Adventurer Names For Your Little Wild Ones

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If you’re a fan of adventure, adventurous names for your baby are sure to excite you.  

Finding the perfect name for your adventurous baby requires some careful planning. There are so many options to choose from.

There are hunting baby names, outdoorsy baby names, names of adventurers, and so much more. If you want to raise an adventurous baby who is ready to take on the world, choosing among popular adventurous names is a good idea. Such adventurous baby names will not only carry deep meaning, but they’ll also highlight the love you and your baby can share for adventure.  

Check out our list of popular adventurous names for your baby boy or baby girl. You can also check out our articles on names that mean wild and names that mean brave for more inspiration.

Baby Boy Names Inspired By Real Adventurers

Want to name your baby boy after a famous adventurer? Pick a name from among this list of names for adventurers.

1. Christopher (Greek origin), this popular name means “bearer of Christ”. It relates to the adventurer, Christopher Columbus.  

2. Edmund (English origin), the name means “fortunate protector”. This is the name of adventurer Edmund Hillary who conquered Mount Everest in the first attempt.

3. Emin (German origin), the name means “one who can be trusted and is confident”. Emin Pasha, the Ottoman Empire’s greatest adventurer, had this name.

4. Giacomo (Italian origin), the name means “supplanter”. The name is a tribute to the Venetian adventurer, spy, and traveler, Giacomo Casanova.

5. Henry (English origin), the name means “ruler of the estate”. It is a tribute to Henry Hudson, the 17th century English Sea Explorer and navigator after whom the Hudson River and bay are named.  

6. Marco (Italian, Spanish origin), this is an adventurer name you’ll like that means “warlike”. It refers to the legendary Venetian merchant, writer, and explorer, Marco Polo, who traveled along the Silk Road through Asia between 1271-1295.

7. Ranulph (Old Norse origin), this name means “shield wolf”. Ranulph Fiennes is known for traveling the world on polar axis with the use of surface transportation.    

8. Tom (Greek origin), the name means “twin” or “one who looks alike”. The name is a reference to Tom Avery, the youngest Briton adventurer who reached the South Pole on foot.

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Baby Girl Names Inspired By Real Adventurers

Looking for some cool female adventurer names for your baby girl? Pick one of the names on this list.

9. Alexandrine (German, French origin), this is popular among the adventurous names for girl babies that means “defender of mankind”. It is a tribute to the first woman who crossed the Sahara Desert, Dutch explorer Alexandrine Tinne.  

10. Amelia (German, English origin), this is popular among girl names meaning “hardworking”. The name is a tribute to the first woman who flew across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart.

11. Annie (English origin), a name that means “merciful” or “gracious”. Annie Smith Peck was an American mountaineer and adventurer who lived between 1850 and 1935.

12. Bessie (English origin), this name means “God is my oath”. Bessie Coleman was the first African-American as well as the first Native American female pilot in the world.

13. Freya (Norse origin), refers to the Goddess of love and fertility. A tribute to Freya Stark, the Anglo-Italian travel writer and explorer who was the first European woman who fought against racism in Iran.  

14. Gerlinde (German origin), the name means “flexible spear”. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is the first woman to climb the 8000 meters and higher peaks of the world without using oxygen.

15. Isabella (Hebrew origin), this is a name that means “devoted to or consecrated to God”. Isabella Bird was a British explorer, photographer, naturalist, and writer in the 19th century. She was also the first woman who was accepted into the Royal Geographical Society.

16. Jane (Hebrew, English, Greek, French, Latin origin), this name means “God is merciful” or “God is gracious”. It’s also the name of adventurer and primatologist Jane Goodall.  

17. Jeanne (French origin), the name means “God is gracious”. Jeanne Baret was a French explorer of the 18th century who is recognized as the first woman who circumnavigated the Earth, although she had to do it disguised as a man.

18. Junko (Japanese origin), this name means “pure”. Junko Tabei was the first woman who touched the Mount Everest summit.

19. Krystyna (Greek origin), a name that means “Christ’s follower”. Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz was the first woman who sailed solo around the world between 1976 and 1978.

20. Nellie (English origin), this name means “shining light”. Nellie Bly was the pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, the American journalist, inventor, charity worker, and industrialist who traveled around the world in 72 days.  

21. Valentina (Latin, Roman origin), the name means “strong” or “healthy”. Valentina Tereshkova was the youngest and first woman to fly into space on a solo mission on the Vostok 6 in June 1963.

Baby Boy Names That Mean Wild

Are you on the search for some wild names for your baby boy? Check out this list of names that you’ll love.

22. Arawn (Welsh origin), this adventurous name means “uninhibited wildness”.  

23. Gael (Old Celtic origin), one of the popular boy names meaning “wild”.  

24. Garvan (Gaelic origin), the name means “rough”.  

25. Garvey (Irish, Gaelic origin), a name meaning “rough peace”.

26. Larkin (Irish origin), the name means “rough” or “fierce”.  

27. Panahasi (Egyptian origin), the name means “the barbarian”.

28. Ramsey (Old English origin), meaning “wild garlic island”.

29. Rowdon (English origin), a unique name that means “rough hill”.

30. Sassacus (Native American origin), one of the unique boy names meaning “wild man”.

31. Silvestre (Spanish origin), a name that means “rustic” or “wild”.

32. Sverre (Dutch origin), this name means “wild”. Pronounced SVER-uh.

33. Terach (Hebrew origin), meaning “wild goat”.

34. Tohopka (Native American origin), meaning “wild beast”. This is one of the most unique baby names in the world.

35. Wilden (English origin), the name means “wild”.

36. Wilmore (English origin), the name means “wild” or “uncultivated”.

Adventures are always more fun with a friend.

Baby Girl Names That Mean Wild

Why not give your baby girl a wild name from among these options on our list?

37. Agrippina (Russian origin), the name means “wild horse”.  

38. Artemis (Greek origin), this is the name of the Greek Goddess of wild animals and hunting.  

39. Artio (Celtic origin), one of the wild baby names inspired by the Gaulish Goddess of the Wilderness.

40. Averil (Old English origin), the name means “wild boar”.  

41. Cybele (English origin), this is the name of the Mother Goddess in ancient mythology who had wild animals for companions.

42. Fauve (French origin), the name means “wild”.

43. Fia (Irish, Portuguese, Italian origin), meaning “wild”.

44. Fiadh (Irish origin), meaning “untamed” or “wild”.  

45. Makatza (Basque origin), the name means “wild” or “untamed”.

46. Nasrin (Persian origin), meaning “wild rose”.

47. Olinda (Greek origin), this name means “wild fig”.

48. Rhea (Greek origin), this is the name of the Greek Goddess of the mountain wilds.  

49. Selvaggia (Italian origin), the name means “wild”.

50. Tupaarnaq (Native American origin), this name means “wild thyme”.

51. Wilda (German origin), the name means “wild”.  

Adventurous Baby Boy Names

Want your son to experience the world as an adventurer? Here’s a list of some adventurous baby boy names that you’ll like.  

52. Ace (Latin origin), the name means “winner”.

53. Archer (Anglo-Saxon origin), the name means “bowman”.

54. Arden (Latin origin), meaning “enthusiastic”.

55. Arvad (Hebrew origin), a name that means “wanderer”.

56. Ash (English origin), this is an adventurous name meaning “one who lives by an ash tree”.

57. Bolivar (Spanish, Polish origin), meaning “warlike” or “mighty”.

58. Charaka (Indian origin), meaning “traveler” or “vagabond”. This is among the unique names.

59. Devlin (Irish, Gaelic origin), the name means “fierce courage”.

60. Dirk (Dutch, German origin), this name means “ruler of the people” and is a short form of Derek.  

61. Don (English, Irish origin), it means “proud chief”. This is an adventurous name you’ll like.

62. Gwalchmai (Welsh origin), this unique name means “battle hawk”.

63. Igashu (Native American origin), this unique name means “wanderer”. This is among the names meaning adventure.  

64. Indiana (Latin origin), the name means “divine”. It is a tribute to the legendary adventures of Indiana Jones.

65. Keegan (Irish origin), the name means “ardent”.

66. Kymani (African origin), among the unique names that mean “explorer” or “adventurous traveler”.

67. Lorcan (Irish origin), the name means “small fierce one”.

68. Luke (English, Latin origin), the name means “one who is born at dawn”. This is a name you’ll love if you’re a fan of the ‘Star Wars’ series as it refers to Luke Skywalker.

69. Lunn (Irish, Gaelic origin), the name means “warlike” or “strong”.

70. Maverick (American origin), this is a name that means “wildly independent”.  

71. Nemo (Latin origin), the name means “the man”. You can use it to salute the fish from ‘Finding Nemo’ if you’re a Disney fan or draw inspiration from Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’.  

72. Nerio (Greek origin), the name means “sea traveler”.

73. Peregrine (Latin origin), this adventurous name translates into “traveler”.  

74. Sawyer (English origin), this means “one who chops wood”. It is an occupational name. The adventurous life of Tom Sawyer is the perfect inspiration for this name.

75. Stig (ancient Scandinavian origin), this name means “wanderer”.

76. Tyr (Old Norse origin), this is the name of a bold and brave Norse God.  

Adventurous Baby Girl Names

Looking for adventure names for girl babies? Here’s a list of adventure inspired girl names that you’ll love.  

77. Alanza (Old German origin), the name means “ready for battle”.

78. Athena (Greek origin), this is the name of the Greek Goddess of wisdom and Warcraft.

79. Aurora (Roman origin), the name refers to the mesmerizing polar lights and is also the name of the Roman Goddess of Dawn.

80. Barbara (English origin), this name means “traveler from a foreign land”.  

81. Beatrix (Latin origin), this adventurous name means “voyager”.

82. Hermione (Greek origin), the name is derived from the Greek messenger God, Hermes. It’s a name any ‘Harry Potter’ fan will like because Hermione Granger is always up for an adventure.

83. Hilda (Old German origin), the name means “battle”.

84. Imelda (Spanish, Italian origin), the name means “universal battle” or “warrior woman”.

85. Kelly (Old Irish origin), the name means “warrior”.  

86. Lara (Latin, Greek origin), in Latin, the name means “famous”, and in Greek, the name means “cheerful”. It refers to the nymph in Roman mythology and is also the name of the ‘Tomb Raider’, Lara Croft.

87. Lawanda (American origin), a name meaning “little wanderer”.

88. Matilda (Old German origin), the name means “mighty in battle”.

89. Saira (Urdu origin), this name means “traveler”.

90. Sojourner (American origin), the name means “traveler”.

91. Vanda (Spanish, German origin), this name means “wanderer”.

Nature Inspired And Outdoorsy Baby Names For Your Son

Looking for some nature-inspired or outdoorsy baby names for your son? Take your pick from this list.

92. Aaron (Hebrew origin), the name means “high mountain”.

93. Bo-Lin (Chinese origin), this unique adventure name comprises the words bo, meaning “waves” or “sea”, and lin, meaning “forest”.

94. Cedar (English origin), this is a nature inspired name that denotes the cedar tree.

95. Cliff (English origin), this name means “slope” and can bring up the image of a mountaineer. It is a topographical name.

96. Everest (English origin), the name means “courageous as a boar”. It also happens to be the world’s tallest mountain.

97. Forest (French origin), the name means “woods” or “woodsmen”.

98. Huck (German origin), this name means “bog”. It is a topographical name.

99. Marlow (English origin), this name means “driftwood” or “from the hill by the lake”.

100. Nahele (Hawaiian origin), the name means “forest”. It is inspired by nature.

101. Raiden (Greek origin), this means “thunder and lightning”. It is a nature inspired name.  

102. River (English origin), this name is a nature inspired name that refers to the stream of water flowing to the sea.

103. Silas (Greek origin), this name means “one who is from the forest”.  

104. Sylvan (Roman origin), the name refers to the Roman God of the forest.

105. West (English, German origin), this is a popular topographical adventurous name that refers to the direction of the Wild West.

106. Zeus (Greek origin), this is the name of the Greek God of lightning.

Nature Inspired And Outdoorsy Baby Names For Your Daughter

Want your baby girl to tackle the world with an outdoorsy or nature inspired baby name? Pick one of the names from this list.

107. Amber (Arabic origin), the name refers to the translucent fossil resin that is used to make jewelry, but it could also mean the yellowish-orange color commonly called amber.

108. Anemone (Greek origin), meaning “wind”. This is one nature inspired adventure name.

109. Aspen (English origin), the name means “graceful tree” and refers to the poplar tree.

110. Brooke (English origin), the name means “small stream”.

111. Iris (Greek origin), a name that means “rainbow”, but it could also be taken to refer to the iris flower in the world.  

112. Kai (Hawaiian origin), this means “sea” and is a nature inspired name.  

113. Moriko (Japanese origin), the name means “child of the forest”.  

114. Thora (Norse origin), this is the name of the Goddess of Thunder.

115. Tuulikki (Finnish origin), the name means “tiny wind” and refers to the name of the forest Goddess in Finnish mythology.

116. Xylia (Greek origin), this name means “one who dwells in the forest”. It is inspired by nature.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for adventurer names, then why not take a look at something different like geographical baby names or food baby names.

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