33 Names That Mean Oak

33 Names That Mean Oak

We all want our children to be grounded and down-to-earth — what better way to manifest that reality than by giving them an earthy name? If the oak tree is one of your favorite plants, it makes perfect sense to opt for a name with this meaning behind it.

The oak tree itself is a symbol of nobility, strength, and knowledge, so it’s a great species to choose for your child’s namesake. Who doesn’t want a wise, resistant child?

Probably the most obvious choice you could make for a name meaning oak is the name Oakley. It’s an English name and, as you’d expect, it means “oak wood” or “clearing.” Although the name is most often known as a surname, it can also be a first name.

Given the number of oak trees found in the United Kingdom, it shouldn’t come as a shock that there’s another English name that has a meaning related to oaks. Aiken means “from the oak trees” and can be used for either gender.

Ayla is a girl’s name with Hebrew and Turkish roots. It means “oak tree” — and also “moonlight halo.” It’s a name with moderate popularity across the world, including in the US.

A unisex name that means “oak grove” is Derry. It has both Irish and Gaelic origin and is a popular name in Ireland — as is its anglicization Dermot (a male name).

Ackley

Meaning: Dwells at the oak tree meadow
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Acton

Meaning: From the settlement Oak
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Adair/Adaira

Meaning: From the oak tree ford
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy/Girl

Adara

Meaning: From the ford at the oak tree
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Aekerley

Meaning: From the oak tree meadow
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Aekerman

Meaning: Man of oak
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Aiken

Meaning: From the oak trees
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Akker

Meaning: From the oak tree
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Allon

Meaning: An oak; strong
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Allonia

Meaning: Strong as an oak
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Athdar

Meaning: From the oak tree ford
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Atonia

Meaning: Strong as an oak
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Ayla

Meaning: Oak tree
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Ballindeny

Meaning: From the town of oak wood
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Braddock

Meaning: Broad-spreading oak
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Chane

Meaning: Oak-hearted
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Dara

Meaning: Oak tree
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Girl

Daracha

Meaning: From the oak
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Girl

Darra

Meaning: Oak tree
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Girl

Derry

Meaning: Oak grove
Origin: Irish and Gaelic
Gender: Unisex

Derwen

Meaning: From the oak tree
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Elah

Meaning: An oak, a curse, perjury
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Elanna

Meaning: Oak tree
Origin: Israeli
Gender: Girl

Elon

Meaning: Oak; grove; strong
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Harac

Meaning: From the ancient oak tree
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Ituha

Meaning: Sturdy oak
Origin: Native American
Gender: Girl

Mac Daraich

Meaning: Son of the man from the ford by the oak trees
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Oakden

Meaning: From the oak tree valley
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Oakley

Meaning: Oak wood or clearing
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Okes

Meaning: From the oak
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Orick

Meaning: From the ancient oak tree
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Quennel

Meaning: From the little oak tree
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Ten Eyck

Meaning: Lives at the oak
Origin: Dutch
Gender: Boy