30+ “Adventurous” Baby Names for Brave Little Boys & Girls

Being strong and brave is something that we talk about almost daily in our home. With three little girls, it’s easy to tell them they’re pretty or cute or adorable. We have to make a conscious effort to make sure they know how strong and brave, funny and smart they are. We don’t want them growing up thinking that looks are the only important thing — we want them to have a diverse childhood. Instead of just playing with baby dolls, we want them exploring. We want them climbing trees and running through fields, throwing rocks and exploring nature. We want them to be adventurers!

If you are hoping for the same, consider an adventurous name for your little one. Here are 30+ examples of adventurous baby names for boys and girls…

For boys…

  • Huck – The ultimate explorer name, after Huckleberry Finn, of course.
  • Sawyer – Huck’s friend Tom, or if you’re a fan of “Lost.”
  • Jack – Have a lumberjack on your hands? What a fitting name!
  • Bear – This name is rising in popularity!
  • Indiana – Indiana Jones is every little boy’s hero.
  • Blaise – Means “burning fire.”
  • Fox – If you can get past the “What Does the Fox Say?” song, this one might be for you!
  • Rocket – A name meant for a fast & furious boy!
  • Wilder – Sounds like someone who’d love to climb moutons
  • Colt – Means “from the dark town.”
  • Jett – It’s the name of a mineral.
  • Ace – Means “noble” or “brave.”
  • West – I love this one. A perfectly simple name for a brave soul.
  • Maverick – It means “independent.”
  • Hunter – Another perfect adventure name. This one’s quite popular.
  • Cliff – Got a little mountaineer on your hands?
For girls…
  • Brave – Why not give her the word itself?
  • Matilda – Means “battle mighty.”
  • Rainey – The name means “power.”
  • Merida – The strong-willed character from Disney’s “Brave.”
  • Anne – Name her after Anne Frank, one of the bravest girls the world has ever known.
  • Annie – Another girly name, named after Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter.
  • Helen – Means “bright.”
  • Amelia – Inspired by Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  • Harriet – An old-fashioned name inspired by Harriet Tubman, a brave abolitionist during the Civil War.
  • Valeria – A lovely name that means “strong.”
  • Beatrice – Beatrice means “voyager.”
  • Nellie – Inspired by Nellie Bly, a ground-breaking journalist who took a trip around the world.
  • Louise – After Louise Boyd, the first woman to reach the North Pole.
  • Kira – Named after Kira Salak, a professional adventurer.
  • River – The perfect girl name for an explorer.
  • Jane – Inspired by Jane Goodall, primatologist and adventurer.
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