We’ve been busy perusing the most popular baby name lists for 2022 and when it comes to naming Aussie bubs, lately there are prominent baby naming trends that take inspiration from colours, nature and botanicals.

And names inspired by animals are bang on trend. Like nature names, they’re often unusual enough to stand out form the crowd without being considered too boho and weird by older family members.

Paying tribute to someone the most beautiful creatures all over the world, we’ve shared some of the sweetest animal-inspired names for your new bub.

You can see 40 of our favourites in the gallery below …

40 animal-inspired baby names and their meanings