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Gender: F Meaning of Acacia: "thorny" Origin of Acacia: Greek

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Acacia is an attractive, rarely used Greek nature name enhanced by its popular beginning-and-ending-with 'a'-construct, and is gradually beginning to catch on with baby namers.

The acacia is a shrub of the mimosa family, with clusters of showy white or yellow blossoms, which symbolizes resurrection and immortality--making the name especially appropriate for an Easter-season baby.

Named by an early Greek botanist, the acacia is known for its fine wood and medicinal properties. It also has biblical ties, since the Ark of the Covenant was made out of Acacia wood.

As a given name, Acacia has had some popularity in Australia, where the acacia (sometimes known there as the wattle) is a common plant and sometime national symbol.

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Famous People Named Acacia

Acacia Brinley Clark, semi-famous from the Internet for posting provocative pictures and indulging in other shenanigans

Pop Culture References for the Name Acacia

The Ark of the Covenant was made of acacia wood (a.k.a. Shittah tree)
The name of a fraternity organization in the U.S.
Seen pronounced a-sass-see-uh.
Seen pronounced as uh-kay-shuh
Seen pronounced as ah-ka-see-uh
Miss Acacia, a character in the book La Mecanique du Coeur, written by Mathias Malzieu and the film adaptation, Jack et La Mecanique du Coeur.

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