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Camellia is an exotic flower name with distinct roots related to the Camille/Camila group and has varied associations to the moon, water, wealth and perfection. It could be thought of as a floral replacement for Amelia.

The attractive flowering tree was named by Linnaeus for the Moravian Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel and has been used, if sparingly, as a first name since the 1930s.

In the language of flowers, the camellia denotes admiration and perfection, and it's the state flower of Alabama. The Dumas novel The Lady of the Camellias is the basis of the opera La Traviata and the Garbo film Camille.

Famous People Named Camellia

Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Camellia Rosamond Rainford-Brent, English cricketer

Pop Culture References for the name Camellia

Camellia Rasheed, character in "Virgins of Paradise" by Barbara Wood
Camellia Sackville, hobbit mentioned in the Lord of the Rings series
Camellia, deimos character in video game "Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits"
Camellia, character in Brazilian Carnival march 'Jardineira'
"The Lady of the Camellias," novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils

Camelia, Camalia, Cami, Kamelia, Camelita, Camela, Canunelia, Camella, Camala, Kamellia, Camellita, Camallia