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Gender: F Origin of Dahlia: Flower name Dahlia's Popularity in 2012: #521

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One of the rarer flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a); seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air--it has risen 466 places since 2006! The flower was named in honor of the pioneering Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, which means dale.

In the Victorian language of flowers, Dahlia denotes elegance and dignity.

In P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories, Dahlia is Bertie Wooster's more sympathetic aunt, described as being constructed along the lines of Mae West. Reporter Dahlia Lithwick covers legal matters for the online magazine Slate.

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Famous People Named Dahlia

Dahlia Salem, American actress
Dahlia Duhaney, Jamaican sprinter
Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet
Dahlia Lithwick, legal news correspondent

Pop Culture References for the Name Dahlia

Famous murder case "The Black Dahlia Murder"
Dahlia Gillespie, antagonist of the video game Silent Hill
Dahlia Malloy, from the 2008 US show The Riches
Dahlia Hawthorne, antagonist in the Ace Attorney series

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