Magnolia

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Gender: F Origin of Magnolia: Latin, flower name Magnolia's Popularity in 2015: #633

Magnolia, a sweet-smelling Southern belle of a name made famous via the iconic Edna Ferber novel and musical Showboat, is one of the latest wave of botanical names, along with exotic blossoms Azalea and Zinnia.

Magnolia has been chosen for his daughter by Adrian Young of No Doubt—which happens to be a fabulous baby-naming consortium as well as a great musical group.

In Showboat, the Magnolia character goes by nicknames Noa, Nollie, and Maggie.

Magnolia charted on the popularity list almost every year from 1880 to 1940, topping at Number 420 in 1909—but it's now making a comeback.

Magnolia Breeland is a character on the TV show Hart of Dixie, who happens to have a sister named Lemon and a father named Brick.

Famous People Named Magnolia

Magnolia Renée Young (b. 2011), daughter of drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt
Magnolia Catherwood (b. 2014), daughter of actress Bianca Kajilich and radio personality Michael Catherwood

Pop Culture References for the name Magnolia

Magnolia Hawkes, main character in book and musical "Show Boat"
Magnolia Breeland, character on TV show "Hart of Dixie"
Magnolia Jenkins, character in The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh
Magnolia Stryder, character in The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Isabel Magnolia, character in anime "Attack on Titan"
Magnolia, town in anime 'Fairy Tail'
"Magnolia," 1999 film
"Steel Magnolias," play and film
The Grand Magnolias, American indie rock band
Sugar Magnolia, Grateful Dead song

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