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Gender: F Origin of Zinnia: Flower name

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Zinnia is an unusual floral choice with a bit more edge and energy than most and beginning to find its way onto namers' wish lists of botanical possibilities. Named after an eighteenth German botanist called Johann Gottfried Zinn, it appears in Roald Dahl's Matilda as the young protagonist's mother.

In the language of flowers, Zinnias symbolize remembrance.

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Famous People Named Zinnia

Zinnia Jones, famous atheist activist

Pop Culture References for the Name Zinnia

Zinnia "Zinny" Taylor, protagonist in "Chasing Redbird"
Zinnia Wormwood, Matilda's mother in "Matilda"
Zinna Ruth Kendal, protagonist in the popular lesbian romance novel 'Into The Infinite'

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