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Gender: F Origin of Zinnia: Flower name

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, American activist
Zinnia Rosemary Denison, English equestrienne; daughter of Hugo Denison, 4th and last Earl of Londesborough

Pop Culture References for the Name Zinnia

Zinnia "Zinny" Taylor, main character in "Chasing Redbird" by Sharon Creech
Zinnia Wormwood, Matilda's mother in book/film "Matilda"
Zinnia, character in video games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Aunt Zinnia Bellflower, rabbit character in the Beechwood Bunny Tales by Geneviève Huriet and animated TV series "Bellflower Bunnies"
Zinnia, zebra character on French animated series "Zou"

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