Flower Names for Girls

Flower names for girls were first popular around the turn of the last century and have started to bloom again as modern baby names. Click here for a look at the best new flower names for girls.
  • Poppy

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    Poppy, unlike most floral names which are sweet and feminine, has a lot of spunk; Poppy makes an especially good choice for a redhead. Jamie Oliver -- the British "Naked Chef" -- used Poppy for... Read More 

  • Posey

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    Posey is fashionable in England, a country of gardeners, but this pretty bouquet-of-flowers name is rarely heard here. A possible alternative to Rosy or short form for Josephine. Posey (or Posy)... Read More 

  • Primrose

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    Still found in quaint British novels, and until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms, some adventurous namers are suddenly beginning to see Primrose as an attractive... Read More 

  • Rose

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    Rose, one of the old-time sweet-smelling flower names, has had a remarkable revival—first of all as a middle name—with parents (e.g., Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton, Ewan... Read More 

  • Senna

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    Senna is a flowering bush common in the tropics, with bright yellow flowers. In herbal medicine, Senna has gained some notice as the active ingredient in so-called "dieter's teas," which works... Read More 

  • Tulip

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    One of the most unusual flower names, Tulip is cute but tough to pull off as a first. It has some celebrity cred via Charlie Tamara Tulip, twin daughter of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. Read More 

  • Violet

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    Violet is soft and sweet but far from shrinking. The Victorian Violet, one of the prettiest of the color and flower names, was chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck,... Read More 

  • Xochitl

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    Xochitl is a Nahuatl -- or Aztec -- floral name used in southern Mexico and pronounced so-chat-l. Internet entrepreneur Xochi Birch is probably the best-known bearer in the US -- except for the... Read More 

  • Zahara

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    Zahara, a delicate but strong multicultural name, came into the spotlight when Angelina Jolie bestowed it on her Ethiopian-born daughter, and we predict other parents will adopt it as well. If you... Read More 

  • Zinnia

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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... Read More 

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