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  1. #1
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    Anyone know what this name means?

    I found this name while doing a poll: Oleanthe. I have a weird obsession with -anthe names so I immediately liked this name. I know -anthe means flower in Greek, but what does the first part mean? Thanks for your help!
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    The olive tree's technical term is olea europaea (oil from/of Europe) so I'm thinking Oleanthe might be related. The oleander trees are called such because of their resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea.
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    According to nameberry, Olea is related to olives, oils, and trees, and is an Old Hebrew word for night/moon.

    My favorite meaning would be night flower or moon flower, but all the meanings are pretty.
    Lily - Eliza - Isabelle - Rose - Margaret - Coraline - Emilia - Hazel
    Oliver - Simon - Jasper - Theodore - Henry - Leopold - Ezra - Jack

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