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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    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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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Great Lakes
    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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  3. #5
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    Sep 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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.
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