English, Greek
"blue larkspur; precious stone"

Hyacinth Origin and Meaning

The name Hyacinth is a boy's name meaning "blue larkspur; precious stone".

Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly unconventional flower name.

In Greek mythology Hyacinthus was a Spartan youth accidentally killed by Apollo, from whose blood sprang a beautiful and fragrant flower, and it is also the name of several saints.

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