Botanical name

Eleusine Origin and Meaning

The name Eleusine is a girl's name of Greek origin.

Eleusine is the botanical name of genus of grasses found across Africa and Asia. It also has a lovely soft sound and look. This might be a great choice for nature lovers or African or Asian parents looking for something with heritage meaning that's still quite unusual. Bonus points for its very fashionable "El" beginning

Eleusine in Pop Culture

  • Eleusinaepithet of Demeter and Persephone in Greek mythology, deriving from Eleusis , the site of a major sanctuary dedicated to them and home of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Shares its etymology with Elysia.
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