Flower name, from German surname
"Zinn's flower"

Zinnia Origin and Meaning

The name Zinnia is a girl's name of German, Latin origin meaning "Zinn's flower".

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 botanist called Johann Gottfried Zinn, it appears in Roald Dahl's Matilda as the young protagonist's mother.

In the language of flowers, Zinnias symbolize remembrance.

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Zinnia Popularity

Famous People Named Zinnia

  • Zinnia JonesAmerican activist
  • Zinnia Rosemary DenisonEnglish equestrienne; daughter of Hugo Denison, 4th and last Earl of Londesborough

Zinnia in Pop Culture

  • Zinnia "Zinny" Taylormain character in "Chasing Redbird" by Sharon Creech
  • Zinnia WormwoodMatilda's mother in book/film "Matilda"
  • Zinniacharacter in video games Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • Aunt Zinnia Bellflowerrabbit character in the Beechwood Bunny Tales by Geneviève Huriet and animated TV series "Bellflower Bunnies"
  • Zinniazebra character on French animated series "Zou"
  • Zinnia Huitcharacter in series "The Sisters Eight" by the Baratz,Logsted family