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Gender: Female Meaning of Acacia: "thorny" Origin of Acacia: Greek

The name Acacia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "thorny". Acacia and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Acacia is an attractive, rarely used Greek flower name enhanced by its popular beginning-and-ending-with 'a'-construct, and is gradually beginning to catch on as a new member of the stylish girl names starting with A.

The acacia is a shrub of the mimosa family, with clusters of showy white or yellow blossoms, which symbolizes resurrection and immortality--making the name especially appropriate for an Easter-season baby.

Named by an early Greek botanist, the acacia is known for its fine wood and medicinal properties. It also has biblical ties, since the Ark of the Covenant was made out of Acacia wood.

As a given name, Acacia has had some popularity in Australia, where the acacia (sometimes known there as the wattle) is a common plant and sometime national symbol.

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Famous People Named Acacia

Acacia Brinley (Clark) Kersey, viral Tumblr blogger and Youtuber

Pop Culture References for the name Acacia

Miss Acacia, character in "La Mecanique du Coeur" by Mathias Malzieu and film "Jack et La Mecanique du Coeur"
Acacia, fantasy series by David Anthony Durham
Acacia, mentioned in the game Silent Hill 2 as a symbol of rebirth and resurrection.
The Ark of the Covenant was made of acacia wood (a.k.a. Shittah tree)
Pronounced a-sass-see-uh, uh-kay-shuh, or ah-ka-see-uh