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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-NEM-oh-nee Meaning of Anemone: "daughter of the wind" Origin of Anemone: Flower name; Greek

The name Anemone is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "daughter of the wind". Anemone and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Anemone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the famous love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, in which Aphrodite transforms her wounded lover's blood into a flower, the crimson anemone, whose blossoms are opened by the wind--accounting for its other name, windflower.

This makes an interesting, if challenging, choice for someone seeing an exotic flower name.

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Famous People Named Anemone

Anemone, daughter of French politician Cecile Duflot

Pop Culture References for the name Anemone

Anemone, a nymph who was turned into a flower in Greek mythology
Anemone, character in manga/anime "Eureka Seven"
Sea anemone, water-dwelling, meat-eating, predatory animal that looks somewhat like a flower

Anne-Aymone, Anemona, Ann-Aymone


I'm Dakota Says:


Great work, April.

autumnreverie Says:


It means "wind."

"An enemy" is all I hear.

Eliane Says:


Actually I also think of sea anemones but I don't think that's a negative association. I think they look beautiful and I love sea inspired names.

Haids1987 Says:


Ew. This would be a terrible name for a baby.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


The name looks pretty and it would be a good name for a girl born under an air star sign, but the kid would get bullied and that's the only bad thing about the name.

Giinkies Says:


I won't lie, it is a GP for me. However, I wouldn't use it because everyone knows the Finding Nemo association. The nickname Annie makes it a little more accesible though.

NaomiNY Says:


Yeah, she scared the c*ap out of me when I saw Eureka Seven for the first time.

oiseau Says:


There's a character called Anemone in the anime Eureka Seven. She's a bit crazy, so it's still not a great association. (Though, I do like this name... It's a total GP for me.)

AprilRobin Says:


One of my close friends was seruously considering this name for her daughter but thankfully her husband and I were able to talk her out of it

cengel73 Says:



Guest Says:


To anybody seriously considering this name--don't be evil! That is all.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Finding Nemo is my childhood and I can't wait for Finding Dory in 2015! But, I can see the "anemonemomomenmamonemone" joke getting reeeeeeeeeeally old for someone with this name.

ambg Says:


Well, I like the movie. It's just that being in middle school around the time it came out and now working with little children, that "anemonemomomenmamonemone" joke being parroted constantly REALLY starts grating on you.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I don't like Finding Nemo at all. The whole movie is obnoxious with the same things being repeated over and over again. Dory is probably the most annoying thing about it, though.

ambg Says:


I would not name my child after the most obnoxiously repeated joke in Finding Nemo, haha. Sea anemones are what come to mind first!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There may be a flower called anemone, but all I can think of is sea anemones. I would not want to share a name with a stinging underwater plant