The name Azalea is a girl's name of English origin meaning "azalea, a flower". Azalea is ranked #585 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Azalea is one of the fresher flower names, along with Zinnia and Lilac, that are new to the name bouquet--in fact it just entered the Social Security list for the first time in 2012, but has quickly become one of the fastest-rising names on the list. So if Lily and Rose are too tame for you, consider this brilliant pink springtime blossom with a touch of the exotic that has been growing in popularity.
Azalea is the name of the princess heroine of the novel Entwined, and, most recently, is connected to musical artist Iggy Azalea.