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Gender: F Pronunciation: a-ZAY-lee-ah Meaning of Azalea: "azalea, a flower" Origin of Azalea: English Azalea's Popularity in 2015: #581

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.

Famous People Named Azalea

Iggy Azalea, Australian rapper known for her song "Fancy"
Azealia Banks, American rapper, singer, and songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Azalea

Azalea, main character in Heather Dixon's "Entwined"
Azalea, heroine in Barbara Cartland's "The Fragrant Flower"
"Azalea", song composed by Duke Ellington

Azalia, Azaleia