Gender: Female Pronunciation: cuh-LAN-thee Meaning of Calanthe: "Christmas orchid" Origin of Calanthe: botanical name

The name Calanthe is a girl's name meaning "Christmas orchid". Calanthe and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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If you love Calliope and Callista, you'll love Calanthe, which combines the trendiness of the Greek 'cal' names with the equally fashionable "the" ending (like Xanthe and Evanthe) and a connection to the beautiful Christmas Orchid. Color Calantha one of the more unusual and exotic names for Christmas babies.

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cheesy-biscuit Says:


I actually really like this.

EW314 Says:


Well, I do love Calliope and Callista (and Evanthe, and Xanthe), and yes, I love Calanthe too.

It's a beautiful, soft-sounding, very unusual name which lends itself to adorable nickname Callie. Plus, because of its meaning it would be a sweet, subtle choice for a Christmas baby.