Gender: Female Meaning of Camellia: "Kamel's flower" Origin of Camellia: Flower name, from Czech surname

Camellia Origin and Meaning

The name Camellia is a girl's name meaning "Kamel's flower".

Camellia is an exotic flower name with distinct roots related to the Camille/Camila group and has varied associations to the moon, water, wealth and perfection. It could be thought of as a floral replacement for Amelia.

The attractive flowering tree was named by Linnaeus for the Moravian Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel and has been used, if sparingly, as a first name since the 1930s.

In the language of flowers, the camellia denotes admiration and perfection, and it's the state flower of Alabama. The Dumas novel The Lady of the Camellias is the basis of the opera La Traviata and the Garbo film Camille.

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Jacq_ui Says:


Our daughters name, we wanted something classic yet unique and with a variety of nicknames. We lived Amelia but it was way too popular. Camellia Pearl Philp is her full name. She gets Millie and Cami as nicknames.

paulapuddephatt Says:


So lovely

Impwood Says:


The former is how I've always heard the flower pronounced.

lyz426 Says:


Is it pronounced like Amelia with a C (ka-MEAL-ya) or like Ka-MEL-ee-ya?

SoDallas3 Says:


My friend's name is Amelia, so this would be a sweet way to honour her, if I can shake the chameleon association and think of the flower.

kpearl8 Says:


Lovely name, with a lot of symbolism in Asian culture. Since the calyx(leafy part that holds the petals) falls off along with they petals after the flower has withered, unlike in most flowers, it's used as a symbol for eternal love.

JessicaRK467 Says:


Very pretty name

ShannaGrace Says:


Or to Amelia. :-) This flows so well, kind of in a sing-song way.

Sorceress Says:


Nice alternative to Camille