Gender: Female Meaning of Chrysanthemum: "gold flower" Origin of Chrysanthemum: Greek

Chrysanthemum Origin and Meaning

The name Chrysanthemum is a girl's name meaning "gold flower".

One of the rarest of the flower names, that of the blossom celebrated in Japan as a symbol of the sun and a possible object of meditation. One of the rare flower names counted among names for autumn babies, Chrysanthemum is also one of the most unusual nature-themed girl names starting with C.

Chrysanthemum is the title of a 1991 children's picture book by the American writer and illustrator Kevin Henkes. The plot deals with a young mouse named Chrysanthemum, who loves her name until classmates tease her about it.

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I'm an Aussie who says Mom.

EleniW Says:


So Nameberry is a little off on this. I'm Greek and I named my daughter the true Greek version of "Chrysanthemum" which is actually "Chrysanthi" pronounced "Hri-SAHN-thee". It is a very old, traditional Greek name and it means golden blossom. One of the traditional nicknames for Chrysanthi is Anthi, but we call her Ani instead. She is almost 5 and LOVES Chrysanthi and is asking me to call her by both names now.

isolemnlysweariamuptodrarry Says:


I know an 8 year old called Chrysanthemum and she goes by Chrys which really suits her, the only problem is her friend can't spell her full name. I do really adore it though

Bella Mia Says:



I didn't even know what this was until I looked into it....

Leah_ Says:



(My version of Bohemian Rhapsody)

Ella Says:


Chrysanthemum has thirteen letters.Thats like half the alphabet (I'm quoting the book)

Ruanne Says:


It's beautiful, but too long to be practical.

NameLover 11 Says:


Wow, 13 letters. That's a little much!! This name is cute, with lots of Roses and Lilys running aroun dwhy not Chrysanthemum?? I think Emma or Emmi are super cute as nicknames. Or even Xanthe, Xanthea or Thea could work.

irishdancer428 Says:


Nn can be Chryssie!

Llorde Stuart Says:


Did anyone else read it "Chris and the mum" at first? :/

Ravenclaw23 Says:


My word...

EasterBunny Says:


On the contrary, in Australia they are traditional flowers given on Mother's Day. We say Mum instead of Mom, so I presume that's where the chrysantheMUMs came from :-)

WiseBird39 Says:


Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum. I love the sound - and it's a beautiful name, with a lot of nickname potential - it just seems a little cumbersome, which is a shame, because it's lovely.

georgiaO Says:


Gosh! So long! I am not fond of it.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Makes me think of Anne of Green Gables: "Chrysanthemum. C-h-r-y-s-a-n-t-h-E!-m-u-m." Lol

Charity Says:


I love this name!!! If we have a girl I will be naming her this and calling her Christy after my mother-in-law. I loved the book about the mouse and I have a semi unusual name so I want my daughter to too. :)

Zelliew Says:


She'd want to be a good speller to master her name

Giinkies Says:


A bit much for a child. The many nicknames like Chrissy, Annie, Emma or Sandy (like someone else suggested) make it more accessible but the spelling and length is too much.

MJadeF Says:


I like it, but I wouldn't ever use it for a first name. I think it makes the perfect middle name instead. The reason? Those tests in school that make you bubble in your first and last name and your middle initial. You know how frustrating it would be to have to bubble in Chrysanthemum? If it was a middle name, most of the time you'd only have to fill in a C. Making Chrysanthemum a middle name instead of first name also makes it easier for other documents. I know this reason might seem petty, but if you've gone through the frustration yourself you'd understand.

lesliemarion Says:


I love this name partly b/c I grow mums and love them. It's also just a very cool word. Chrysanthe is a lovely nickname or you could go with Christie. Most of it is spelled quite phonetically and it's still easier to say than the atrocity that is Nevaeh!

fledgeling Says:


At first glance it looks like a type of illegal drug, or medicine to me.

Snowprince95 Says:


This name is cool but very long. A little girl might have a lot of trouble learning to spell it, then again children with long last names have to learn those as well so it might not be that big of an issue. Chrys would be a cool, unisex nickname.

TaliaCat Says:


Are you kidding me??

Catastroffy Says:


If it was a bit shorter, just Chrysanthe or something like that, then maybe, but as it is, no.

gwensmom Says:


There's a cute childrens book about a mouse who loves her name, Chrysanthemum, until she goes to school and feels too different - until it's discovered that everyone's favorite teacher is named Delphinium :)

jordalini Says:


13 letter monstrosity

flora_kate Says:


Love, love, LOVE this name!!! So cute and spunky! But I generally agree it should probably be reserved for the middle spot.

ShannonLim Says:


In some countries, chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are used only for funerals or on graves or symbolic of lamentation and/or grief. Interesting name though.

Lyraslife Says:


Like this name, would most likely use for a book character.

MaryKathryn Says:


I like this name, but I doubt I would use it because of the spelling!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I could never forget that book.. ugh. I like unusual flower names, but this is too much.

lesliemarion Says:


Sandra or Sandi might be nicknames.

CocoWhite Says:


I like the name itself, but the spelling looks ugly.