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Gender: Female Origin of Eglantine: French botanical name

The name Eglantine is a girl's name of French origin. Eglantine and is often added to lists like Unique Nature Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".

From the experts:

This name for the sweetbriar shrub is a bit too reminiscent of eggplant.

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Famous People Named Eglantine

Eglantine, Lady Wallace, English author
Eglantine Rembauville, French actress
Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange, French model
(Philippe François Nazaire) Fabre d'Églantine, French male actor and politician

Pop Culture References for the name Eglantine

Eglantine Price, main character in Disney's "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
Eglantine Banks Took, mother of Pippin Took in "The Lord of the Rings" series
Ms. Eglantine, character in "Death Cloud" by Andrew Lane
Eglantine Clall, cook in "The Sailor's Return" (1925) by David Garnett
Eglantine, owl character in "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" book/film series
Eglantine Chattisbourne, a minor character in Connie Willis' novel To Say Nothing of the Dog
Eglantine von Puiset, a character in the Carl Maria von Weber opera "Euryanthe"
Eglantine "Harry" Knight, a character in It's All Greek To Me by Katie Macalister
Mr. Eglantine, barber and perfumer in Thackeray's short story "The Ravenswing" (1842)
Professor Judy Eglantine, character in The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Eglantine, botanical and flower name (for the plant otherwise known as sweetbrier)



katinka Says:


Ignore the haters - I think Eglantine is a wonderful name! Striking, elegant, unusual and more grown-up-feeling than Clementine.

I really doubt people would call her Eggy, except maybe as a pet name. There are a ton of good nickname options if you think a little outside the box: Elle, Ella, Lana, Aggie, Ettie, Annie, Tina...

maanuuu Says:


the name info is so rude!! who did this?! your opinion does not qualify as information

kpearl8 Says:


I think this name is gorgeous, but I first heard it in the Guardians of Ga'hoole books where it was used as a punny name for an owl so I can't get rid of the "egg" association :(

lesliemarion Says:


Immature people might call her Egg, but immature people will always find a way to mangle a name. A lovely girl I taught named Laryssa was called Larry by all her friends, to her parents' chagrin. Who knows, folks might call her Lana or Tina.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I believe I've always been slightly aware of this name, but never fully acknowledged it until I heard it in the movie "Guardians of Ga-hoole". The 'egg' aspect is a bit off-putting, I will admit, but I can't deny that it is so amazingly sophisticated. And even though I love the similar Clementine, Eglantine has a much more elegant and mature appeal. I have to say that this is really growing on me. And, surprisingly enough, I actually think that "Eggie" would be a pretty cute nickname. It's similar to "Aggie", so why not!

lesliemarion Says:


I know some people think of bacon and eggs or eggplant, but I think instead of the word "elegant" and the beauty and old-fashioned cottage garden sweetness of the rose shrub. Eglantine is fabulous!

Catastroffy Says:


I don't like the first syllable.