Gender: Female Origin of Eglantine: French botanical name

Eglantine Origin and Meaning

The name Eglantine is a girl's name of French origin.

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

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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.