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Gender: Female Origin of Gardenia: Flower name

The name Gardenia is a girl's name . Gardenia and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

From the experts:

More exotic and powerful than garden varieties like Rose and Lily. Named for a botanist apparently surnamed Garden.

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Famous People Named Gardenia

Pop Culture References for the name Gardenia

Gardenia, a city in "Winx Club, " Italian animated series
Gardenia, grass-type gym leader in the Pokemon games and anime
"Blue Gardenia," a 1953 film noir and song by Nat King Cole in the namesake film
Gardenia "Dinnie" Ross, character in "10 Kids, No Pets," by Ann M. Martin; twin sister Faustine
"Gardenia," song by Iggy Pop
An evergreen bush or tree, genus Gardenia, with shiny leaves and fragrant white flowers

Gardeenia, Deeni, Gardinia, Gardena, Denia


Mhill46 Says:


Very beautiful name!

perdireinz Says:


All I want to do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight...

princessepeach Says:


From the song "Gardenia" by Iggy Pop, Gardenia reminds me of a character similar to Penny Lane from "Almost Famous."

Amanda Says:


I absolutely love this name!

lesliemarion Says:


This is a winner all around. Gardener for a boy (nickname Den), Gardenia for a girl. How cool is it to have the word garden in your name and be named for a scrumptious smelling flower?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love it. Unusual flower names are the best!

olive6611 Says:


This name is so beautiful. I plan on naming my child this. :)

Tay2thestars Says:


I've met a nurse named Gardenia...totally makes the name usable in the real world for me! On an unrelated note, the other nurse assigned to our room was named Chester. Such refreshing names!