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Gender: Female Origin of Lavender: English plant and color name

The name Lavender is a girl's name of English origin. Lavender and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop two, add one Girls names".

From the experts:

Lavender lags far behind sweet-smelling purple-hued sister names Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some enthusiastic attention from cutting-edge namers. It does have a history as a name, going back to the eighteenth century, when it was also used for boys. But its recent attention comes from Lavender Brown, a witch character in the Harry Potter saga--though Lavender had also been previously featured as a best friend character in Roald Dahl's Matilda.

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Famous People Named Lavender

Lavender Rosamund Marguerite "Pinkie" Barnes, English table tennis player

Pop Culture References for the name Lavender

Lavender Brown, character in the Harry Potter series
Lavender Rolt, main character in play "Sweet Lavender" by Arthur Wing Pinero
Lavender, character in 1996 film "Matilda"
Lady Lavander, Griselda's godmother in The Cuckoo Clock (1877) by Mrs Molesworth
Lavender, character in Canadian animated series "Little Charmers"
Lavender Town, a town in Kanto in the Pokemon video games
Lavender's Blue, English folk song
Lavender Wolfmeyer, character in film "The Upside of Anger'