Gender: Female Meaning of Lotus: "lotus flower" Origin of Lotus: Greek

Lotus Origin and Meaning

The name Lotus is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "lotus flower".

Lotus is one of the most exotic and languorous of the flower names, with intriguing significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism, symbolizing purity, grace and spiritual growth--not to mention a familiar yoga position.

In ancient Greece, the lotus was a legendary plant, whose fruit was eaten by the mythical lotus eaters, causing them to go into a state of hypnotic forgetfulness.

Lotus Flower is a Chinese character in the 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning Pearl S. Buck novel, The Good Earth. Rain Pryor, daughter of comedian Richard, named her daughter Lotus Marie.

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cj85 Says:


Or you could just ignore your ingrained gender norms and not care? It's a cool name.

Mhill46 Says:


Could definitely see myself using this. Very pretty

Daiseymae Says:


Definite no. You want some lotus on your sandwich?

perdireinz Says:


Do you like it? Do you ever have strange reactions towards it?

Miri Says:


I love it!

Impwood Says:


This occurred often in my early stories. I like it a lot.

Lotus Says:


My name is lotus 💖🌺

Marlz81 Says:


I had a pet mouse named lotus:)

DaisyMaisie Says:


i would normally like this name, but I'm not a big fan of the boyish "us" ending.

redroxx Says:


Our puppy's name is Lotus :) But with my Jersey accent people always think im saying Lodiss lol....we call her LoLo mostly.

_NorthStar_ Says:


I like this name quite a lot really, it seems very simple and clean somehow. The meaning is gorgeous as well. <3 <3

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I'm surprisingly drawn to this name.

CocoWhite Says:


The only thing that bothers me about this name is that it sounds so much like "locust."

NaomiNY Says:


Great name for a little girl. Maybe I'll use Lotus as a middle name.

Guest Says:


I love this as a name because the flower actually represents new birth! And it's so pretty.