- this week

Gender: Female Origin of Mimosa: Latin plant name

The name Mimosa is a girl's name of Latin origin. Mimosa and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Adventurous parents are venturing deeper into the garden in search of fresh names, but remember that this also makes for an alcoholic brunch.

Find other names based on Mimosa using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Mimosa

Pop Culture References for the name Mimosa

Mimosa is a type of cocktail, and is also a kind of tree/bush found in the South of France on the Mediterranean. With small sunny yellow flowers, and oddly blooming only in the winter months, it is a popular scent in oils and perfumes.


beachbear Says:


Not naming one's child Mimosa is like not naming one's child Gay. There is nothing wrong with either thing to which each word refers...but since those things are societally controversial, using those words as children's names is IMO a terrible idea.

Mhill46 Says:


Except for the fact that at least in America, the word Mimosa is EXTREMELY tied to the alcoholic beverage. It's all anyone would be able to think of. So that is definitely something to keep in mind when choosing a name

Bassilly Says:


Unfortunately, at least in the US, people would see this and think of the alcoholic beverage. Which isn't bad, but a weird thing to be named after. It'd be like naming someone Martini or Daiquiri or MaiTai.

Miri Says:


Mim would be a cute nickname!

Luísa Says:


I know some mothers (mine included) that call her daughters Mimosa. 'Cause in Portuguese, Mimosa can mean "adorable" or "sweet girl".

AnonymousPerson Says:


Mimi would make a sweet nickname.

Vespertinerose Says:


The name's etymology , the flower, and use as a first name all came before the Alcohol, so the statement in regards of the Alcoholic brunch, bears no substantial argument in the end. The name is quite Southern and equal to Magnolia, but still as fussy as a British Edwardian/Victorian era name as Hyacinth.

DryLake Says:


I really love this name. Will probably use it for a future pet-companion or character in a story.

rachelemma Says:


Pretty & exotic sounding name.