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Gender: Female Meaning of Orchid: "orchid flower" Origin of Orchid: From Greek

Orchid Origin and Meaning

The name Orchid is a girl's name meaning "orchid flower".

Orchid is an exotic hothouse bloom that has not been plucked by many modern baby namers — yet. In the language of flowers, orchids symbolize love, beauty and sophistication.

In a 1926 silent comedy, femme fatale Gloria Swanson played a burlesque chorus girl named Orchid Murphy.

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Orchid's International Variations

Orquídia, Orquídea (Spanish)

Comments

ElsaAnne Says:

2018-01-11T11:55:08

In the documentary 'Black Fish', one of the orcas was called Orchid, and I instantly think of her

attery squash Says:

2016-06-25T04:35:18

It is also used in medical terminology, e.g. if a man has a cancerous testis removed, the operation is called an orchidectomy.

caetano Says:

2016-02-02T02:41:46

Better for a boy.

Haids1987 Says:

2016-01-25T23:24:46

Huh. Well, when you look at the roots of this flower they do look like testicles, so that's actually quite feasible. This is an incredibly beautiful name regardless!

Hailey Says:

2016-01-11T19:14:14

I think it's pretty, regardless of its masculine origins. :)

_NorthStar_ Says:

2015-03-21T16:27:26

I read the comments here lol prior to posting this comment. The translation from Greek? News to me! However, I wouldn't hesitate to use this for a single solitary second, it's a gorgeous name, a beautiful flower and unmistakably rare. Its breathtaking. And....as a side note here...who on earth would even know the what it means in ancient Greek for goodness sakes? I can think of a single solitary person who would even relate the exotic bloom with.....that. Thank heaven's. But then again I live in the middle of the US, no where near Greece, so it's entirely irrelevant to me. :) In fact, with the few comments I've seen posted here, and knowing that only a few post while thousands read, and now are going to relate the two making it unusable to them, makes it all the more usable to me, as there as a higher chance it will stay rare. Yay. :)

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-01-20T06:52:46

Orchid doesn't even sound nice to begin with, let alone that area of anatomy. *cringe*

Orchid_Lover Says:

2015-01-20T01:31:50

LOL. I LOVE me some testicles. But seriously, it sounds odd to me for use as a real name. I would love Calantha or Calanthe, especially for a middle, though!

thesnowwhiterose Says:

2015-01-20T00:22:03

I used to like this till I learned the origin...it would be like naming her "testicle". What a stupid name for a beautiful flower.

faithnamer Says:

2014-06-20T02:44:17

A beautiful flower, but I can't help but say dork-id when I read the name..

emmyd33 Says:

2014-03-30T18:51:32

In Ancient Greek Orchid meant testicles, which is why the cancer awareness ribbon for testicular cancer is a shade of purple called Orchid.