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Gender: Female Origin of Zinnia: Flower name

The name Zinnia is a girl's name of German, Latin origin. Zinnia and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Zinnia is an unusual floral choice with a bit more edge and energy than most and beginning to find its way onto namers' wish lists of botanical possibilities. Named after an eighteenth German botanist called Johann Gottfried Zinn, it appears in Roald Dahl's Matilda as the young protagonist's mother.

In the language of flowers, Zinnias symbolize remembrance.

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Famous People Named Zinnia

Zinnia Jones, American activist
Zinnia Rosemary Denison, English equestrienne; daughter of Hugo Denison, 4th and last Earl of Londesborough

Pop Culture References for the name Zinnia

Zinnia "Zinny" Taylor, main character in "Chasing Redbird" by Sharon Creech
Zinnia Wormwood, Matilda's mother in book/film "Matilda"
Zinnia, character in video games Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Aunt Zinnia Bellflower, rabbit character in the Beechwood Bunny Tales by Geneviève Huriet and animated TV series "Bellflower Bunnies"
Zinnia, zebra character on French animated series "Zou"
Zinnia Huit, character in series "The Sisters Eight" by the Baratz-Logsted family

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