Flower name, from Czech surname
"Kamel's flower"

Camellia Origin and Meaning

The name Camellia is girl's name meaning "Kamel's flower".
Camellia is a rare flower name with distinct roots related to the Camille/Camila group and has varied associations to the moon, water, wealth, and perfection. It could be thought of as a floral replacement for Amelia.

The attractive flowering tree was named by Linnaeus for the Moravian Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel and has been used, if sparingly, as a first name since the 1930s.

In the language of flowers, the camellia denotes admiration and perfection, and it's the state flower of Alabama. The Dumas novel The Lady of the Camellias is the basis of the opera La Traviata and the Garbo film Camille.

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Famous People Named Camellia

  • Camellia JohnsonAmerican operatic soprano
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Camellia in Pop Culture

  • Camellia Rasheedcharacter in "Virgins of Paradise" by Barbara Wood
  • Camellia Sackvillehobbit mentioned in the Lord of the Rings series
  • Camelliadeimos character in video game "Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits"
  • Camelliacharacter in Brazilian Carnival march 'Jardineira'
  • "The Lady of the Camellias" novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils