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66 Fragrant Flower Names

August 8, 2019 Linda Rosenkrantz

Everyone loves flower names. And think of the infinite variety there would be if we added some French flair or Latin rhythm to the mix. A a whole new international garden of possibilities out there!

Here are 66 botanical choices picked from France, Spain and Italy, with some interesting surprises. Did you know, for example, that Erica is a botanical name—it’s what heather is known as in Italy. Or that Pansy is Pensée in France (there’s a thought!) and Amapola is poppy in Spanish?

Flower Names: Les Fleurs

  1. Astere           Aster
  2. Azalee           Azalea
  3. Bleuet            Cornflower
  4. Bruyere         Heather
  5. Capucine       Nasturtium
  6. Hortensia     Hydrangea
  7. Jacinthe        Hyacinth
  8. Jonquille      Daffodil
  9. Lavande       Lavender
  10. Lilas               Lilac
  11. Lis                  Lily
  12. Marguerite  Daisy
  13. Narcisse       Narcissus
  14. Oeillet           Carnation
  15. Pensee          Pansy
  16. Primavere   Primrose
  17. Safran           Saffron
  18. Souci             Marigold
  19. Tulipe           Tulip
  20. Violette        Violet

Flower Names: Las Flores

  1. Adelfa             Oleander
  2. Amapola        Poppy
  3. Aquilena        Columbine
  4. Azafran          Crocus
  5. Azucena         Tuberose/type of lily
  6. Brezo              Heather
  7. Clavel             Carnation
  8. Forsizia           Forsythia
  9. Geronio          Geranium
  10. Girasol            Sunflower
  11. Jacinto            Hyacinth
  12. Jazmin            Jasmine
  13. Lila                 Lilac
  14. Lirio                Lily
  15. Loto                Lotus
  16. Maravilla       Marigold
  17. Margarita       Daisy
  18. Mirto              Myrtle
  19. Narcisco         Daffodil
  20. Pensamiento  Pansy
  21. Peonia             Peony
  22. Primavera      Primrose
  23. Salvia              Sage
  24. Violeta            Violet

Flower Names: I Fiori

  1. Astro              Aster
  2. Calendula      Marigold
  3. Clematide       Clematis
  4. Colombina     Columbine
  5. Erica               Heather
  6. Fiordaliso       Cornflower (also fleur-de-lis)
  7. Fresia              Freesia
  8. Garofano        Carnation
  9. Gelsomino      Jasmine          
  10. Geranio          Geranium
  11. Giacinto          Hyacinth
  12. Giglio              Lily
  13. Gladiolo          Gladiolus
  14. Lilla                Lilac
  15. Loto                Lotus
  16. Mirto              Myrtle
  17. Oleandro        Oleander
  18. Orchidea        Orchid
  19. Ortensia         Hydrangea
  20. Primula          Cowslip
  21. Saggia             Sage
  22. Tulipano        Tulip
  23. Viola               Violet
  24. Zafferano       Saffron

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pam Satran of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. In addition to contributing stories on trends and celebrity naming, she guides the editorial content and manages the Nameberry Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of  other books.

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