by Linda Rosenkrantz
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
Flower Names: Las Flores
Azucena Tuberose/type of lily
Fiordaliso Cornflower (also fleur-de-lis)
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 Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.