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66 Fragrant Flower Names

66 Fragrant Flower Names

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.

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. 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.