Category: girls’ flower names
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Flower names for girls are one of the trendiest categories of baby names today.
First came Lily, one of the trendiest girls’ names of the nineties. Then Daisy began showing up on the chicest babies. Rose became the middle name du jour. And flower names for girls, last a craze a hundred years ago, became the most fashionable group around.
Nameberry includes a wide range of flower names for girls, from garden variety to hothouse blooms. Here, a rundown of the choicest:
Jasmine — The most exotic of the popular flower names, with many spelling variations: Jazmin, Jazzmyn et al. Related: Yasmine and cousins, along with the lovely British favorite Jessamine or Jessamyn, actually French for jasmine.
The British are famous gardeners and have long been more hospitable to flower names than Americans. Here, some heard most often in the British Isles.
Flora — Vintage name with considerable charm.
Ivy — Taking off in a big way in the U.S. thanks to its use as a middle name for baby Blue, daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Marigold — Posh British choice rarely heard elsewhere.
Petunia — Outside of the U.K., heard only in cow fields.
Pansy — Adorable yet the teasing possibilities render this one an unlikely choice.
Primrose — Prim and dainty yet offbeat, the quintessential British name.
Amaryllis — The flower may be similar to a lily, but the name is considerably more offbeat.
Azalea — The z will definitely keep it exotic.
Calla — Another lily relative, also similar to the trendy Callie/Kaylee family of names.
Dahlia — This one seems to be percolating and we expect to hear more.
Lotus — Only for the seriously exotic.
Orchid — Another hothouse bloom not for the shy.
Tulip — Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell used this as a middle name for one of their twins, and singer Tiny Tim picked it as a first several decades ago. An everyday flower that makes a less-than-ordinary name.
Zinnia — Any z name is off the beaten track.
Azami — Japanese for “thistle flower.”
Gelsey — Persian for “flower,” a balletic choice.
Jacinta — Spanish for hyacinth and more suited to use as a name.
Leilani — Hawaiian name that means ‘heavenly flower” and also has stylish double L sound.
Linnea — Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus named this small white flower, also called the twin flower, after himself.
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