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Flower Names for Babies

Flower names for babies were first popular around the turn of the last century and have started to bloom again as modern baby names, with flower names Lily, Violet, Jasmine, and Rose ranking among the top names for girls.

Along with Lily and Rose, other flower names in the US Top 1000 include Briar, Dahlia, Daisy, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Magnolia, and Poppy. Other stylish names with floral meanings include Leilani, Flora, Linnea, and Romy.

Flower names that work for baby girls range from the exotic from Amaryllis to Zinnia to the everyday, such as Daisy, Clover, and Marigold. There are even a few flower names for baby boys, such as Florian and Peregrine.

Flower baby names can suit every taste and sensibility, from the vintage to the modern, the unique to the familiar. Here, a large collection of flower names for baby girls and boys.

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  • Shoshana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This is an exotic and lovely form of Susannah commonly heard in Israel. Shoshana Shaunbaum--nicknamed Shosh-- is the character played by Zosia Mamet on the hit HBO series Girls—a... Read More 

  • Sireli

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    May derive from Estonian "sirel", meaning "lilac flower".Read More 

  • Snow Flower

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    She may have been an appealing Chinese heroine in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, but her name won't translate for a modern American girl. Better choices: Snow, or Flora.Read More 

  • Soma

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Soma makes an exotic choice of nature name. It is rare that a beautiful flowering tree is used for a boy, so if you're looking for something floral for a boy, make sure you consider this choice.Read More 

  • Spruce

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Call us traditional, but for girls we still prefer flower names to trees. Read More 

  • Susan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Although Susan had her heyday from the thirties to the sixties, and is now common among moms and new grandmas, and though most modern parents would prefer Susanna/Susannah, we have spotted some... Read More 

  • Susannah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Susannah is by far the most stylish form of the classic name now that Susan and Suzanne have retired. Susannah has biblical and musical pedigrees, is impervious to trends, and has an irresistible,... Read More 

  • Suzanne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Suzanne became popular along with Susan but has just dropped out of the Top 1,000. Wait a generation (or two) in the US, though in France Suzanne is once again tres chic. Read More 

  • Suzette

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Suzette is stereotypically the name of the sexy French maid in a fifties movie -- so kitsch it's almost cool again. Read More 

  • Tancy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This adorable name of the young daughter on "Big Love" might be thought of as a variation of Tansy, an obscure flower name whose star may rise on the heels of such current favorites as Lily and Daisy.Read More 

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