Gorgeous 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, Rose, and Iris ranking among the US Top 200 for girls.

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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  • Azalea

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    Azalea is one of the fresher flower names, along with Zinnia and Lilac, that are new to the name bouquet--in fact it just entered the Social Security list for the first time in 2012. So if Lily... Read More 

  • Azami

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    Azami has a prickly image and feel--reinforced by the thistle's image in Eastern mythology as one of defiance. A name that spans two widely divergent cultures, Azami might make the perfect... Read More 

  • Begonia

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    One flower name that doesn't smell or sound sweet enough for baby name use. Read More 

  • Belladonna

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    Literally meaning 'beautiful lady', Belladonna is the name of a poisonous flower also known as nightshade. This connection gives an otherwise flowery name a darker, more exotic side. Read More 

  • Bellerose

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    A felicitous combo of two sweet names; also a Queens, New York neighborhood.Read More 

  • Betony

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    This unusual English botanical name would make an interesting update to 80s and 90s favorite Bethany. It belongs to a minty-smelling, flowering herb (also called bishopwort), which has been used... Read More 

  • Blanchefleur

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    A widely used name in medieval Europe that's been almost completely forgotten. Blanche still reads as old lady-ish, and the frilly "-fleur" doesn't make it feel younger. But it could be a... Read More 

  • Blossom

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    Now that parents have picked virtually every name in the garden, from the common Rose to the exotic Zinnia, some are reconsidering the old, more generic names like Flora and Posy and Blossom--... Read More 

  • Bluebell

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    Bluebell is one flower name that is used very quietly. Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell joined her former Spice Sisters in creative baby-naming with this adventurous -- some might say outlandish --... Read More 

  • Briallen

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    Unusual combination choice. Read More 

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