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Flower Names for Girls and Boys

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  • Lavender

    Lavender lags far behind sweet-smelling purple-hued sister names Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some enthusiastic attention from cutting-edge namers. It does have a history as a name,... Read More 

  • Laylani

    A gentle-sounding name with a pretty meaning to match -- "heavenly flower." Laylani is a close cousin to names like Lily and Leila that have been very trendy in the last few years. We're somewhat... Read More 

  • Leilani

    Leilani is derived from the Hawaiian elements lei, meaning “flower,” and lani, “heavenly.” It can also be translated as “royal child,” as lani is connected to high-birth... Read More 

  • Liana

    Liana is a pretty and graceful name -- it's a flowering tropical vine -- that runs the risk of sounding as if its front end might have been cut off, as in Juliana or Eliana. Read More 

  • Lilac

    Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well,... Read More 

  • Liliane

    Now that Lily has become hugely popular, parents in love with this flower name are looking further afield for substitutes such as Liliane and Liliana.Read More 

  • Lilias

    An unusual flower name deriving from the Latin word for lily (lilium), this variant has always been popular in Scotland.Read More 

  • Liliosa

    Liliosa, one of the most exotic forms of the ever-more-popular and varied Lily family, is an ancient saint's name that's a perfect candidate for revival by parents who love the double-L flower... Read More 

  • Lilium

    Lilium is the genus of the lily family of plants and sounds a bit botanically formal for a first name. Try Lillia or Lilias.Read More 

  • Lilliana

    While Lillian is the English version of this elaborated flower name and Liliana is the authentic Spanish or Portuguese spelling that's pronounced the same, Lilliana is a hybrid spelling that... Read More 

  • Lilly

    Lilly may contain one L too many for some people, though this secondary spelling of a name that's become wildly popular is still a popular choice. And the Lilly spelling does feel a bit less... Read More 

  • Lily

    Lily came into use as a given name as a direct influence of the flower. The floral name was derived from the Latin lilium, itself derived from the Greek leirion. Lily later... Read More 

  • Linnea

    Linnea is an attractive Scandinavian name that derives from the renowned 18th century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who... Read More 

  • Lita

    Vivacious but lightweight. Read More 

  • Lotus

    Lotus is one of the most exotic and languorous of the flower names, with intriguing significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism, symbolizing purity, grace and spiritual growth--not to mention a... Read More 

  • Lupin

    Lupin is an unusual flower name with roots in Old French, from the Latin lupinus, meaning “pertaining to the wolf”. In the literary world, it's the surname of Remus Lupin, a popular... Read More 

  • Madelief

    Madelief is an uncommon name but not unheard of in the Netherlands, where 123 girls were called Madelief in one recent year. With... Read More 

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia, a sweet-smelling Southern belle of a name made famous via the iconic Edna Ferber novel and musical Showboat, is one of the latest wave of botanical names, along with exotic... Read More 

  • Manuka

    This tree, famous for the honey produced from its flowers, can be used as a masculine or feminine name.Read More 

  • Manuka

    This tree, famous for the honey produced from its flowers, can be used as a masculine or feminine name.Read More 

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