Flower Names

Acacia

Not evil English name derived from Greek akakia, itself from the Greek elements a not and kakos evil Acacia is the name of a fraternity and of a flowering shrub/tree. In Freemasonry, the Acacia symbolizes immortality of the soul, innocence and purity, and birth into a new life. The acaica seyal is believed to have been the shittah-tree (Isaiah 41:19) which furnished the wood for the Ark of the Covenant and for the Tabernacle.

adonis

Greek myth name of a beautiful youth who was loved by Aphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood. His name derives from Hebrew Adonai, meaning "my lord."

Adsila

Native American Cherokee name meaning blossom

Agave

English plant name, derived from the Greek myth name Agaue, meaning illustrious, noble The name was used by botanists for the agave plant (American aloe), probably because of its stately flower stem.

Aiyana

Native American name meaning ever-blooming

Aiyanna

Variant of Native American Aiyana, meaning ever-blooming

Algoma

Native American Indian name meaning valley of flowers

Alissa

Variant of English Alyssa, meaning alyssum flower

Allissa

Variant of English Alyssa, meaning alyssum flower

Alyssa

English name, meaning alyssum flower

Amara

English nickname for the flower name, Amarantha, meaning unfading

Amaranta

Italian and Spanish form of English Amarantha, a flower name meaning "unfading."

Amarante

French form of English Amarantha, a flower name meaning unfading

Amarantha

English flower name derived from the Greek word for the amaranth flower, meaning unfading

Amarantos

Old Greek flower name derived from the name of the amaranth flower, amarantos, meaning "unfading."

Amaryllis

AMARYLLIS: English flower name derived from Greek amarysso, meaning to sparkle

Amisi

Egyptian name meaning flower

anemone

Greek myth name of a nymph who was turned into a wind-flower, derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning "wind."

Anfisa

Russian form of Greek Anthousa, meaning "flower."

Annthea

English variant of Greek Antheia, meaning flower

Anthea

Latin form of Greek Antheia, meaning flower

Antheia

"Flower." Greek myth name of a goddess of flowers, gardens, love, marshes, and swamps. She was worshiped on Crete.

Anthia

English variant of Latin Anthea, meaning flower

Anthousa

Greek name derived from the word anthos, meaning "flower."

Aravinda

Hindi name meaning lotus

Arrosa

Basque name meaning rose

Ayaka (彩花, 彩華)

AYAKA: Japanese name meaning colorful flower/fragrant/summer

Aygul

Turkish name meaning moon rose

Azalea

English flower name derived from the name of the flower, itself from the Greek word azaleos, meaning dry

Azami

Japanese name meaning thistle flower

Azucena

Spanish name meaning "madonna lily."

Blaanid

Manx Gaelic form of Irish Bláithín, meaning little flower

Blaithin

Little flower Irish name derived from the word blath flower with added diminutive suffix.

Blanchefleur

Middle English form of French Blancheflour, meaning white flower

Blancheflor

Variant of French Blancheflour, meaning white flower

Blanid

English form of Irish Bláthnat, meaning little flower

Blathnaid

Variant of Irish Bláthnat, meaning little flower

Blathnat

Little flower Irish myth name of the maiden who loved Cúchulainn, the hero of Ulster in the Ulster Cycle.

Blejan

Cornish name meaning flower

Blodeuedd

Original form of Welsh Blodeuwedd, name of a woman made from flowers, and lover of Goronwy in the Mabinogion. The name was derived from Proto-Celtic Blāto-weid-ā meaning flower-faced/wild feminine (spirit)

Blodeuwedd

Later variant of Welsh name Blodeuedd, meaning flower-faced/wild feminine (spirit)

Blodeuyn

Welsh name meaning flower

Blodwen

Welsh name meaning white flower

Blossom

19th century pet name transferred to forename use, from Old English blōstm, meaning flowers on a fruit-tree (or ornamental tree)

Bluebell

American flower name popular in the 19th century, but rarely used today.

Bluma

Yiddish name meaning flower

Bopha

Cambodian Khmer name meaning flower

Briallen

Welsh name meaning primrose

Briar

English unisex nature name derived from the briar plant.

Brier

Feminine variant of English unisex Briar, meaning simply Briar plant (wild rose)

Bryony

Flower and herb name derived from the name of the perennial, tendril-climbing, flowering herb plant. Some species are used medicinally. The name derives from Latin bryonia, itself from Greek bryo, meaning to grow, sprout, swell

Calantha

Variant of English Calanthe, meaning beautiful flower

Calanthe

Beautiful flower English name derived from the name of the Calanthe orchid flower, itself from Greek Kalos beautiful and anthos flower

Calanthia

Variant of English Calanthe, meaning beautiful flower

Calfuray

Native American Mapuche flower name meaning violet

Calla

Beauty English flower name derived from the Calla Lily. Calla is from the Greek word kallaia, meaning wattle of a cock, itself from Greek kallos meaning beauty

Caltha

English name derived from the flower name. Also known as kingcup and marsh marigold. The name itself is from the Greek word calyx, meaning "cup," to describe the shape of the flowers when they open.

Camellia

English flower name derived from the name of the flowering evergreen shrub, itself named for the Czech-born missionary/botanist Georg Josef Kamel. Kamel derived from the word kamel, meaning camel

Carnation

English name derived from the flower name, itself from French carnation, meaning complexion, from Italian carnagione, meaning flesh-colored

Celandine

Greek bird and flower name. It is the name of a yellow wildflower whose name derives from chelidon, meaning "a swallow bird."

Celosia

Flower name (sometimes called cockcombs or woolflowers), derived from the Greek kelos, meaning burned

Celyn

Welsh plant name meaning holly

Chrysanta

English name derived from the word chrysanthemum, itself from Greek chrysanthemon, marigold, literally meaning golden flower, from chrysos gold and anthemon a flower

Chrysanthe

Feminine form of Greek Chrysanthos, meaning "golden flower."

Chrysanthos

"Golden flower." Greek name composed of the elements chrysos "gold" and anthemon "a flower."

Chryssa

Nickname for English Chrysanta, meaning golden flower

Chunhua

Chinese name meaning spring flower or spring flourishing

Chusi

Native American Hopi name meaning snake flower

Clematis

English name derived from the name of the flowering vine, itself from Greek klema branch or brushwood

Clover

Old English flower name, meaning clover

Clytia

Latin form of Greek Klytie, myth name of a nymph who was buried alive in sand and transformed into a sunflower, meaning famous

Coaxoch

Nahuatl name meaning serpent flower

Columbine

Feminine form of Latin Columba, meaning dove

Crina

Romanian name meaning "lily."

Cuc

Vietnamese name meaning chrysanthemum

Cvetka

Feminine form of Slovene Cvetko, meaning "blossom."

Cvetko

Slovene name derived from Slavic cvet, meaning "blossom."

Daffodil

Asphodel English name derived from the name of the flower, itself from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos. In Greek mythology, it is described as a pale yellow deathless kind of lily flower that overspreads the plains of Hades and is the favorite food of the dead.

Dahlia

Dahlia flower English name derived from the flower name, itself named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl whose last name meant valley

Dalia

Variant of English Dahlia, meaning Dahlia flower
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