Spice/Herb Names

Anise

English name derived from the name of the herb, meaning anise

Bas

BAS: Nickname for English Basil, meaning king or Basil (the herb)

Basil

English name derived from Greek basileus, meaning king Also sometimes given as an herb name.

Baz

Nickname for English Basil, meaning king or Basil (the herb)

Betony

Name of a plant of the mint family once popular in herbal medicine, occasionally used as a forename. It is also called woundwort and lousewort. Some authors have suggested that the name derives from Celtic bew "head" and ton "good," because it is good for complaints of the head. Pliny said that the original name of this plant was Vettonica, from the Vettones, an ancient Iberian tribe.

Biljana

Serbian name meaning "herb."

Bilyana

Bulgarian form of Serbian Biljana, meaning herb

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

Cassia

Latin form of Hebrew Kezia, meaning cinnamon tree

Cassiah

Variant of Latin Cassia, meaning cinnamon tree

Coriander

Resembling a bedbug English spice name (also commonly called Cilantro) derived from Latin coriandrum, itself from Greek corys bedbug, with the added element -ander resembling, which refers to the smell of the spice which is similar to the odor of bedbugs.

Ginger

English pet form of Latin Virginia, meaning maiden, virgin May also be given as a spice name.

Halwn

Salt Arthurian legend name of the father of Huarwar the Hungry.

Halwyn

Variant of Halwn, meaning salt

Hualing

Chinese name meaning flourishing fu-ling (the herb)

Kassia

Variant of Latin Cassia, meaning cinnamon

Kassy

English pet form of Latin Kassia cinnamon or Kassandra she who entangles men

Keisha

Modern English form of biblical Keziah, meaning cinnamon tree

Keshia

Variant of English Keisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Keysha

Variant of English Keisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Kezia

Cinnamon tree Biblical name of a daughter of Job, who named her after a spice tree similar to cinnamon.

Keziah

Variant of biblical Kezia, meaning cinnamon tree

Kisha

Variant of Keisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Kizzie

Pet form of Hebrew biblical Kezia, meaning cinnamon tree

Kizzy

A pet form of Hebrew biblical Kezia, meaning cinnamon tree

Kyo (杏, 京, 協, 郷)

Japanese name meaning approval, ginger, or large

Lakeisha

Elaborated form of English Keisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Lakeshia

Variant of English Lakeisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Lakisha

Variant of English Lakeisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Mace

English name which may mean either mace (the spice) or mace (the weapon)

Marjolaine

French spice name meaning marjoram

Marjolein

Variant of Dutch Marjolijn, meaning marjoram

Marjolijn

Dutch form of French Marjolaine, meaning marjoram

Marwa

Hindi name derived from the name of a fragrant herb of ancient continental repute, spoken of in legends as an ingredient in medicine, soups, perfumes and even love potions. It is known in Latin as amaracum, in Greek as amarakos, in English as sweet marjoram

Mekhag

Armenian name meaning clove

Minta

Variant of Greek Minthe, meaning "mint." Sometimes used as a nickname for Amynta, meaning "defender."

Minthe

Greek myth name of a water nymph who was turned into a mint plant, meaning "mint."

Minttu

mint

Minty

Pet form of Minta, meaning mint or defender

Mira

Nickname for Slavic names containing the element mir "peace."

Miron

Polish and Russian form of Greek Myron, meaning "myrrh."

Myra

English name invented by the 17th century poet Fulke Greville, which may have been based on the Greek word myrrha, "myrrh," a fragrant, bitter sap derived from the Commiphora tree and used in healing salves, perfumes and incenses. In ancient times, myrrh was worth more than its weight in gold, priced at 5 times that of frankincense, and it was one of the gifts of the Magi to the baby Jesus.

Myron

Greek name adopted by early Christians because of its association with the gift of myrrh given to Jesus by the Magi, derived from the Greek word myron, meaning "myrrh."

Ngai

Vietnamese name meaning herb

Nikeisha

Elaborated form of English Keisha, meaning cinnamon tree

Pipra

Esperanto name meaning peppery

Romey

Pet form of English Rosemary, meaning Rosemary (the herb) The herb name translates to dew of the sea

Romy

Variant of English Romey, meaning rosemary (the herb) The herb name translates to dew of the sea

rosemary

Ruta

Polish form of Ruth, meaning "friendship."

Sabola

Egyptian name meaning pepper

Saffie

Pet form of Saffron, meaning Saffron (the spice)

Saffron

English name derived from the name of the spice which comes from the crocus flower.

Sage

SAGE: English unisex name which can mean either sage (the spice) or man/woman of profound wisdom

Salacia

Roman myth name of a goddess of salt water, meaning salt

Sorrel

English name derived from the name of a perennial herb, sorrel, itself ultimately from Frankish sur, meaning sour

tamara

Tamarah

Variant of Hindi Tamara, meaning spice

Tupaarnaq

Greenlandic name meaning arctic thyme

Wenqian

Chinese name meaning refined madder (the herb)
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