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50 Baby Names Inspired By Flowers
Now that summer is here, flowers are bountiful wherever you look. They charm us and bring happiness, fragrance, and beauty to our lives. These baby names inspired by flowers are lovely, and many of them are gender neutral, suitable for both boys and girls. Naming your child after one of the most beautiful things in nature is a lovely thing. I’m a big fan of flower names!
In the late 19th century, naming babies after flowers, plants, and trees was the thing to do and a popular trend. Parents have been using many of these names for years, and celebrities are just a few of the people who have jumped on the flower naming trend. Jamie Oliver’s wife, Jules Oliver, is a big fan of flower names and chose names pertaining to flowers for all three of her girls — Poppy, Daisy, and Petal — while Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner famously named their eldest daughter Violet.
From Begonia and Zinnia to Aster and Yarrow, these are 50 of the sweetest baby names inspired by flowers.
50 Baby Names for Boys & Girls Inspired By Flowers
Click through for 50 floral baby names for boys and girls, many of which are gender neutral.
The flower Dahlia was named after Anders Dahl, an 18th century botanist.
Butterflies adore Zinnias! They are a member of the aster family.
These creamy, fragrant roses are beloved for their incredibly gorgeous look and aroma.
Believe it or not, in the 17th century, the name Antonio was associated to the Greek name “Anthos” which means flower.
This name doesn’t need very much explaining. A rose is one of the sweetest scented flowers there is…
In Japanese, the meaning of the name Ren is “lotus.” It can be used both for boys and girls.
Petunia is essentially the name of a flower, but did you know it is Native American in origin?
There are many different meanings for the name “Rosemary.” It is actually an herb, and is of Latin origin, meaning Dew of the Sea.
It doesn’t sound too flowery, but the name Jarred means “rose” in Hebrew.
The Greek and Hebrew meaning of the name Azalea is “flower,” however it also happens to be a beautiful flower that belongs to the Rhododendron.
The Acacia flower is small but mighty. It’s a symbol for love, friendship and elegance.
Kunal is a boy’s name that is of Sanskrit origin and means “Lotus.”
Begonias are commonly found in flower gardens and resemble roses with their beautiful and colorful blossoms.
An obvious choice. :-)
Contrary to popular belief, the saffron flower is not orange or yellow; it’s actually a purple crocus. The stigmas inside are yellow, and that is what is commonly used as a spice. This is a gender neutral name that works for both boys and girls.
The Bluebell is a delicate flower that looks so dainty and smells divine. It’s a name that is commonly used in Britain, most famously by Geri Halliwell, who named her daughter Bluebell Madonna.
Did you know that Sleeping Beauty’s name is actually Briar-Rose? Known as Princess Aurora in her kingdom, Sleeping Beauty was renamed Briar-Rose by the fairies. However, in the original Brothers Grimm story, Sleeping Beauty’s name was Briar-Rose and her mother’s name was Aurora. When Disney made the film, they decided to use both names making Briar-Rose a pseudonym for Princess Aurora as she hid in the forest.
The Carnation is a cheerful flower with a fresh and floral scent that is easy to fall in love with.
Narcissus is another name for Daffodil and is used for both boys and girls.
Jessamine is a French name that means Jasmine.
Clover is a blossom that is also a symbol of prosperity and good luck.
White, happy and full of life, Daisy is a sweet name for your little girl!
It’s a fragrant herb with white and purple flowers and a common name for boys.
Jamie Oliver named his daughter Poppy. It’s a fun and sweet name with a whole lot of personality.
Indigo is a plant from India that creates a deep bluish purple dye that is jewel-like in tone and depth.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck named their daughter Violet. With its beautiful purplish blue shade, the violet is one of the sweetest flowers that tends to grow in the wild.
A flower’s petal is just one of the many that make up its beautiful blossom.
Sage is an aromatic herb and is also used to name a wise person. This is a name that is commonly used for both boys and girls.
The olive flower is dainty, white and resembles a star with its four petals.
The red sorrel flower calls the Caribbean its home. It’s a gender neutral name that works for both sexes.
A name that means flower in just about every language.
Also known as the cape jasmine, the gardenia is one of the most fragrant flowers there is.
Did you know that there is a sweet William flower? It’s true!
Funny enough, the purple Iris’s meaning is “rainbow.”
Known for its red berries, the Holly tree produces white flowers first that then turn into berries during the holidays.
Yarrow is a strong scented herb that blooms in a bright yellow shade. It’s a name that can be used for both boys and girls.
Hazel is a tree, but there is also a flowering plant called “witch hazel” with blooms that resemble long yellow strands.
Heather is a beautiful pink and purple flowering plant that thrives in Scotland and symbolizes admiration.
We associate Cedar with woods and trees, however there is also a Cedar flower that is simply beautiful!
Yes, Princess Jasmine was named after this flower! Its creamy blossoms and gorgeous fragrance is sought after by hundreds for perfumes and teas.
Resembling a five-pointed star, Cypress flowers are adorable!
Lilac bushes are my favorite. Their purple, pink and white blossoms symbolize spring as they bloom and fill the fresh air with fragrance.
Elm is a common middle name and is a strong tree name that blooms delicate white flowers.
English Ivy looks stunning on old brick houses. Its bloom is quite interesting with unique green flowers and tiny little yellow specks. Beyonce and Jay-Z recently named their daughter Blue Ivy.
Lotus flowers represent purity and beauty in Asian cultures. They are breathtaking flowers and an aquatic plant that blooms white and pink.
Named after a family of flowers and plants, Amaranth can be used as a boy or girl name (Amarantha).
Because of their bright yellow and orange blossoms, and the name “gold,” Marigold is a name that would suit blondes and redheads.
The Greek meaning of Aster is “star,” which is quite fitting as the multi-colored flowers resemble stars. This is another name that suits both boys and girls.
Calla is Greek for “beautiful” and is a name derived from the Calla Lily.
I’m listing it here as a girl’s name, but Hyacinth is actually a name for a young man in Greek mythology. It is also a beautiful bulbous flowering plant.