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

    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.

  • Dahlia


    The flower Dahlia was named after Anders Dahl, an 18th century botanist.

  • Zinnia


    Butterflies adore Zinnias! They are a member of the aster family.

  • Camellia


    These creamy, fragrant roses are beloved for their incredibly gorgeous look and aroma.

  • Antonio


    Believe it or not, in the 17th century, the name Antonio was associated to the Greek name “Anthos” which means flower.

  • Rose


    This name doesn’t need very much explaining. A rose is one of the sweetest scented flowers there is…

  • Ren


    In Japanese, the meaning of the name Ren is “lotus.” It can be used both for boys and girls.

  • Petunia


    Petunia is essentially the name of a flower, but did you know it is Native American in origin?

  • Rosemary


    There are many different meanings for the name “Rosemary.” It is actually an herb, and is of Latin origin, meaning Dew of the Sea.

  • Jarred


    It doesn’t sound too flowery, but the name Jarred means “rose” in Hebrew.

  • Azalea


    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.

  • Acacia


    The Acacia flower is small but mighty. It’s a symbol for love, friendship and elegance.

  • Kunal


    Kunal is a boy’s name that is of Sanskrit origin and means “Lotus.”

  • Begonia


    Begonias are commonly found in flower gardens and resemble roses with their beautiful and colorful blossoms.

  • Blossom


    An obvious choice. :-)

  • Saffron


    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.

  • Bluebell


    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.

  • Briar-Rose


    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.

  • Carnation


    The Carnation is a cheerful flower with a fresh and floral scent that is easy to fall in love with.

  • Narcissus


    Narcissus is another name for Daffodil and is used for both boys and girls.

  • Jessamine


    Jessamine is a French name that means Jasmine.

  • Clover


    Clover is a blossom that is also a symbol of prosperity and good luck.

  • Daisy


    White, happy and full of life, Daisy is a sweet name for your little girl!

  • Basil


    It’s a fragrant herb with white and purple flowers and a common name for boys.

  • Poppy


    Jamie Oliver named his daughter Poppy. It’s a fun and sweet name with a whole lot of personality.

  • Indigo


    Indigo is a plant from India that creates a deep bluish purple dye that is jewel-like in tone and depth.

  • Violet


    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.

  • Petal


    A flower’s petal is just one of the many that make up its beautiful blossom.

  • Sage


    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.

  • Olive


    The olive flower is dainty, white and resembles a star with its four petals.

  • Sorrel


    The red sorrel flower calls the Caribbean its home. It’s a gender neutral name that works for both sexes.

  • Flora


    A name that means flower in just about every language.

  • Gardenia


    Also known as the cape jasmine, the gardenia is one of the most fragrant flowers there is.

  • William


    Did you know that there is a sweet William flower? It’s true!

  • Iris


    Funny enough, the purple Iris’s meaning is “rainbow.”

  • Holly


    Known for its red berries, the Holly tree produces white flowers first that then turn into berries during the holidays.

  • Yarrow


    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


    Hazel is a tree, but there is also a flowering plant called “witch hazel” with blooms that resemble long yellow strands.

  • Heather


    Heather is a beautiful pink and purple flowering plant that thrives in Scotland and symbolizes admiration.

  • Cedar


    We associate Cedar with woods and trees, however there is also a Cedar flower that is simply beautiful!

  • Jasmine


    Yes, Princess Jasmine was named after this flower! Its creamy blossoms and gorgeous fragrance is sought after by hundreds for perfumes and teas.

  • Cypress


    Resembling a five-pointed star, Cypress flowers are adorable!

  • Lilac


    Lilac bushes are my favorite. Their purple, pink and white blossoms symbolize spring as they bloom and fill the fresh air with fragrance.

  • Elm


    Elm is a common middle name and is a strong tree name that blooms delicate white flowers.

  • Ivy


    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


    Lotus flowers represent purity and beauty in Asian cultures. They are breathtaking flowers and an aquatic plant that blooms white and pink.

  • Amaranth


    Named after a family of flowers and plants, Amaranth can be used as a boy or girl name (Amarantha).

  • Marigold


    Because of their bright yellow and orange blossoms, and the name “gold,” Marigold is a name that would suit blondes and redheads.

  • Aster


    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


    Calla is Greek for “beautiful” and is a name derived from the Calla Lily.

  • Hyacinth


    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.

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