Floral Names

Male Names
  • Linden (German) - Lime tree [English speaking countries]

    Linden can also be a variant of the name Lyndon. The linden tree is a deciduous tree known as a "lime" tree in British English, though not related to the citrus tree of the same name.

Female Names
  • Acacia (Greek) - Point; spine; thorn [English speaking countries]

    Acacia is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs. The name is derived from the Greek word "ake," "point," referring to the sharp spines that grow on some species of acacia.

    In the Victorian language of flowers, acacia signified friendship,

  • Calla (Greek) - Beautiful [English speaking countries]

    Calla is a botanical name derived from the calla lily. "Calla" is probably taken from the Greek "kallos," beautiful.

  • Dahlia (English) - Dweller in the valley [English speaking countries]

    Dahlia is from the name of the flower, which was named for the 18th-century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.

    The 'Black Dahlia' was an American woman, Elizabeth Short, who was horribly murdered in 1947. The case has never been solved, but seve

  • Daisy (English) - Day's eye [English speaking countries]

    Daisy can also be a nickname for Margaret. The French word for "daisy" is "marguerite," and English speakers have historically adopted this parallel for themselves, translating "Margaret" into "Daisy" (though in English, these two names have no true etym

  • Daphne (Greek) - Laurel [English speaking countries]

    In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who, when chased by an amorous Apollo, was changed into a laurel bush. In the English-speaking world, Daphne became popular at the end of the 19th century and has remained in use ever since.

    Daphne is

  • Ginger (Latin) - Spring-like; flourishing [English speaking countries]

    Used as either a pet form of Virginia or as a name coming from the spice. The English name of the spice comes from an Indo-European word.

    People with red hair are sometimes referred to as being "ginger".

  • Hazel (English) - Hazel Tree - Light brown [English speaking countries]
  • Holly (English) - Holly [English speaking countries]

    The holly is a type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge. It is usually associated with Christmas - especially with the song: 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

    Holly Hunter is an Academy Award winning, or Oscar winning, actress. Holly

  • Iris (Greek) - Rainbow [Dutch and English speaking countries]

    Iris was the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow. Iris can also refer to a genus of ornamental flowering plants, or a part of the eye.

    Writer-philosopher Iris Murdoch was a famous bearer of this name.

    The painting "Irises,"

  • Ivy (English) - Ivy [English speaking countries]

    Ivy (or hedera) is a genus of climbing evergreen plants. Poison ivy is unrelated to the hedera ivies.

    The Ivy League is an association of universities located in the north-eastern United States.

  • Jasmine (Persian) - Jasmine [English speaking countries]

    Jasmine is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.

  • Laurel (Latin) - Laurel [English speaking countries]

    In the 19th century, this name relates from the Middle English word for tree, "lorel" although the name was also recorded in the 16th century as a pet form of Laura.

    There are various trees that contain laurel in their name, but the Bay Lau

  • Lily (English) - Lily [English speaking countries]

    Lily is the name of a flower and is ultimately derived from the Latin word lilium. They are often showy, with a noticeable scent and long stamens. 'Lily' is also used in the names of other plants such as the water lily (Latin name Nymphaeaceae) - which fl

  • Mai (Chinese) - Ocean or elegance [English, Japanese, Vietnamese and Welsh speaking countries]

    The Vietnamese meaning is disputed. There the female name refers to a plant popular for Tet - either a yellow flower or the cherry blossom. As a Japanese female name, Mai may be written with the character for dance.

  • Olive (English) - Olive; olive tree [English speaking countries]

    From the Latin 'oliva', olive tree, symbol of peace and victory.

    The daughter of Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer is named Olive.

  • Poppy (English) - Poppy flower [English speaking countries]
  • Rose (Latin) - Rose [English speaking countries]

    The rose (or Latin 'rosa') is a flowering shrub. They come in a variety of different forms such as the hybrid tea, floribunda and damask. Roses are seen as symbols of love and beauty, and are also associated with the Virgin Mary.

    A rose win

  • Rosemary (Latin) - Sea dew [English speaking countries]

    Rosemary is a herb and a member of the mint family.

    'Rosemary's Baby' is a horror novel by Ira Levin. It was made into a film in 1968 by Roman Polanski. Rosemary is the main character of the story.

    Rosemary Clooney was an Am

  • Violet (Latin) - Violet [English speaking countries]

    Violets are small plants, whose flowers are usually violet or purple in colour.

    There are several fictional characters named Violet: in the comic 'Peanuts', Violet Beauregarde is a chewing-gum addict golden ticket winner in Roald Dahl's 'C

Gender Neutral Names
  • Heather (English) - Heather [English speaking countries]

    Heather or Calluna is a perennial shrub. Heather is normally found in heathland.

    'Heathers' was a comedy about a clique, almost all of whom are called Heather. Famous Heathers include actresses Heather Graham and Heather Locklear. Heather M

  • Sage (English) - Aromatic herb; wise [English speaking countries]
  • Willow (English) - Willow [English speaking countries]

    Comes from the Willow tree. Also, is the name of two iconic science-fiction characters. The male title-character of the movie "Willow" and the female best-friend of Buffy from the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".