Flower names for girls are fairly common, but there are some truly unique options. Floral names have long been popular for girls because they capture the beauty and splendor of our favorite blossoms. These names might not be as apparent as other nature names like Brook or Sky, but they do have flowery roots. You’ll also find some of these names aren’t as popular in the US as they are in Europe and beyond.
We love flowers. Who doesn’t? So, we decided to take a deep dive into floral names or flower-adjacent names to help bring a bit of bloom to your little one’s name. Now, some of these baby names are going to be “too out there” for some parents and if you find yourself attracted to one, but think it might be over-the-top, consider it as a middle name. Here are 25 baby names for girls inspired by flowers.
This feminine form of Abel is also a flower name and makes a distinguishing alternative to the widely used Abigail. The name is of Hebrew origin and means “sigh” or “breath.” Abelia also works as a happy alternative to the extremely popular Amelia.
Azami is a name that you’ll hear in two languages! In Persian, the name means “greatest.” In Japanese, it means “thistle flower.” A touch prickly, thanks to the Z, Azami is a universally loved name that would be a unique and welcome choice.
A stately, English surname that derives from “betony”, the name of a pretty purple-flowering herb. Bettany would be a welcome alternative to Bethanny.
Briar is a gender-neutral name that’s picking up steam. This English name means “thorny patch.” You might have heard of the name Briar Rose, but we love Briar Blossom. What would you pair with this unique name?
Cassia is related to the cassia tree, which has yellow flowers and produces a spice that can be a substitute for cinnamon. Keziah, the name of Job’s daughter, in the Bible, derives from the name of the plant as well. This Greek name means “cinnamon.”
A pretty plant with pink or lilac flowers! Cleome is an English name that means “spider plant” but don’t let that scare you! Cleome sounds like a beautiful and sophisticated name that any girl would be proud of.
Dahlia is a girl’s name of Scandinavian origin meaning “Dahl’s flower.” The flower was named in honor of the pioneering Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl, which means “dale.” Dahlia is a completely wonderful name with a retro vibe that we love.
Embelia is a genus of tropical shrubs that bear white and pink flowers. Embelia is a beautiful flower name that could work as alternatives for Amelia and Amber.
Fuchsia has the benefit of being both a flower name and a color name. Sting chose it as a middle name for his daughter and we think he was wise to do so. If you’re after warm purple tones, go with this name for your daughter.
Heather is an English name that was once the most popular flower name in the US. It was the third most popular name for girls in 1975 but has since fallen out of favor. Don’t let this purple-blooming name fade! It’s a strong one.
Hyacinth is a flower name that sounds especially classy. The Greek name refers to the “blue larkspur” another name for the blue flowers you love. Hyacinth is a sophisticated and unique option!
If you’re after an alternative for Isla, Ione is an excellent I-name. The Greek name means “violet.” The wonderful purple flowers that share the name are some of the most beloved on the planet.
Iris is a retro flower name that’s becoming stylish once more. The Greek name means “rainbow.” The name is as popular now as it was in the 1930s. We’re glad it’s made a comeback because this is truly one of our all-time favorites.
If Iris is not unique enough for you, consider Irit. This girl’s name means “asphodel flower” and has Hebrew origins. Asphodel is a genus of perennial flower native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Jessamine is a Persian name that means “jasmine.” While you might hear the name in the UK, it has not fully landed in the US yet. We venture that will change as parents to continue other Jess- names. If you like Jessica and Jasmine, this is a perfect choice!
Kalina is a Polish name that goes mostly unheard outside of Europe. The name means “viburnum,” which is a flowering shrub. The bush produces pretty white balls of flowers similar to honeysuckle. Kalina would be an excellent floral choice for lovers of names like Kalinda or Lena.
Liliosa is probably the best form of the name Lily. This Spanish variation offers distinction and romantic flare. If you love lilies or the name Lily but want something with a little more charm, go with Liliosa.
Lita is a shortened form of Rosalita, a Spanish name with Hebrew origins that means “garden.” If you’re after a name with “rose” in it, by all means, go with Rosalita and call your baby girl Lita for short.
Marigold is an English flower name that refers to the gorgeous yellow flower. While this name has only ever been popular in the UK, we see the potential for its use in the US. This sunny name is a great way to improve on Mary or Margaret.
Nasrin, Nazrin, and Nesrin are all popular names in Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan today. We love this Persian name that means “wild rose.” This is one of our favorite names on the list and we hope you’ll consider it.
Pema is a girl’s name of Tibetan origin meaning “lotus flower.” It’s pronounced PEH-ma and rhymes with Emma. It is related to the Hindu name, Padma. This would certainly be a bold choice and we strongly advise you to make those!
Rayen is pronounced the same way as Ryan and comes to us from Mapuche, an Indigenous culture found in Chile. The name means “flower” and it would be an excellent alternative spelling to Ryan.
The Ancient Romans believed that the rue plant guarded against epilepsy and vertigo and improved the sharpness of vision. The Greek name has been in use for centuries and it means “regret,” in addition to referring to the plant.
Xochitl is a Nahuatl or Aztec floral name used in southern Mexico and pronounced so-chat-l. The name means “flower.” Xochitl could honor your family’s heritage and make for an exquisite choice.
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Zinnia is a girl’s name of German and Latin origin meaning “Zinn’s flower.” It comes from an eighteenth German botanist called Johann Gottfried Zinn. Zinnia is an unusual and energetic name that would be such a fun moniker for your baby girl.
There you go! 25 flower names for girls that go beyond Daisy and Rose. We hope you’re inspired by these names and will consider choosing one of these blossoms for your baby.
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- 1 25. Abelia
- 2 24. Azami
- 3 23. Bettany
- 4 22. Briar
- 5 21. Cassia
- 6 20. Cleome
- 7 19. Dahlia
- 8 18. Embelia
- 9 17. Fuchsia
- 10 16. Heather
- 11 15. Hyacinth
- 12 14. Ione
- 13 13. Iris
- 14 12. Irit
- 15 11. Jessamine
- 16 10. Kalina
- 17 9. Liliosa
- 18 8. Lita
- 19 7. Marigold
- 20 6. Nasrin
- 21 5. Pema
- 22 4. Rayen
- 23 3. Rue
- 24 2. Xochitl
- 25 1. Zinnia
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