More Flowery Baby Names
We’ve already covered a few favorite flower names that aren’t the ultra-hot Rose, Lily or Violet options. But it turns out, there’s a whole garden of possibilities beyond the ones I covered in the last installment. Here are a few to consider for your daughter.
Iris A flower that blooms (at least here in the Northeast) during the late spring and early summer. It usually comes in bright shades of purple and gold.
Magnolia A flower that signifies the South—grandly showy, white blooms with a beautiful fragrance. It’s a name comes with a built-in nickname, Maggie.
Calla This form of lily has a shapely, graceful shape, and has been a wedding bouquet staple for the past couple of decades. Calla is a Greek name that means “beautiful.”
Fleur The French word for “flower” makes a beautiful name choice. (It was also the name of one of Harry Potter’s Goblet of Fire competitors—and future sister-in-law—in the Harry Potter series.
Azalea These bright pink blooms are a springtime staple—and a showy choice for a beautiful girl.
Zinnia The zinnia is a native of the southwest, a showy, colorful bloom that’s a summery garden staple throughout the U.S.
Daffodil These yellow flowers have a distinctive, cup-shaped blossom and symbolize spring. Keep in mind, though, that the logical nicknames from this name, Daffy or Dilly, might not be your cup of tea.
Jasmine Yeah, it’s a princess name, but this fragrant bloom has an exotic history that makes it a sweet choice for your baby girl.
Leilani It’s a popular name in Hawaii, where it means lovely flower—and it’s in the top 300 girls’ names in the country.
Hyacinth It’s another spring bloom, with large cones of tiny purple or pink flowers.
Would you pick a floral name for your daughter? What do you think of these options?
Photo: Baby in a Bed of Flowers by Heather LaVelle / Shutterstock