AMARYLLIS
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: am-ə-RIL-is (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from Greek αμαρυσσω (amarysso) "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem 'Eclogues'. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Amarilis (Spanish)