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This is such a pretty, underused botanical name. And the camellia shrub, with its huge blossoms, is so gorgeous.
tmarie  6/17/2005
It is a sweet and exquisite. Very feminine in an unfrilly way. Very artistic.
Tbird  7/8/2005
"Camellia" is a flower. That is why "Camellia" has a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  5/28/2006
This is a lovely name, but unfortunately, my impression of it will always be framed by the character bearing this name in a book I read.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
Very pretty. Also the name of an old Hall & Oates song, something about a beautiful dancer leaving behind the man who fell in love with her.
Daisee  11/17/2006
The Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It has been adapted into plays, opera (Verdi's La Traviata) and film (one version which Greta Garbo got an Oscar nomination for).
― Anonymous User  12/19/2006
A good nickname for this would be Cam.
Luanna  1/9/2008
I have heard it pronounced ka-MAYL-ya and I think it sounds very pretty.
pandasayscynical  7/7/2008
It sounds like Chameleon. Pretty nonetheless.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2009
In the Language of Flowers of Victorian England, a Camellia meant "admiration" or "perfection".
erb816  1/9/2010
I hate how it begins with camel.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2010
This name is always pronounced in English as "kə-MEE-lee-ə", not "kə-MEL-ee-ə" (despite having two Ls).

The Camellia is a very glamorous-looking flower originally from the Far East, and has been very popular in Oriental art throughout history. In the Victorian language of flowers, the Camellia symbolises Unpretending Excellence or Perfected Loveliness. [noted -ed]
JJSkeete  7/29/2010
I have always pronounced Camellia like ka-mill-ee-ah.

My sister has this name, and most people mispronounce it. So many people (including most of her teachers), in fact, that now she just tells people to call her "Camel" if they don't get her name right the first few times...
muji  4/2/2014
Camellia "Cammy" Travis (also known as Kudou Fuyuka) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2014
The name Camellia was given to 67 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
Pronunciations should be: kəˈmil jə, -ˈmi li ə

Merriam-Webster shows the first pronunciation (kəˈmil jə) as standard, showing that it rhymes with Ophelia.
RyanD  3/19/2018

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