Coriander
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This is Starfire's real name, but it's spelt Koriand'r.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2016
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Looks more like a masculine name to my eyes.
Acajou  8/8/2015
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Coriander is the anglicized form of the Latin name for the spice, namely coriandrum. In turn, the Latin name comes from the Greek name for the spice, namely κορίανδρον (koriandron). The latter is a variant form of κορίαννον (koriannon), which is the name most commonly used (for the spice) in the Hellenic world. Another variant form is κορίανδρος (koriandros), which is the least common out of all of them.
Lucille  12/11/2014
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To those who object to spice names, there is also:
ANISE, GINGER, ROSEMARY, SAGE, etc.
Sabertooth  9/28/2014
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I've always thought Coriander sounds very masculine. I don't think I would ever use it for a girl.
Hato-chan  6/3/2014
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Good name for a fictional character... she would be known as Cory and then she'd be totally embarrassed when the others find out her real name!
xgirl  5/26/2014
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Coriander is the name of the main character of I, Coriander by Sally Gardner; so ever since I read that book, I've really liked this name.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2011
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This name is on my guilty pleasure list (for a girl). I think it's adorable and has the nickname options of either Cori or Andie. I'd never be brave enough to use it though.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2011
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This name is full of spunk and provides two decent nicknames: the obvious Cory (or Cori) and Andi.
It sounds like a very strong feminine name, or a strong masculine name. I, however, like it on a girl.
DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
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Coriander is an awesome name, and you could always shorten it to Cory or something. But this name sounds so masculine, and is better on a boy.
-Julia-  8/26/2009
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According to Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers), "lust" is the symbolic meaning of the Coriander flower, in the Victorian-era language of flowers. Yikes!
SeaHorse15  4/9/2009
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A coriander seed used to be used to start the dipping process in making a jawbreaker candy and the leafy parts (cilantro) are used in making salsa, I figure that the meaning for the name Coriander should be "sugar and spice and everything nice."
JewelGatherer  3/16/2009
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This feels more like a masculine name to me and I usually treat it as such. Also, I'm pretty sure when I looked it up on a different name site, it was listed as masculine. No matter, I absolutely love this name, whatever gender it is.
Hato-chan  1/3/2009
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Some names ending in -er sound feminine, like Amber, Piper, and Winter. This isn't one of them. It sounds masculine to me. On the other hand, it doesn't sound like a name to begin with, and it just seems weird as one.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
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I've also seen it as Corianda.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2008
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This is just really werid. I suppose the next kid will be Oregano.
scholasticastewart  2/26/2008
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I am not exactly sure why you would name your child after a spice. That's kind of weird. Kind of reminds me of Koriand'r from Teen Titans aka Kory Anders. Hm.
Hyugafalcon  6/11/2007
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The herb is gross, but I love the name.
bschoer10  6/10/2006
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I would always stress the 3rd syllable: "kor-ee-AN-dur".
Elly747  5/20/2006
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Coriander has to be the world's yuckiest herb!
Caprice  1/13/2006
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Coriander can also be used as the full form of Cory.
hho  4/23/2005
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From the ancient Greek word "Kori'Annon", which was the name of the spice, but also the name of a woman ornament.
Damis  3/18/2005

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