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The name Lavender is a derivative of the Latin word "lavare," which means "to wash". It was an herb used for bathing rituals in Roman times.
-- merry  3/21/2005
A famous bearer of the name is a character in the Harry Potter series: Lavender Brown.
-- amortentia  8/4/2005
There's a song called "Lavender's Blue."
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
Lavender is the name of a song by the prog band Marillion, formerly known as Silmarillion.
-- ringer007  1/29/2006
This is actually a pretty sounding name, very unique and delicate.
-- Anonymous User  4/28/2006
I think it's pretty.
-- Mommy2B  6/3/2006
"Lavender" could have a nameday on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) is the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
-- iva_toneva  6/19/2006
Heather and Lavender would be good names for twins.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2006
I have also seen it spelled Lavendar. I wouldn't suggest it though.
-- SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
This might sound childish, but Lavender has been my favorite color since the 4th grade. I'm in College now. Besides the Harry Potter series, this name is also given to a girl in the movie "Matilda" - the young girl's closest friend and accomplice. While it may be TOO girly of a name, I've always liked the sound of "Athena Lavendar".
-- Athena_skye  8/28/2006
In the film Matilda her best friend is called Lavender.
-- ClaireCFC  9/27/2006
I despise the smell of Lavender, and I don't really like it as a name either. Guess that is why.
-- Chloever33  8/12/2007
I hate how Lavender smells, but, actually, I think it's rather cute as a name.
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2007
I love this name, the flower, the smell, the feeling, the beauty of the name itself. Not to forget the beautiful color, either. I think this name would go well with Diana. I would consider this name for a character in a book I'm writing.
-- missBridget  7/9/2008
The smell of Lavender reminds me of my grandmother, who grew it around her house. I might name a daughter Lavender in her honor.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
This is a darling name, though it may be difficult for a woman to carry. It would be a nice middle name.
-- vomiting  6/5/2009
Miss Lavender Lewis is a character in the "Anne" books by L.M. Montgomery. She is a sweet middle-aged woman who is still pretty and young at heart, and one of the teenaged Anne's "kindred spirits". She lives at Echo Lodge - a stone cottage that is always surrounded by Lavender.

Sweet old-fashioned name.
-- SandSea  2/19/2010
Lavender is my "Taylor Swift song" name - I know it's going to be poppy, corny and sentimental, but I can't help liking it, because it's also very pretty, positive and upbeat. I love the scent of Lavender, and it makes a beautiful name. I think Lavender sounds soft, light and delicate, and it has this old-fashioned charm.
-- shotgun_wedding  3/21/2010
Might work as a middle name... kinda cool =]
-- Chrila96  8/23/2010
In The Language of Flowers, Lavender means "Devotion" or "Distrust".
-- Antique_Cherub  8/30/2010
Lavender is a very pretty name, but it would be a little weird naming it after a color. I don't think I would like it if it was my name, but it's still a good name.
-- -BekahBoo  10/14/2010
Nature names are horribly 1960s-70s-- the age of Hippies and all that is associated. Many flower names could go unnoticed to the general public due to the fact of incredibly unheard-of titles. "Lavender" is not one. Not only is it unprofessional, pretentious, childish, pompous, geriatric, and ornate-- it is ugly. Give your child a name that will aid her career, and one that she will thank you for. A Lavender Ferris, lawyer? Doctor? I am afraid not.
-- Francesca  5/3/2011
I think this name is gorgeous, by the way. I think a Lavender Ferris would make a fine doctor. Sorry. Just have to stick up for *my* opinion, too, ya know?
-- blondieboo629  9/15/2011
I love the name Lavender and think it would be cute with twin name lace. For the Lavender and Lace combo. As far as Francesca's comment that it's unprofessional and a hindrance in adult life giving the example of Dr. Lavender Ferris. I personally would take my child to a Dr. Lavender Faris- the name would make me think of a laid back relaxed doctor who was willing to think outside of the box to explore all the treatment options. I'd expect the name Dr. Lavender Ferris, to be a peditrician who always has a treat hidden in her jacket pocket for the kids. I'd agree Lavender Ferris wouldn't sound like a a top attorney's name but she could always use the nickname Aven. Aven Faris does sound like a top attorney. I know Francesca made her comment a few years ago but I had to put my two cents in anyway.
-- crysandson  3/5/2016
I love this name as a middle name but I don't think it would age very well as first name! If people use Lily, Violet, and Daisy why not Lavender? The comment above me is wrong, nature names are very trendy right now!
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2011
I think it's really nice in the flower, scent, and color associations, but it's a bit pompous and overly-modern as a name.
-- Black_X  7/28/2011
It's a very airy, girly name. It doesn't work on everyone, but when it does, it's amazingly pretty.
-- Evantastic  8/2/2011
I love this name... if I was to use it I would use Vennie as a nickname :)
-- KaylaKool  4/8/2012
Lady Patten, wife of British politician and BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten, is named Lavender.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2012
If you really like the color purple, name your daughter Violet instead!
-- Oohvintage  2/3/2013
I know a girl named Lavender after her mother's favorite flower. Her name suits her, but I think it takes a certain personality to be able to pull off this name. Lavender is sometimes called Ender, because she loves the book Ender's Game, and her sister is coincidentally named Valentina, similar to Ender's sister Valentine in the book.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2014
I had boy/girl twins and named them Max Henry and Lavender Mae. Lavender's nickname is Lavvie. :)
-- Mamamag1  2/24/2015
I'm not sure how people can derive such heavy negative connotations from only a name. Makes me a little bit scared.
I think Lavender sounds sprightly yet sophisticated. I love the smell and colour of the flowers, they remind me of peaceful spring days. Why not name a child this? It will absolutely not prevent them from doing things in life, honestly the idea of that is absurd and just plain weird.
-- speakofthewolf  3/26/2015
Lavender is also a surname meaning a person who washes clothing. As a first name, it could have come from the surname.
-- earthnut  10/28/2015
My first name is Lavender. I'm 43 years old and yes my parents are hippies. To top it off, my middle name is Dawn... yes, Lavender Dawn. It's interesting reading all of the comments. And for the individual who commented about being a professional, I have a master's degree and am well respected and sought after in my field. I just hated as a kid not being able to get a license plate for my bike with my name on it. I have enjoyed having a name no one else had. It kept me out of trouble as a kid and made me unique.
-- LavenderD  1/21/2016
If you like Lavender as a name, also consider the German cognate Lavendel or the faux French Lavendelle. If you like the color oh so much and puns too, pair it with Lila, Leela or Leyla for the alliteration that Violet or Violetta won’t provide.
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2016

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