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The Magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana. It's one of my favorite flowers; they smell so good! I actually like this as a name. Maggie and Noli would make cute nicknames for it in my opinion.
Arieanne  7/17/2006
I like magnolias as trees/flowers, and as a name it's interesting. It sounds too stately and dignified to me though.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2006
The name of a movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
benandanti  6/26/2008
This is a pretty name because of the flower, but Maggie wouldn't be a good nickname because people would assume it was Margaret.
Hushpuppy  10/10/2008
"Love of nature" is the symbolic meaning of the Magnolia flower. Also, Magnolia trees were valued for their longevity, and the dried bark was used in folk medicine.

According to, the name is pronounced "mahkh-NO-lee-ah" in Dutch and "mang-YO-lee-ah" in Italian.

I think this name needs a nickname, and there are many possibilities: Maggie, Nola, Noa, Nia, Mia, Mimi, Lia, Manola, Nol (say "knoll"), Lola, Mo, Malia, etc.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2009
A big and beautiful rare name. I salute anyone brave enough to use it.
vomiting  9/10/2009
I'm starting to like the sound of Indigo Magnolia.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2009
This is a very nice name. I like it so much I named the protagonist in my story Magnolia, although she is called Mag. Like my character, I think Magnolia fits a baby, toddler, kid, teen, and adult.
italiannames  12/1/2009
There is a comment above this that talks about a character in a novel he/she is writing that is named Magnolia. My main female character is also named Magnolia. I find the name to be elegant and beautiful, and yes, very girly. I did this on purpose. The character has a mother that wants her daughter to become a "lady." Translation- she wants her to be, as it is known, "a girly-girl." The name can be used for someone like this, but it can also be used for a strong female protagonist. In conclusion, the name can be used for many purposes, and it still sounds unique, sophisticated, and charming.
Flowers_and_Anny  12/12/2014
Magnolia is a strong name, it's a little bit over the top girly, but it has a wonderful meaning. Magnolia is okay with the nicknames Mag, Maggie, Nola, Nolia, Lia and Noli.
Alora  12/31/2009
Someone above me said Maggie wouldn't be a good nickname because people would think it was Margaret, but wouldn't that be a nice surprise? "Hi, I'm Maggie." "Short for Margaret, right?" "No... Magnolia." "Wow, that's so pretty!" It would be totally unexpected!
Liesl  10/8/2010
I personally am very fond of flower names. There is just something about Magnolia that is strong and elegant, yet soft and sweet. The name is gorgeous! A good nickname is Nolee.
sunflowergirl  6/24/2011
Er, no. This name is very ugly and harsh sounding, like the name Petunia. Skip it.
Black_X  7/28/2011
The main (woman) character in the old movie "The Apple Dumpling Gang" was named Magnolia and called Dusty most of the time.
Alie.Meilian  8/4/2011
I find the name Magnolia quirky, elegant, beautiful, and whimsical. It's a new favorite of mine (so new I just added it to my list last night!). I think Maggie is a precious nickname, and Nola is sweet, too.
LittleSamGirl  8/29/2011
I think this name is just lovely. It's different and feminine. A beautiful "flower" name. It's a character in the play/movie "Showboat." It's on my name list. I think Maggie, Nola/Nolie, or Lia would be a wonderful nn. Love!
BooandSamba  9/19/2012
It's the sweet name of a very beautiful song by J.J. Cale. A useful slow, "Magnolia" is a fresh song and we feel the finesse and the lightness of his name when we listen it.
For me, this name is beautiful, thanks to this song.
MisterFreeze  6/12/2013
Very pretty. I really like this name.
Espy  4/14/2015
Magnolia Arch, one of the main protagonists of the video game Bravely Second (sure enough, she's almost always wearing her namesake flower in her hair).
― Anonymous User  8/8/2015
I've done some research and I've found that the last name Magnol is a variant of Magnus. So Magnolia would mean "Great". (Although I'm not sure at all, I hope it helps).
― Anonymous User  8/15/2016
Maggie and Lia are cute nicknames for Magnolia.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2016
Magnolias are lovely flowers, though I don't think I like it that much as a name.
Acajou  9/18/2016
My name is Magnolia and I love my name my nickname is Maggie and it's a beautiful name and I think that it would be a great name for a girl. It's original and not many people have that name and I love the name.
Magnolia1122  10/18/2016
It is also a popular paint colour. A neutral pale beige.

The flower is much nicer. But I hear Magnolia and I think paint!
queen_vic  1/23/2017
The only flower names that sound okay on humans are Violet, Jasmine, Rose, and Daisy. Magnolia sounds too prudish and pretentious.
Luvbug86  9/2/2017
My daughter is named Magnolia Florence and we call her Maggie or Magpie :) She loves her name and I find it elegant and whimsical and I knew the moment I saw her that Magnolia was a name that would always suit her no matter who she chose to be :)
MagnoliasMommy  12/2/2017

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