Names Categorized "herbs"

This is a list of names in which the categories include herbs.
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ANGELICAfEnglish, Italian, Romanian, Literature
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
ANISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
BASIL (1)mEnglish
From the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios) which was derived from βασιλευς (basileus) meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. Due to him, the name (in various spellings) has come into general use in the Christian world, being especially popular among Eastern Christians. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.
BAYARDmLiterature
Derived from Old French baiart meaning "bay coloured". In medieval French poetry Bayard was a bay horse owned by Renaud de Montauban and his brothers. The horse could magically adjust its size to carry multiple riders.
BETONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
CASSIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of CASSIUS.
CICELYfEnglish
Medieval variant of CECILY.
CORIANDERfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
GINGERfEnglish
From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of VIRGINIA, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
KAMILLAfHungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Hungarian form of CAMILLA, as well as a Scandinavian variant. This is also the Hungarian word for the chamomile flower (species Matricaria chamomilla).
MARJOLAINEfFrench
Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
MARJOLEINfDutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARJOLIJNfDutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MINTTUfFinnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
ODELLm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dyeing.
RAYHANAfArabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
REYHANfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYHANGULfUyghur
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
RIHANNAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAYHANA.
ROSEMARYfEnglish
Combination of ROSE and MARY. This name can also be given in reference to the herb, which gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea". It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
RUEfEnglish
From the name of the bitter medicinal herb, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘ρυτη (rhyte). This is also sometimes used as a short form of RUTH (1).
SAFFRONfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".
SAGEf & mEnglish (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SORRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
TUPAARNAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
VALERIANmRussian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.