Names Categorized "herbs"

This is a list of names in which the categories include herbs.
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AMARO m Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from the Germanic name ADELMAR, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.
ANGELICA f English, Italian, Romanian, Literature
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) meaning "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.
ANISE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
BASIL (1) m English
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.
BAYARD m Literature
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.
BETONY f English (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
CASSIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CASSIUS.
CICELY f English
Medieval variant of CECILY.
CORIANDER f English (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
GINGER f English
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.
KAMILLA f Hungarian, 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).
MARJOLAINE f French
Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
MARJOLEIN f Dutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARJOLIJN f Dutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MINTTU f Finnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
NIGELLA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of NIGEL.
ODELL m & f English
From a surname that was originally from an English place name, itself derived from Old English wad "woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll "hill".
RAYHANA f Arabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
REYHAN f Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYHANGUL f Uyghur
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
RIHANNA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رَيحانة (see RAYHANA).
ROSEMARY f English
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.
RUE f English
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).
SAFFRON f English (Rare)
From the English word that 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".
SAGE f & m English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SORREL f English (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
TUPAARNAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
VALERIAN m Russian, 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.