Given Name AMARYLLIS

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: am-ə-RIL-is (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek αμαρυσσω (amarysso) "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem 'Eclogues'. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amarilis (Spanish)

Categories

flora, flowers, literature, nature, plants, word names
Entry updated December 8, 2017