Names Categorized "flowers"

This is a list of names in which the categories include flowers.
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ABEBA f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
AIRI f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
ALBENA f Bulgarian
Created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for the heroine in his drama 'Albena' (1930). He may have based it on ablen, the name of a type of peony (a flowering plant).
ALTANSARNAI f Mongolian
Means "golden rose" in Mongolian.
ALTANTSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "golden flower" in Mongolian.
ALYSSA f English
Variant of ALICIA. The spelling has probably been influenced by that of the alyssum flower, the name of which is derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with λυσσα (lyssa) "madness, rabies", since it was believed to cure madness.
AMARANTA f Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARANTHA f Various
From the name of the amaranth flower, which is derived from Greek αμαραντος (amarantos) meaning "unfading". Αμαραντος (Amarantos) was also an Ancient Greek given name.
AMARILIS f Spanish
Spanish form of AMARYLLIS.
AMARYLLIS f Literature
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.
ANARGUL f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANEMONE f English (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which derives from Greek ανεμος (anemos) "wind".
ANFISA f Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ανθουσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
ANISE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANNAGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANTHEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
ANTHONY m English
English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).... [more]
ANTHOUSA f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
AOI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
APRIL f English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
ARABINDA m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
ARAVIND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDA m Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಅರವಿಂದ (see ARAVIND).
ASPEN f English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
AUROBINDO m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) both meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAME f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYGÜL f Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGUL f Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AZAHAR f Spanish
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
AZALEA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek αζαλεος (azaleos) "dry".
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
BAHARGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BLAANID f Manx
Manx form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁITHÍN f Irish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT using a different diminutive suffix.
BLANID f Irish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁTHNAT f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cúchulainn, who killed her husband, but she was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.
BLEJAN f Cornish
Means "flower" in Cornish.
BLODEUWEDD f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.
BLODEUYN f Welsh
Means "flower" in Welsh.
BLODWEN f Welsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BLOSSOM f English
From the English word blossom, ultimately from Old English blóstm. It came into use as a rare given name in the 19th century.
BLUMA f Yiddish
From Yiddish בלום (blum) meaning "flower".
BOGLÁRKA f Hungarian
Means "buttercup" in Hungarian, derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
BOPHA f Khmer
Means "flower" in Khmer, ultimately from Pali.
BOTUM f Khmer
Means "lotus" in Khmer.
BRÂNDUȘA f Romanian
Means "crocus" in Romanian.
BRIALLEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh briallu meaning "primrose". This is a modern Welsh name.
BUD m English
Short form of BUDDY.
CALANTHE f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) "flower".
CALANTHIA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALFURAY f Native American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
CALLA f English
From the name of a type of lily, of Latin origin. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CAMELIA f Romanian
From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).
CAMELLIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
CAPUCINE f French
Means "nasturtium" in French. This was the stage name of the French actress and model Capucine (1928-1990).
CARMEL f English, Jewish
From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.
CARMELO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEN f Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera 'Carmen' (1875).
CELANDINE f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CELINDA f English (Rare)
Probably a blend of CELIA and LINDA. This is also the Spanish name for a variety of shrub with white flowers, known as sweet mock-orange in English (species Philadelphus coronarius).
CHIKA (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
CHRYSANTA f English (Rare)
Shortened form of the word chrysanthemum, the name of a flowering plant, which means "golden flower" in Greek.
CHRYSANTHI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOS m Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CHRYSSA f Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
ÇİĞDEM f Turkish
Means "crocus" in Turkish.
CLEMATIS f English (Rare)
From the English word for a type of flowering vine, ultimately derived from Greek κλημα (klema) "twig, branch".
CLOVER f English (Rare)
From the English word for the wild flower, ultimately deriving from Old English clafre.
COLOMBINA f Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.
COLUMBINE f English (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
CORIANDER f English (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
COSMO m Italian, English
Italian variant of COSIMO. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.
CRINA f Romanian
Derived from Romanian crin meaning "lily".
CÚC f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
CVETA f Serbian
Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVETKA f Slovene
Derived from Slovene cvet meaning "blossom, flower".
CVETKO m Slovene
Masculine form of CVETKA.
CVIJETA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVITA f Croatian
Croatian form of CVETKA.
DAFFODIL f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DAHLIA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
DAISY f English
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.
DALIA (1) f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DIANTHA f Dutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
ĐURĐICA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
EFTHALIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHALIA.
EGLANTINE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the flower also known as sweetbrier. It was first used as a given name (in the form Eglentyne) in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century story 'The Prioress's Tale'.
EIRLYS f Welsh
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
ELANOR f Literature
Means "star sun" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.
ENDZELA f Georgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ERICA f English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
EUANTHE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ευανθης (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUN-YEONG f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-YOUNG f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see EUN-YEONG).
EUTHALIA f Ancient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word ευθαλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and θαλλω (thallo) "to blossom".
FFION f Welsh
Means "foxglove" in Welsh.
FFLUR f Welsh
Welsh form of FLORA.
FIORALBA f Italian
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
FIORE f & m Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
FIORELLA f Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
FIORENZA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORENZO m Italian
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORINO m Italian
Italian form of FLORINUS.
FLEUR f French, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. This was the name of a character in John Galsworthy's novels 'The Forsyte Saga' (1922).
FLO f English
Short form of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLOELLA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of FLO.
FLOOR m & f Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLOORTJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of FLOOR.
FLÓRA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of FLORA.
FLORA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
FLORE f French
French form of FLORA.
FLORENCE f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
FLORENCIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENT m French
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIA f Late Roman
Original feminine form of FLORENCE.
FLORENTIUS m Late Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORETTA f English
Latinate diminutive of FLORA.
FLORETTE f French (Rare)
French diminutive of FLORA.
FLORIAN m German, Polish, French
From the Roman cognomen Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a short-lived Roman emperor of the 3rd century. It was also borne by Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
FLORIANA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Florianus (see FLORIAN).
FLORIANE f French
French feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANO m Italian
Italian form of FLORIAN.
FLORIJAN m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of FLORIAN.
FLORIMOND m Literature, French
Possibly from Latin florens meaning "prosperous, flourishing" combined with the Germanic element mund meaning "protection". This is the name of the prince in some versions of the fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty'.
FLORIN m Romanian
Romanian form of FLORINUS.
FLORINDA f Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
FLORINE f French
French feminine form of FLORINUS.
FLORINUS m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
FLORIS m Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FLORRIE f English
Diminutive of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLORUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
FLOSSIE f English
Diminutive of FLORENCE.
FLOWER f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word flower for the blossoming plant. It is derived (via Old French) from Latin flos.
FU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given name was .
FUNDA f Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
GARDENIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GARLAND m English
From a surname meaning "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.
GENISTA f Various
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
GENTIAN m Albanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIANA f Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GHONCHEH f Persian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
GIACINTA f Italian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACINTO m Italian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GOL f Persian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GOLBAHAR f Persian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
GOLNAR f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
GOLNARA f Tatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOLNAZ f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) "pride".
GOLSHAN f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZAR m & f Persian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GONCA f Turkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GUIYING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GÜL f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GUL m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAY f Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADAN f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLBAHAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBAHAR f & m Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLDEN f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GÜLİSTAN f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTAN f Kurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
GULNAR f Kazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZ f Kazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GULRUKH f Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞEN f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN f Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULZAR m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
HADAS f Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAH f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HAJNALKA f Hungarian
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
HAJNI f Hungarian
Diminutive of HAJNAL or HAJNALKA.
HANA (3) f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana) both meaning "flower". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HANAE f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana), which both mean "flower", combined with (e) meaning "picture" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HANAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) meaning "flower" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HANGA f Hungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HARUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HE f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HEATHER f English
From the English word heather for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers, which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. It was first used as a given name in the late 19th century, though it did not become popular until the last half of the 20th century.
HEDLEY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HEITIARE f Tahitian
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and tiare "flower".
HINATA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
HOA f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HODE f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish short form of HADASSAH.
HODEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of HODE. This is the name of Tevye's second daughter in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem.
HONOKA f Japanese
From Japanese (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.
HORTENSIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HRODOHAIDIS f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HUA f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUỆ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUHANA f Maori
Maori form of SUSAN.
HYACINTH (2) f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone that also bears this name), ultimately from Greek hyakinthos (see HYACINTHUS).
HYACINTHA f History
Latinate feminine form of HYACINTHUS, used to refer to the 17th-century Italian saint Hyacintha Mariscotti (real name Giacinta).
HYACINTHE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYACINTHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
IANTHE f Greek Mythology
Means "violet flower", derived from Greek ιον (ion) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of an ocean nymph in Greek mythology.
IBOLYA f Hungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
IIRIS f Finnish
Finnish form of IRIS.
IOLA f English
Probably a variant of IOLE.
IOLANDA f Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IOLANTHE f Various
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).
IOLE f Greek Mythology
Means "violet" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a woman beloved by Herakles.
IONE f Greek Mythology, English
From Ancient Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.
ÍRIS f Portuguese, Icelandic
Portuguese and Icelandic form of IRIS.
IRIS f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRIT f Hebrew
Means "asphodel flower" in Hebrew.
IVANČICA f Croatian
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
IVY f English
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
IZDIHAR f Arabic
Means "blossoming, prospering" in Arabic.
JACEK m Polish
Modern form of JACENTY.
JACENTY m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
JACINTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTH f English (Rare)
From the English word for the orange precious stone, originating from the same source as Hyacinth.
JACINTHA f Dutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
JACINTHE f French
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
JACINTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JARAH m Biblical
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JASMIJN f Dutch
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1) f German, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMIN (2) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINA f Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of JASMINE in several languages.
JASMINE f English, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers that is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen), which is also a Persian name.
JASMINKA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JÁZMIN f Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
JESSAMINE f English (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
JI-YEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지영 (see JI-YEONG).
JOLA f Polish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLANA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDA f Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLANTA f Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian
Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian form of YOLANDA.
JONQUIL f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, derived ultimately from Latin iuncus "reed".
JU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
KALIN m Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KAMALA f & m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
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).
KANON f Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" and (non) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
KAPUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KAREN (3) f Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower" and (ren) meaning "lotus, water lily". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
KASUMI f Japanese
From Japanese (kasumi) meaning "mist". It can also come from (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with (sumi) meaning "clear, pure". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KELILA f Hebrew
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KIELO f Finnish
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
KIKU f Japanese
From Japanese (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum", as well as other kanji characters that are pronounced the same way.
KLYTIË f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek κλυτος (klytos) meaning "famous, noble". In Greek myth Klytië was an ocean nymph who loved the sun god Helios. Her love was not returned, and she pined away staring at him until she was transformed into a heliotrope flower, whose head moves to follow the sun.
KOLAB f Khmer
Means "rose" in Khmer.
KUKKA f Finnish
Means "flower" in Finnish.
KULAP f & m Thai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KUNALA m Sanskrit
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka.
KUSUMA m & f Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".
KVETA f Slovak
Slovak form of KVĚTA.
LAELIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning. This is also the name of a type of flower, an orchid found in Mexico and Central America.
LAKSHMI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LALA f Bulgarian
From a South Slavic word meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
LALE f Turkish
Means "tulip" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
LALEH f Persian
Means "tulip" in Persian.
LALLA f Literature
Derived from Persian لاله (laleh) meaning "tulip". This was the name of the heroine of Thomas Moore's poem 'Lalla Rookh' (1817). In the poem, Lalla, the daughter of the emperor of Delhi, listens to a poet sing four tales.
LAN (1) f & m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LAVENDER f English (Rare)
From the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple colour.
LEANNA f English
Probably this was originally a variant of LIANA. It is now often considered a combination of LEE and ANNA.
LEHUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEI (1) m & f Hawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LEIMOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LIA (2) f Italian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LIANA f Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LIÊN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".
LILAC f English (Rare)
From the English word for the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH f Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LÍLE f Irish
Irish form of LILY.
LILEAS f Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.