Names Categorized "plants"

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ABILENEfBiblical
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It possibly means "grass" in Hebrew.
ACACIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately deriving from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point".
ACANTHAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ÆSCmAnglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
AI (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
AIRIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AKANEfJapanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
ALBENAfBulgarian
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).
ALLONmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALON (1)mHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALONAfHebrew
Feminine form of ALON (1).
ALTANSARNAIfMongolian
Means "golden rose" in Mongolian.
ALTANTSETSEGfMongolian
Means "golden flower" in Mongolian.
ALTWIDUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
ALYSSAfEnglish
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.
AMARANTAfSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARANTHAfVarious
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.
AMARILISfSpanish
Spanish form of AMARYLLIS.
AMARYLLISfLiterature
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.
AMERETATfPersian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of plants and long life.
AMIR (2)mHebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
AMIRA (2)fHebrew
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
ANAR (2)fKazakh
Variant of ANARA.
ANARAfKazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
ANARGULfKazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANEMONEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which derives from Greek ανεμος (anemos) "wind".
ANFISAfRussian
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.
ANISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANKURmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANNAGÜLfTurkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
ANTHOUSAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
AOIf & mJapanese
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.
APRILfEnglish
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.
ARABINDAmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
ARANTXAfBasque
Diminutive of ARANTZAZU.
ARANTZAZUfBasque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
ARAVINDmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDAmIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of ARAVIND.
ARISTAfAstronomy
Means "ear of corn" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.
ARTEMISIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARVIDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ASCELINmAncient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCOmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASHm & fEnglish
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHLEAfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ASHLEY and the popular name suffix lyn.
ASHTONm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASKmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ASKRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ASPENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
ASSEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ASWATHImIndian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
AUROBINDOmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AVELINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AYAKAfJapanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) which both mean "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAMEfJapanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYGÜLfTurkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGULfAzerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AYLA (1)fHebrew
Variant transcription of ELAH.
AZALEAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek αζαλεος (azaleos) "dry".
AZUCENAfSpanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
ĄŽUOLASmLithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
BAHARGÜLfTurkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BARCLAYmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
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.
BENTLEYmEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
BENTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name, composed of Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
BERRY (2)fEnglish (Rare)
From the English word referring to the small fruit. It is ultimately derived from Old English berie. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
BETONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
BILJANAfSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".
BILYANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
BJÖRKfIcelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BLAANIDfManx
Manx form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁITHÍNfIrish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT using a different diminutive suffix.
BLANIDfIrish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁTHNATfIrish, 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.
BLEJANfCornish
Means "flower" in Cornish.
BLODEUWEDDfWelsh, 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.
BLODEUYNfWelsh
Means "flower" in Welsh.
BLODWENfWelsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BLOSSOMfEnglish
From the English word blossom, ultimately from Old English blóstm. It came into use as a rare given name in the 19th century.
BLUMAfYiddish
Means "flower" in Yiddish.
BOGLÁRKAfHungarian
Means "buttercup" in Hungarian, derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
BOPHAfKhmer
Means "flower" in Khmer, ultimately from Pali.
BORmSlovene
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".
BORÓKAfHungarian
Means "juniper" in Hungarian.
BOTUMfKhmer
Means "lotus" in Khmer.
BRIALLENfWelsh
Derived from Welsh briallu meaning "primrose". This is a modern Welsh name.
BRIARm & fEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BRISCOEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "birch wood" in Old Norse.
BRYONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of Eurasian vine, formerly used as medicine. It ultimately derives from Greek βρυω (bryo) "to swell".
BUDmEnglish
Short form of BUDDY.
CALANTHEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) "flower".
CALANTHIAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALFURAYfNative American, Mapuche
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
CALLAfEnglish
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CAMELIAfRomanian
From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).
CAMELLIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
CAPUCINEfFrench
Means "nasturtium" in French. This was the stage name of the French actress and model Capucine (1928-1990).
CARMELfEnglish, 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.
CASSIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of CASSIUS.
CEDARf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
CELANDINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CELINDAfEnglish (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).
CELYNmWelsh
Means "holly" in Welsh.
CHANDANmIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHESLEYmEnglish
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "camp meadow" in Old English.
CHIKA (2)fJapanese
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.
CHLOEfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
CHLOÉfFrench
French form of CHLOE.
CHRYSANTAfEnglish (Rare)
Shortened form of the word chrysanthemum, the name of a flowering plant, which means "golden flower" in Greek.
CHRYSANTHIfGreek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOSmGreek, 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.
CHRYSSAfGreek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CICELYfEnglish
Medieval variant of CECILY.
CICEROmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "chickpea" from Latin cicer. Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero) was a statesman, orator and author of the 1st century BC.
ÇİĞDEMfTurkish
Means "crocus" in Turkish.
CLEMATISfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for a type of flowering vine, ultimately derived from Greek κλημα (klema) "twig, branch".
CLOEfSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CHLOE.
CLOÉfPortuguese, French
Portuguese form and French variant of CHLOE.
CLOVERfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the wild flower, ultimately deriving from Old English clafre.
COCHISEmNative American, Apache
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
COLOMBINAfItalian
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.
COLUMBINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
CONSUSmRoman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
CORAfEnglish, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.
CORIANDERfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
CORNELmRomanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
COSMOmItalian, 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.
CRINAfRomanian
Derived from Romanian crin meaning "lily".
CÚCfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
CVETAfSerbian
Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVETKAfSlovene
Derived from Slovene cvet meaning "blossom, flower".
CVETKOmSlovene
Masculine form of CVETKA.
CVIJETAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVITAfCroatian
Croatian form of CVETKA.
DAFFODILfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DAFNAfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
DAHLIAfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
DAIKImJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DAISYfEnglish
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)fSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DALIA (3)fHebrew
Means "branch" in Hebrew.
DALLASm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864).
DAPHNEfGreek Mythology, English, Dutch
Means "laurel" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father in order that she might escape the pursuit of Apollo. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the end of the 19th century.
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARACHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARNELLmEnglish
From a surname, possibly derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass. Alternatively it may be derived from Old English derne "hidden" and halh "nook".
DARRAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DEFORESTmEnglish
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEKELmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DELANOmEnglish
From a surname, recorded as de la Noye in French, indicating that the bearer was from a place called La Noue (ultimately Gaulish meaning "wetland, swamp"). It has been used in honour of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), whose middle name came from his mother's maiden name.
DIANTHAfDutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
DIKLAm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DIKLAHm & fHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DOUBRAVKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKOmCroatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
ĐURĐICAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
EBONYfEnglish
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
EFTHALIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
EGLANTINEfEnglish (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'.
EGLĖfLithuanian
Means "spruce tree" in Lithuanian. In a Lithuanian legend Eglė was a young woman who married a sea snake.
EIRLYSfWelsh
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
ELAHf & mHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELANORfLiterature
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.
ELMERmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR. In the United States it is sometimes given in honour of brothers Jonathan (1745-1817) and Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843), who were active in early American politics.
ELONmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
ELOWENfCornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELWOODmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
EMBLAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
ENDZELAfGeorgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
EOGHANmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
EREZmHebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
ERICAfEnglish, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERIKAfSwedish, 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.
ERWANmBreton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANNmBreton
Variant of ERWAN.
ESEmFrisian
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
EUANmScottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EUANTHEfAncient 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-YEONGfKorean
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-YOUNGfKorean
Variant transcription of EUN-YEONG.
EUTHALIAfAncient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word ευθαλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and θαλλω (thallo) "to blossom".
EVANDER (2)mScottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
EVETTEfEnglish
Variant of YVETTE.
EVONNEfEnglish
Variant of YVONNE.
EWANmScottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EWENmScottish
Variant of EWAN.
FARLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "fern clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of this name is Canadian author Farley Mowat (1921-).
FERNfEnglish
From the English word for the plant, ultimately from Old English fearn. It has been used as a given name since the late 19th century.
FERNEfEnglish
Variant of FERN.
FFIONfWelsh
Means "foxglove" in Welsh.
FFLURfWelsh
Welsh form of FLORA.
FİDANfTurkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
FIORALBAfItalian
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
FIORELLAfItalian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
FIORENZAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORENZOmItalian
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORINOmItalian
Italian form of FLORINUS.
FLEURfFrench, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. This was the name of a character in John Galsworthy's novels 'The Forsyte Saga' (1922).
FLOfEnglish
Short form of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLOELLAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of FLO.
FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLOORTJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of FLOOR.
FLÓRAfHungarian
Hungarian form of FLORA.
FLORAfEnglish, German, Italian, 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.
FLOREfFrench
French form of FLORA.
FLORENCEf & mEnglish, 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]
FLORENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTmFrench
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIAfLate Roman
Original feminine form of FLORENCE.
FLORENTIUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORETTAfEnglish
Latinate diminutive of FLORA.
FLORETTEfFrench (Rare)
French diminutive of FLORA.
FLORINmRomanian
Romanian form of FLORINUS.
FLORINDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
FLORINEfFrench
French feminine form of FLORINUS.
FLORINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
FLORISmDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLOROmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FLORRIEfEnglish
Diminutive of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLORUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
FLOSSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of FLORENCE.
FLOWERfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word flower for the blossoming plant. It is derived (via Old French) from Latin flos.
FORESTmEnglish
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
FORRESTmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
FUm & fChinese
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 was .
FUNDAfTurkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
GARDENfBasque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GARLANDmEnglish
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.
GARRICKmEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
GARTHmEnglish
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.
GENTIANmAlbanian
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.
GENTIANAfAlbanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GHONCHEHfPersian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
GIACINTAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACINTOmItalian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GINEVRAfItalian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
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.
GOLfPersian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GOLBAHARfPersian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
GOLNARfPersian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
GOLNARAfTatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOLNAZfPersian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) "pride".
GOLSHANf & mPersian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZARm & fPersian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GONCAfTurkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GRESHAMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
GROVERmEnglish
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program 'Sesame Street'.
GUIYINGm & fChinese
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.
GÜLfTurkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAYfTurkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADANfUrdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLBAHARfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBAHARf & mUrdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLDENfTurkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GÜLİSTANfTurkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTANfKurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
GULNARfKazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GULNARAfKazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNAZfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZfKazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORAfUzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GULRUKHfUrdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞENfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTENfTurkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULZARm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GWENITHfWelsh
Variant of GWYNETH, perhaps influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
GWYDIONmWelsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers.
HADASfHebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAHfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HAJNALKAfHungarian
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
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