Not so obviously flowery

Hey Berries. :slight_smile: So I am wondering if there are more non-obvious flower names, like [name_f]Madelief[/name_f] (daisy) and [name_f]Leilani[/name_f] (heavenly flower), but I can’t think of anything else. Anyone have any idea?

Hey! Here are some Scandinavian flower/ flower inspired names that people might not immediately see as flowery:

Symre
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]/ [name_f]Linea[/name_f]
Lilje/ [name_f]Lilja[/name_f]
Mynte/ Mynthe
Kamomilla
Vivendel

And, more “universal” names rooted in flowers. Sorry if I’m repeating what you already know.

[name_f]Susanna/name_f
[name_f]Felicia[/name_f]
[name_f]Camellia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Kamelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

Also, I just found out that [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] is a flower name. I had no idea, even though it’s my favourite name. [name_m]Just[/name_m] made me love it more!

[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] - daisy
[name_f]Susan[/name_f]/nah - lily
[name_f]Rhoda[/name_f] - rose
Eirys - snowdrop
[name_f]Blodwen[/name_f] - white (or pure) flower
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] - flowering
[name_f]Thalia[/name_f] - blossoming

[name_f]Neve[/name_f] means snow.

The pp’s have posted some lovely ones to choose from!
To add one to the mix, [name_f]Yesenia[/name_f] is a lovely name with some cute nickname options (Yesi, [name_f]Sena[/name_f]/[name_f]Senna[/name_f], [name_f]Nia[/name_f]).

Thanks, [name_f]Pernille[/name_f]! I already know about [name_f]Susannah[/name_f], [name_f]Linnea[/name_f], [name_f]Camellia[/name_f], [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f] etc, but I had no idea [name_f]Felicia[/name_f] and [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] are related to any flowers. O.o Those scandinavian flowers are lovely _I especially like [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilja[/name_f]- but I worry they don’t work cross culturally. :frowning:

@musaraigne thanks, I like [name_f]Thalia[/name_f] and Eirys.

Sorry for any repeats…

[name_f]Ianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Fleur[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ardith[/name_f]
[name_u]Ren[/name_u] - apparently in Japanese means ‘[name_f]Lotus[/name_f]’ I saw this on the web somewhere but yet to research and confirm.
[name_f]Laurel[/name_f]
Calluna
[name_f]Heather[/name_f]
[name_f]Amarantha[/name_f]/Amaranth
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Raizel[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhoswen[/name_f]
[name_f]Zaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Kirrily[/name_f] - means [name_u]Leaf[/name_u]… But flowers have leaves
[name_f]Miki[/name_f] - Means flower stem.

What about variations of flower names, like [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], [name_f]Rosetta[/name_f], [name_f]Lilias[/name_f], [name_f]Violetta[/name_f], [name_f]Viola[/name_f], etc.

I agree Lilje/ [name_f]Lilja[/name_f] might cause a little trouble, but I have a friend named [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] and she’s never had any trouble in other countries. :slight_smile:

And I just thought of another great one that could work internationally:
[name_m]Iben[/name_m] (EE-ben).

I can only think of Cvijeta or Cvita - pronounced TSVEE-tah

Wow, so many names I’ve never thought about. :slight_smile:

@xmintiex Thanks! I love [name_f]Aster[/name_f], Calluna and [name_u]Ren[/name_u].
@pernillemarie no, I actually meant other Scandinavian flower names you’ve listed (Symre, Mynthe, etc). But yeah, Lilje/[name_f]Lilja[/name_f] too, I think. [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] goes straight to my list. It’s pretty. :slight_smile:
@sorceress I always like Cvijeta from your list, but again, I worry about the spelling issue. Thanks, Sorceress.

I’m pretty sure anything with ‘anth’ in it makes it related to flowers. Off the top of my head, there’s [name_f]Anthea[/name_f], [name_f]Amarantha[/name_f], [name_f]Ianthe[/name_f] and Marianthi.

Wow, thanks, I never knew that before!
ps: I’ve just checked with the nameberry’s Find A Name feature and apparently not all, but MANY 'anth" names are actually related to flowers. I learn something today. :slight_smile:

Viorel is one of my favourites, it means ‘bluebell’ but is alas a boys name.

Nevena comes to mind, it means ‘marigold’. [name_f]Pet[/name_f] form Nevenka is also sweet, both Bulgarian.
Endzela is another one I love, it means ‘snowdrop’ and is Georgian.

In addition to Mynte, Symra, Vivendel and other Scandi lovelies mentioned by [name_f]Pernille[/name_f], I want to add Soleia which means ‘buttercup’ and Solsikke which means ‘sunflower’. And Fiol or Fjola which means ‘violet’, the latter in Icelandic. And [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]! And [name_f]Syrin[/name_f] (see-REEN) which means ‘lilac’
I also love the suggested -anth- names, [name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] or Euanthe are my favourites, but I also love Chrysanthe.
All the [name_f]Ros[/name_f]- names as well, though the flowery meaning is one of several interpretations.
Others:
[name_f]Bluma[/name_f] (Yiddish ‘flower’)
Crina (Romanian ‘lily’)
[name_f]Fiora[/name_f] / Fioralba / [name_f]Fiorella[/name_f] (Italian ‘flower’ or ‘flower’ + ‘dawn’)
Euthalia / Thallo (Greek ‘good’ + ‘to blossom’)
[name_f]Sakura[/name_f] (Japanese ‘cherry blossom’)
[name_f]Fleur[/name_f] / [name_f]Fflur[/name_f]
[name_f]Ffion[/name_f] (Welsh ‘foxglove’)
[name_f]Hanako[/name_f] / [name_f]Hanae[/name_f] (Japanese, hana means ‘flower’)
[name_f]Ione[/name_f] (Greek ‘violet flower’)
Kielo (Finnish ‘lily-of-the-valley’)
[name_f]Laleh[/name_f] (Persian ‘tulip’)
[name_f]Lore[/name_f] (unisex) / Lorea (Basque ‘flower’)
[name_f]Raisa[/name_f] (Yiddish ‘rose’)
Rhosyn (Welsh ‘rose’)
Sayuri / [name_m]Yuri[/name_m] (Japanese ‘small’ + ‘lily’)
Ayame (Japanese ‘iris’)
[name_f]Briallen[/name_f] (Welsh ‘primrose’)
[name_f]Kiele[/name_f] (Hawaiian ‘gardenia’)
[name_f]Lileas[/name_f] / [name_f]Lilias[/name_f] (Scottish ‘lily’)
Maylea (Hawaiian ‘wildflower’)
[name_f]Nerine[/name_f] (name for a genus of plants native to South [name_f]Africa[/name_f] but spread worldwide)
[name_f]Nasrin[/name_f] (Persian ‘wild rose’)
[name_f]Noura[/name_f] (Arabic ‘blossom’)
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] (Welsh ‘white footprint’ because in legend white flowers would spring up wherever she went)
Róis / Róisín (Welsh ‘rose’)
Saki (Japanese ‘blossom’)
[name_f]Ume[/name_f] / [name_f]Umeko[/name_f] (Japanese ‘plum blossom’ + ‘child’)
Vanamo (Finnish ‘twin-flower’ which is [name_f]Linnea[/name_f], right?)
[name_f]Zahra[/name_f] / [name_f]Zahrah[/name_f] (Egyptian/Arabic ‘flower’/‘blooming flower’) also [name_f]Zara[/name_f]

Some flower names are also quite rare or not so frilly sounding, which I think works:
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eglantine[/name_f]
[name_f]Jonquil[/name_f]
Amaranth
Carnation
[name_f]Columbine[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Lotus[/name_f]
Plumeria
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_f]Heather[/name_f] (or [name_m]Heath[/name_m]?)
[name_f]Orchid[/name_f]

[name_f]Acacia[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_f]Hyacinth[/name_f]
Cerinthe
[name_f]Enya[/name_f]
[name_f]Anise[/name_f]
[name_f]Roisin[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fleur[/name_f]
[name_u]Sorrel[/name_u]
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f]
Alyssum
[name_f]Kerria[/name_f]

Sorry if I’ve repeated any!

[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]-[name_f]Laurel[/name_f] tree

Careful with this - [name_f]Senna[/name_f] is a laxative! XD

[name_f]Shoshana[/name_f] – means [name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Zaria[/name_f] – means [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Anara[/name_f] – means Pomegranate [name_f]Flower[/name_f]
[name_f]Ardith[/name_f] – means Flowering [name_m]Field[/name_m]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] – means Fair [name_f]Flower[/name_f]
[name_f]Hana[/name_f] – means [name_f]Flower[/name_f], [name_f]Blossom[/name_f]

I was trying to find names nobody had previously mentioned, I hope they hadn’t been.