Flower Names That Are Absolutely Beautiful

Baby Girl -- Flower Names

Flower names have always been popular. Long before word names came into vogue, flower names for girls, such as Violet, Iris, Lily, and Rose, were top choices. But there’s a garden full of nature baby names out there, so try one of these pretty choices for your daughter.

Amarantha

This exotic floral name is linked with immortality—and makes a lovely way to get to the nickname Amy.

Aster

A star-shaped flower that blooms in the fall, Aster associated with love and magic.

Azalea

Azalea is a hot up-and-comer on the baby name charts—it first entered the top 1000 five years ago, and is already nearly into the top 500.

Camellia

A beautiful blooming tree gives us one gorgeous nature cool girl name. Though it shares a sound profile with popular baby names like Ella, Camila, and Gabriella, this one has never hit the top 1000 baby names in the U.S.

Dahlia

This summer bloom is given the floral meaning of “elegant,” and it’s currently on the rise.

Daisy

Often considered a nickname for Margaret, Daisy is a fresh and cheerful nature baby name.

Fleur

The French word for flower drew baby-namer attention after J.K. Rowling used it for Harry Potter’s competition in Goblet of Fire. 

Flora

Red hot at the turn of the 20th century, Flora—the Roman goddess of flowers—is due for a comeback.

Heather

When it comes to flower names for girls, you can’t get more popular than Heather, which ruled the baby name charts in the 1970s and ’80s.

Iris

One of the most perennially popular nature names for girls, this bloom is currently enjoying a resurgence, and sits in the top 200 names for girls.

Jacinta

Love hyacinths? Consider the Spanish word for the pretty springtime flower.

Jasmine

Aladdin’s favourite princess bears the name of this fragrant bloom, which appeared in the top 50 until about a decade ago.

Juniper

Kid-lit favourite Junie B. Jones actually sports this nature name for girls—it’s taken from a lovely, berry-filled tree.

Lavender

Harry Potter helped make this name a more wearable option, thanks to Ron Weasley’s first girlfriend, Lavender Brown. Lavender is a perennial herb, which signifies purity and devotion.

Leilani

A lilting Hawaiian name, Leilani means heavenly flower. This name is currently in the top 200 baby names in the U.S.

Lilac

Baby name experts predict this may be one of the next cool nature baby names, given the flower’s popularity.

Lily

Lily has ranked among the most timeless of the flower names for girls—and an uberpopular favourite among the celebrity set, who have selected this name dozens of times for their offspring.

Magnolia

Looking for a lovely long name to give you the nickname Maggie? This gorgeous, fragrant bloom that’s synonymous with the South could fit the bill.

Peony

The bold, springtime bloom makes a lovely and unique flower name for girls.

Poppy

These bright, cheerful blooms inspired a popular baby name in the UK, that’s just starting to gain traction here in the U.S.

Rose

One of the most timeless floral baby names, Rose is currently on another upswing, and nearing the top 150.

Violet

This dainty purple bloom begat a baby name that is currently in the top 50 and on the rise.

Zinnia

The colourful summer bloom makes a gorgeous—and a little offbeat—nature name for girls.

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