48 Baby Names That Mean Flower

48 Baby Names That Mean Flower

Baby names that mean flower or a type of flower have always been popular amongst parents. These names are great for describing the delicate and elegant nature of some babies, and are usually girl names although some of these names can be altered to fit boys as well.

Floral names were particularly common in the 18th century; however, they seem to be making a comeback, especially amongst celebrity groups, where baby names that mean flower or are a type of flower seem to be in full bloom. For example, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has three kids with floral names — Poppy, Petal and Daisy.

While Jamie Oliver chose some names that are considered more common like Daisy, which is a common white and yellow flower that can be found in most yards, or Poppy, which is a flower known for its deeporange color, others can be quite exotic. For example, an exotic baby name that is a type of flower is Ambretta. This is a beautiful yellow evergreen flower that’s not native to the U.S.

Most parents will try to opt for a flower that holds some type of special meaning in their lives. For example, the flower might have been a favorite of a beloved aunt or grandparent. Or, it may have been a flower that their significant other got them on their first date. However, it’s also not unusual for some parents to choose a name solely because they like how it rolls off their tongue.

Look through our list of floral baby names to find something that you might like.

Aletris

Meaning: Сorn grinder
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Amarantha

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Ambretta

Meaning: An evergreen with yellow flowers
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Anara

Meaning: Pomegranate flower
Origin: Kazakh, Persian
Gender: Girl

Anthea

Meaning: Flowery
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Azami

Meaning: Thistle flower
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Briallen

Meaning: A primrose
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Bryony

Meaning: To sprout
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Calytrix

Meaning: Star-flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Cataleya

Meaning: Cattley’s flower
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Daisy

Meaning: A beautiful flower
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Diantha

Meaning: Divine flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Evanthe

Meaning: Fair flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Fiorella

Meaning: Little flower
Origin: Italian
Gender: Girl

Fiorello

Meaning: Little flower
Origin: Italian
Gender: Boy

Florian

Meaning: Flowering
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Florin

Meaning: Flower; Flourishing”
Origin: French, Romanian
Gender: Boy

Jacinta

Meaning: Hyacinth
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Jara

Meaning: Rock-rose or Earthen water jug
Origin:  Slovakian, Spanish, or Arabic
Gender: Girl

Hana

Meaning: Flower, Blossom
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Ianthe

Meaning: Purple flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Iolanthe

Meaning: Violet flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Leilani

Meaning: A heavenly flower
Origin: Hawaiian
Gender: Girl

Linnea

Meaning: Twinflower, Lime tree
Origin: Swedish
Gender: Girl

Mali

Meaning: Welsh
Origin: Jasmine flower
Gender: Girl

Marguerite

Meaning: Daisy
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Miki

Meaning: Flower stem
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Petal

Meaning: A part of a flower’s blossom
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Poppy

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Cornish, English, Welsh
Gender: Girl

Raisa

Meaning: Rose;
Origin: Russian
Gender: Girl

Rapunzel

Meaning: Lamb’s lettuce
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Rayen

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Mapuche (Chilean)
Gender: Girl

Ren

Meaning: The love of the lotus
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Unisex

Rhoda

Meaning: Rose
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Rhodes

Meaning: Where roses grow
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Rhoswen

Meaning: White rose
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Roisin

Meaning: Little rose
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Sanne

Meaning: Lily
Origin: Dutch
Gender: Girl

Susan

Meaning: Lily
Origin: English short form of Susannah
Gender: Girl

Tansy

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Xochitl

Meaning: Flower
Origin: Nahuatl, Aztec
Gender: Girl

Yasmine

Meaning: Jasmine flower
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Girl

Yesenia

Meaning: Floral
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Yolanda

Meaning: Violet flower
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Yuri

Meaning: Lily
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Zara

Meaning: Blooming flower
Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
Gender: Girl

Zahara

Meaning: To shine; Flower
Origin: Hebrew, Swahili
Gender: Girl

Zuzu

Meaning: Lily
Origin: Czech
Gender: Girl