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Flower names might have just the right touch of sweetness and femininity you're after for your baby girl's name. Although some of these baby flower names are quite common, others are really unusual and are a good choice if you want a name that stands out. Discover lots of cute and beautiful girl flower names here, along with details about the blooms they are linked to, and find the best name for your pretty little flower.

Baby Girl Names Inspired by Flowers

1. Alyssa. This name comes from the alyssum flower. The word alyssum means “madness” in Greek. Although that meaning may not sound appealing at first, you might just be so madly in love with your little girl that you’ll name her Alyssa.

2. Blossom. A good choice if you’re not sure which flower name to choose, but still want a flower-inspired name. It's a pretty name that evokes flowers in their glory.

3. Bryony. This flowering vine-like plant is part of the yam family but is poisonous. In Greek the word means “to swell.” The name was very popular in the 18th century, so perhaps it is time to bring it back into style.

4. Calanthe. This is a type of orchid whose name means “beautiful flower” in Greek. Now, isn’t that the perfect meaning for your beautiful little flower?

5. Calla. The calla lily is that funnel-shaped flower you've seen in white, and sometimes other colors like orange and even black. In Greek, the name means “beauty,” an apt meaning for your beautiful little girl.

6. Camellia. This beautiful, typically pink flower is similar in appearance to a rose. Some species have a citrusy scent. It’s a very pretty name for a pretty baby girl.

7. Cassia. Also known as the golden shower tree, the cassia tree has cheery yellow blooms. It’s native to tropical regions such as India and Southeast Asia. Cassia is also the feminine form of the Latin name Cassius.

8. Chamomile. You might know this name because of the tea, which is actually made from little white flowers that resemble daisies. In Greek, chamomile means “earth apple.” What a unique name for a little girl who will surely brighten your life.

9. Clover. These little three-leaf flowers can sometimes be seen on a hillside or in the grass, but it’s when you find a four-leaf clover among them that you’re in luck! Name your little one after this flower for a lifetime of good luck.

10. Cynthia. This name was another name for the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis. It’s also the name of a shrub with yellow dandelion-like flowers.

11. Daffodil. This spring flower comes in various colors, but the bright yellow version is the most well-known. The name itself is Dutch in origin. The flower is also called a narcissus after the boy in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection and was turned into the flower. Check out these Greek mythology baby names to find more names with a mystical link.

12. Daisy. The name of the dainty white flower, Daisy as a baby name became popular in the 19th century. The word itself means “day eye” in Old English.

13. Flora. This word means “flower” in Latin. The girl’s name Flora was popular during the Renaissance in Europe. It was also the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.

14. Forsythia. This bush with bright yellow flowers blooms in the spring. It was named after botanist William Forsyth. As a surname it actually means “man of peace,” which is quite a nice meaning for a name.

15. Freesia. This elegant flower comes in many different colors and is well-known for its alluring scent, which is commonly used in perfumes. The flowers themselves are very popular in wedding bouquets. The flower was named after the botanist Friedrich Freese.

16. Hazel. The hazel tree has pearl-like strands of flowers known as catkins, and it also produces hazelnuts, found in many delicious sweets and chocolates. One reason you could name your daughter Hazel — other than, say, a love of pralines—is if you think she might inherit hazel eyes. Keep in mind that you may not know your baby’s final eye color at birth.

17. Holly. This evergreen shrub has long been associated with Christmas. It has white flowers and red berries and prickly dark green leaves. If your daughter is born around Christmas time, this might be the perfect name choice.

18. Ivy. Some types of this climbing plant have yellow flowers and dark purple berries. It’s considered an invasive plant and is often seen clinging to old buildings, such as colleges and universities — hence the term Ivy League. So, no pressure or anything, if you’re hoping your daughter will attend an Ivy League school!

19. Jasmine. This climbing plant with fragrant flowers is often used to make perfumes. The name is Persian in origin and means “gift from God.” What could be a better name for you special daughter?

20. Kamala. In Sanskrit, this name means “lotus.” It’s also another name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. It’s a unique and beautiful name for your little one.

21. Leilani. In Hawaiian, this name means “heavenly flowers.” The root word lei is also the name for the garland of flowers worn around the neck during special occasions. Whether your family has Pacific roots or not, this name is a beautiful option for a little girl.

22. Lilium. This is the genus (a category of biological classification) for true lilies. Other lilies use the name lily but are unrelated, such as water lilies and lily of the valley. The word has origins in both Greek and Latin. This would be a more unusual name choice for your daughter than the more common Lily.

23. Lillian. This name is both a diminutive of Elizabeth and another version of the name Lily, which comes from the Latin word lilium.

24. Lily. This flower name comes from the Latin word lilium. The name is often associated with white lilies and purity.

25. Lotus. The lotus genus has dozens of different varieties of flowers. The aquatic lotus (which is actually called a water lily) is not actually related to the lotus genus, but it’s the flower most people think of when they hear the word lotus. The word lotus has Greek origins. Although in Greek mythology the lotus tree was believed to cause sleepiness and forgetfulness, this girl’s name could be unforgettable for anyone who meets your little one.

26. Magnolia. This flowering tree was named after the French botanist Pierre Magnol. The tree has ancient origins and fragrant flowers that can be white, pink, purple, green, or yellow. In Asia, the flowers also have culinary uses as pickles, tea, and even as seasoning.

27. Marguerite. This is the French name for the daisy. The name Marguerite has a more exotic sound when compared to the more humble Daisy.

28. Marigold. The marigold flower is in the same family as the daisy flower. In ancient times, Romans and Greeks wore garlands of marigolds during special ceremonies, and the flower was even used in Catholic ceremonies where it acquired the nickname Mary’s Gold. Hindu temples consider marigolds sacred and use them to decorate temples. So, with this unique, religious, and even mystical history, the name Marigold could be a pretty special choice.

29. Maryam. This is the Arabic form of Miryam, which is derived from the name Mary. In Iran it’s the name for the tuberose flower, which was named after the Virgin Mary. The tuberose has been used in perfumes since the 17th century, and was a favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette.

30. Myrtle. The old-fashioned sounding name Myrtle is connected to a family of myrtle plants, include those that produce spices such as bay, clove, and allspice. This family of plants even includes the eucalyptus. The name has Greek origins and became popular as a given name in the 19th century.

31. Petal. This name has pretty obvious floral links. It’s a very cute name, and could also make a nice nickname!

32. Petunia. This flower name has interesting origins as it’s a word in the Tupi language. The Tupi people were indigenous to Brazil. Petunias are simple flowers that are often found in home gardens. The Maya and Inca believed the scent could ward off bad spirits. Some superstitious people believe petunias only grow where there is positivity. If you’d like your daughter’s name to be imbued with positive vibes, perhaps Petunia is the right choice.

33. Posey. Also spelled posy, this name is sometimes the short form of the name Josephine, but it’s also the name for a small flower bouquet given as a gift. In medieval Britain posies were worn around the neck or bodice. The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" also mentions "a pocket full of posies."

34. Primrose. Although unrelated to roses, the primrose means “first rose” in Latin. The family of flowers includes many garden favorites and wildflowers such as scarlet pimpernel and cyclamen. The flowers are very pretty and dainty, just like your little one will be!

35. Raisa. In Yiddish, this name means “rose” after the fragrant perennial flower, which got its name from a Persian word.

36. Rhoda. If you like the meaning of the name Rose, but don’t want something so obviously floral for your baby, try the name Rhoda, which means “rose” in Greek. If you like biblical names, you might consider this one as well as it appears in the New Testament.

37. Samantha. This feminine form of Samuel came about when the Greek suffix anthos (meaning flower) was added. Although the name isn’t the name of an actual flower, it has a classic ring to it as well as floral links, which you might like for your daughter.

38. Senna. This unisex name is based on the senna plant, native to tropical areas. The flowers are bright golden yellow. The plant is often grown in ornamental gardens and, in some Asian cuisines, the leaves and flowers are used in cooking.

39. Susannah. This name is derived from the Hebrew name Shoshannah, which means “lily.” The name Susan is also a derivative of the name. The name also means “lily” in Persian, Coptic, and Egyptian languages. In modern Hebrew, the name can also mean rose. Whether you go for Shoshannah, Susan, or Susannah, any of these names variants would be lovely for your baby girl.

40. Tansy. This plant has yellow button-like flowers. The ancient Greeks used it for medicinal purposes. In the Middle Ages, it was even thought to help women conceive. In modern times it has been used as a medicine for aches and pains, as well as an insect repellant, while also being popular in English gardens as an ornamental plant. As a baby name, Tansy is a cute choice!

41. Tulip. In Persian, Tulip means “turban.” Interestingly, the Ottomans were renowned for cultivating tulips before the Dutch became famous for it. The spring flower comes in so many colors and varieties that it’s hard to keep up! And some are even fragrant. If you love this unique and beautiful flower, consider naming your little girl Tulip.

42. Willow. You may have seen plenty of willow trees in parks and other woodland areas, especially the weeping variety. Willows have elongated flowers called catkins. Ancient cultures used the willow for medicinal purposes, and the branches are also used in various religious ceremonies. Willow branches can also be woven into baskets and fences, and used in other crafts. The willow is a very special tree, and it would make a unique yet modern-sounding name for your daughter.

43. Zahara. In Swahili, this name means “flower.” In Hebrew, it means “light.” Either meaning is perfect for your little one. And it’s such a unique name that your little girl will be even more special with it.

44. Zaynab. In Arabic, this girl’s name means “beauty” and “grace,” but it’s also the name of a flowering tree. The name also has a Swahili version, Zainabu, and a Greek version, Zenobia. Any of these names would set your daughter apart.

Spanish Flower Names for Girls

45. Amarilis. This is the Spanish form of the name Amaryllis, which is derived from the amaryllis flower. The amaryllis flower is named for a Greek heroine, and in Greek the name also means “to sparkle.”

46. Begoña. This is the Spanish name for the begonia flower, which was named after a French botanist. Begoña is also the name for a district and basilica in the Spanish city of Bilbao.

47. Jacinta. This is the Spanish and Portuguese version of the name Hyacinth, which also appears on this list. The spring flower looks like grape clusters and comes in white, pink, and purple, among other colors.

48. Narcisa. This is the Spanish, feminine form of the male name Narcissus, which is derived from the flower of the same name. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the name of a boy who was turned into a flower. The name was popular among Christians for a time and a few saints even bore the name. As a female name it has a very pretty ring to it.

49. Yolanda. This name is the Spanish form of the Italian name Yolande, which is derived from Violante, the Latin form of Violet. Other spellings also include Jolanta in Hungarian and Iolanta in Russian. The Greek version of Violet, Iolanthe, appears earlier in this list. Choose any of these names if you’re looking for an exotic version of the name Violet.

Girls’ Names That Start With “Rose”

Although not all of these names have floral links, they do all start with the letters or sound of the word rose.

50. Rosalia. This is an Italian combination name of Rosa and Lia, either of which would make good nicknames if you give your daughter this name.

51. Rosemary. This girl’s name starts with Rose, and is combined with the name Mary. Rosemary is also the name of the popular Mediterranean herb. The plant has pin-like leaves that are great in cooking as well as violet flowers shaped like snapdragons.

52. Rosamund. Originally this name came from the German words meaning “horse” and “protection.” However, in Latin, it also means “pure rose.” It’s an old-fashioned name with a stoic ring to it.

53. Rosanne. This is a combination name of Rose and Anne. You could also spell it Rosanna, which combines Rosa and Anna.

54. Rosette. This is the French diminutive of the name Rose. It can also refer to the architectural ornaments used above doorways or the ribbon wards handed out for achievements, like a blue ribbon for first place in a contest.

55. Rosie. This name is a sweet diminutive of the name Rose, despite being longer by one letter. Variant spellings also include Rosey, which is the word you’d use to describe your baby’s cute pink cheeks.

Blue, Purple, and Violet Flower Names for Girls

56. Aster. In Greek, this flower’s name translates to star. Some asters look like daisies, whereas others resemble chrysanthemums. Their spiky elongated petals do actually make them appear star-like. They come in many colors, including blue, purple, and white.

57. Bluebell. These beautiful pale blue flowers look like little bells hanging from a flower stem. Your daughter’s nickname could easily be Bell or Belle with this name.

58. Hyacinth. In Greek mythology, the god Apollo accidentally killed Hyakinthos, and in his mourning he created the hyacinth flower from his blood. Well, not the most heartwarming story, but the hyacinth flower is one of spring’s most fragrant flowers. It comes in many colors, including, white, pink, blue, and purple.

59. Iolanthe. In Greek, this name means “violet flower.” The name became well known because of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera about a fairy named Iolanthe who marries a mortal.

60. Iris. In Greek, the word iris means “rainbow.” It was also the name of the Greek goddess of rainbows. As a flower, the iris often has a beautiful violet coloring with uniquely shaped petals.

61. Larkspur. This distinctive blue flower in the delphinium family has the shape of a lark bird’s claws — hence the name. The word delphinium is Greek for dolphin, and the flowers, when seen together on the stem, kind of make the shape of a dolphin, too. So, if you’re considering this baby name, it’s up you which meaning you like better, the lark or the dolphin.

62. Lavender. This violet-colored fragrant flower is popular in many parts of Europe and is native to other temperate climates. It’s known for its characteristic scent. It’s used in medicine and cosmetics, and the flowers and leaves can even be used fresh or dried in cooking and baking.

63. Lilac. This shrub or small tree has early spring blossoms in white or purple and has a lovely fragrance. It’s a very popular ornamental plant in gardens and parks. As a name, Lilac also has Persian origins.

64. Veronica. This name is the Latin version of Berenice and also the name of a flower. As a plant, veronica has medical as well as culinary uses. It’s particularly popular in Austria as an herbal tea. The plant features cute little violet flowers. This could be a good name choice if you’d like a flower link without the name being overtly floral.

65. Violet. You’ll often find this petite wildflower growing near wooded areas, sometimes even on lawns. The purplish flowers have a unique scent. The name Violet stems from the Latin name for the flower, which is viola. Viola can also be another option for your daughter.

66. Wisteria. This elegant vine-like plant has clusters of flowers that are often pale purple. It isn’t uncommon to see wisteria growing up the side of an old cottage, a pergola, or some other structure. If you’d like to be reminded of the ornamental beauty of the wisteria plant, you could choose this name for your daughter.

Red and Pink Flower Names for Girls

67. Azalea. In spring, you might see an azalea bush (in the Rhododendron family) completely covered in pink or purple blossoms. What a pretty name for your daughter—you’ll always think of a huge splash of color whenever you call her name, even when you’re seeing red during those teenage years.

68. Canna. In Greek, this name means “reed,” which is quite fitting since the tropical canna flower is tall and lean like a reed. With its beautiful, often red blooms, Canna would make the perfect name for a baby girl. It was a popular name in Victorian England, so why not bring back the trend?

69. Erica. This genus of flowering shrubs is more commonly known as Heather, another floral name on this list. The name is also the feminine form of Eric. As a flower, the plant is petite with tiny green pin-like leaves and elongated bell-shaped flowers in grape-like clusters. Colors include white, pink, and purple.

70. Fuchsia. This flower comes from the Caribbean, and was named after Leonhart Fuchs. His surname means “fox” in German. The flower is unique in that it hangs down from the shrub and has two layers of petals. Sometimes the petal layers are different colors, but the intense pink color — also known as fuchsia — is more common.

71. Geranium. This humble flower comes in colors like white, pink, and red. There are wild as well as climbing varieties, which are often seen in window boxes in Mediterranean countries. It’s the ideal name if you’d like to be reminded of a joyous European holiday.

72. Heather. Also known as erica, heather is a flowering shrub with pink or white blooms. It’s very commonly found on heathlands (hence the name), which are low shrubby areas where heather grows in abundance. In Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights, the character of Heathcliff is named after a heath.

73. Kalina. In Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Polish, this name means “viburnum.” The viburnum is a shrub or small evergreen tree with white, cream, or pale pink flowers and red berries.

74. Marilla. This is a short version of the name Amarilla, which comes from the name Amaryllis. It is also a name for the flower whose name is derived from a Greek word that means “to sparkle.” The amaryllis flower looks a lot like a lily. The red amaryllis is popular in wintertime, especially around the holidays, as it can bloom indoors.

75. Peony. This flower was named after a Greek god and was believed to have healing properties. Peonies are native to Asia and it come in colors such as white, yellow, pink, and burgundy. They have big cabbage-like blooms. Peonies tend to bloom in late spring and early summer, and are very fragrant. It’s a really nice name for a little girl born in springtime, for example.

76. Poppy. Often but not always a red flower, the poppy has a number of uses. Poppy seeds are used in cooking and baking, and some species of the flower are even used to make morphine. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance for those who died in WWI. The name Poppy could be a cute and playful choice for a little girl.

77. Zinnia. These long-stemmed flowers related to sunflowers were named after the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. Zinnias are very easy to grow and come in many vibrant colors like red, pink, orange, and yellow. They’re often used in flower arrangements as they’re very hardy. This could be the ideal name for your cheerful little girl.

One-Syllable Flower Names for Girls

78. Fleur. In French, this one-syllable word simply means “flower.” As a girl’s name it sounds very pretty and brings to mind the French monarchy, which used the popular fleur-de-lis symbol in heraldry.

79. Phlox. This flower means “flame” in Greek. This refers to the intense colors it comes in, including pink, blue, red, and white.

80. Ren. This Japanese unisex name can mean “lotus” or “love,” depending on which Japanese characters it’s written with.

81. Rose. As Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, that meaning holds true, but if it looked any different, would it still be as beautiful? The rose is a flower that not only smells wonderful but also looks gorgeous, with those layers of petals wrapped tightly like a cabbage. But the thing that makes roses so characteristic are their thorns, making it both beautiful and prickly.

82. Rue. This flower is used both as an ornamental plant and as an herb. As an herb, it’s not very well known outside of North Africa and the Mediterranean, where it’s typically used for its bitter flavor. The plant has silvery bluish leaves and small yellow flowers. Rue can also be a nickname for Ruth.

83. Sage. The word sage is both the name for a wise person and an herb. As a name, it’s considered a unisex name, making it ideal for a boy or a girl. The herb has oval grayish green leaves and violet flowers. Sage has culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal uses. Add Sage to your shortlist, if you’re looking for a one-syllable flower name.

The Bottom Line

We hope that you love one of these flower names so much that you’ll been able to settle on it for your baby girl’s name. If you're still looking for inspiration, take a peek at our list of nature-inspired baby names to find some cute and pretty plant names for girls.

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