Top 10 Flower Names for Baby Girls in 2021

July 5, 2020 | Interesting facts

Pregnancy is a wonderful journey and enjoyable experience. It comes with many questions, expectations and responsibilities. There are many important decisions to make before baby arrives and one of the first decisions to make is choosing the perfect baby name.

Choosing the name for a baby is not an easy task. It is an important decision you have to make as a parent. Fortunately, there are many wonderful flower names for baby girls that we will be discussing below. Some of them are unique, while others were popular in the past and have started to bloom again as modern names.

Here is our list of common and uncommon flower names for girls with their meanings and origins, which can help you find the perfect name for your beautiful daughter.

Aster

The meaning of this lovely name is “the star“. The name “aster” is derived from the Greek word “astron”, which means “star”, because of the shape of the flower.

Aster is a symbol of patience and elegance. The flower is said to be the fallen tears of the Goddess Astraea. According to Greek mythology, the Goddess Astraea turned into a star. When the flood waters receded she wept for the loss of lives, her tears fell to earth and the beautiful Aster flower emerged. Aster has a habit of growing almost anywhere it’s planted!

According to thenamemeaning.com, this beautiful name has become popular in last ten years in different countries and cultures, especially in Dutch-speaking countries and English-speaking countries.

Famous people named Aster include: Aster Yohannes (politician and freedom fighter who brought independence to Eritrea), Aster Aweke (singer).

Calanthe

The name is derived from the Greek words “kallos”, which means “beauty” and “anthos”, meaning “flower”.

In the language of flowers, Calanthe represents beauty, charm and endurance. These orchids are hardy and showy, and listed as endangered species in some countries.

This name is unique and sounds amazing! Though it is not widespread, it is great for parents who dare to step out of the box.

The name is popular due to Queen Calanthe, also known as the “Lioness of Cintra”, the fictional character of the TV series The Witcher. The dark-haired woman wearing a golden dress and a golden crown is one of the most intriguing characters in this series.

Lotus

The name comes from Latin “lotus” and Greek “lotos”, name used for several plants before it came to mean Egyptian White Lotus (Nymphaea lotus). However, the name Lotus is used as a common name for many species and genera in various botanical families.

The symbolism of Lotus is different across the cultures and can symbolize purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, knowledge, serenity, devotion, rebirth and divinity.
The popular saying is that Lotus produces a wonderful flower even with its roots in the dirtiest water.

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud – the obstacles of life and its suffering…The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life…Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one” – Goldie Hawn.

This name is becoming more popular for both genders, though it’s still more common to be named for a girl. It has significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism.

Famous real-life people named Lotus: Lotus Marie Pryor (daughter of actress Rain Pryor), Lotus Elodie Spelling (daughter of actor Randy Spelling).

Daisy

The name “daisy” is a corruption of “days eye” and refers to the way that the flower closes at night and opens in the day. The petals close at night over the yellow center and during the day they re-open. Daisy is also a slang word for something of excellent quality. It is a common name that describes many different plants.

Daisy represents innocence, purity, rebirth and new beginnings, making it a meaningful name choice for a baby girl.

The name was very popular in the end of the 20th century. According to babynameshub.com, the greatest number of people were given this name in 1996. For the past twenty years, the name’s growth has been slow, but we can clearly say that Daisy is a wonderful baby name for a girl that has continued to be popular to this day.
It’s also worth to mention that “Daisy” is also a nickname for Margaret because “Marguerite” is a French name for the daisy.

Famous people named Daisy: Daisy Fuentes (actress), Daisy Martinez (chef and host of the PBS series “Daisy Cooks!”), Daisy Lowe (model), Daisy Fay Buchanan (fictional character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus The Great Gatsby).

Marigold

The name is said to have come from “Mary’s Gold”, with reference to the Virgin Mary and gold for the color. Marigold is a common name for several plants in the Asteraceae family, such as Tagetes and Calendula.

Marigold symbolizes faith, fidelity, passion and creativity, but it can also symbolize happiness, joy and grace.

The name is becoming more and more popular for a girl. It’s an absolutely lovely and unique name!

Famous people named Marigold: Marigold Linton (cognitive psychologist), Marigold Frances Churchill (daughter of Lady Clementine and Sir Winston Churchill)

Lily

The name comes from the Greek word “leiron”, one of the first word for flower, which is believed to refer to the white lilies that were later called Madonna Lilies (Lilium candidum). Lily is a common name used for several different plant species.

Lily symbolizes virginity, purity and modesty, making it the perfect baby name. It also symbolizes passion and gaiety.

According to thenamemeaning.com, popularity of the name was high in many countries in the last decade. In 2014, in the US it was ranked as the 27th most popular baby girl name. In Australia it was ranked at #21, in the UK it was ranked at #9, and in Canada it was ranked at #8. The highest the name has ever been ranked was 2nd most popular in Scotland in 2011.
Lily can be short for Lilith, Liliana, Lilika or Lillia.

The most famous people named Lily: Lily James (actress), Lily Tomlin (actress), Lily Allen (singer), Lily Collins (actress) and Lily Cole (fashion model).

Azalea

The name comes from the Greek word “azaleos”, meaning “dry”. Azalea is a common name used to describe a specific group of Rhododenrons.

Azalea is a symbol of femininity and elegance. In Victorian times, the flower was associated with temperance. The name sounds exotic, but still feminine, and it’s one of the fresher flower names. Azaleas grow quickly, but you have to take care of them.

The name is used mostly in English-speaking countries and Spanish-speaking countries, but also in other countries and cultures.

The name is popular thanks to singer Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.

Rose

The name is derived from the Latin “rosa”, which comes from the Greek “rhodon”, words the ancient Greeks and Romans used for both the flower and the color red.

The flower itself is full of meaning. Roses are most commonly associated with love and romance, but they also represent purity, joy, admiration, enchantment, elegance and beauty.

The name Rose is one of the most popular first names, especially in English-speaking countries. According to thenamemeaning.com, the name became popular among medieval Christians in the 19th century as the flower was associated with the Virgin Mary and also as a symbol of love and beauty. It was used in the Middle Ages as a shorter form of compound old Germanic names used in England by the Normans. The name is still popular today and has been increasing in popularity in recent years!

The most famous people named Rose: Rose McGowan (actress), Rose Byrne (actress), Rose Marie (actress), Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (mother of former American president John F. Kennedy).

Iris

The name is derived from the Greek word “iris”, which means “rainbow”. It is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow.

The Iris has many meanings. It represents wisdom, hope, trust, royalty, victory and power. It can also symbolize hope, faith and passion.

According to thenamemeaning.com, the name Iris is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English-speaking countries and Dutch-speaking countries. The name has become increasingly popular in last 20 years.
As reported by babynameshub.com, the greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1122 people in the U.S. were given the name Iris.

Famous people named Iris: Iris Murdoch (British novelist and philosopher), Iris Berben (actress),  Iris DeMent (singer and songwriter).

Tansy

The name has Greek origin and means “immortality”. It is derived from the Greek word “athanasia”. Tansy is a common name for a plant known by its scientific name as Tanacetum vulgare.

The name symbolizes longevity, immortality, eternity and everlasting love.

The name Tansy is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name, but mostly given to girls. It’s a rare, but beautiful name for a girl, with an angelic aura.

The most famous people named Tansy: Tansy Davies (composer), Tansy Alexander (actress).