This post is a carefully curated list of botanical baby names for girls.
November 14, 2021
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THESE NAMES ARE ALWAYS IN BLOOM
Floral names are always in style. They’re naturally boho and range from elegant to playful. And a handful of them skyrocketed during the last two decades.
Because of that, I’ve rounded up a list of nature-inspired botanical baby names for girls (flowers, plants, and herbs) that are incredibly beautiful but far less common than your typical Rose or Lily.
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BOTANICAL BABY NAMES
Also known as hibiscus, this plant produces large, show-stopping flowers. It’s also a pretty name rooted in mythology. And Thea makes an adorable nickname.
This sweet herb has an equally sweet name.
A genius of deciduous plants and a beautiful name that’s a natural alternative to Oralia and Aurelia.
Cheerful daisy-like flowers, and an ancient Greek name that means “star.”
Pronounced Oh-bree-sha. This plant produces a blanket of beautiful jewel-toned flowers and makes a gorgeous, uncommon name.
How pretty is this for a first and middle name combo? Hummingbirds love this blooming shrub that produces tiny red flowers.
This delightful spring-blooming flower makes a stunning and uncommon name.
A flowering shrub with exquisite, colourful blooms, and a beautiful name.
This unofficial national flower of Ireland, and a well-known symbol of good luck (four-leaf clover), makes such a cute name with an air of mysticism.
Starbursts of colour, these gorgeous flowers make a lovely name.
As a name, just like the flower, it has an air of simplicity and sweetness.
A name rooted in Greek mythology and a lovely flowering shrub.
A beautiful name and the botanical name for the flax lily that has star-shaped flowers that turn to berries.
This strong yet simple name conjures up visions of a vibrant green forest floor.
An elegant flower that shares its name with the Greek rainbow goddess.
The delightful name of this popular coniferous shrub can also be shortened to the cute nickname, Junie or June.
A flower, a lovely purple colour, and a calming scent. Everything about this name is elegant.
Infused with spiritual meaning, the lotus flower is known for its purity and beauty. Despite its iconic legacy, it’s still an uncommon name that’s bound to increase in popularity.
This wispy wildflower looks like it belongs in a majestic forest. And as a first and middle name, it’s pure magic.
A lovely pale blue wildflower from the buttercup family and also a Celtic girl name.
A beautiful and uncommon Irish girl name and a thriving desert plant with blue, purple, or pink flowers.
A fruit-bearing plant with a feminine name that rolls of the tongue.
This adorable name is also a plant or vine that produces one of the most famous spices in the world: pepper.
This bold beauty decorates meadows and fields and makes a cheerful name.
Romneya Coulteri is the botanical name for the California tree poppy. A delightfully unique name that could be shortened to Neya.
A lovely tropical plant with large, ornamental blooms. And a beautiful name with many cute nicknames (Rose, Rosie, Elle, Ellie, etc.).
This sacred herb is used spiritually as an energetic cleansing tool. The word also means “wise” and is the perfect name for a strong little change-maker.
This shrub with soft silver flowers is beloved by children. It’s also known as goat willow, pussy willow, or great sallow, and makes an adorable first and middle name combo.
The botanical name for sage.
Known for its colourful springtime blossoms, Silene is a lovely alternative to the popular spellings Selene and Celine.
This tangy, lemon-flavoured herb makes a great unisex name.
This name sounds as bright and sunny as the plant’s little yellow blooms.
A genus of lovely purple flowers and a less common alternative to Violet.
This name summons up an image of a little French cottage draped in a cascade of vining purple flowers. There’s something so very mystical and magical about it.
These colourful, cheerful flowers make a unique, feminine name.
This unique name would work well for a summertime baby girl considering it’s a type of grass (who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass on a sunny day?).
FOUND YOUR BABY’S NAME?
I hope you’ve found some top contenders for your baby’s name. And if you think of more amazing botanical baby girl names not listed here, please share them in the comments below.
Please keep me in the loop if you chose one of these names for your little babe. I’d love to know in the comments which one!
And if you’re interested in learning more about the floral inspiration for the botanical baby name you chose, here’s a great resource.
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