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

Juniper
Kid-lit favorite 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 favorite 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 colorful summer bloom makes a gorgeous—and a little offbeat—nature name for girls.

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