Flower baby names

Flower baby names

by Laura Healy |
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Flower baby names are blooming popular, thanks to an increase in vintage baby names and the attraction of pretty, flowery names. It's no surprise then that flower names are rising in the charts of the most popular baby names in the UK according to the Office of National Statistics, as well as being picked by the celebs.

Whether you are in for a surprise and want to wait to find out the gender of your baby but still want to choose a baby name, or you're keen to choose a more gender-neutral name for your tot that suits both boys and girls, we've rounded up our favourite flower baby names that we think you'll love.

And these lovely names rooted in nature aren't just for girls either...read on for our pick of floral boy flower names too, as well as flower names for girls.

20 Flower baby names for girls

Can you see your newborn as a Poppy, Lily, or Rose? Here are 20 of our favourite flower inspired baby names for girls and what they represent.

  • Acacia - An attractive yellow or white blossom which symbolises immortality. It's sometimes used as the national symbol of Australia.

  • Blossom - A cluster of flowers that look beautiful when in bloom, Blossom is making its way back into the popular baby girl names.

  • Bluebell - A pretty wildflower that often grows in the countryside. Bluebells are a symbol of gratitude and it's a beautiful, distinctive name choice.

  • Clover - Clover is a charming and perky name that is often associated with lucky (the four-leaf clover).

  • Dahlia - This vibrant flower in Victorian represents elegance and dignity.

  • Daisy - The second most popular girls name begining with 'D'. This name comes from the phrase "days eye" as it opens its petals at daybreak.

  • Delphine - This name comes from the delphinium flower, which dolphine shaped flower represents an open heart. Delphine is a chic name.

  • Holly - It's leaves and vibrant red berries make this a beautiful Christmas decoration and an even more adorable name. The green leaves represent eternal life.

  • Iris - The Greek origin meaning "rainbow", an iris is the symbol of wisdom and courage.

  • Ivy - In Ancient Greece ivy would symbolise faithfulness. The evergreen plant represents eternity and strength.

  • Jasmine - A small white flower that is known for its fragrance. This delicate flower is associated with love.

  • Lavender - Can also be spelt "Lavanda". Purple is the colour of royality and pink the colour of youth, making this an incredibly feminine name.

  • Lily - The symbol on innocence, the Lily is a beautiful star-like flower that smells wonderful.

  • Marigold - A cluster of sunshine, it is known as "herb of the sun" and represents creativity.

  • Petal - Beautiful, soft and sweet smelling. The petal has its own distinctive style.

  • Poppy - A classic name and the symbol of sleep, Poppy is a very popular girls name.

  • Primrose - Meaning "first rose" this beautiful flower with a message of something special, telling someone you can't live without them.

  • Rose - An enchanting flower which beautiful colours offer distinct meanings: red, passion; white, innoncence; yellow, friendship; pink, appreciation; orange, desire.

  • Violet - Pretty, soft and sweet. This name was made popular by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's eldest daughter.

  • Willow - The symbol of nature and life, 'Willow' also represents balance, learning and growth.

10 boy flower names for babies

Don't forget flower inspired names aren't just for girls, there are plenty of flower and plant names for boys too. Some of our favourites include:

  • Basil - this fragrant herb also sprouts little flowers. This charming Greek name means 'regal' and is obviously fit for your little prince.

  • Bud - alt. Buddy, American name meaning ‘friend’, but also like the bud of a flower.

  • Cedar - Cedar is a boy's name of English origin, unsurprisingly meaning 'cedar tree'.

  • Indigo - Colour baby names (hey, Blue Ivy) are very on trend. This name originates from the deep-blue dye that comes from the indigo plant. It’s striking for either a girl or a boy.

  • Jared/Jarred - Meaning 'rose' in Hebrew, this name is fitting for your sweet little boy.

  • Kunal - In Sanskrit, Kunal means 'lotus' or 'someone who sees beauty in everything'. That’s no surprise though, as the beautiful lotus flower stands out in the murkiest of ponds.

  • Moss - English, meaning ‘near a peat bog’.

  • Ren - Ren means 'water lily' in Irish and 'lotus' in Japanese. The sacred lotus flower was symbolic of rebirth in ancient Egyptian culture, and Buddhists see it as a sign of spiritual awakening.

  • Sorrel - This one is an Old French and German name that means 'reddish-brown hair'. So if you have a baby name picked out, but your little dude comes out with copper-coloured hair, maybe you should name him Sorrel? If you didn’t know, a flowering sorrel is a hibiscus, which can be used to make teas and other drinks.

  • William - Sweet William comes in white, pink, purple and red and grows in beautiful clusters. Who knew Prince William’s German moniker was so floral?

Don’t worry if your due date is fast approaching and you still haven’t found a name that feels like the one. Head to our baby name generator where you’ll find thousands of names to fall in love with, from more traditional sounding names, to unique baby names from all around the world.

Laura Healy is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. She is a mum-of-two girls and loves writing about all things parenting, she is particularly interested in the toddler years and eco-friendly baby products, as well as children’s literature. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and has published short stories in the UK and Ireland, as well as previously writing freelance for her local paper.

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