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20 plant-inspired baby names you’ve probably never heard of


By Amanda Cassidy
24th Jul 2022
20 plant-inspired baby names you’ve probably never heard of

It’s been announced today that Pippa Middleton has named her newborn daughter Rose.

The 38-year-old sister of Kate Middleton already has two children, Arthur (3) and Grace (1) with millionaire husband James Matthews.

Nature is perhaps on the mother’s mind as it’s also emerged she also  plans to develop her 77 acre farm in a similar manner to Jeremy Clarkston’s Diddly Squat farm with plans for glamping, a farm shop and a restaurant.

It looks as if baby names after florals are back after a brief hiatus in which other nature names emerged like Ivy, River and Rain.

We’ve put together a list of whimsical, memorable baby names perfect for your little bud.

Acacia

In Greek, this name means “thorny.”

Ambretta

This name takes after an evergreen that blooms yellow flowers.

Oakley

This strong moniker is Old English for “from the oak meadow”

Amaryllis

Amaryllis is in the same family as the popular lily flower.

Bryony

With Latin roots, this name means “to sprout.”

Cassia

This gorgeous Greek name means “cinnamon,” which is also the scent that the cassia plant emits—it’s sweet and spicy! This name can be pronounced as cass-ee-a, or as cash-a, like the cassia tree itself.

Ren

This is Japanese for “water lily”

Fern

This flowery name comes from the feathery-fronded plant that enjoys the shade.

Zinnia

Cool and edgy, Zinnia is of Latin origin, and the zinnia flower symbolizes remembrance. Roald Dahl knows a good name when he sees it—Zinnia Wormwood is the mother of Matilda in his famous novel of the same name; though she has a questionable personality, her name is pretty cool.

Yolanda

In Greek, this name means “violet flower.”

Briar

With English origins, this name means “a thorny patch.”

Pepper

English for “spice” or “berry”

Lane

Meaning: ”One from the meadow farm”.

Vernon

This pretty name is French for “alder tree” or Latin for “spring”

Wilder

A variant of the English word “wild” can be seen used in the languages German and Danish

Narcissa

In Greek, this girls’ name means “daffodil.”

Kaede

Japanese name that means “maple leaf”

Tansy

This flower name has Greek origins and means “immortality.”

Rada

In Yiddish, this name means “rose” and “happy.”

Dahlia

This Lithuania name derives from an old rose plant that means “destiny.”