Naming a baby is a huge responsibility. After all, for most people, their name is something they will have for the rest of their lives. A lot of thought and consideration go into choosing a baby name. Some people have their baby’s name chosen before they even become pregnant, some choose a family name for their little one, and others look for inspiration from other sources.
Flower names for kids, especially girls, have always been popular, as they are often seen as feminine and delicate, like the flower they’re named after. But while most flower names are thought to be only for girls, we’re seeing many gender-neutral and boy options, as well. If you’re looking for a flower name for your little one, here’s some floral inspiration.
If you love the soft femininity of a flower name while also hoping for something a bit more traditional, you can’t go wrong with a name like Rose, Lily, Violet, Iris, or Daisy. Nameberry notes that these names are popular worldwide, topping name charts across the globe. These are names that have been popular for decades and may even be family names. If you’re trying to avoid popular girl names like Olivia, Emma, and Sophia, these traditional flower names are a great option.
Flower names for kids don’t have to be traditional. In fact, the options are endless when it comes to finding unique names inspired by flowers. Delphine, Dahlia, Holly, Ivy, Magnolia, and Poppy are all popular flower names according to Nameberry, ranking in the U.S. Top 1,000. Calla, Azalea, Ivy, Willow, Amber, and Violet are also more unique options for those looking for something a bit different.
Flower names for kids aren’t just for girls. If you love the idea of a floral-inspired name but want something less feminine and more of a gender-neutral option, there are many to choose from. Why not try a name like Sage, Juniper, Briar, Florian or Peregrine? These are all names that evoke the beauty of nature and would be a wonderful choice for any child.
However, if you’re looking for a more traditionally masculine flower name for your child, there are lots of those to choose from, too. Sherwood, Thorne, Ren, Rhodes, Aster, Bryony, and Rowan are all name options based on flowers or plants. Delving into the meaning behind some of the more traditional flower names will often result in other more unique and masculine options. For example, the Slavic name Valerian is the name of a flowering herb, while Bryony has Greek origins and means “climbing plant.”
Flower names can either be literal, like Rose, Daisy, and Lily, or more subtle, like Saffron, after the herb, or Sherwood, which means bright forest. Baby name popularity tends to be cyclical, and we’re definitely seeing a resurgence in the popularity of flower names for kids. Whether you want a classic flower name or something a bit less common, there are endless choices to choose from.
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