Favourite Flower Names for Your Little Bloom

Flora-inspired monikers may have begun to bud as far back as the 19th century, but they never go out of fashion—in the spring and summer, they’re a celebration; in the colder months, they’re a sunshiny wish. Flowers are also tokens of love and affection—what title more befitting for a brand new babe? Here are the most blooming beautiful classic and contemporary names for girls and boys topping charts.

Lovely infant foot with little white daisy

Classic flower names for girls

  • Daisy
  • Rose / Rosemary
  • Lily
  • Poppy
  • Holly
  • Jasmine
  • Dahlia
  • Zinnia
  • Petunia
  • Violet

Contemporary flower names for girls

  • Camellia
  • Tulip
  • Daffodil
  • Blossom
  • Iris
  • Saffron (from the purple crocus flower)
  • Azalea
  • Acacia
  • Bluebell
  • Briar-Rose
  • Clover
  • Gardenia
  • Petal
  • Ren (unisex, from Japanese for ‘lotus’)

Flower names for boys

  • Sage
  • Lotus
  • Basil
  • Sorrel
  • Cypress
  • Rowan (Middle English, meaning ‘thicket’ or ‘undergrowth’)
  • Ash (from the ash tree)
  • Yarrow
  • Amaranth (a Greek collection of plants and flowers)
  • Aster (unisex, star-shaped flowers)

Still hailing from nature, some sylvan-themed choices…

Trees & plant names

  • Willow
  • Fern / Fearne
  • Olive
  • Ivy
  • Hazel
  • Elm
  • Cedar

Via babylondon and disneybabyblog.com