The popularity of names fluctuates. While some names will never be forgotten (Kate, Aoife, and Anna, to name a few), there are others that we had no idea could be names (Dora, Marina, Aloe?). People have turned to a variety of sources for inspiration for new and unique baby names, ranging from car models and fruit bowls to fairy tales and even flower beds. There are numerous flower names that are gaining popularity, so we decided to highlight a few of our favorites. Do any of these flower names ring a bell for you?
Azalea is a member of the Rhododendron family, and it has large, bright spring blooms. You haven't heard of this person? It has recently gained popularity thanks to pop artist Iggy Azalea and rapper Azalea Banks.
Aster is a colorful flowering plant from the Asteraceae family, which includes over 180 species. While it is a relatively new flower name, comedian Gilbert Gottfried used it to name his daughter, Lily Aster.
BluebellGeri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell named her new baby girl after this lovely, light blue bloom. Is it too much or not enough?
If you ask some, this is the ideal unisex name! This plant, also known as the Irish lucky charm, has grown in popularity over the last few years.
This daisy-like Mexican tuberous-rooted plant was cultivated for its brightly colored single and double flowers. Dahlia has come to represent elegance and dignity in flower language, so it could be a truly lovely name for a baby girl.
The French word for flower is fleur. Flower was the name of the skunk in Bambi, and Fleur was the name of the beautiful girl from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in the Harry Potter series. Regardless of the language, this is a lovely name.
Ivy as a baby girl name is not uncommon, at least not in the worlds of fiction and celebrity. Beyonce and Jay-Z named their baby girl Blue Ivy, and Poison Ivy was one of Batman's most heinous foes.
Jasmine has been such a popular name for so long that it's not surprising that some people don't realize it's a flower. This Old World shrub or climbing plant is a fragrant and decorative beauty with flowers in white, pink, or yellow. It gained popularity as a flower name following the release of the 1992 Disney film Aladdin, which starred the spirited and beautiful Princess Jasmine.
This lovely and exotic flower holds special significance in the religious traditions of both Buddhism and Hinduism. This flower name is simple yet beautiful, representing purity, grace, and spiritual growth.
While many flower names are soft, sweet, and feminine, the name Poppy is more vibrant. It has also gained a lot of traction in the celebrity world. Poppy Honey Rosie was named by Jamie Oliver, and Anthony Edwards, Jessica Capshaw, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer all named their daughters Poppy.