I admit I was inspired to write this while reading the comments for Nameberry’s blog post. I couldn’t just limit myself to floral names for boys, so here is a list for both genders.
Freesia is a truly unique name, with less than five baby girls last year named it.
Sakura ranked #2753 last year, with 63 baby girls named after this flower.
Lilium ranked #17943. Only 5 girls were named this spin on Lillian.
Less than 5 babies were named Salvia last year.
Achillea didn’t make it onto the US extended popularity list, with less than 5 babies named it. Perhaps it’s the association with Achilles’ heel?
Zinnia is the most popular out of these names, at #2136 with 89 occurrences.
None of the names Foxglove, Narcissus, Carnation, Thyme, Amaranth, or Mandrake charted on the US popularity data.
Aster charted for girls at #5598 with 23 occurrences. Less than 5 baby boys were named Aster.
Allium, Anemone, Myosotis, and Liatris all didn’t rank for either gender.
5 baby girls were named Alyssum at #16557. It didn’t rank for boys.
Hope you enjoyed!