21 Pretty Flower NamesFrom Poppy to Aster, to Briony to Violet, we're smitten with floral-inspired monikers this Spring. Click ahead and let us know your favourite.
This one-of-a-kind moniker has been brought into the spotlight by the little girl on popular TV show Dexter, who has the name.iStockPhoto
Of French origin, meaning ‘Flower.’
Everything sounds chicer en francais, and this name (or nom, if you will) is no exception. While ‘Flower’ comes off as contrived, Fleur is simply cool.iStockPhoto
Of English origin, with literal meaning.
This hippy-chic name is well, hip and yet chic for a little girl. It brings to mind a happy, bubbly baby with a sweet smile. Fun fact: it’s also a nickname for Margaret; the French word for ‘Daisy’ is marguerite.iStockPhoto
Of English origin, meaning “Lily flower.”
This classic-turned-modern moniker rolls off the tongue and is so charming for a little girl.iStockPhoto
Of Scottish origin; botanical.
An old, yet timeless two-syllable that most likely won’t know has floral roots. It brings to mind a classy young lady with a mind of her own.iStockPhoto
Of Latin origin, with literal meaning. Alt form: Rosie
This classic, romantic moniker has had a resurgence thanks to its use in famous movies (think Leo’s love interest in Titanic) and as a celeb babe middle name. If you choose it for your baby girl, rest assured it’ll never go out of style.iStockPhoto
Of Greek and English origin, with literal and other meanings (see below.)
An old fashioned baby girl name that is classic yet cool. Proof: it’s shared by Jude Law’s 12-year-old daughter. In Greek mythology, Iris is the personification of rainbows. Stunning!iStockPhoto
Of English origin, with literal meaning.
This exotic-sounding name shared by a stunning spring flower is unique but not obscure. If you give your girl this moniker, she’s almost guaranteed to love pink.iStockPhoto
Of Persian origin, meaning ‘Red rose.’
Another unexpectedly floral name shared by a celeb kid (this time Miss Cruise), Suri is short and sweet. And if she follows in the famous Suri’s footsteps, she’ll be quite the fashionista.iStockPhoto
Its source is an English expression meaning "The flowering plant."
Poppy has been rising in popularity, possibly in hand with that of Hollywood, and possibly in part due to British chef Jamie Oliver who has a Poppy amongst his floral-named girls, Poppy, 8, Daisy, 7, and Petal, 1.
An Arabic botanical name – bright yellow flowering bush in tropics.
A floral moniker with a fresh, indie sound, your little Senna will shine as bright as the yellow flowers she shares her name with.iStockPhoto
Of Latin origin, meaning ‘To sprout.’
We’re hoping this moniker, popular in the U.K., will catch on here too. It’s such a nice name – and its floral roots are a big bonus.iStockPhoto
Of Latin origin, meaning ‘Purple,’ ‘Flower’ or both.
This timeless moniker is perfect for any spring-born baby girl and brings to mind beautiful, purple flowers.iStockPhoto
Of French and Persian origin, with literal meaning.
Very few things in life beat the smell of fresh Jasmine flowers, except that of your new baby girl. Get the best of both worlds with this striking name.iStockPhoto
Of English origin; literal meaning.
A sweet, sunny-sounding name, Marigold is a classic. Here’s hoping your beautiful baby is as bright as these yellow, orange and red flowers.iStockPhoto
Of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘Flower.’
If you adore all things in bloom but don’t want a literal-sounding name, Zahara is a great compromise. Who knew the in-vogue moniker shared by Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s third child was floral?iStockPhoto
Of English origin, meaning a ‘Bunch of flowers.’
With the rise of Middleton-mania, classic English names are having their time to shine. Embrace two trends with Posey, a cute name for a baby girl.iStockPhoto
Of Swedish origin, meaning ‘Dweller in the valley.’
This floral name is just as nice, but not nearly as loud as the big, bright and beautiful flower it brings to mind.iStockPhoto
Of Greek origin, a flower name meaning ‘Beautiful.’
This name brings to mind a serene and calm baby, like the virgin white flower she’ll share her name with.iStockPhoto
Of Hawaiian origin, meaning ‘Heavenly flower.’
Yet another unexpectedly floral name, Leilani brings to mind a serene and calm child with a sweet smile.iStockPhoto