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    Names from Flowers - A

    A list of names with a connections to flowers.

    Here is part A of a long list of people's names that are based on flowers listed with language and explanation.

    (Thanks to website Behind the Name for all of the names and meanings.)


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    Person's Name Language Explanation
    Abilene English, Biblical From a biblical place name which possibly meant "grass" in Hebrew.
    Adonia Greek Feminine form of ADONIS
    Adonis Greek Mythology From the Semitic Adonai, which means "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The Greeks borrowed this character from various Semitic traditions, hence the Semitic origins of the name.
    Alissa English Variant of ALYSSA
    Alyssa English Either a variant of ALICIA, or else derived from the name of the alyssum flower.
    Amaryllis English Derived from Greek amaryssein "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil´s poem ´Eclogues´. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
    Ambrose English From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from Greek ambrosios "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan.
    Ambrosia Ancient Greek Feminine form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
    Anakoni Hawaiian Hawaiian form of ANTHONY
    Anchjo Esperanto Esperanto pet form of ANTHONY
    Anemone English From the name of the anemone flower, which derives from Greek anemos "wind".
    Anfisa Russian Russian form of the Greek name Anthousa, which was derived from Greek anthos "flower".
    Angelica English, Italian Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek angelos "messenger". This is the name of Juliet´s nurse in Shakespeare´s play ´Romeo and Juliet´, though she is only briefly mentioned.
    Angelika German German form of ANGELICA
    Angelique French French form of ANGELICA
    Angyalka Hungarian Hungarian form of ANGELICA
    Anjelica English (Modern) Variant of ANGELICA
    Antal Hungarian Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antanas Lithuanian Lithuanian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Anthea Greek Mythology (Latinized) Derived from Greek antheios meaning "flowery". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
    Anthony English From the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. It is sometimes claimed to mean "flower" from Greek anthos. Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) was the Roman general who ruled the Roman empire jointly with Augustus for a short time. Their relationship turned sour however, and he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide. Shakespeare´s tragedy ´Antony and Cleopatra´ is based on them. Other famous bearers include the 3rd-century Saint Anthony the Abbot, a hermit from Egypt who founded monasticism, and the 13th-century Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portugal.
    Anto Croatian Croatian form of ANTHONY
    Antoine French French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Anton German, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Romanian Form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antonella Italian Feminine pet form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antonello Italian Pet form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antoni Polish, Catalan Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antonia English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Ancient Roman Feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    Antonie Czech Czech feminine form of ANTHONY
    Antonio Spanish, Italian, Portuguese Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). A famous bearer was the Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello.
    Antonius Ancient Roman, Dutch Ancient Roman form of ANTHONY. This is also the modern Dutch form of the name.
    Antono Esperanto Esperanto form of ANTHONY
    Antony English Variant of ANTHONY
    Antun Croatian Croatian form of ANTHONY
    Aphrodite Greek Mythology Perhaps meaning "risen from the foam" from Greek. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, equal to the Roman goddess Venus. She was born from the foam of the sea, and was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros. She is associated with the myrtle tree and doves.
    April English Means simply "April" from the name of the month. It originally derives from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers in that month.
    Arantxa Basque Means "thornbush" in Basque.
    Aravinda Indian Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
    Astra English Means "star", ultimately from Greek aster.
    Athena Greek Mythology Meaning unknown, perhaps derived from Greek ather "sharp" and aine "praised". Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, the daughter of Zeus and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. She is associated with the olive tree and the owl.
    Avril French, English Either a French form of APRIL or a form of EOFORHILD.
    Azalea English From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek azaleos "dry".
    Azucena Spanish Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
    Sources: Compilation from Behind the Name website.
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