Many popular names for children originally come from botany. Either from the trivial name, the German name for a plant, or from the botanical name, the Latin word for the plant. Other names have their roots in words from another language area or words from other ancient languages. Among these names there are many female first names that can be traced back to flowers. An absolute classic of old and new poetry: comparing a beautiful woman with a fragrant, colorful flower. But there are also some surprising male first names among them! We have put together some beautiful first names with a botanical background for you here:
Pink - rose
The classic among children's names with a plant background: pink. The name comes from the Latin word for the rose we all know. Similar names that have the same origin are, for example, Rosemarie, Rosalie, Roswita or double names that contain the component rose or pink. Double names such as Rosa-Maria or Rosemarie are or were particularly popular. The rose is a symbol of innocence and beauty and is considered a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
Erika – heather
Erika is an old German name. This name is based on the Latin name for the Erika family, also known as heather. The female first name Heide, which is also often combined as a double name Heidemarie, also has the same word origin. The masculine form of this name would be Erik or Eric.
Ivo - yew
Ivo - a boy's name originally coming from the Norman word for yew tree. This first name is quite rare. Yves also exists as a French variant of this name.
Florian - Blooming
The name Florian comes from the word Floris and means the blooming one! The female counterpart is the name Flora, which translated means blossom, flower or plant.
This very popular first name is due to the Latin word Olavarius , which translated means "olive tree" or "olive tree". This word was then adopted into Old French, from which the name Oliver developed in the Anglo-Germanic area. The feminine counterpart of Oliver is the given name Olivia.
Lars - laurel
Surprisingly, the first name Lars comes from the Latin word Laurus , which means laurel wreath. Similar first names with the same origin are Lorenz, Lauritz, Laurenz and Laurin. Female variants would also be Laurenzia or Laura, for example.
Jasmine - jasmine
Jasmine is a girl's name that is also popular in Arabic and Persian countries. This stems quite simply from the real jasmine. A beautifully flowering shrub with fragrant flowers.
Viola - Violet
Viola - this name comes from the Latin word for the botanical family of violets. These flowers are native and grow in forests and meadows, but are also very popular as garden plants.
This name comes from Greek and means to indicate or announce, but it is also the name for a native flower. The name Iris exists in English and German-speaking countries.
Poppy and Ivy - poppies and ivy
Poppy is the English word for the poppy plant. Ivy means ivy in English.
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