If you're about to welcome a baby girl into your family, chances are you're currently brainstorming the perfect name. It can be difficult to sort through so many suggestions from friends, family and baby name sources, but you can make it a lot easier on yourself by sticking to a single category. For example, why not choose a unique name based on flowering plants?
According to Nameberry, flower names for girls, which took off in the late 1800s, are trending more than ever today. Whether you choose a tried and true favorite, like Rose, or use tropical flowers as inspiration, you're bound to find something you like. Here are five intriguing names you may want to consider.
The origins of this striking name are based on the Latin flower and color name. According to BabyCenter.com, the name Violet has been gaining popularity in recent years, which is surprising since it hit its peak 100 years ago. What's also great about this choice is that there are many variations to choose from that can make your baby girl stand out. For instance, why not try Vyolet, Viola, Viollette or Violetta?
When you think of floral names, you probably envision romance and femininity - but the name Poppy brings something different to the table. Thanks to its spunk, it's a great name to choose for your little bud. Nameberry also points to Poppy as one of the UK's Top 30 choices for girls. Notable girls named Poppy include Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery and the young daughter of chef Jaime Oliver. Variations like Pippa, Piper, Poppie and Petal are also especially lovely.
Lily is a popular girl's name, but Calla takes it one step father toward modern sophistication. The Greek word, which means "beautiful," can also work as an alternative to the popular names Callie and Kaylee, according to the news source. It also has roots in popular culture - Princess Calla was the name of a character in the 1980s Disney TV cartoon Gummi Bears.
Senna is a botanical name that means "brightness" in Arabic. It's a tropical flowering bush with vibrant yellow blooms. Although the plant has gained notoriety for being a laxative, Nameberry still asserts that "Senna has a pretty sound and is a fresh entry in the flourishing botanical names genus."
If you're looking for something truly different, Acacia may be just the thing. The moniker comes from a Greek nature name for a shrub symbolizing resurrection and immortality, according to the news source. There are many variations, including Acasha, Casi and Kacia, that can make your daughter sound as one-of-a-kind as she'll be.