Flower baby names for girls have a pretty, natural, fresh feel, and many have meanings full of charm and beauty, too. Names with a floral theme have been popular choices for girls since the 18th century and are currently very much on trend, with parents and parents-to-be looking for baby names that reflect a back-to-nature simplicity, a blossoming vitality and a gorgeous splash of colour.

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But which flower name should you choose for your baby girl? We know only too well how long it can take to find the right name for your child, so we're aiming to make the process quicker and easier for you: we've selected 150 of the best flower names for girls, with their origins and meanings, to give you some top-notch inspiration for your baby-name shortlist. For more inspiration also discover our one-syllable names for girls, with their origin and meaning.

We've included the most popular flower girl names in the UK, as well as flower names that focus on particular colours, from purple to pink to yellow to white. We've also chosen flower names with a particularly pretty or tropical feel, and girl flower names with origins in countries and cultures from Hawaii to England and from China to France.

Most flower names for girls are the name of a flower itself – which often has an additional meaning, related to healing or love or nature. Our list also includes some adorable floral options that have flower-related meanings.

Here's our list of flower girl names to inspire you...

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newborn baby's hand holding a daisy

The official lists of the most common baby girl names in the UK include a good sprinkling of flower names. We've gone through the latest lists from the Office for National Statistics (for England and Wales), the National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and found the most popular baby-name choices on a flower theme. Top of our selection are Lily and Rosie – regular fixtures on all 3 national lists in recent years – while vintage flower names such as Iris, Violet and Flora are steadily rising in popularity.

1. Lily

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; pure
  • Trend: no change

2. Rosie

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower (rose)
  • Trend: moving down

3. Daisy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; 'day's eye'
  • Trend: moving up

4. Poppy

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; red flower
  • Trend: no change

5. Violet

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; purple
  • Trend: moving up

6. Rose

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower
  • Trend: moving down

7. Iris

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; rainbow
  • Trend: moving up

8. Holly

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the tree
  • Trend: moving down

9. Lilly

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: derived from the flower (lily; pure, passion
  • Trend: moving down

10. Flora

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: flower, plants
  • Trend: moving up

11. Rosa

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower (rose)
  • Trend: moving up

12. Roise

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: after the flower (rose)
  • Trend: moving up

English flower names for girls

baby girl lying on blanket in English country garden

Quintessentially English flowers – from clover to heather to marigold– make adorable names for girls that conjure up images of springtime woodlands or sun-streaked cottage gardens. We've included our favourites here, along with others that take their name from flowers that originated in other countries but were first used as baby names in England. Make yourself a nice cup of tea and browse through these anything-but-plain English name picks...

13. Bluebell

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

14. Clover

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the (meadow) flower

15. Fuchsia

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

16. Heather

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

17. Lavender

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

18. Lobelia

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

19. Marigold

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

20. Orchid

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; meadow flower

21. Periwinkle

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; purple

22. Roseanne

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: gracious rose

Pink flower names for girls

baby girl lying on blanket with pink flower petals around her

Pink is perhaps the colour we most commonly associate with flowers – and there are definitely dozens and dozens of cute pink flower names for girls. Some of our selection here may be familiar, such as Peony, Geranium and Dahlia, but we've also chosen other pink flower girl names that are less well-known, ranging from the Greek-origin Althea to the Indian-origin Gaura. And we're actually tickled pink with them all...

23. Abelia

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: after the flower; sigh, breath

24. Allium

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; garlic

25. Althea

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; healer, wholesome

26. Alyssa

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; noble, rational

27. Amaryllis

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; to sparkle

28. Anemone

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; windflower

29. Azalea

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower;; dry

30. Camelia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; young

31. Carnation

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; flesh

32. Dahlia

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: after the flower

33. Gaura

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: after the flower; fair skinned

34. Geranium

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

35. Nerine

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; sea nymph

36. Peony

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; praise giving, healing

37. Petunia

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

38. Primrose

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: first rose

39. Verbena

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; holy plants

40. Veronica

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; bring victory

Purple flower names for girls

Purple flower names for girls

Violet, well within the top 50 most popular girl names in England and Wales, might be the first purple flower name for girls that springs to mind. But there are many more – ranging from the paler, pinky Lilac to the dark and interesting Indigo. All of them beautiful; each of them special in their own distinct way...

41. Aster

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; star

42. Clematis

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; climbing plant

43. Cleome

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the (spider) flower
  • Also: Cleo

44. Hyacinth

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower

45. Ianthe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; violet flower

46. Indigo

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; Indian dye

47. Lilac

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: after the flower

48. Lupine

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; wolf-like

49. Salvia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; whole, healthy

50. Wisteria

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: after the flower

51. Yolanda

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; violet

Yellow flower names for girls

Baby lying on yellow material with a sunflower

Bright, bold and vivid, yellow flower baby names for girls add a touch of verve and confidence to the pretty charm of a floral-name theme. Most of our yellow-flower-name selections are inspired by traditional English flowers but we've also included some yellow flower names with Greek, Scottish and Hebrew origins and meanings varying from spices and fragrances to hopes for an eternal life.

52. Anise

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; spice

53. Cassia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower;cinnamon

54. Cynthia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; from Mount Kynthos

55. Daffodil

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; yellow flower
  • Also: Daffy

56. Forsythia

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: after the flower; Forsyth's flower

How to choose the right flower baby name for your girl

All the girl flower names on our list are gorgeous, so we know it's going to be hard narrowing them down to your favourites – and then even harder picking 'the one' that's right for your baby. To help you winnow down that shortlist, here are some useful tips:
  • Think about nicknames. Before deciding on a name, run through all the possible shortenings and nicknames people might use and see how happy you are with them. Do you still like the name?
  • Look at the initials. Think about your baby's surname (and middle name if you've chosen one) and write down the initials of the combinations you're considering.
  • Pronunciations and spellings. Some flower names are relatively common but some on our list are not so well known and/or are not the easiest to spell or pronounce. If your name choice is one of these, will you be OK with you – and later on, your child – having to hear people say or spell it wrong and then correcting them?
  • Consider the meanings. Most of the names on our list simply mean the flower they're named after but some have additional meanings such as wolf-like, star or sea nymph. If the name you like is simply named after a flower, look that flower up, if you don't know it already and check you like how it looks; if your name has an additional meaning, make sure you're happy with this being associated with your child.

57. Pansy

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower

58. Susan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: lily of the valley

59. Tansy

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; immortality

60. Yarrow

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: after the flower; rough stream

61. Zinnia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

White flower names for girls

White flower names for girls

White flower girl baby names are fresh, elegant – and a little bit special. There's something about the serene simplicity of white flowers that sets them apart from the rest of the blossomy crowd. All of the beautiful white flower names that we've picked out here are named after flowers renowned for their delicate fragrance, their statuesque lines, their healing properties or their intricate, detailed petals.

62. Aletris

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: fter the flower; hard-working

63. Ammi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: fter the flower; my people

64. Angelica

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: fter the flower; angel

65. Calla

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the (lily) flower

66. Chamomile

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: fter the flower; earth apple

67. Daphne

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower; laurel tree, water nymph

68. Jasmine

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: after the flower; gift from God

69. Lotus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower

70. Myrtle

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

Chinese flower names for girls

chinese baby girl crawling in field of flowers

Chinese flower baby names for girls often have meanings that describe the beauty of special flowers such as the water lily and the lotus. There are others, too, that simply translate as 'flower' or 'petal' and sound as exquisitely beautiful to the British ear, as they do to the Chinese.

71. Anhe

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: peaceful water lily

72. Chunhua

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: spring flower

73. Hua

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: flower

74. Ju

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: daisy

75. Lian

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: after the (lotus) flower

76. Liena

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: as beautiful as a lotus flower

77. Meiying

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: beautiful flower

78. Peizhi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: admiring iris

79. Yeong

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: flower petal

80. Ying

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: flower

Hawaiian flower names

baby girl sitting on beach with Hawaiian flowers around her wrist

Hawaii, land of the yellow hibiscus, is known for its riotously colourful flowers that are often woven into leis (garlands) and presented to loved ones or honoured guests. We've chosen some Hawaiian baby girl names inspired by the native plumeria and ohia lehua, as well as some gorgeous girl baby names deriving from pua, the lovely Hawaiian word for flower.

81. Kalei

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: the flower; the beloved

82. Kapua

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: flower; child

83. Kiele

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: after the (gardenia) flower; beautiful flower

84. Lehua

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: after the (ohia lehua) flower

85. Leilani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: heavenly flower

86. Lokelani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: after the (rose) flower; heavenly rose

87. Melia

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: after the (plumeria) flower

88. Napua

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: the flowers

89. Pua

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: flower; offspring

90. Pualani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: beautiful flower

91. Roselani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: heavenly rose

Japanese flower names for girls

Japanese baby girl being lifted up among cherry blossom trees

Unsurprisingly, as it's the national flower of Japan, cherry blossom inspires a lot of Japanese flower girls names, with many in our selection having meanings such as beautiful blossom. There are also other gorgeous Japanese flower baby names that are inspired by other flowers, including sunflowers and orchids, or which mean flower, flower child and – our floral favourite – 'a thousand flowers'.

92. Airi

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: white jasmine

93. Aoi

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: after the (hollyhock) flower

94. Ayame

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: after the (Japanese iris) flower

95. Chika

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: a thousand flowers

96. Hanae

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: small flower; benefit

97. Hanako

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: flower child

98. Himari

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: sunflower; sun-drenched hollyhock

99. Hinata

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: sunflower

When do I have to choose my baby girl's name by?

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you have 42 days to register your baby's name once she has been born. In Scotland, new parents must register their baby's birth and name within 3 weeks.

You will need to contact your local register office for an appointment to register your baby girl's birth. 

Remember to take some identification with you and some registrars may also ask to see your baby's red book, which is their personal health record. You will then be asked your baby's full name and details about when and where they were born.

The birth must be registered by the baby's mother or father. If you are unmarried and go to the register office alone, you must take with you a declaration of parentage form signed by the other parent.

100. Ichika

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: a thousand flowers

101. Kiku

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: after the (chrysanthemum) flower

102. Mio

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: beautiful cherry blossom

103. Misaki

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: beautiful blossom

104. Ran

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: after the (orchid) flower

105. Rina

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: white jasmine

106. Sakura

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: cherry blossoms

107. Sayuri

French flower names for girls

French flower names for girls

French flower names make for sweet and charming baby girl names, often giving a new and interesting twist to flower names we're familiar with in English, such as lily, daffodil and daisy.

108. Aeris

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: earth full of flowers

109. Ambrette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the (musk mallow) plant

110. Begonia

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the flower; Begon's flower

111. Chenille

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the flower; soft fabric

112. Clementine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the plant; merciful
  • Also: Clemmy, Clemmie

113. Elodea

  • Origin: French/Greek
  • Meaning: after the (marsh) flower

114. Fleur

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: flower

115. Garance

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: French name for the rose madder flower

116. Marguerite

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the flower; daisy

117. Narcisse

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: after the (narcissus) flower; daffodil

118. Suzette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: lily

Tropical flower names for girls

Tropical flower names for girls

Tropical flowers are dramatic, colourful and often beautifully scented. The tropical flower girl names on our list are inspired by flowers native to the Americas, Africa and Australia, and feature names with Greek, Latin and even Tahitian roots.

119. Calytrix

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the (star) flower

120. Cilia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; blind

121. Evanthe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: blooming; fair flower

122. Freesia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

123. Ilima

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: the flower of Oahu

124. Lantana

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the rare flower

125. Melati

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: jasmine flower

126. Plumeria

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

127. Tiare

  • Origin: Tahitian
  • Meaning: after the (gardenia) flower

Pretty flower names for girls

Pretty flower names for girls

All our flower names for girl are pretty – of course – but we've saved the absolute prettiest flower names for girls till the end. We think this small but perfectly formed selection of names are just so adorably sweet...

128. Amaranth

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: unfading

129. Anthea

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower

130. Blanid

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: little flower

131. Blossom

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: to bloom

132. Calanthe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the Christmas orchid

133. Carissa

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower; grace, beloved

134. Chrysanthemum

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the flower

135. Floella

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: to flower or blossom

136. Florentina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: blooming

137. Hibiscus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

138. Iola

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: violet

139. Jacinta

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: hyacinth

140. Kalyca

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: rosebud

141. Kamala

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: lotus flower

142. Laelia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the (orchid) flower

143. Magnolia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: after the flower

144. Nuree

  • Origin: Maori
  • Meaning: flaxen; little flower

145. Petal

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: after the part of a flower

146. Roisin

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: little rose

147. Rosabel

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: beautiful rose

148. Rosalie

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: rose; beautiful flower

149. Tulip

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: after the flower, bring victory

150. Yasmin

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: jasmine flower

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