Flower names for boys

(113 Posts)
Nicki10 Sun 18-Jan-09 22:10:06

We are trying for number 2, we already have a daughter Poppy. We are looking for a boys name that is on the same theme.

We were trying to think of any flower, plant or herb but are stuck. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

McMamazon Sun 18-Jan-09 22:10:30

basil?

(sweet) William?

goingonfortynoelectricshocks Sun 18-Jan-09 22:11:41

Rowan
Ash

Erm.............

LOl @ Basil

winterblues Sun 18-Jan-09 22:11:47

Rowan, Willow, Ash or Ashley. I will try and think of some more.

gemmummy Sun 18-Jan-09 22:11:51

mint?
oregano.
thyme
parsley

this is really hard.

janeite Sun 18-Jan-09 22:12:40

Rowan is a fab name.

I used to teach a Basil!

NimChimpsky Sun 18-Jan-09 22:12:48

Joshua
Basil
Florian
Gentian
Plantagenet

McMamazon Sun 18-Jan-09 22:13:58

i thought of sage as a bit of a piss take but im now taken with it.

ladyjuliafish Sun 18-Jan-09 22:14:17

one of these or lupin, like Lupin Pooter

gigglewitch Sun 18-Jan-09 22:14:23

not the easiest of challenges...
doesn't Basil make you think fawlty towers hmm grin

not that i can come up with anything better than Rowan or Cedar - oh and i have heard of Aspen. willow - maybe, or too girly? My cousin is Linden, which is apparently a tree hmm

subtlemouse Sun 18-Jan-09 22:15:39

Narcissus...

Ivykaty44 Sun 18-Jan-09 22:15:44

AOI (1-碧, 2- 葵): Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "blue" or 2) "hollyhock."

BRIAR: English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."

BRIER: Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."

DZAGHIG: Armenian unisex name meaning "flower."

FIORE: Medieval Italian unisex name derived from the word fiore, meaning "flower."

FIORELLO: Masculine diminutive form of Italian unisex Fiore, meaning "little flower." Fiorella is the feminine form.

FU (1-芙, 2-富): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "lotus" or 2) "wealthy."

GULZAR (गुलज़ार): Hindi unisex name meaning "garden of flowers."

HADLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð "heathland, heather, wasteland" and leah "clearing, field, meadow" hence "heather meadow."

HE (1-荷, 2-河): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "lotus," or 2) "river."

HOLLIS: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English holegn "holly" denoting someone who "lives near holly trees."

HUA (1- 花, 2-华): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "flower" or 2) "magnificent."

LORE: Basque unisex name meaning "flower." Compare with strictly feminine Lore.

PADMA (पद्म): Hindi unisex name meaning "lotus flower."

ROTEM (רוֹתֶם): Hebrew unisex name derived from the word rethem, found in the bible, meaning "juniper" or "broom plant," a shrub growing in the deserts of Arabia with yellowish flowers, and a bitter root which the poor were accustomed to eat.

SHOSHAN (Hebrew: שׁוֹשַׁן):
Egyptian unisex name meaning "lotus."
Hebrew unisex name meaning "lily."
VERED (וֶרֶד): Hebrew unisex name meaning "rose."

YING (英): Chinese unisex name meaning "petal, flower; outstanding, surpassing; admirable, heroic."

MALE:

ADONIS (Άδωνις): Greek name derived from Hebrew Adonai, meaning "my lord." In mythology, this is the name of a beautiful youth who was loved by Aphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood.

ARAVINDA (अरविन्द): Hindi name meaning "lotus."

CELYN: Welsh name meaning "holly."

CHRYSANTHOS (Χρύσανθος): Greek name composed of the elements chrysos "gold" and anthemon "a flower," hence "golden flower."
CHRYSANTHUS: Latin form of Greek Chrysanthos, meaning "golden flower."
CHUSI: Native American Hopi name meaning "snake flower."
COAXOCH: Nahuatl name meaning "serpent flower."
CVETKO (Цветко): Slovene name derived from the Slavic word cvet, meaning "blossom."

FIORENZO: Italian form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."

FLORENCE: Compare with feminine Florence.
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Flaithrí, meaning "prince-king."
English and French form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENCIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENTIN: French form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENTINO: Italian form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENTIUS: Latin name derived from the word florens, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENTIY (Флорентий): Russian form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORENZ: German form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FLORIAN: Short form of Roman Latin Florianus, meaning "flower."
FLORIANO: Italian form of Roman Latin Florian, meaning "flower."
FLORIANUS: Roman name derived from Latin flos, meaning "flower."
FLORIN: Romanian form of Roman Latin Florian, meaning "flower."
FLORIS: Dutch form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
FU-HUA: Chinese compound name composed of the names Fu "lotus" or "wealthy" and Hua "flower" or "magnificent."
GENTI: Albanian name derived from Latin Gentius, meaning "gentian flower" or "(well)-born."
GENTIUS: Latin name of the last king of the Illyrians, meaning "gentian flower" or "(well)-born."
GIACINTO: Italian form of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
GÜL (گل): Turkish name meaning "rose."
GÜLBAHAR: Turkish form of Persian Gulbahar, meaning "spring rose."
GULBAHAR (گلبهار): Persian name meaning "spring rose."
GWRI: Welsh myth name of Teyrnon's adopted son, "Gwri of the golden hair," who grew to full adulthood in seven years, meaning "bloom."
HEADLEY: Variant spelling of English Hedley, meaning "heather field."

HEDLEY: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð "heather" and leah "clearing, field," hence "heather field" or "heather meadow."

HRAVART: Armenian name meaning "burning rose."

HYACINTHUS: Latin form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning "hyacinth flower." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
HYAKINTHOS (Ὑάκινθος): Greek name meaning "hyacinth flower." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
JACEK: Modern form of Polish Jacenty, meaning "hyacinth flower."
JACENTY: Polish form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning "hyacinth flower."
JACINTHUS: Variant spelling of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
JACINTO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
JASMIN: Bosnian form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family. Compare with feminine Jasmin.

KUNAL (कुणाल): Hindi name meaning "lotus flower."

LULEZIM: Albanian name meaning "blooming; flowering."

MUKUL (মুকুল): Hindi name meaning "blossom, bud."

NARCISSUS: Latin form of Greek Narkissos, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep." In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos.

NARKISSOS (Νάρκισσος): Greek name possibly derived from the word narke, meaning "numbness; sleep." In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos.

NERGIS: Turkish name meaning "daffodil."

RAJEEV (राजीव): Variant spelling of Hindi Rajiv, a name for a "lotus flower," derived from the Sanskrit word rajiv, meaning "striped."

RAJIV (राजीव): Hindi name for a "lotus flower," derived from the Sanskrit word rajiv, meaning "striped."

REN (蓮): Japanese name meaning "water lily."

ROOSEVELT: Dutch surname transferred to forename use, composed of the elements roose "roses" and velt "open country," hence "field of roses."

SHELDON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a place in Derbyshire which was recorded in the Domesday Book as Scelhadun, composed of Old English scylf "shelf" and the place name Haddon (from hæð "heathland, heather, wasteland" + dun "hill"), hence "steep-sided heather hill."

THALES (Θαλής): Greek name meaning "blossom."

TSVETAN (Цветан): Bulgarian name meaning "flower."

TXILAR: Basque name meaning "heather."

VARTAN: Armenian name meaning "giver of roses."

VARTERES: Armenian name meaning "rose-face."

VIRÁG: Hungarian name meaning "flower."

XOCHIPEPE: Nahuatl name meaning "flower-gatherer."

XOCHIPILLI: Aztec myth name of a god of love, music, and flowers, meaning "flower prince."

ZAHIR (ظهير): Arabic name meaning "shining; blossoming."

ZAHUR: Egyptian name meaning "flower."

MrsMattie Sun 18-Jan-09 22:16:28

pmsl@mint!

PavlovtheCat Sun 18-Jan-09 22:17:18

Bracken

Nicki10 Sun 18-Jan-09 22:17:25

Thank you all for your quick response. Basil is a bit too humourous for us I think. DP just said Ash is alright but reminds me off Ashley.

That link you sent mentioned Nalin that I think is quite cute but is it too out there?

hellymelly Sun 18-Jan-09 22:20:10

woody?

ladyjuliafish Sun 18-Jan-09 22:21:07

Sylvester means forest

Horton Sun 18-Jan-09 22:24:58

Rowan is really the only one I can think of that isn't either weird or laughable.

Horton Sun 18-Jan-09 22:25:25

Although Sylvester is actually quite cool.

hartydally Sun 18-Jan-09 22:25:29

Florian
Garland
Pansy

Nicki10 Sun 18-Jan-09 22:30:41

I'm not sure I could name my son Pansy without PMSL everyday and deciding his sexuality before he was born!

Dilettante Sun 18-Jan-09 22:36:01

Bay

Dilettante Sun 18-Jan-09 22:37:31

Heath

CioccolataCalda Sun 18-Jan-09 22:38:01

ivykaty - that is the mightiest post ever!!!

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