From Flora To Sakura: 12 Baby Names Inspired By Flowers

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." From Briar to Lily, here's some baby name inspiration for parents-to-be.

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Finding inspiration to name your baby can come from anywhere – starting from outside your window. Many classic names for newborns are inspired by nature – and what’s more, they never seem to go out of favour.

We have a wealth of baby name inspiration on HuffPost UK Parents, but here are 12 monikers inspired by some of the most beautiful flowers and plants in the wild outdoors.


Rose comes from the Latin word ‘rosa’, which referred to the flower itself.


Lily comes from Middle English for ‘lilie’ and can be short for Lilian and Lilith.


In Arabic, the name Jasmine means “gift from God”.


Fleur comes from the French, meaning “flower”.


Sakura comes from the Japanese word for “cherry blossom”.


Daisy represents the flower – it comes from the Old English for “day’s eye”.


Aster comes from the Greek word for “star”. The flowers look a little like daisies.


The name comes from the flowering, pretty plant that blooms white, pink, yellow or red flowers.


Flora comes from Latin, meaning flower. In mythology, it’s also the name of the Roman goddess of springtime.


The name Poppy comes from Old English, and it’s an immediately recognisable flower.


The non-flowering plant is a popular name and was even given to the little girl in E. B. White’s children’s classic book, Charlotte’s Web.


The name means shrub and small tree and is of English origin.