Bloomin' Baby Names: Top 12 Flower-Inspired Names for Girls

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by Erin Dower

While celebrities like Meg Ryan and Ben Affleck have recently popularized naming babies after blooms, it's far from a new trend. Some flower-inspired baby names date back hundreds of years, and they seem to have staying power due to their natural, feminine flourish. Explore old-fashioned flower names, as well as some up-and-comers that we predict will blossom on baby name charts.

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Aster flower as baby name idea

Aster


Learn about the name Aster.

Aster is the name of a delicate, star-like flower. The name means "star" in Greek. This flower name hasn't hit the mainstream yet, but with its nice simplicity and similar sound to the high-society family name Astor, it could any year now.

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