William and Rosa lead the top 20 floral baby names

By Ashley Summerfield

Choosing your child’s name is an important decision for any parent to make and certain names are linked with certain personality attributes.

Names with a floral theme are always a popular choice due to their association with beauty and life.

With this being National Houseplant Week, The Knowledge Academy has put together the top 20 floral baby names worldwide.

Top 20 floral baby names

Rank

Name

World Popularity Ranking

Approximate No. Of People With This Name

Female/Male

1

William

51

635,1385

M

2

Rosa

52

633,4723

F

3

Susan

107

376,7287

F

4

Rose

181

285,0867

F

5

Veronica

211

255,9608

F

6

Kamal

218

251,9397

M

7

Cynthia

388

173,5516

F

8

Rosemary

956

949,349

F

9

Iris

1,202

783,027

F

10

Flora

1,373

703,618

F

11

Soma

1,420

684,756

M

12

Erica

1,526

643,900

F

13

Ren

1,891

530,460

M

14

Daisy

2,245

453,518

F

15

Rosalie

2,305

443,374

F

16

Delphine

2,545

405,218

F

17

Violet

2,741

380,013

F

18

Holly

3,229

322,862

F

19

Marguerite

3,518

298,069

F

20

Ivy

3,700

284,346

F

William

Not your typical floral themed name; William gets its floral association from Dianthus Barbatus which has the common name of ‘Sweet William’. William is an incredibly popular name, gaining the top spot on this list as the 51st most popular name in the world. William’s popularity can likely be credited with its long history among royalty from William the Conqueror to Prince William.

Rosa

Rosa is a girl’s name with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese origins, meaning ‘Rose’, and takes the 52nd spot in the world’s popularity rankings. With such strong figures like the First Lady of the civil rights movement Rosa Parks and political philosopher Rosa Luxemburg, women named Rosa are among legends.

Susan

Susan, a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘Lily flower’ gains the third spot in this list. With a world popularity ranking of 107, this name is shared by a diverse range of famous women, from American Suffragette Susan B Anthony to the rock singer Siouxsie Sioux whose real name is Susan Janet Ballion.

Top ten boy’s floral baby names

Rank

Name

World Popularity Ranking

Approximate No. Of People With This Name

1

William

51

635,1385

2

Kamal

218

251,9397

3

Soma

1,420

684,756

4

Florin

3,999

263,243

5

Florian

5,002

208,719

6

Jared

5,740

183,069

7

Basil

7,581

137,934

8

Kunal

7,630

136,803

9

Florent

7,679

135,508

10

Briar

185,598

1,712

Top ten girl’s floral baby names

Rank

Name

World Popularity Ranking

Approximate No. Of People With This Name

1

Rosa

52

633,4723

2

Susan

107

376,7287

3

Rose

181

285,0867

4

Veronica

211

255,9608

5

Cynthia

388

173,5516

6

Rosemary

956

949,349

7

Iris

1,202

783,027

8

Flora

1,373

703,618

9

Erica

1,526

643,900

10

Daisy

2,245

453,518


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