Ancient Egyptian, Color, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gold, Love/Beloved, M names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Yellow

Marigold

Marigold is the name of a flower meaning “Mary’s gold”, made up of the given name Marywhich is the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”; and gold, the name of a bright yellow color as well as the metal which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.

Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Marygold (English)

 

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