Freesia

Freesia is the name of a genus of flowers named after German botanist Friedrich Freese. Freese itself is a German surname meaning “Frisian”, referring to someone who came from Friesland, an area in Germany in Lower Saxony (as well as the name of a province in the Netherlands). The name itself comes from the name of a…

Suanne

Suanne is a female given name, a combination of Sue or Susan (the English form of Susannah which comes from Hebrew Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”) and Anne (which comes from Hebrew meaning “favor” or “grace”). Origin: Egyptian, Hebrew Variants: Sueanne (English) Suanna (English) Sueanna (English) SuAnne (English) SuAnna (English)…

Hara

Hara is another name for the god Shiva in Hindu mythology, which comes from Sanskrit meaning “seizer, destroyer”. Harihara is a name used to refer to the fused state of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) Hara is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 原 meaning “meadow, plain, field”, likely originating as a locational name, though there are likely…

Vartouhi

Varotuhi is an Armenian female name, a variant transcription of Varduhi meaning “rose lady”, composed of vard (rose) and -uhi, a suffix that forms nouns denoting female gender. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Varduhi (Armenian)  

Vartan

Vartan is an Armenian male name, a variant transcription of Vardan meaning “rose” which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from PIE *wṛdho (sweetbriar). Vartan is also an Armenian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vardan (Armenian)    

Julep

Julep is the name of a drink originally used to refer to a sweet drink made out of water and sugar, used as a medicinal drink and which later became an alcoholic drink with bourbon or brandy and crushed/shaved ice garnished with mint. The name comes from Persian golab meaning “rosewater”, made up from Persian elements gol…

Caladium

Caladium is the name of a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, also known as elephant eat, heart of Jesus, and angel wings. The name comes from Malay keladi with the Latin suffix -ium. In the language of flowers, Caladium means joy and delight. It’s pronounced kuh-ley-dee-um Origin: Malay  

Phlox

Phlox is the name of a genus of flowers. The name comes from Ancient Greek phlox meaning “flame, blaze” derived from a PIE root word. In the language of flowers, phlox means “sweet dreams”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form…

Ibolya

Ibolya (pr. ee-bow-ya) is a Hungarian female name meaning “violet”, derived from Latin viola via an Ancient Greek source. Origin: Ancient Greek