The baby name Azalea is a new floral name popular among Bohemian parents and those who love the outdoors. It is a beautiful flower name, similar to those like Zinnia and Lily, but is one of the more modern options. Ultimately, Azalea is a perfect, blossoming name if you want an option newer than Rose or even Lily.

Meaning of the name Azalea:

Greek: dry flower
English: azalea, a flower

Origin of the name Azalea:

Azalea is the name of a popular flower that is actually a type of shrub of the Rhododendron family. The name of the flower and the baby girl name both have Greek origins in the word “azaleos.” This word meant “dry.”

Symbolism of the name Azalea:

Azalea means “dry flower” as this is also the literal translation of the name of the plant. It derives itself from the Greek “azaleos” which is the word for “dry.” In the English-speaking world, many individuals just believe the baby name relates to the flower itself rather than the Greek meaning.

Style of the name Azalea:


Gender of the name Azalea:

Azalea is not only a flower's name, but it is a precious name for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Azalea:


Number of syllables in the name Azalea:


Emotion evoked from the name Azalea:

Azalea is a beautiful name with a natural and floral feel. This almost gives it a bohemian edge that many parents love.

Alternative spellings for the name Azalea:

  • Azaleah
  • Azaleia
  • Azaliah
  • Azalia
  • Azaleiah
  • Azelyah
  • Azelya

Nicknames for the name Azalea:

  • Azzy
  • Azzi
  • Leah 
  • Lea
  • Azi
  • Zay Zay
  • Zalea
  • Alea

Popularity of the name Azalea:

Azalea has only been a top 1,000 baby name for nine years. In 2012, it ranked at number 892. It has only been a top 500 name since the year 2020. As of this last year, Azalea was rank 483 for girls.

Related names for the name Azalea:

Great middle names for Azalea and their meanings:

  • Soleil (sun)
  • Sabine (member of the Sabines)
  • Estelle (star)
  • Blythe (cheerful)
  • Cecile (blind)
  • Eden (place of pleasure)
  • Juniper (young, youth producing, evergreen)

Famous people with the name Azalea:

  • Azealia Banks (rapper)

Azaleas in popular culture:

  • Azalea Wentworth (character from “Entwined”)
  • Azalea Berges (character from “Poison Ivy: The Secret Society”)
  • Azalea (character from “The Fragrant Flower”)