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Camellia is a beautiful baby name that sounds flowery. It has a nice flow to it, making it the perfect choice for your next daughter. Though not on the top 1,000 list in America yet, the baby name is on the rise.

Meaning of the name Camellia:

English: Kamel's flower
Czech: Kamel's flower

Origin of the name Camellia:

The baby name Camellia originated from the name of a type of shrub that flowers. The plant was found by Georg Josef Kamel. Due to the popularity of this flower in Europe and Asia, it did become a surname in the Czech Republic especially, eventually becoming a first name option.

Symbolism of the name Camellia:

The baby name Camellia means “Kamel's flower” because a man by the name of Georg Josef Kamel named a plant of the same name. It is actually from this flowering shrub that the name exists.

Style of the name Camellia:

Traditional

Gender of the name Camellia:

Camellia is a formal and beautiful baby name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Camellia:

kuh-MEEL-yah, kuh-MEEL-i-uh, or kuh-MEHL-i-uh

Number of syllables in the name Camellia:

Three or four depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Camellia:

Camellia feels natural, delicate, and refined. It is a unique baby name that still has a sense of formality.

Alternative spellings for the name Camellia:

  • Camelia
  • Cammelia
  • Cammellia
  • Camellya
  • Camelya

Nicknames for the name Camellia:

  • Cammie
  • Cammi
  • Cammy
  • Camelle
  • Camel
  • Ellia 
  • Lia 

Popularity of the name Camellia:

Camellia is not a top 1,000 baby name in America, according to the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2020, the name is just over rank 3,000. It is slowly climbing, especially when considering it was close to rank 8,000 just a couple of decades ago.

Related names for the name Camellia:

Great middle names for Camellia and their meanings:

  • Paisley (church, cemetary)
  • Felice (happy)
  • Harper (harp player)
  • Rosalind (gentle horse)
  • Amadore (gift of love)
  • Marjorie (pearl)
  • Iris (rainbow)
  • Josette (may Jehovah add)

Famous people with the name Camellia:

Camellias in popular culture:

  • Camellia Rasheed (character from “Virgins of Paradise”)
  • Camellia Sackville (character from “The Lord of the Rings”)
  • Camelliafrom “Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits” video game)