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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 and 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 became a surname, particularly in the Czech Republic. Eventually, it transitioned from a surname to a given name. Camellia simply means “Kamel's flower”.

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.

Nicknames for the Name Camellia:

Camellia is a unique name with a pretty sound to it. If this is the name you've settled on for your baby girl, be sure to take a careful look at this list of Camellia nicknames:

Style of the Name Camellia:


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

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.

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:

  • 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)
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