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Magnolia is a French girl’s name that comes from the name of botanist Pierre Magnol and is the name of a type of flower. Magnolia is one of the vintage names that were popular in the early 20th century that have recently become fashionable once more.

Meaning of the name Magnolia:

French: Magnol’s flower

Origin of the name Magnolia:

Magnolia is a French name meaning “Magnol’s flower”. Magnolia is also the name of a type of flowering tree with large pink-white blossoms.

Symbolism of the name Magnolia:

The magnolia flower is a large pink-white bloom. Magnolias are traditionally associated with dignity, a love of nature, perseverance, and nobility.

Baby name Magnolia

Style of the name Magnolia:

traditional

Gender of the name Magnolia:

Magnolia is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Magnolia:

mag-NO-lee-ə

Number of syllables in the name Magnolia:

four

Emotion evoked from the name Magnolia:

Magnolia evokes feelings of beauty and perseverance.

Alternative spellings for the name Magnolia:

Magnolya, Magnalia

Nicknames for the name Magnolia:

Popularity of the name Magnolia:

According to the Social Security Administration, Magnolia was a popular girl’s name from 1900 to 1940. Magnolia did not return to the top 1000 baby names until 2013 and is #177 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Magnolia:

Great middle names for the name Magnolia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Magnolia:

  • Magnolia Maymuru (Aboriginal Australian model)
  • Magnolia Renée Young (daughter of drummer Adrian Young)
  • Magnolia Catherwood (daughter of actress Bianca Kajilich and Michael Catherwood)
  • Magnolia Antonino (Filipino Senator)
  • Maria Magnólia Figueiredo (Brazilian running athlete)

Magnolia in popular culture:

  • Magnolia Green (television, “The Walking Dead”)
  • Magnolia Barnard (television, “Insatiable”)
  • Magnolia Hawkes (musical, “Show Boat”)
  • Magnolia Breeland (television, “Hart of Dixie”)
  • Magnolia Stryder (literature, “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer)