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Zinnia is a unique floral name for girls. It has more edge and personality than options like Rose and Lilly. Zinnia is not as popular as these options, however, and it is only a top 1,600 option.

Meaning of the name Zinnia:

German: zinnia, Zinn's flower

Origin of the name Zinnia:

The baby name Zinnia originated from the zinnia flower. A botanist in Germany, Johann Zinn was the first to discover this plant. Since he was the scientist behind the bloom, Zinnia is a variation on his surname.

baby name Zinnia

Symbolism of the name Zinnia:

The baby name Zinnia means “zinnia” because it comes directly from the flower with the same title. Johann Zinn, a German botanist, was the first to discover the plant. For that reason, Zinnia directly translates to “Zinn's flower.”

Style of the name Zinnia:

Modern

Gender of the name Zinnia:

Zinnia is a floral name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Zinnia:

ZIN-ee-uh

Number of syllables in the name Zinnia:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Zinnia:

Zinnia feels youthful and adorable. It is naturalistic and wholesome.

Alternative spellings for the name Zinnia:

  • Zinnya
  • Zinia
  • Zinya
  • Zennia
  • Zennya
  • Zenia
  • Zenya

Nicknames for the name Zinnia:

  • Nia
  • Nini
  • Zin
  • Zinni
  • Zinny
  • Inni
  • Inny

Popularity of the name Zinnia:

The baby name Zinnia has no records on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 1,600 option. More specifically, Zinnia was at rank 1,539 for girls.

Related names for the name Zinnia:

Great middle names for Zinnia and their meanings:

  • Lorna (laurel tree, fox)
  • Eden (place of pleasure)
  • Sophie (wisdom)
  • Mae (bitter, precious pearl, goddess of the spring)
  • Mabel (lovable, dear)
  • Harper (harp player)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Eve (giver of life, life-bringer)

Famous people with the name Zinnia:

Zinnias in popular culture:

  • Zinnia Taylor (character from “Chasing Redbird”)
  • Zinnia Wormwood (character from “Matilda”)
  • Zinnia (character from “Pokemon” video games)
  • Zinnia Bellflower (character from “Beechwood Bunny Tales”)
  • Zinnia (character from “Zou”)
  • Zinnia Huit (character from “The Sisters Eight”)