Name: Amaryllis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amaryllis

  • Meaning:
    Sparkling
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (am ah RIL us)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Amaryllis)
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Miscellaneous Info for Amaryllis

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  • Used in:
    English and Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Amaryllis was a nymph in Virgil's "Ecologues" and was used in the bucolic poetry of the ancient Greek poet Theocritus. It was one of the stock names of the bucolic/pastoral literary tradition, and in more modern times appears in Milton's "Lycidas".

    Amaryllis is the scientific name for the Belladonna Lily, and the popular name for the tall, large-blossomed plants of the Hippeastrum genus.

    It was also the name of the piano-playing young girl in Meredith Wilson's musical "The Music Man".

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