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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner chose Violet, Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) went with Bluebell and even TomKat got into the floral thang with Suri, the Persian word for rose. If you, too, are looking for a baby name that smells as sweet, check out these great floral names for girls.

Acacia
This whispering Greek name only sounds soft–Acacia actually means thorny tree.

Blossom
The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver could be the top (chef) fan of this and other floral names: He named his third daughter Petal Blossom and she joins big sisters Poppy and Daisy.

Briar
In Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty, the good fairies give Princess Aurora the code name Briar-Rose. So this floral name’s sure to be on the short list of any princess-obsessed big sisters in your house!

Camellia
Drinking a lot of tea during your pregnancy? Consider the name Camellia –this flower’s leaves and buds are used to make the soothing hot treat.

Chrysanthemum
This big poufy flower is also the title of a children’s book about names by Kevin Henkes. Heroine Chrysanthemum learns to love her long and lyrical name by the story’s end.

Dahlia
Named after the botanist who discovered it, this flower coined the name for the famous 1940s murder case, “The Black Dahlia.” But don’t let its dark past keep you from bestowing this beautiful name on your kid!

Flora
Flora, the all-around flowery name, peaked in the U.S. in the early 1900s…maybe it’s time for it to make a comeback!

Hazel
Julia Roberts famously chose the old-fashioned floral name Hazel for her daughter, and it’s been steadily increasing in popularity since.

Iris
This vivid blue flower was the inspiration for the name Jude Law and Sadie Frost gave their daughter. And it’s a great name if you think your baby girl is a goddess on Earth: In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

Jasmine
Ever since Disney’s Arabian Princess Jasmine took Aladdin on a magic carpet ride, this floral name has bloomed in popularity.

Laurel
Give your daughter this name and a Nobel Peace Prize could be in her future. Laurel wreaths are the emblem of the prestigious diplomatic award.

Linnea
Linnea, a Scandinavian flower name, is popular amongst girls in the bloom’s native Sweden. This is a great name for your child if you like to shop at Ikea.

Magnolia
This fragrant, large white flower, blooms on the magnolia tree and is often associated with the American South and strong-but-sassy Southern belles.

Petunia
A familiar garden flower, the Petunia, makes an appearance as the name of Porky Pig’s girlfriend in the Loony Tunes cartoons, as well as in the title of one of the hottest diaper bags around, Petunia Pickle Bottom. It’s also a popular name to give your child in-utero, along with “peanut” and “junior.”

Violet
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck love themselves some blooming baby names — they named their first daughter Violet and their second Seraphina Rose.

Calliope
Name your little girl Calliope and she may grow up to be the next American Idol — the name means “beautiful voice.”

Lily
The lily is the symbol of innocence and purity. Give your daughter this name if you’re worried that your own wild girl ways are hereditary!

Zinnia
Zinnias are flowers from the aster family, and come to think of it, Aster is a pretty cool floral name as well. Don’t say we didn’t give you options from A to Z!

Still looking for more flowery female names? We’ve got bushels of them!