Camellia Name Meaning & Origin

Camellia

Pronunciation: kah-MEEL-yə (key)

Related Names:

Camelia, Cami, Camillia, Cammie

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Comments and insights on the name Camellia

The name "Camellia" is pronounced Kuh-meel-yuh (American English) or Kuh-mee-lee-uh (British and International English) because this name is derived from the flowering plant camellia and has exactly the same pronunciation.

Personal experiences with the name Camellia

My daughter is frequently called "Camille" or "Camilla" by people who are unfamiliar with her name and are unsure of how to pronounce it.

Nicknames for Camellia

Realistic Nicknames:
Cammy (Ka-mee), Cam (kam), Camile (Kuh-meal), Amelia (Ah-mee-lee-uh), Melly (Mee-Lee), Milly (Mill-ee), Ellia (Ee-Lee-uh), Lia (Lee-uh)

Unrealistic Nicknames (based on mispronunciation of the original name or just made up from nowhere):
Cama, Amy/Ami/Ame, Ames, Mia, Mila, L/Elle/El, Eli, Ellie, Ellia, Ella, Lia, Lili/Lily, Mellia, Mela, Meela (spelt Mila), Myla/Mila, Cams, Cammers, Cammel, Caramel.

Meanings and history of the name Camellia

"Camellia" is the name of a flowering, evergreen plant whose leaves and buds are used to make tea. The plant was named "Camellia" in honor of G. J. Camellus (1661-1706) a Jesuit missionary who introduced the plant to Europe from Asia.

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