Camellia Name Meaning & Origin

Camellia

Pronunciation: kah-MEEL-yə (key)

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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.

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

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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: | Edit

"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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