Magnolia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Magnolia

Magnolia

Pronunciation: mag-NOH-lee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Magnolia:

Taken from the name of the trees or shrubs of the magnolia family which bear large, fragrant flowers.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Maggie, Meg, Nola

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Personal experiences with the name Magnolia: | Edit

This is our baby's name. I was admittedly a little hesitant, but ultimately, we love it. The name fits her perfectly, and I can't think of a better name for our little Magnolia Jane!

Nicknames for Magnolia: | Edit

Lia, Maggie, Meg, Nola, Nolie, Noa, Olie

Meanings and history of the name Magnolia: | Edit

The flower Magnolia was named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Famous real-life people named Magnolia: | Edit

Magnolia Moon Catherwood, daughter of actress Bianca Kajlich

Magnolia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Magnolia Breeland, character on Hart of Dixie
Sugar Magnolia-song by Grateful Dead

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