Amaryllis Name Meaning & Origin

Amaryllis

Pronunciation: a-mah-RIL-is (key)

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Nicknames for Amaryllis

Amy, Amsie, Lissi, Mali, Mari, Lily, Maryll, Marill, Rilla, Ryl, Marilla, Lys

Meanings and history of the name Amaryllis

Taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues" (also known as the "Bucolics"). (The amaryllis flower is named for her.) Derived from the Greek αμαρυσσω (Latin amarysso) meaning "to sparkle".

Famous real-life people named Amaryllis

Amaryllis Fleming (daughter of Augustus John, and half sister of Ian Fleming) - England's leading solo cellist in the 1950s and 1960s.
Amaryllis August, daughter of Danish film director Bille August.
Amaryllis Garnett (1943-1973), actress and granddaughter of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Amaryllis in song, story & screen

Amaryllis is a young piano student in the movie Music Man.
Amaryllis is the title of an album and a song by the band Shinedown.
Amaryllis is the little girl/main character in the book The Magic Garden by Gene Stratton Porter.

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