Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Anemone

 Anemone is a plant of the buttercup family, typically bearing brightly colored flowers. The English adopted the word from the Old French anemoine (Latin” anemone), ultimately derived from the Greek ανεμώνη (anemone) meaning “daughter of the wind” – from the Greek elements “anemos” (wind) and “one” (daughter of). The anemone (or “windflower” as it’s also called) also has its place in ancient mythology. According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses (1st century AD), the plant was formed when the grieving Venus (Roman goddess of love) sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis (god of beauty). The beautiful, short-lived anemone flower – whose loose-fitting petals fall off so easily when the wind blows – was symbolic of Adonis’s early death: “A blood-red flower arose… yet in its beauty brief, / So lightly cling its petals, fall so soon, / When the winds blow that give the flower its name.” (X.735-739).  Anemone is definitely not one of the common “flower” names bestowed on baby girls today such as Jasmine, Lily, Daisy, Violet, Rose and Iris (even Azalea and Magnolia are more popular). 

All About the Baby Name – Anemone

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ANEMONE

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ANEMONE

 Parents looking for a unique flower name with a lovely meaning and an interesting story, you’ve come to the right place. Not even five baby girls were given the name Anemone in 2013. Talk about original! Many people find the name difficult to pronounce, but so is Hermione in our opinion. There is something about the wild anemone flower – with its delicate, vulnerable beauty – that we can’t help but to find appealing.

Quick Facts

ON ANEMONE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Greek

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

ə-NEM-ə-nee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Daughter of the wind

Characteristics

OF ANEMONE

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Anemone

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ANEMONE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Anemone

Popular Songs

ON ANEMONE

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Famous People

NAMED ANEMONE

Anémone Marmottan (French alpine skier)

Children of Famous People

NAMED ANEMONE

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ANEMONE

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