Amaryllis name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Amaryllis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Amaryllis

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  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Amaryllis is of Greek origin and means "To sparkle".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am`a*ryl"lis
  1. A pastoral sweetheart."To sport with Amaryllis in the shade." [Milton.]
  2. [bot]
    1. A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others.
    2. A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna lily.

Etymology: L. Amaryllis, Gr. �, �, the name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
  1. A female given name

Amaryllis was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and German

Notable Persons Named Amaryllis

Notable Persons Named Amaryllis

Amaryllis Fleming

Amaryllis was born on December 10th, 1925. She left this life on July 27th, 1999.

Amaryllis Knight

Amaryllis was born on November 17th, 1976 in London.


Fun Facts about the name Amaryllis

  • How Popular is the name Amaryllis? Amaryllis is the 8,631st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amaryllis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,438 babies born with the first name Amaryllis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amaryllis to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amaryllis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Amaryllis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amaryllis is Saturday, January 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Amaryllis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amaryllis was in 2015 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Amaryllis Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amaryllis is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 14 babies in California have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Amaryllis: The name spelled backwards is Sillyrama. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rllasymai. How do you pronounce that?
  • Amaryllis name meaning

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