Zinnia name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Zinnia

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  1. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Zinnia is of English origin and means "A type of flower".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Zin"ni*a
Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.

Etymology: NL. So called after Professor Zinn, of Göttingen

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
  1. A female given name from English from the flower

Zinnia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Zinnia

Notable Persons Named Zinnia

Zinnia Kumar

Zinnia was born in Sydney.


Fun Facts about the name Zinnia

  • How Popular is the name Zinnia? Zinnia is the 7,763rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zinnia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,700 babies born with the first name Zinnia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zinnia to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zinnia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zinnia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zinnia is Friday, December 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Zinnia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zinnia was in 2017 with a total of 147 babies.
  • Random Zinnia Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zinnia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Zinnia: The name spelled backwards is Ainniz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Niazin. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zinnia name meaning

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