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What does Amaryllis mean?

Amaryllis Pronunciation of Amaryllis [amaryl-lis] as a girls' name is pronounced am-ah-RILL-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Amaryllis is "fresh, sparkling". Also the name of a flower. A poetic name for a simple shepherdess or country girl.

Associated with: greek, sparkling (light), flower.


Amaryllis has 1 variant: Amarilis.

Affiliated girl name: Marilla.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Amaryllis Araya (A.A.), ..

How popular is Amaryllis?

Amaryllis is a rare given name for women. Amaryllis is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Marilla is the only prominent variation form of Amaryllis (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Amaryllis was at its most widespread a century ago. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amaryllis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allis, Amabelle, Amalfi, Amalia, Amalie, Amari, Amarilla, Amaris, Amarit, Amayble, Ambarlie (see Amberly), Amillia, Apryll, Aracelis, Ardelis, Aurellia, Averyll, Averylle, Carilis, Carlis, Dallis, Daralis, Darelis, Dyllis, Fyllis, Marilis, Marlis, Phyllis and Wallis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Amaryllis.

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