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What does Azalea mean?

Azalea Pronunciation of Azalea [aza-lea] as a girls' name is pronounced a-ZAYL-yah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Azalea is "dry". Flower name of a shrub that flourishes in dry soil and blooms in spring. First coined in the 18th century.

Associated with: greek, shrub (tree), spring, 18th century.


Azalea has 2 variants: Azaleia and Azalia.

Creative forms:
(female) Azala, Azaley, ..

(male) Azael, Azaled, ..

Middle name pairings:
Azalea Karleigh (A.K.), ..

How popular is Azalea?

Azalea is an uncommon given name for women. Azalea is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Azalea was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #527 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #581 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Azalea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Azalea outside U.S.

Similar Names

Azalea is alike in pronunciation to Asela, Azelia and Izola. Other recommended names are Aalya, Accalia, Adala, Adalee, Adalena, Adalia, Airlea, Akela, Alala, Alamea, Alea, Amadea, Amala, Amalea, Amalee, Amaleta, Amalia, Amalya, Analee, Analena, Analia, Anglea, Anslea, Arlea, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashla, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashley, Atalee, Atalia, Avalee, Axella, Ayala, Azania, Azaria, Azul, Galea, Halea, Jalea, Kalea, Malea, Nalea and Talea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Azalea.