What does Camellia mean?
The meaning of this old Roman surname, which probably originated in pre-Roman Italy, is not certain. The Camellia flower is named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel, and is often associated with the name Camille, though they are from different roots. Alexandre Dumas' famous 19th-century play "La Dame aux Camélias" was known in America as "Camille". See also Kamelia.
Related girl name: Camilla.more]
How popular is Camellia?
Camellia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3989 out of 4276, Top 93%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Camilla (#364 from recent data) and Camille (#250) are the popular alternative forms of Camellia (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Kamella, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Camellia is well-received in 2014 (average #307). Camille has generally been the top pick of parents, although Camilla seems to be gaining popularity too. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Camellia and related names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Thinking of names?
Camellia is alike in pronunciation to Camala, Camela, Camila▲, Camillia, Camillie, Cammilla, Camyla, Camylla, Kamilia, Kamilla and Kamillia. Other recommended similar baby names are Amelia▲, Ariellia, Aurellia, Baseelia, Cacelia, Caelin, Calla, Callida, Callie▲, Cambaria, Cambria, Cameri, Cameshia, Caralia, Carlla, Carmela▼, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmella▼, Carmellita, Carmilla, Castallia, Cecelia▲, Ceilia, Celia▼, Cellie, Cellina, Cerelia, Cerella, Chella, Chelli, Clelia, Cloelia, Damalla, Dameshia, Danella, Gallia, Gazella, Gemella, Jamelia, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamillia, Lellia, Madella, Marella, Nanella, Natallia, Pamelia, Pamella, Parmelia, Raella, Romella, Rozellia, Sadella, Samella, Samuella, Sarelia, Tallia, Vallia, Vaseelia, Vasillia, Vazeelia and Yabella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Camellia.