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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Camelle, Chamellia, ..
(male) Camelley, Camelso, ..
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)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Camellia for girls. Camellia was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1605 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Camelia, Camilla (#364 from recent data) and Camille (#250) are the popular alternative forms of Camellia appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Kamella, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Camellia is well-received in 2014 (average #1153). Camille has generally been the top pick of parents, although Camilla seems to be gaining popularity too.
Camellia is alike in pronunciation to Camala, Camela, Camila▲, Camillia, Camillie, Cammilla, Camyla, Camylla, Kamilia, Kamilla and Kamillia. Other recommended names are Amelia▲, Ariellia, Aurellia, Baseelia (see Basilia), Cacelia, Caelin, Calla, Callida, Callie▲, Cambaria, Cambria▲, Cameri, Cameshia, Caralia, Carlla, Carmela▼, Carmelina, Carmelit (see Carmel), 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 (see Vasilia), Vasillia, Vazeelia (see Vasilia) and Yabella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Camellia.