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What does Clematis mean?

Clematis Pronunciation of Clematis [clema-tis] as a girls' name is pronounced kla-MAT-is. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clematis is "climbing plant". Flower name named in the 16th century from Greek "klematis", referring to the blossoming vine with white or purple blooms. Possibly influenced by names such as Clemence, with the -is ending in names such as Phyllis.

Associated with: greek, 16th century, white, purple (violet).


Clematis has 3 variants: Clematia, Clematice and Clematiss.

1 more alternative form via Clemence, Phyllis: Clemmie.

Creative forms:
(female) Chermatis, Ellematis, ..

(male) Clematist, Clematus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clematis Aliana (C.A.), ..

How popular is Clematis?

Clematis is a rare first name for females. Clematis is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Clemence, Clemmie and Phyllis are the popular alternative forms of Clematis (outside Top 2000). These relations of Clematis were popular with parents 85 years ago (median #1095), but now, versions like Phyllis have become less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clemence, Clemmie, Phyllis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adamaris, Adelais, Alais, Alanis, Alcestis, Alexis, Amaris, Beatris, Beeatris (see Beatrice), Caris, Carmalit (see Carmel), Carmania, Carmarit (see Carmel), Cati, Catia, Catie, Cearia, Celestia, Celestin, Cesarie, Chamania, Charis, Cheralin (see Cherilyn), Chumani, Clair, Clari, Clarie, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clea, Cleantha, Cleanthe, Clelia, Clem, Clemencia, Clemency, Clementia, Clementina, Clementine, Clementya, Clementyn (see Clementine), Clemmy, Cleonie, Cleopatra, Cleta, Cleva, Cloris, Clytie, Damalis, Damaris, Demaris, Demetris, Gladis, Glenis, Glennis, Ilanis, Mertis, Temis, Themis and Veradis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clematis.

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