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Page 1/3. 18 Spice names and what they mean, for spice, herb, perfume for females. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1995 and are somewhat less popular today, with names like Ginger, Althea, Essence and Ciara becoming less fashionable. Chanel (#633) and Rosemary (#574) are two of the more trendy baby names in this list, with Chanel enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
Althea .. (Greek) "Healing herb." ..
Anise .. Other names derived from spices are Clove and Juniper ..
Bay .. Also a plant name: the term "bay" is used for several different types of trees, including the bay laurel, whose leaves are used as a herb and flavouring agent, and were also twined into wreaths by the Greeks, to crown victors ..
Cassia .. From Greek "kasia", a type of the spice cinnamon (see Kezia) ..
Chanel .. Contemporary usage may be due to the influence of the legendary fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971), and a number of famous perfumes ..
Althea (Top 18%) and Chanel (Top 33%) are common first names, while Anise, Bay and Cassia are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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