Zinnia

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Zinnia

"Zinnia" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Zin"ni*a
Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.

Etymology: NL. So called after Professor Zinn, of Göttingen

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name from the flower

Zinnia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons With the Name Zinnia

Zinnia Kumar is a famous somebody. Zinnia was born in Sydney.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Zinnia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 6 6 0
1942 5 5 0
1962 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1971 8 8 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 18 18 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 17 17 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 32 32 0
2004 26 26 0
2005 29 29 0
2006 41 41 0
2007 26 26 0
2008 36 36 0
2009 40 40 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 54 54 0
2012 53 53 0
2013 75 75 0
2014 92 92 0
2015 120 120 0

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Popularity of Zinnia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Zinnia

  • How Popular is the name Zinnia? Zinnia is the 9,296th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zinnia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,153 babies born with the first name Zinnia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zinnia to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zinnia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zinnia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zinnia is Friday, December 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Zinnia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zinnia was in 2015 with a total of 120 babies.
  • Random Zinnia Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zinnia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Zinnia: Your name in reverse order is Ainniz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Innaiz. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Zinnia mean?

Zis for zest, your zeal for life.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.