Orchid: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Orchid

This is a beautiful and exotic-sounding flower name ... with an admittedly hilarious meaning. It comes from the Ancient Greek word "órkhis" ... meaning "testicle." The orchid flower is named after it because its shape reminded somebody of, well, balls. But you can just tell little Orchid that she has a flower name, and leave it at that.

Nicknames:

Orc?

Famous people named Orchid:

Daughter of Nick Rhodes & Julie Friedman, Tatjana Lee Orchid Rhodes.

Fun fact:

There are between 20,000-30,000 species of orchid flowers, all belonging to the same genus, orchidaceae.

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