Primrose - girls name

Primrose name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Primrose name meaning:

The name Primrose is derived from the Latin word "primus" meaning "first" and "rosa" meaning "rose". Primrose is not a common name, but it has gained popularity in recent years due to its uniqueness and charming sound. It is often associated with the flower known as the primrose, which blooms early in spring, symbolizing rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.

The name Primrose carries a sense of innocence, purity, and delicacy. It evokes images of a graceful and gentle girl, someone who is cheerful, kind-hearted, and full of life. People with this name are often seen as optimistic, compassionate, and nurturing, spreading joy and warmth wherever they go.

Furthermore, the name Primrose carries a touch of elegance and refinement, as it is both literary and botanical. It has appeared in various works of literature, such as Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House" and the popular book and film series "The Hunger Games". Overall, the name Primrose represents a beautiful and vibrant personality, capturing the essence of nature's beauty and the promise of a new beginning.

Origin: English

First rose.

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Overall UK ranking: 162 out of 5581

315 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Primrose

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