Amaryllis - Meaning of Amaryllis

What does Amaryllis mean?

[ 4 syll. a-ma-ryl-lis, am-aryll-is ] The baby girl name Amaryllis is pronounced as aeM-aa-RIHL-ahS †. Amaryllis is of Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in the English and Greek languages. The meaning of the name is 'sparkling eyes'. It is derived from the word amaryssein meaning 'to sparkle'. The name was popular in literature; it was used by Virgil, Ovid, and English pastoral poets from the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Spenser and Milton. The name was often used poetically to refer to a simple shepherdess or country girl. Amaryllis is also associated with the flower or plant, itself named after the 19th-century Arcadian heroine.

Derivatives of Amaryllis include the name Ama, the Spanish Amarilis, the English and Latinized Amarilla, the name Amarillis, the name Amaryl, the name Amaryla, the name Amarylis, and the English Amarylla.

See also the related categories, eyes, plant (forest), heroine (conqueror), literature, pastoral, and flower.

Amaryllis is not frequently used as a baby girl name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Amaryllis include the names the name Amarillis and the name Amarylis.

† Pronunciation for Amaryllis: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"



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