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Updated March 27, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : A flower; flowering tree

What does Magnolia mean and stand for?

The name Magnolia is of Latin origin and means "a flower." It is from the English word magnolia, which is the flower that was named for French botanist Pierre Magnol.

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How Popular Is The Name Magnolia


According to Social Security Administration data, Magnolia has rapidly increased in popularity since entering the top 1000 once again in 2013 at position 974. It broke the top 200 in 2020, reaching its peak rank of 177.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Magnolia was at its peak popularity in March 2018.

Magnolia was very popular in the late-1800s, but fell off the map for a bit. Drummer Adrian Young and actress Bianca Kajilich and radio personality Michael Catherwood chose the name for their daughters, which may be to blame for the uptick in popularity. It's been a very popular choice for pop culture, appearing in Show Boat, Hart of Dixie, The Walking Dead, and Attack on Titan.

Where is it Popular?

Magnolia was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Magnolia

  • Meg
  • Nola
  • Nolia
  • Nolie

Pairs well with these middle names


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