Floral baby name ideas inspired by Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s daughter Daisy

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Photo: Getty

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together - and they've chosen the sweetest floral name for their little one: Daisy Dove Bloom.

While parents have been giving their kids nature-themed names for years, there has definitely been a resurgence in botanical monikers. 

Over 10 per cent of the most popular names in the Australian top 100 names list have a botanical background, according to McCrindle Research.

After a spike in popularity in the 19th century, the 21st century is seeing another wave of floral favourites.

Two of the six names that entered the Top 100 girls' list have a botanic theme and celebrity parents are also fans of the floral influence.

Perry and Bloom aren't the only celebrities to choose a floral-inspired moniker. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis named their daughter Lily-Rose, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner called their daughter Violet and Jada and Will Smith named their daughter Willow.


The botanical influence has shaped the top 100 girls' names for 2020

The botanical influence has shaped the top 100 girls' names for 2020 Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Willow

Making it into the top 10 for 2020, Willow refers to a type of tree that grows by water and an adorable name for a baby girl.

Ivy

Sitting just outside the top 10 names for 2020 at 15, Ivy moved up three places since last year. The simple name comes from the iconic climbing plant that produces small yellow flowers.

Lily

A beautiful classic name, inspired by the flower, Lily is the 22nd most popular girls' name in Australia for 2020. Interestingly, the spelling with one L is more popular than its counterpart, Lilly, which sits at 96.

Violet

Moving up a massive 60 places between 2010 and 2019, Violet is only getting more popular and is currently the 39th most popular girls' name in Australia.

Poppy

While the poppy has long been associated with Remembrance Day, it also a popular name choice. Although it moved down a couple of places since 2019, it's still in the top 50 list of most popular girls' names, sitting at 43.

Daisy

Another classic name with a floral flare, Daisy has been in the top 100 names for a few years.

Jasmine

A plant with delicate, fragrant flowers, the climbing plant has also climbed the popular name rankings in recent years and, at the moment, sits at 60.

Olive

In the past, 'Olive' has been the less popular cousin of 'Olivia', however the sweet name - often associated with an olive branch as a symbol of peace - rose up nine places compared to last year.

Rose 

Always a classic, Rose (76th) and Rosie (98th) has been a popular choice for parents over the years and proves that a floral influence never  goes out of style.