Amaryllis is a female Greek name and the name of the homonym flower “amaryllis”.
Amaryllis derived from Greek word amarysso, which means “to sparkle”.
Sound of name Amaryllis: Ah-ma-ree-leéss
Male Version of name Amaryllis: N/A
Nameday of Amaryllis: Ν/Α
Origin of name Amaryllis
Amaryllis is not a name included in the Orthodox calendar, therefore has no nameday.
The roots of the name are found in the ancient Greek and Roman litterature.
Amaryllis was a shepherdess in Theocritus’ Idylls, wondering the woods, and then the Roman poet Virgil appropriated her as a singer appearing in the Eclogue.
These references were actually the ones that inspired the name Amaryllis to the lovely white and pink flower we know today. The flower is also known as belladonna and Jersey Lily in English.
Nicknames deriving from name Amaryllis
Amaryllis has just a few nicknames and diminutives. The most common one is Lia, Litsa, Amara and Roula.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Amaryllis
Amaryllis is a woman that usually stands out from the others, being beautiful and sensitive. She is into arts and she is very good in creating things with her hands.