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Origin: Greek

Meaning: from Greek anemos meaning "wind".

In Greek mythology, Adonis was a handsome man and the lover of the goddess Aphrodite. When he was killed by a wild boar, she went to him and held him in her arms as he died, and in her grief she mixed some of his blood with nectar and from that the anemone flower was born. Also known as the windflower, apparently because it opens up when the wind blows hence the meaning of the name.

It's pronounced a-NEM-o-nee.

  • Anémone (French)