Of Greek origin.
A nature, flower name with a spiritual meaning.
From the Greek word “λωτός” (lotós), meaning “lotus”.
The lotus flower/plant, also known as “sacred lotus”, is an aquatic perennial plant.
It is the national flower of India and Vietnam.
Lotus is an edible flower plant and it has been used for centuries as an Ayurveda, Chinese, Egyptian and oriental medicine.
Therefore, in almost all different cultures, Lotus is a name associated with healing.
The ancient Egyptians associated the lotus with the sun and considered it a symbol of rebirth, due to the fact that lotus pedals remain closed during the night and open when the sun rises.
In Buddhism, the lotus is also a symbol of rebirth, purity and spiritual awakening.
Same with Hinduism, the lotus is a very significant symbol associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune, prosperity and wealth, and Brahma, the creator of the four Vedas.
Lotus was a legendary fruit in the Greek mythology as well.
The lotus-eaters were people living on an island and when they ate the lotus fruit they would enter a state of hypnotic trance.
These people are mentioned in Homer’s epic poem “Odyssey”.
Lotus is not ranked in the top-1000 baby names in the U.S.A.
Since 2000, several celebrities have chosen the name for their daughters, such as Randy Spelling, Rain Pryor, and top skateboarder Bob Burnquist.