Today's name: Magnolia
Potential nicknames: Maggie, Maggs, Lia, Nolie, Meg, Noa, Nola, Lina
Origin: Latin, meaning "Magnol's flower," after 17th century botanist Pierre Magnol. It can either mean the magnolia tree, or the magnolia flower itself.
Popularity: The baby name Magnolia went off the Social Security Administration's list of the top 1000 most popular baby names in 1940. In 2010 there were 164 babies born named Magnolia, and in 2011 there were 185.
Fun fact: (1) Magnolia flowers bloom in pink and white. (2) The magnolia is the state flower for both Louisiana and Mississippi. (3) A character on the TV show "Hart of Dixie."