Acacia Meaning and Origin

Acacia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: thorn.” A flower name from the 16th century, derived from Latin acacia of Greek akakia, a derivative of ake ‘point, thorn’. The Acacia flower is a shrub of yellow or white blossom. In Greek mythology, the acacia tree symbolizes immortality and resurrection. Acacia is mentioned as the wood used to build the tabernacle in the book of Exodus. It is also the national floral emblem of Australia.

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