Irit is a feminine name of Hebrew origin. Meaning “asphodel flower,” it refers to a type of perennial flower native to the Mediterranean and Middle East. In Greek legend, this flower is one of the most famous plants associated with the dead and the underworld. Many influential writers, including Homer, William Faulkner, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf, have weaved this symbolism into their poetry. With such a rich and lively literary past, the name Irit will remind your little one to make each day count, so that there are no regrets down the road.
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