The dandelion actually has a Latin name of Taraxacum, which comes from the french word for "Lions Tooth". While a lot of people look at this flower as a weed, to other people it has some meaning. The floral meaning of the dandelion is that it is a gift to a loved one that will provide happiness and is a promise of total faithfulness. SO, it can mean a lot to some people. Whether pretty yellow flower or white puff head the dandelion has a beauty all it's own.