Some scientific naming brings uniformity in international communication, nay it helps bring ease as well. However, their Latinized jacket overshadows their original source of derivation and renders them rather unrecognizable. Learners of plant science are therefore perforce distanced in their effort to know vegetable kingdom. The present authors endeavored to analyze such scientific names etymologically thereby revealing the hidden elements of ethnobotany. As many as 47 generic plant names have been studied. It appeared that they are based on eight different criteria. It is hoped that such studies will help solve problems of mankind.