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Gender: F Origin of Poppy: Latin flower name

Poppy, unlike most floral names which are sweet and feminine, has a lot of spunk; Poppy makes an especially good choice for a redhead. Jamie Oliver -- the British "Naked Chef" -- used Poppy for his daughter Poppy Honey Rosie, as did Anthony Edwards, Jessica Capshaw, and Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

One notable Poppy is Australian Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery (full name Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth--her mother named all her daughters after flowers: Lily, Daisy, Marigold and Rosie).

Although she's never made the list in the US, Poppy is on a popularity roll in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Other Poppy-like names to consider: Pippa and Piper and Petal.

Famous People Named Poppy

Poppy Z. Brite (born Melissa Ann Brite, now Billy Martin), American novelist
Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Montgomery, Australian actress
Poppy Angela Delevingne, English model and socialite; sister of model Cara Delevingne
Katharine Julia "Poppy" Harlow, American CNN anchor
Poppy Morgan, English adult film actress
That Poppy, stage name of Moriah Pereira, American singer-songwriter
Poppy James Gavigan (b. 2012), daughter of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan
Poppy Moyer (b. 2012), daughter of actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer; twin of Charlie
Poppy Louise Hager, daughter of Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager
Poppy Genn (b. 2010), daughter of newscaster Tamara Taggart and musician Dave Genn
Poppy Brent-Berkus (b. 2015), daughter of designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Poppy (b. 2009), daughter of actress Rhiana Griffith
Poppy Davies Dixon (b. 2009), daughter of IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and Emma Davies
Poppy Barlow (b. 2012), stillborn daughter of singer Gary Barlow and Dawn Andrews
Clementine Poppy Vaughn (b. 2004), daughter of actor Matthew Vaughn and model Claudia Schiffer
Anouska Poppy Pearl Gerhauser (b. 1987), daughter of socialite and TV personality Tamara Beckwith and Bill Gerhauser

Pop Culture References for the name Poppy

Poppy Lifton, character on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Poppy Mayfleet, little sister of Lina in the movie "City of Ember"
Poppy/Rebecca, character in "The Cellar" by Natasha Preston
Poppy Moore, character in 2008 movie "Wild Child"
"Poppy North, Secret Vampire," novel by L.J. Smith
Poppy Pomfrey, character in the Harry Potter series
Poppy Sellars, character in "Angel Pavement" (1930) by J. B. Priestley
Poppy, one of the fairy twins on TV's "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Poppy Clarke, Jerome's little sister on TV's "House of Anubis"
Poppy Giordano, character from the "Dead Is" series
Poppy, Australian term for grandfather

Poppie, Poppi