Flower name, from English
"yellow wildflower"

Buttercup Origin and Meaning

The name Buttercup is a girl's name of English origin meaning "yellow wildflower".

Though most Buttercups are of the bovine persuasian, this humble flower name was given to the lovely princess in "The Princess Bride." If Buttercup still feels too lowly for you, you might consider Clover, Daffodil, or Daisy.

Buttercup Popularity

Famous People Named Buttercup

  • Lewis Pessano "Buttercup" DickersonAmerican male baseball player

Buttercup in Pop Culture

  • Buttercupprincess in The Princess Bride
  • Buttercupone of the three Powerpuff Girls
  • ButtercupPrim's cat in The Hunger Games series
  • Buttercupmale unicorn in Pixar's "Toy Story 3"
  • Buttercupmale main character in a Norwegian fairy tale
  • "Build Me UpButtercup," song by The Foundations

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