Flower name, from Old English

Clover Origin and Meaning

The name Clover is a girl's name of English origin meaning "key".

Clover is a charming, perky choice if you want to move beyond hothouse blooms like Rose and Lily, and it's recently become a new celeb favorite, chosen by both Neal McDonough and Natasha Gregson Wagner, who used it to honor her mother, Natalie Wood, one of whose most iconic films was Inside Daisy Clover.

Clover also has a long association with good luck, via the four-leaf clover, and through the shamrock symbol of Ireland. It first came to wide notice via a couple of soap opera characters.

In the movie The Good Shepherd , Angelina Jolie's character is called Clover--but her birth name was actually Margaret.

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Famous People Named Clover

  • Marian "Clover" Hooper AdamsAmerican socialite
  • Clover Margaret MooreLord Mayor of Sydney, Australia
  • Clover Kelly (b. 1985)daughter of actress/novelist Tessa Dahl and James Kelly; granddaughter of novelist Roald Dahl
  • Clover Meyer (b. 2005)daughter of actor Breckin Meyer
  • Clover Lavie Caballerodaughter of skateboarder Steve Caballero
  • Clover Blue Fortus (b. 2008)daughter of musician Richard Fortus of Guns 'n' Roses
  • Clover Elizabeth McDonough (b. 2011)daughter of actor Neal McDonough
  • Clover Clementyne Watson (b. 2012)daughter of actors Barry Watson and Natasha Gregson Wagner
  • Clover Ash Porter (b. 2017)daughter of actor Scott Porter

Clover in Pop Culture

  • Cloverhorse in George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
  • Margaret "Clover" Russellcharacter in "The Good Shepherd"
  • Clovercharacter in animated series "Totally Spies"
  • Cloverrabbit in "Watership Down"
  • Clovermale rabbit character in animated series "Sofia the First"
  • Cloverprincess in Heather Dixon's "Entwined"
  • CloverBritish brand of margarine
  • "Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage" children's book by Kaye Umansky
  • Clover Carrcharacter in 'What Katy Did' series
  • Clover aka Colin Brownmale character in "The Cellar" by Natasha Preston
  • Cloverplant sacred to the Irish druids
  • Clover Fieldcharacter in 'Zero Escape' game series
  • Clover the Clevercharacter in "My Little Pony" series
  • "Cloverfield" 2008 horror film

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