English from Latin
"red flower"

Poppy Origin and Meaning

The name Poppy is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "red flower".

Poppy, unlike most floral names which are sweet and feminine, has a lot of spunk. Long popular throughout the rest of the English-speaking world, Poppy is finally starting to rise toward the top in the US, where it entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.

British TV chef Jamie Oliver used the name for his eldest daughter, Poppy Honey Rosie, as did Anthony Edwards, Jessica Capshaw, and Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. A notable adult Poppy is Australian Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery (full name Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth – she and her sisters are all named after flowers: Lily, Daisy, Marigold and Rosie).

Due to the flower's bold crimson color, Poppy makes an especially good choice for a redhead. In the UK, it is a traditional name for November babies, due to the flower's association with Remembrance Day (Nov 11), honoring the memory of members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty.

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

# 289 in the US

Poppy Rank in US Top 1000

# 114 on Nameberry

Poppy Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Poppy Popularity

Famous People Named Poppy

  • Poppy Z. Brite (born Melissa Ann Britenow Billy Martin), American novelist
  • Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux MontgomeryAustralian actress
  • Poppy Angela DelevingneEnglish model and socialite; sister of model Cara Delevingne
  • Katharine Julia "Poppy" HarlowAmerican CNN anchor
  • Poppy MorganEnglish adult film actress
  • Emma "Poppy" DeyesEnglish lifestyle blogger
  • Poppy MillerEnglish actress
  • That Poppystage name of Moriah Pereira, American singer,songwriter
  • Poppy Honey Rosie Oliverdaughter of TV chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
  • Poppy Wollen (b. 2009)daughter of actress Rhiana Griffith and Ben Wollen
  • Poppy Davies Dixon (b. 2009)daughter of IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and Emma Davies
  • Poppy Genn (b. 2010)daughter of newscaster Tamara Taggart and musician Dave Genn
  • Poppy Barlow (b. 2012)stillborn daughter of singer Gary Barlow and Dawn Andrews
  • Poppy James Gavigan (b. 2012)daughter of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan
  • Poppy Emery (b. 2012)daughter of actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer; twin brother Charlie
  • Poppy Louise Hager (b. 2015)daughter of Jenna Bush and Henry Hager
  • Poppy BrentBerkus (b. 2015), daughter of designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
  • Poppy Alice Burgess (b. 2017)daughter of rugby league player Sam Burgess
  • Anouska Poppy Pearl Gerhauser (b. 1987)daughter of socialite and TV personality Tamara Beckwith and Bill Gerhauser
  • Clementine Poppy Vaughn (b. 2004)daughter of actor Matthew Vaughn and model Claudia Schiffer
  • Poppy Louise Hager (b. 2015)daughter of Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager

Poppy in Pop Culture

  • Poppy Liftoncharacter on TV's "Gossip Girl"
  • Poppy Mayfleetlittle sister of Lina in the book/movie "City of Ember"
  • Poppy/Rebeccacharacter in "The Cellar" by Natasha Preston
  • Poppy Moorecharacter in 2008 movie "Wild Child"
  • "Poppy NorthSecret Vampire," novel by L.J. Smith
  • Poppy Pomfreycharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Poppy Sellarscharacter in "Angel Pavement" (1930) by J. B. Priestley
  • Poppyone of the fairy twins on TV's "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
  • Poppy ClarkeJerome's little sister on TV's "House of Anubis"
  • Poppy Giordanocharacter from the "Dead Is" series
  • Poppycharacter in animated film "Trolls"
  • Poppycharacter on TV's "The Fosters"
  • Poppy Callowaycharacter in the Addicted Series
  • Poppy OHaircharacter in Ever After High
  • Poppycharacter on Vampirina
  • Poppy,Australian term for grandfather
  • Poppy Marshallone of Haley's twins on TV's "Modern Family"

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