"a bunch of flowers"

Posy Origin and Meaning

The name Posy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "a bunch of flowers".

A sweet, nostalgic nosegay kind of name, Posy has been long fashionable in England, a country of gardeners, but this pretty bouquet-of-flowers name is still rarely heard in the US, though it could be seen as a more unusual possible alternative to Rosy or Josie.

Posy is a little sister name in the Hunger Games series. Before that, Posy Fossil was a character in Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes. Posy is by far the least popular version of the name, with Posie first, Posey second, and Posy used for only ten baby girls in the US last year.

Posy (or Posey or Posie) could also work as a nickname for a range of other names, from Penelope to Sophia--it started as a pet form of Josephine. Other P-beginning flower names you may want to consider along with Posey: Poppy, Petal, Primrose.

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Famous People Named Posy

  • Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" SimmondsEnglish cartoonist and writer
  • Posy MillerEnglish actress

Posy in Pop Culture

  • Posy Fossilcharacter in "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild
  • Posy Hawthornecharacter in "The Hunger Games"
  • Posy Batescharacter in a series of books by Helen Cresswell
  • Posycharacter in the movie "About Time"

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