Native American place-name and tree name
"swamp tree"

Tupelo Origin and Meaning

The name Tupelo is a girl's name meaning "swamp tree".

Tupelo, the name of a Mississippi city as well as a tree with soft, light wood that grows in the swamps of the south, attracted some attention as a first name via author Tupelo Hassman. The song Tupelo Honey also brought it some notoriety.

Actress Riley Keough, granddaughter of Elvis Presley, named her daughter Tupelo Storm in honor of Elvis's birth city.

Tupelo in Pop Culture

  • TupeloMississippi is the city where Elvis Presley was born.
  • Genus name: Nyssa
  • "Tupelo Honey" song by Van Morrison