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Gender: Female Origin of Apple: Nature name

The name Apple is a girl's name . Apple and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 C.O.B.R.A.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (Girls)".

From the experts:

When people talk about unique baby names, Apple is often one of the first examples they mention. Apple made international headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow chose this wholesome fruit name for her daughter. Many have called it ridiculous, but we have to admit, we find it appealing enough to list as one of our top cute baby names. Rocker Bob Geldof named one of his daughters Peaches; Banana Yoshimoto is a hipster writer. Another choice in this genre is the luscious Plum, though for different reasons, neither Prune nor Cherry will fly.

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Famous People Named Apple

Apple Blythe Allison Martin (b. 2004), daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin
Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter
Raymond Walter "Johnny" Apple Jr., American journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Apple

Apple White, daughter of Snow White in "Ever After High" series and TV show
Apple Jack, Apple Bloom, Apple Rose, Apple Brown Betty, Apple Bumpkin/Dazzle, Apple Cider, Apple Cobbler, Apple Dumpling, Apple Fritter, Apple Honey, Apple Leaves, Apple Munchies, Apple Stars aka Green Apple, Apple Flora, and Caramel Apple/Apples, all characters in series 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'
Apple Dumpling, Strawberry Shortcake's little sister
Agnes "Apple" Bailey, main character in film "Gimme Shelter"
Apple Inc., computer company

Comments

Tora Says:

2018-12-11T23:00:06

People love to get up in arms over this name yet say nothing about Olive, Basil, Rosemary or Ginger, which are all also edible plants.
UghI can't stand this kind.of hypocrisy when it came to baby names 🙄

Tora Says:

2018-11-21T10:31:33

People throw a fit over this name while names like Olive and Basil are completely fine. There are much worse names out there.

91flaviaj Says:

2018-04-27T15:05:56

I'm a person who appreciates hippie names, but frankly I cannot like Apple as a name. The fruit itself has some interesting meanings behind it, but then I might suggest Pomeline, which also literally means "apple," but it's not so literal and not so obvious, and feels much fresher and softer.

bethlena Says:

2017-11-13T09:27:28

I agree. It's funny how people reprimand this name and yet see April as a name without any issues... What's all that about?

Ella Says:

2017-09-18T23:19:48

Agreed

Skittlewiddles Says:

2017-07-25T22:38:48

I love nature names and I love apples from blossoms to apple pie. Still, I really don't find Apple appealing for a name. Looking at these comments, people can associate the name to: The Garden of Eden, Adam's apple on a man, Snow White poisoned by apple, Apple iPhones ... and it is what you eat for lunch.

DewiSofia Says:

2017-07-17T11:38:58

I don't understand all the hate towards this name, it's not THAT weird.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-23T12:05:17

I actually kind of like this, because we had lineolated parakeets called Apple and Pear. I guess most of us aren't Gwyneth Paltrow, so we couldn't, or wouldn't, use it for a child, but thumbs up as a pet bird name. 😃

georgiaO Says:

2016-05-02T01:09:38

Not saying I like this, but Cherry is way better than Apple by far. At least it actually sounds name-like.

Nozomi Says:

2016-05-01T15:54:17

Yes I don't think she's crazy at all when she decided to name her daughter a fruit, because she looked around the popular fruit and decided it would be a fruit used in biblical story. I think that was very creative of her.

Nozomi Says:

2016-05-01T15:52:36

Oh my god! That's so true. :D

Chloe Says:

2016-02-22T14:23:01

My cousins and I have always called my grandma 'Apple' as she is Granny Smith :)

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-09-09T01:33:28

If your mind automatically jumps to the garden of eden when you hear of see the word 'apple', then you have a very imaginative and creative mind. But for the rest of us, it's just a fruit. And it's no more connected to the bible than the word 'snake' or 'tree'.

Christiancora Says:

2015-09-08T23:38:54

Why is she 'full of it'? When I think of apples my mind automatically goes to the Garden of Eden. Biblical. Personally, it's quite easy to see where she was coming from when she chose this name.

Bonlydie Says:

2015-07-19T09:56:44

I love this name, it's so different and cute ^_^

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-29T08:07:42

Yes - I think of Adam & Eve

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-29T01:29:06

If you are going to use a fruit name, why not really get into it? We could have Red Apple, Yellow Banana & .....Juicy Orange. HaI Ha!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-05-18T23:34:33

I'm not particularly keen on Lilac, I've never been a fan of Phoenix, Rain seems like a bit of a wet-fish and don't even get me started on Meadow. But, despite my dislike for most modern word names, I still understand their given appeals and, indeed, believe that they work quite successfully as first names. However, I don't get what's so great about Apple.

Sure, Gwyneth Paltrow used it but, so what? She's a celebrity! It's quite normal for celebrities to give their kids weird names because, at the end of the day, a wacky name isn't going to have any effect on a child brought up with a golden spoon in her mouth. But can you imagine how a normal, average, everyday girl would feel, carrying through life such an awkward and cumbersome name? And for what reason?

When questioned about Lilac, you could say that, by Victorian standards, a Lilac embodies beauty and pride. If people were a bit iffy about Phoenix, it could easily be pointed out that a Phoenix is a sign of cleansing and rebirth. Rain might not be well received but, one might point out that it can be symbolic of purity and life. Even Meadow, as bizarre as I find it, brings to mind a picturesque image of brightness and the stunning qualities of nature. My point is that a lot of word names have hidden and less obvious meanings which can be used to put a positive spin on an otherwise unconventional or questionable choice. But the same cannot be done for Apple. Unless you want to try to claim that it's a 'biblical' choice' like Gwyneth did which, let's face it, isn't all that believable.

Having said all that, the final straw for me is that it doesn't even sound like it could work as a name. There are no feminine or masculine components to it. And I don't mean that it sounds androgynous. I mean that it doesn't sound like it belongs on boys or girls at all. Not to mention, it's used so frequently as a word in today's society that it's very difficult to picture it on anything other than the red, green, yellow or pink edibles.

I'm not saying that this is the worst word name that you could pick for a daughter, or a son, but there are definitely much better, less potentially embarrassing options out there. For example, if you're looking for a fruit name, try Clementine or even Tangerine. And if you're just really into apples, try Pomeline (literally means 'apple') or Apolline and Apollonia for your girl - and Apollinaire for your boy. But if you're totally dead-set on using Apple by itself, then I would strongly suggest using it as a middle name. But that's just my opinion.

bootsie Says:

2015-05-02T01:40:48

I don't really dislike this name, but Gwyneth Paltrow is so full of it saying it's "biblical" lol.

bootsie Says:

2015-05-02T01:39:35

Apples are a popular fruit. There are many associations.

Caroline Says:

2015-01-15T14:22:58

Its cute but too common!

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-01-10T02:05:20

I actually think this is cute as a nickname.

amberdaydream Says:

2015-01-02T20:20:27

Apolline is prettier and more usable!

PoppyOrangey Says:

2014-12-19T00:25:50

This reminds me of the Adams apple in a guy's neck. Yuck.

Essa Says:

2014-12-18T12:22:59

What an odd association to make with this name hahaa.

PineWarrior Says:

2014-12-18T11:52:19

....would I really consider naming my child after the fruit that put Snow White into a coma? No thanks!

EvaThyssen Says:

2014-11-12T18:07:53

That awkward moment when you're writing this from an Apple MacBook Pro.

mabespark Says:

2014-08-16T21:47:56

Okay, this is actually really cute. I might use it as a nickname.