Gender: Female Meaning of Buttercup: "yellow wildflower" Origin of Buttercup: Flower name, from English

Buttercup Origin and Meaning

The name Buttercup is a girl's name of English origin meaning "yellow wildflower".

Though most Buttercups are of the bovine persuasian, this humble flower name was given to the lovely princess in "The Princess Bride." If Buttercup still feels too lowly for you, you might consider Clover, Daffodil, or Daisy.

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indiefendi2 Says:


Buttercup hated her name for a reason... (the reason is that absolutely no thought was put into it like Blossom and Bubbles but it's still a reason)

BabyHall Says:


"Suck it up Buttercup"... has a nice ring to it🤔

primandproper Says:


I like it, but it's a bit impractical. Maybe it's because I like both the Princess Bride and the song, but it's growing on me as a nickname/middle.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Cute for a cow...! 😃

In Progress Says:


No. (I hope this is a joke just for the comments.)

lesliemarion Says:


Buttercup is a lovely word and flower, and being fond of cows, I don't mind the past bovine associations. It just sounds like an endearment (Sweetie, Honey, Sugar, Baby, Buttercup), an endearment which starts with the word butt.

katinka Says:


Too moo for me.

Impwood Says:


Sweet, but not exactly original, name for a rabbit, pony, cow, sheep, goat, hen, or goose.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I don't think this would be bad if there were more normal nicknames.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Weird.Go for Daisy, Poppy,or Violet instead.

Guest Says:


My cat was named Buttercup because I loved The Powerpuff Girls when I was a kid! Lol

PoppyOrangey Says:


Perfect! Buttercups sisters could be Blossom and Bubbles! Really?!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love most flower names, but this only makes me think of an actual cup of butter. But then again, i love Butterfly as a name so never mind.

Alicia1 Says: