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Gender: Female Origin of Buttercup: Flower name

The name Buttercup is a girl's name of English origin. Buttercup and is often added to lists like Fictional Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Buttercup

Lewis Pessano "Buttercup" Dickerson, American male baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Buttercup

Buttercup, princess in The Princess Bride
Buttercup, one of the three Powerpuff Girls
Buttercup, Prim's cat in The Hunger Games series
Buttercup, male unicorn in Pixar's "Toy Story 3"
Buttercup, male main character in a Norwegian fairy tale
"Build Me Up, Buttercup," song by The Foundations