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Gender: Female Origin of Honey: Word name

The name Honey is a girl's name . Honey and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

A term of endearment turned cute British celebrity baby name, used by actress Kate Winslet, chef Jamie Oliver, and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, among others. Honey was given to only 40 girls in the US in 2017, but it's relatively popular across the pond, where it ranks in the current Top 500 baby names for girls.

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Famous People Named Honey

Honey Irani, Indian actress
Honey Rose Varghese, Indian actress
Honey Langtree, drummer of English band The Honeycombs
Honey Long, Sydney-based artist
Honey Mahogany, stage name of Alpha Mulugeta, American drag queen
Honey Boo Boo, nickname of Alana Thompson, American child beauty queen and reality TV personality
Rhonda Honey Shear, American actress and TV personality
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof, American TV personality; daughter of singer Bob Geldof
Honey Hollman (b. 1981), daughter of actor Jack Nicholson and model Winnie Hollman
Honey Hipgrave (b. 2002), daughter of musician Dan Hipgrave and TV presenter Gail Porter
Honey Denton (b. 2009), daughter of singer Heavenli Denton of group Honeyz
Honey Carlisle (b. 2012), daughter of footballer Clarke Carlisle
Honey Krissy Wood (b. 2015), daughter of musician Jesse James Wood and TV personality Fearne Cotton; granddaughter of Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones
Wilder Mountain Honey Hurley, daughter of singer-songwriter Michael Hurley
Mia Honey Threapleton (b. 2000), daughter of actress Kate Winslet and director Jim Threapleton
Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver (b. 2002), daughter of TV chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver

Pop Culture References for the name Honey

Honey, traded at Tyre (Ezekiel 27:17)
Honey Wilkes, sister of Ashley Wilkes in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind"
Honey DeLune, character in movie "The Ladies Man"
Honey Hubbard, a pretty Southern girl in Alison Lurie's "Only Children" (1979)
Honeychile "Honey" Rider, Bond girl in novel/film "Dr No"
Honeysuckle "Honey" Raphael, Heather's younger sister in Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's book "Heather Leaves School"
Honey Lemon, character in Disney's "Big Hero 6"
Honey Swamp, daughter of the Honey Island Swamp Monster in "Monster High" show and series
Miss Jennifer Honey, nice teacher in Roald Dahl's "Matilda"
Honey Daniels, main character from film "Honey"


Shamra Says:


Honey is my mother's name.
Some funny things along with that are, she has red hair, she doesn't like honey at all, I and my younger brother are allergic too honey... I dislike being called Honey. When people do it I then call them by their mother's name.
I wanted to use her name with one of my middle names for a dude face dislikes it tho.

OceanSky Says:


Sounds perfectly fine to me, especially since Honey is a surname.

CJ Says:


Two of the most gorgeous children I have ever seen are named Honey.

LaulenaG Says:


President Honey
Dr. Honey
Lt. Honey

Doesn't sound very good, does it?

zhenya Says:


I worked with a lady named Honey and everyone would just call her "Honey Boo Boo".

paulapuddephatt Says:


Not a name I can take seriously - should be a nickname or used for a pet

ashbee Says:


I had a math teacher named Honey in 3rd grade. I also think of Miss Honey from Matilda. This would be sweet in the middle.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Better than Sweetpea, Sugar or Precious, but I'd go with Melina, meaning honey, or a name that starts with hon- if you like the sound.

Zelliew Says:


Yes! It sounds very informal & just TOO sweet

Guest Says:


I think it's a cute name anyway but at the same time a bit "stripper"ish. But I don't hate it.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I agree with Nameberry on this one.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


For a nick name.

l_cotton Says:


I think it might work as a middle name. I grew up with a Honey and she was as sweet as her name, but it could come off a little weak as a first name, imagine it at the top of a resumé. If it is used as a middle name, the child can choose whether or not they want to be referred to as Honey or just go by their first name.

An alternative is naming your daughter any other Hon- name and giving her the nickname Honey.

flyingsquirrel26 Says:


I have fallen in love with Honeysuckle! I don't know if I would ever actually use it but I think it is absolutely darling.

Guest Says:


Too informal, "hi honey" gets said so much they'd need a new pet name.

Nooshi Says:


Melody is lovely too.

Sorceress Says:


I like it too, but I would rather chose Melody than Honey.

Nooshi Says:


I absolutely love Honey, it is one of my favourite names and I really don't like names like Sugar, Princess or Precious. I know a Honey who is now a lawyer, and it reminds me of the lovely Miss. Honey from Matilda.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I... sort of... like this. Maybe for a character, of course.

CocoWhite Says:


Still better than naming your kid Sugar or Princess.