Gender: Female Meaning of Pansy: "thought" Origin of Pansy: English flower name from French

Pansy Origin and Meaning

The name Pansy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "thought".

Pansy is an early floral name that lost credibility when it became a derogatory slang term for gays. Better these days: Posy or Poppy.

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Famous People Named Pansy

Pop Culture References for the name Pansy

Pansey, Pansie

Pansy's International Variations

Orvokki (Finnish)


Gia.berry Says:


I think this is really pretty and I'd never even heard of the slang term until I read the page on NB. I wouldn't use it IRL though.

Mhill46 Says:


I only know this word as an insult so that's a no from me. If it weren't for that connotation I think it would be a good name.

bordercollie Says:


Pansy is the daughter of Gilbert Osmond in The Portrait of a Lady. I personally don't like the name, but it's alright. Not my favorite flower name, I prefer Violet and Rose.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I adore this name. It's so delicate, rare, and delightfully feminine. But, no matter how pretty it is, that doesn't change the fact that it's feels so unusable. I'm all for unconventional choices, but you have to draw a line somewhere. Which is a shame, because I do love it so much.

cinereus Says:


Toughen up ya pansy!