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

The name Pansy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "thought". Pansy and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet Game-GIRLS".

From the experts:

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

Lady Pansy Lamb, English writer
Pansy Yu Fong Wong, New Zealand politician
Pansy Catalina Ho (Chiu-king), Macau business magnate

Pop Culture References for the name Pansy

Pansy Parkinson, character in the "Harry Potter" series
"Pansy Potter The Strongman's Daughter," comic strip in British magazine The Beano
Related: PensÉe
Pansy Osmond, character in Henry James's novel "The Portrait of a Lady"
Pansy O'Hara was the original name of "Gone with the Wind" heroine Scarlett O'Hara; Margaret Mitchell's publisher asked her to change the name just before the story went to print.

Pansey, Pansie

Pansy's International Variations

Orvokki (Finnish)