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Petal

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Gender: Female Origin of Petal: Greek word and flower name

The name Petal is a girl's name of Greek origin. Petal and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Petal is the soft and sweet-smelling name of a character in the novel and film, The Shipping News. With the rise of such flower names as Poppy and Posy, we believe Petal - down-to-earth yet exotic - has its own appealingly distinctive style.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver named his daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow in 2009.

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Famous People Named Petal

Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver, daughter of chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux-Montgomery, Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Petal

Petal, main character in "The Shipping News"
Petal, part of a flower
Petal, Groovy Girls doll
Petals Open To The Moon "Pet", minor character in "The Host," by Stephenie Meyer

Comments

Care Says:

2016-04-14T18:37:08

It sounds like Pedal to me. Neither Pedal nor Petal makes much sense as a name. Would you name the brother brake or stamen? How about Pistil? Actually, I guess you might call a little boy Pistol, but these names are NMS.

Gaiajeanne Says:

2015-09-12T22:43:08

It's unusual and very pretty, although I'm not sure I would choose it as a first name, but it could prove a sweet choice for a middle one.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-02T11:05:36

I agree - While it might be cute on a little girl, it lacks sophistication

MissKaris Says:

2015-05-31T21:44:02

Awwwww this is actually very cute

SoDallas3 Says:

2015-04-28T00:45:17

I know of a little girl named Petal. Being as others have mentioned, a term of endearment, it seems hard to imagine it carrying a little girl through childhood into adulthood. Although, having being called "little blossom" by my grandmother, I kind of see the appeal. But it's best suited to the middle name spot or paired with a more established name in the middle.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-04-27T22:42:43

Petal is a wonderful nickname or term of endearment which, I believe, would make for an odd but still interesting middle name. However, I do not like the thought of it being used as a first name. It's just too juvenile to work. If we were all specifically naming babies, Petal would be perfect, but unfortunately all babies must grow up and mature, something that a name like Petal is incapable of doing.

pjerry Says:

2015-04-06T16:29:32

My name is Petal:)

Tree . Says:

2014-11-04T03:58:40

It reminds me of a term of endearment, the kind Brit would use (like when cabbies call you "love")

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-10-19T15:51:33

Like Poppy and Posy, Petal could make an interesting and cute middle name choice. Honestly, though, it completely lacks the ability to mature and grow with a child. This name sounds like a toddler's nickname, so I'd feel it a bit out of place on a professional adult. A doctor, lawyer, etc. named Petal would be almost amusing to me....

jan11th Says:

2014-07-21T14:23:52

With the last name Pitt it would sound lovely. Petal Pitt

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-06-08T10:53:31

Very sweet and pretty.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-04-25T22:56:18

I love it! Such a pretty name. But needs to be pronounced clearly at all times, otherwise it sounds like "Pedal" as in a bike pedal, and paired with a more mature sounding name so the child has something else to go by.