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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 Cool Girls' Names - Rare, Unique and Unusual 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