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Gender: Female Origin of Plum: Fruit name

The name Plum is a girl's name . Plum and is often added to lists like Cool Middle Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

British-born novelist Plum Sykes has taken this rich, fruity name out of the produce section and put it into the baby name basket. It's more appealing than Apple, more presentable than Peaches. The French equivalent, Prune, is very fashionable there but would not fly with English speakers.

Plum Sykes was born Victoria, and her nickname derived from the variety of fruit called the Victoria Plum.

Plum makes an appealing middle name choice--Moon Unit Zappa used it as such for her daughter Matilda. The color of the fruit makes it one of the appropriately amethyst-hued names for Aquarius babies.

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Famous People Named Plum

Victoria "Plum" Sykes, British-American novelist and socialite
Milla Plum, daughter of blogger Miss James of Bleubird Vintage
Polly Plum, pen name of New Zealand feminist writer Mary Ann Colclough
Plum, nickname of English male novelist Pelham Grenville "P.G." Wodehouse

Pop Culture References for the name Plum

Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter protagonist of a series written by Janet Evanovich
Professor Plum, character in the board game Clue
Plum Kitaki, character from the video game "Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney"
Nanny Plum, character from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Plum Kettle, heroine of the novel "Dietland" written by Sarai Walker