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Gender: Male Meaning of Pom: "apple" Origin of Pom: French diminutive

The name Pom is a boy's name of French origin meaning "apple". Pom and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Children's Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Pom is a shortened word name that's not much used in France, but cute and familiar here as one of Babar (the Elephant's) triplets. Pom, pommy and pommie are (non-derogatory) terms sometimes used by Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans to denote a person of English heritage.

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Famous People Named Pom

Pom Klementieff, Canadian-born French actress

Pop Culture References for the name Pom


CrystalJoy Says:



indiefendi3 Says:


Paloma perhaps

katinka Says:


Can anyone think of anything this could be a nickname for? I think it's quite sweet.

autumnreverie Says:


Cheerleader, anyone?

Virginie Says:


Pom doesn't exist at all in France. The word is "Pomme" and it's not a name. But we can find some "Pomeline" for girls ... but, not so much.

SunKissedChild Says:


Exactly! I'm half English/half Australian and even my English relatives call each other "poms". I definitely wouldn't use this name.

MauveBird Says:


a Pom is what an Aussie calls a Brit.

EdithGrace Says:


May be cute for the French I suppose but I can't imagine an American having that name. Maybe if there was a longer version of it so it doesn't automatically make me think of "pom-poms"!