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

Pom Origin and Meaning

The name Pom is a boy's name of French origin meaning "apple".

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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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"!