Gender: Female Meaning of Posy: "a bunch of flowers" Origin of Posy: English

Posy Origin and Meaning

The name Posy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "a bunch of flowers".

A sweet, nostalgic nosegay kind of name, Posy has been long fashionable in England, a country of gardeners, but this pretty bouquet-of-flowers name is still rarely heard in the US, though it could be seen as a more unusual possible alternative to Rosy or Josie.

Posy is a little sister name in the Hunger Games series. Before that, Posy Fossil was a character in Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes.

Posy (or Posey or Posie) could also work as a nickname for a range of other names, from Penelope to Sophia--it started as a pet form of Josephine. Other P-beginning flower names you may want to consider along with Posey: Poppy, Petal, Primrose.

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Posey, Posie


snowsbeloved Says:


Kinda like Daisy or Peggy for Margaret. Maisy turns to Daisy. Meggy turns to Peggy. Same with Polly for Mary.

fearlessfirefly Says:


I'd use this as a nickname for Mariposa.

crit_terp Says:


Our youngest (surprise) baby is named Posy and we get compliments all the time. It absolutely suits her perfectly! Her middle name is Jane, so should she ever tire of Posy she could go by that.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I'm sorry but I find some of these hilarious when it comes to assumptions about British names! Posy is not a popular name here as far as I know, It's stuffy and old fashioned and I don't know anyone at all called Posy or who has a child named Posy. I don't see how it's "long been fashionable" as it isn't anywhere in the top 1000 popular names on nameberry's own list... Some of the apparent assumptions about British names crack me up xD

Betsy Says:


She loves it and it suits her!

priviledgedpistachios Says:


Does she like her name? I love it, but am not sure whether my future child will like it.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I LOVE this name! I was thinking about Josephine for a future daughter so I could give her the nickname Posy!

katoolah Says:


I believe it started as 'Josie-Posey(/Posy)' and then became just Posey/Posy.

SoDallas3 Says:


J-o-s-e-p-h-i-n-e - Pose is taken from the first few letters then a "y" is added. Nicknames don't always have to be obvious. :)

Betsy Says:


We LOVE the name Posy and researched this name. We actually named our daughter Josephine but she has gone by "Posy" since birth. She's 8 now and has inspired 2 other"Posy"s and one "Posey"so I believe her

name is on the rise!

munro Says:


I'm rather stumped as to why this can be a nickname for Josephine. I enjoy both names but I'm not sure of the connection.

vintageluvs Says:


Love, love, LOVE Posy. So cute! I'm not a huge fan of Poppy, but Posy I love!

MaryKathryn Says:


Deeply love this name