Gender: Female Meaning of Tulip: "turban" Origin of Tulip: Flower name, from Persian

Tulip Origin and Meaning

The name Tulip is a girl's name of Turkish origin meaning "turban".

One of the most unusual flower names, Tulip is cute but tough to pull off as a first. It has some celebrity cred via Charlie Tamara Tulip, twin daughter of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. It derives from Persian dulband "turban", due to the distinctive shape of the flowers.

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penelope_lynson Says:


I'm sure this is not Turkish.

NimbleNymph Says:


Tulip is adorable! It's my mother's favorite flower, so I'm thinking about using it to honor her. Might be a little too out there though... maybe as a middle? Love the nickname Tulie!

Raincove Says:


There's this Cartoon Network short called Infinity Train about a girl called Tulip. That's why I like the name because of her

Mamaof4Hope Says:


My youngest is named Tulip!
It seems a little exotic but honestly I've never heard anything but compliments on it, maybe people are just being polite? ;)

caetano Says:


Fav flower name

Lola Says:


I am just picturing a teacher calling roll in like a seventh grade math class.
"Tulip Smith?"
A little too out there.
Cute for a pet though!

Kate_Kat_Bar Says:


There's a girl named Tulip at my highschool! Granted, it's not her full name (she's Asian and her name is so hard to pronounce that she just introduces herself as this- she's very nice :)), but it at least puts it in the realm of possibility for me. I think it's rather cute.

lesliemarion Says:


It does not seem substantial enough for a human being, but great for a dog or cat.

elifsu Says:


Tulip is not Turkish. Turkish meaning of Tulip is Lale :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love this name! I've been looking for more flower names. So far, I love Violet, Rose, Blossom, Amaryllis, Daisy, Flower, Petal and Tulip!