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Gender: Female Origin of Tulip: Turkish flower name

The name Tulip is a girl's name of Turkish origin. Tulip and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Tulip

Tulip Joshi, Indian actress
Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, British MP
Tulip Victoria Khaury Stewart (b. 1971), daughter of singer Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki
Charlie Tamara Tulip O'Connell (b. 2009), daughter of actors Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell
Tulipa Ruiz, Brazilian singer and song-writer

Pop Culture References for the name Tulip

Tulip (Gundernay), character in The Sailor's Return (1925) by David Garnett; wife of the sailor William Targett and daughter to King Gaze-oh of Dahomey
Tulip "Hope" Yancey, main character in 'Hope was Here' by Joan Bauer
Priscilla-Jean Henrietta "Tulip" O'Hare, character in DC's Preacher comics
Tulip Jones, character in the Alex Rider spy novel series by Anthony Horowitz
Tulip, character in Warner Bros. film "Storks"


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!