Gender: Female Meaning of Tuppence: "two pence" Origin of Tuppence: English word name

The name Tuppence is a girl's name meaning "two pence". Tuppence and is often added to lists like Middle Names.

From the experts:

This quirky British nickname-turned- real-name is most famously borne by English actress Tuppence Middleton, who was named for her mother Tina’s childhood nickname. There is also a British literary namesake in Agatha Christie’s fictional detective Tuppence Beresford, whose real name is Prudence.

The word “tuppence” is a colloquial term for either the pre-decimal twopence coin, or a 2p coin in modern decimal coinage. It is also found in several British idioms to signify something of little worth, e.g. “I don’t care tuppence” (= not at all) or “to give one’s tuppence worth” (= put in one’s two cents).

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Lilibet Pad Says:


I don't really like this name. I think it would be weird to use in England.

Megan Sheldahl Says:


"Feed the birds," that's what she cries,
While overhead, her birds fill the skies
(sorry I had to it's Mary Poppins)

SouthernPeach Says:


I love Mary Poppins!!! However, I don't think I could use this as a name.

ambercat Says:


Yes, that sounds right. I had to actually look it up. Interestly enough as I was checking the story out, not long after one character (Tommy) asks another to chew some buns, he is accused of being "stoney" by Tuppence. Its interesting how slang changes. Tuppence's real first name is Prudence. Thanks, I think I'll reread it now that I know the actual title. :)

fagnou Says:


Would you by any chance be referring to Agatha Christie's "The Secret Adversary"?

erica metzinger Says:


I love this name!

ambercat Says:


A long time ago, I read a mystery novel set in a quaint yet crimeridden English village where one of the detectives was named Tuppence. I don't remember the name of the book or anything about the victim or the killer but I remember the dialogue from it, "Come, Tuppence, let's chew some buns." One or more of the characters used "old bean" as a term of endearment.

Yuma Says:


Feed the birds, Tuppence a bag