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Origin and Meaning of Buttercup

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Buttercup is of Old English origin and means "Flower".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun But"ter*cup`
A plant of the genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly Ranunculus bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also butterflower golden cup, and kingcup. It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
  1. Any of many herbs, of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow flowers; the crowfoot.
  2. Any flower of the genus Narcissus; a daffodil
  3. Affectionate or ironic term of address.

Notable Persons Named Buttercup

Buttercup Dickerson was an athlete. Buttercup was born on October 11th, 1858 in Tyaskin, Maryland. Buttercup is also known as Dickerson and Buttercup. He breathed his last breath on July 23rd, 1920.


Fun Facts about the name Buttercup

  • When was the first name Buttercup first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Buttercup is Wednesday, July 11th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Buttercup? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Buttercup. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Buttercup: Your name in reverse order is Pucrettub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebutcrput. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Buttercup born May 29, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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