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First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
406
in the U.S.
in 2010

Poppy

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How popular is the baby name Poppy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 7 7 0
1923 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 7 7 0
1931 7 7 0
1936 6 6 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 6 6 0
1945 5 5 0
1951 8 8 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 5 5 0
1958 8 8 0
1961 7 7 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 24 24 0
1972 53 53 0
1973 65 65 0
1974 54 54 0
1975 41 41 0
1976 37 37 0
1977 17 17 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 8 8 0
1993 5 5 0
1999 6 6 0
2000 6 6 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 10 10 0
2003 8 8 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 70 70 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 73 73 0
2009 92 92 0
2010 120 120 0
2011 131 131 0
2012 172 172 0
2013 180 180 0
2014 244 244 0
2015 257 257 0

Fun Facts about the name Poppy

  • How many people with the first name Poppy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,070 babies born with the first name Poppy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Poppy to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Poppy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Poppy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Poppy is Friday, March 10th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Poppy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Poppy was in 2015 with a total of 257 babies.
  • Random Poppy Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Poppy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 26 babies in California have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Poppy: Your name in reverse order is Yppop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ppoyp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Poppy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 406 people with the last name Poppy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Poppy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Poppy as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Poppy as a first name

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Popularity of Poppy as a last name

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Common first names for Poppy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Poppy U.S.
  White 93.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Poppy

People with the last name Poppy are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Poppy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Poppy as well as things modernly associated with the name Poppy such as celebrities named Poppy.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Poppy

The name "Poppy" is of Latin origin, and it means "From the Flower". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pop"py
Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of Capsule.

Etymology: OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver

noun
A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.

Etymology: F. poupée doll, puppet. See Puppet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
  1. (mostly, UK): A female given name, a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.

Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Poppy was born in 1972 as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Poppy Rogers

Poppy Rogers is a theatre producer. Poppy was born in 1992.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Poppy

Poppy Build
Poppy Counter
Poppy Delevingne
Poppy Flower
Poppy Seeds
Poppy Pods
Poppy Seed Tea
Poppy Harlow
Poppy Moyer

What does the name Poppy mean?

Pis for passion, your fire!

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Pis for patriot, your love of country.

Pis for polite, naturally!

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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