Poppy

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3k
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since 1880
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406
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Poppy

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Poppy is of Unknown origin and means "Kind sweet lovable".
  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Poppy is of Arabic origin and means "Consolation and constellation".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Poppy is of English origin and means "Poppy flower".

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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
Wiktionary
  1. (mostly, UK): A female given name, a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.

Notable Persons Named Poppy

Poppy Delevingne is a model, socialite, and model (people). Poppy was given the name Poppy Angela Delevingne on September 15th, 1986 in London.

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Poppy was born on February 28th, 1969 in Norwich.

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Poppy Drayton is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Poppy was given the name Poppy Gabriella Drayton on June 7th, 1991 in Surrey.

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Poppy Montgomery is an actress. She was most active from 1994 to present. Poppy was given the name Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue on June 15th, 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Poppy Harlow is an anchor, cnn newsroom, news presenter, and cnn newsroom (weekend evenings). Poppy was given the name Katharine Julia Harlow on May 2nd, 1982 in Minneapolis.

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Poppy Z. Brite is a writer. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Poppy was given the name Melissa Ann Brite on May 25th, 1967.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Poppy

Bobita is an actress. Bobita was given the name Farida Akhter Poppy in 30 in Jessore, East Pakistan.

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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 121 121 0
2011 131 131 0
2012 173 173 0
2013 180 180 0
2014 244 244 0
2015 259 259 0
2016 382 382 0
2017 421 421 0

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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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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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Fun Facts about the name Poppy

  • How Popular is the name Poppy? Poppy is the 5,350th most popular name of all time. As a last name Poppy was the 51,281st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Poppy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,877 babies born with the first name Poppy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Poppy to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 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 2017 with a total of 421 babies.
  • Random Poppy Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Poppy is not a popular baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2016.
  • 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 Opppy. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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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