Buttercup

Female

Meaning

any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/ˈbʌtərˌkʌp/

Traits associated with the name Buttercup:

Dogs named Buttercup tend to be loving, affectionate, and good-natured. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, beauty, empathy, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Buttercup?

That you have a sweet and playful personality, and you enjoy giving your pets unique and creative names.

Is Buttercup a good dog name?

Buttercup has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Buttercup isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Buttercup is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Buttercup was, in the past month, the 954th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Buttercup is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Buttercup was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Buttercup's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Buttercup is most adored in Hawaii, Delaware and Washington.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nebraska, South Dakota and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Buttercup.

Most popular breeds named Buttercup:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Cocker Spaniel
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. German Shepherd

Famous dogs named Buttercup:

  • television icon A chihuahua named Buttercup featured in the television show The Casagrandes.

Buttercup is found in these categories:

flower dog names
flower

This name is inspired by a bright yellow, petal-filled plant.

cuddly dog names
cuddly

Buttercup evokes softness, sweetness, and a sunny, cheerful disposition.

nature dog names
nature

This moniker is derived from a yellow wildflower commonly found in fields and meadows.

food dog names
food

Named after a dairy product, it's a sweet treat for canine companions.

cute dog names
cute

Evokes sweetness and innocence, reminiscent of Powerpuff Girls' lovable character.

Dog names like Buttercup:

Flower, Bloom
a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women
Famous song by MJ.
any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
Chewing gum treat.
Buttercup dog name meaning

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