In The Hunger Games franchise, Primrose Everdeen was the younger sister of Katniss Everdeen. Primrose lived in District 12, and at the age of 12, she was selected as tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss volunteered to go in her place. Primrose was a natural healer, taking after her mother, who often provided medical care to District 12 residents. Primrose adopted a cat named Buttercup and she had a goat named Lady. When District 12 was bombed following the 75th Hunger Games, Gale helped Primrose and her mother escape to District 13. There, Primrose began formal medical training to become a doctor. She often went by the nickname 'Prim.'
In The Lord of the Rings, Samwise Gangee had a daughter named Primrose.
Primrose is a Middle English word that means 'first rose.' In 2014, 42 girls were named Primrose in the U.S.