Potts is used as a surname and may refer to:

  • Alistair Potts (born 1971), British rower
  • Allan Potts (1904–1952), American speed skater
  • Andrew-Lee Potts (born 1979), British actor
  • Andy Potts (born 1976), athlete from the United States
  • Annie Potts (born 1952), American television and film actress
  • Arnold Potts (Brigadier Arnold William Potts DSO OBE MC MID) (1896–1968), Australian grazier who served in both World Wars
  • Arthur Potts (1888–1981), English footballer
  • Arthur Edward Potts, Canadian general
  • Benjamin F. Potts, American Civil War general and postbellum three-term governor of the Montana Territory
  • Bill Potts (1928–2005), American jazz pianist and arranger
  • Cameron Potts, rock and roll musician based in Melbourne, Australia
  • Carl Potts, American comic-book writer, artist and editor
  • Charles Potts (born 1943), American projectivist poet
  • Cliff Potts (born 1942), American actor
  • Daddy Potts, professional football player
  • David Potts - English musician
  • David M. Potts (1906–1976) - United States Congressman from New York
  • David Potts, Jr. (1794–1863) - United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Ebinabo Potts-Johnson (born 1988), first-runner-up in Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2007
  • Edward Potts (Gymnast) (1881–1944), British gymnast
  • Edward Potts (architect) (1839–1909), British architect
  • Eric Potts, British actor
  • Frank Potts, former head coach of the Colorado college football program
  • Frederic A. Potts (1836–1888), American businessman and Republican party politician
  • Frederick William Owen Potts, English soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the first World War
  • Gary Potts, the former chief of the Temagami First Nation and the Teme-Augama Anishnabai
  • Geoffrey Potts, cognitive psychologist and professor in Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Harry Potts (1920–1996), English football player and manger
  • Jason Potts, New Zealand-born academic economist
  • Jerry Potts (c. 1840–1896), Canadian Métis guide and interpreter
  • Joe Potts, Scottish racing driver and racing car constructor
  • John Potts (Pennsylvanian), founder of Pottstown and Pottsgrove in Pennsylvania
  • John Potts (cricketer) (born 1960), British cricketer
  • John Potts (UK politician) (1861–1938), British politician
  • John Potts (footballer) (born 1904), British footballer
  • Jonathan Potts, actor whose career began in the late 1980s
  • Laramie Potts, American scientist at the Ohio State University
  • Lisa Potts, George Medal holder, teacher injured when paranoid schizophrenic attacked her class with a machete in 1996
  • Malcolm Potts, physician and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Midge Potts, American peace activist
  • Mike Potts (baseball) (Born 1970), former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Myna Potts (born 1927), American historical preservationist
  • Paul Potts (born 1970), British tenor who won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2007
  • Paul Potts (writer) (1911-1990), poet, author of Dante Called You Beatrice
  • Reg Potts (1927–1996), English footballer
  • Reginald Potts (born 1892), British gymnast
  • Renfrey Potts, Australian mathematician
  • Richard Potts (1753–1808), American politician
  • Roosevelt Potts (born 1971), former professional American football player
  • Russ Potts (H. Russell Potts Jr.) (born 1939), Republican state senator in Virginia, United States
  • Sarah-Jane Potts (born 1976), British actress
  • Sean Potts (born 1930), Irish musician
  • Stephen Potts, British author of children’s books
  • Steve Potts (footballer) (born 1967), American-born English former professional footballer
  • Steve Potts (jazz musician) (born 1943), American jazz saxophonist
  • Taylor Potts (born 1987), American college football player who is a quarterback for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 2006
  • Templin Potts (1855–1927), American naval officer and 11th Naval Governor of Guam
  • Thomas Potts (1824–1888), British-born New Zealand naturalist, ornithologist, entomologist, and botanist
  • Tommy Potts (1912–1988), Irish musician
  • Tony Potts (born 1963), American television presenter
  • Travon Potts, the youngest of three sons born to Malcolm and Mary Potts on June 3, 1970
  • Wallace Potts (1947–2006), American film director, screenwriter, and archivist
  • William Potts (1883–1947), American policeman and inventor of the three-aspect traffic light
  • William E. Potts (1921–2005), American general
  • William Potts Dewees (1768–1841), American physician, best known for his work in obstetrics

Potts also names:


  • Potts Camp, Mississippi, town in Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
  • Potts Point, New South Wales, small densely-populated suburb of inner Sydney, Australia
  • Black Potts Ait, island in the River Thames in England near Windsor, Berkshire
  • Mount Potts, specialist backcountry skiing base in South Island, New Zealand
  • Potts Creek, Virginia, unincorporated community in Alleghany County, Virginia, United States
  • Potts Hill, New South Wales a small suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia


  • Potts model, model of interacting spins on a crystalline lattice
  • Cellular Potts model, lattice-based computational modeling method to simulate the collective behavior of cellular structures
  • Chiral Potts curve, algebraic curve defined over the complex numbers that occurs in the study of the chiral Potts model of statistical mechanics


  • Caractacus Potts, fictional character in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Clytie Potts, a fictional character in Philip Reeve's hungry city chronicles
  • Doc Potts, animated television series
  • Douglas Potts, fictional character on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale
  • Hilary Potts, fictional character on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale
  • Pepper Potts, fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe
  • Sarah Potts (character), fictional character on the soap opera Shortland Street
  • Tom Potts, Child ballad 109
  • The Potts, said to be the world's longest-running cartoon strip drawn by the same artist


  • Potts of Leeds, major British manufacturer of public clocks, based in Leeds, UK

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Mike Potts (baseball)
... Michael Larry Potts (Born September 5, 1970 in Langdale, Alabama) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1996 ... Before being drafted, Potts attended Lithonia High School and then Gordon College ... Potts began his professional career with the Macon Braves in 1991, with whom he went 8-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 34 games (11 starts) ...
Myna Potts - Early Years and Family
... Potts was the only daughter of five children of Ira Lee Hicks (1886–1966) and the former Lillie Bell Holmes (1892–1989), who are buried in Chillicothe ... Lon Cobb (died 1942), operated the Hicks-Cobb General Store, since the museum which Potts oversees as the major focus of her historical preservation efforts ... Potts attended elementary school in Medicine Mound and graduated from Quanah High School in Quanah, the seat of Hardeman County, named for the Comanche chief Quanah Parker ...
Myna Potts
... (2) Potts turned her father's former Hicks-Cobb General Store into a museum with non-profit status as a 501 (c) (3) public charity ... (3) Potts recalls Medicine Mound in its heyday as "rural America, and it was complete ... Myna Gayle Hicks Potts (born March 30, 1927) is an historical preservationist from Chillicothe in Hardeman County in West Texas who is the curator of the Medicine Mound Museum in the nearby ghost town of ...
Mantic Ritual - Breakup
... of silence from the band, Guitarist Jeff Potts was asked by the website Metalsucks.net for an update on Mantic Ritual's status ... "This is a really long-winded way of saying that Mantic Ritual is finished," Potts said during the interview ... As of May 2012, Potts is working on a Power Metal project ...