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Daisy is a timeless baby name that sounds both classic and fresh. The name appears in famous movies like Driving Miss Daisy and Mystic Pizza. Daisy Brooke is a character in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and Daisy Mason appears on television's Downton Abbey. Keep reading to learn more about this wholesome and energetic baby name.

Meaning of the name Daisy:

English: Day eye, flower

Origin of the name Daisy:

Daisy comes from the Old English word dægeseage (meaning “day eye”). The name of the common English flower, Daisy first emerged as a popular given name during the 19th century.

The French word for “daisy” is marguerite. Coincidentally, Marguerite is also the French version of the English name Margaret. For this reason, Daisy is often a pet name for Margaret.

Symbolism of the name Daisy:

Daisies symbolize innocence and purity. According to Celtic mythology, God sprinkles daisies over the earth to spread good cheer. In Norse mythology, the daisy is also the sacred flower of the goddess Freya.

Style of the name Daisy:

Classic

Gender of the name Daisy:

Female

Pronunciation of the name Daisy:

DAY-zee

Number of syllables in the name Daisy:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Daisy:

The name Daisy evokes feelings of innocence, cheerfulness, and purity.

Alternative spellings for the name Daisy:

  • Daisee
  • Daesie
  • Daeighseigh

Nicknames for the name Daisy:

Popularity of the name Daisy:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Daisy was the 143rd most popular baby name for girls in 2020. Daisy has ranked among the top 200 baby girl names every year since 1990.

Related names for the name Daisy:

Great middle names for Daisy and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Daisy:

  • Daisy Dove Bloom (daughter of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom)
  • Daisy Josefina Baez (politician)
  • Daisy Carmen Bevan (actress)
  • Daisy Grace Wilson Cleverley (footballer)
  • Daisy Constance Donovan (television presenter)
  • Daisy Cocco De Filippis (educator)
  • Daisy Fuentes (model)
  • Daisy Jessica Edgar-Jones (actress)
  • Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin (suffragist)
  • Daisy Maria Martinez (chef)

Daisys in popular culture:

  • Daisy Buchanan (character in The Great Gatsby)
  • Daisy Duke (ensemble character in The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Daisy Miller (titular character of the classic Henry James novel)