Daisy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Daisy

Daisy

Pronunciation: DAY-zee (key)

Origin of the name Daisy:

Derived from the name of the daisy flower, which is derived from the Old English dæges eage (day's eye) in reference to its round yellow center re-sembling the sun.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Daisy: | Edit

As a nickname for Margaret?! How have I never heard of that before?! Crazy! My mum's dog was called Daisy, she was a handsome and calm chocolate brown labrador.

I love the name Daisy, especially as a nickname for Margaret. Then, if you grow out of Daisy, you can introduce yourself as meg, or maggie instead. plus, if you were to become president, or something, would you want to be President Daisy Smith, or President Margaret Smith?

Very popular name for dogs.

I was a dog trainer for a couple of years, and met many dogs named Daisy. The name is quite popular with dogs, especially hound dogs.

Marc Jacobs has a fabulous perfume named Daisy. It's my favorite -- very good more modern connotation!

Personal experiences with the name Daisy: | Edit

My daughter is named Daisy and the name has grown with her beautifully. It is at once sweet, fresh, quirky, down-to-earth, and full of spunk. We get compliments on her name everywhere we go!

Sorry, but I always think of Daisy Duck!

A lot of Hispanic women are named Daisy.

It's the name of a flower - I never heard of it being a nickname for Margaret!

Nicknames for Daisy: | Edit

Days
Dee
Daisy Dee
Dai

Meanings and history of the name Daisy: | Edit

From the flower, which has a golden center surrounded by white petals. This name has historically also been used as a nickname for Margaret.

Famous real-life people named Daisy: | Edit

Daisy Fuentes, American actress
Daisy Martinez, American chef
Daisy True, daughter of actress Meg Ryan (originally named Charlotte, but Ryan changed her name because she felt Daisy fitted her daughter better)
Daisy Boo, second daughter of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jules
Daisy Greville (born Frances Ellen), The Countess of Warwick, and mistress of Edward VII. The inspiration for the English music hall tune Darling Daisy, Daisy
Daisy Bates, American Civil Rights Crusader

Daisy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Daisy Bell is a song composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. The song is better known as Bicycle Built for Two.
Daisy Jane, song by the group America
Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard
Daisy Mae from Li'l Abner
Daisy Miller, archetypal innocent American girl abroad in the eponymous Henry James novel. Also in the film version, where she was played by Cybill Shepherd.
Daisy Buchanan, object of desire for hero Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby
Daisy Mason, scullery maid in the BBC and Masterpiece Theater's Downton Abbey, played by Sophie McShera
Daisy Dingle from Haute Couture magazine, an alias Spiggie Lomer uses when calling her brother Boswell's girl friend Bobette Morganbilt to get the skinny on where she gets her hair done, who her hairdresser is, what kind of cosmetics and perfume she uses, where she buys her clothes, etc. in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Daisy Randone, character in the film Girl, Interrupted, played by Brittany Murphy
Daisy Duck
Daisy Kidd, Ramona Quimby's best friend in Beverly Cleary's book, Ramona's World
Daisy Brooke, niece of Jo March Bhaer in Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Men
Daisy Steiner, fictional character in the British sitcom Spaced.
Daisy, blue-collar character in BBC TV comedy series Keeping Up Appearances
Daisy, a character in Baby with the Bathwater
Daisy, a dog in the Blondie comic strip
Daisy, a character in the TV series Californication
Daisy, a character in Look to the Lady
Daisy, a character in Oswald
Princess Daisy Valensky, heroine of Judith Krantz romance novel Princess Daisy and subsequent TV miniseries, played by Merete Van Kamp
Daisy, a character in Pokemon
Daisy the Diesel Rail-Car, a train in the Railway series
Daisy, a train in Thomas and Friends
Daisy, a fictional Turkish Van cat character in the story Adventure Wonders. Her lovers name is Toby.
Daisy from Palace Pets

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