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.

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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?

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!

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 of Dukes of Hazzard
Daisy Mae of Little Abner
Daisy Miller, archtypal 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 Randone, character in the film "Girl, Interrupted", played by Brittany Murphy
Daisy Duck, Disney character
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"
Daizy, a character in "Wow Wow Wubbzy"

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