Meaning and Origin of: Daisy

Meaning and Origin of Daisy

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Day's eye

What does Daisy mean and stand for?

The name Daisy is of Latin origin and means "day's eye." Originally used as a nickname for Margaret, it was first used as a given name in the 19th century. Daisy derives from the Old English word dægeseage, meaning "day eye."

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from either of two places called Aisy, in Yonne and Côte-d’Or.
  • Probably a variant of spelling Irish Dacey.
  • English : perhaps as Reaney suggests, from a nickname from the flower, Old English dæges-ēage.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Daisy has been all over the charts, but has remained in the top 200 since 2000. It's enjoyed a spot in the top 150 between 2000 and 2006, as well as in 2020.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Daisy was at its peak popularity in August 2020.

Daisy was originally used as a nicknames for Margaret before blooming into its own as a popular flower name. It's been a very popular choice for fictional characters, appearing in Mystic Pizza, Driving Miss Daisy, The Great Gatsby, and Daisy Miller to name a few. Daisy has also been a popular choice for celebrity daughters, having been chosen by Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and Meg Ryan.

Where is it Popular?

Daisy was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Daisy

  • Dais
  • Day-Day
  • Dee-Dee

Pairs well with these middle names