Origin, Meaning, And History of Daisy
The baby name Daisy is a floral name derived from the Old English word dægeseage, which means ‘day’s eye’ or ‘sunburst.’ This name’s significance and meaning are inspired by the daisy flower, which opens its petals to expose its yellow disk center in the morning and hides it when the sun sets.
The daisy flower symbolizes innocence, fertility, strength, and openness to new experiences. It is thus associated with the goddess Freya in Norse mythology. During the Victorian era in England, flower arrangements made of white daisies were used for courtship and weddings to symbolize loyalty, romance, and purity.
The name is also written as Daisy, Daisi, Desei, Daysi, Dayzi, Dacey, Dais, and Dazy worldwide and may or may not have the same connotation. Pronounced as day-zee or daie-see, the name was first used in the nineteenth century when floral vocabulary emerged. It is thus associated with the rich and colorful pop-culture history in America and the world. However, the original use of daisy came up as a nickname for the french name Marguerite or Margaret, meaning flower.
There are several fictional characters named Daisy in popular culture. One of the most famous is Daisy Buchanan, a character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.” Another well-known Daisy is Daisy Johnson, also known as Quake, who appears in Marvel Comics and the T.V. show “Agents of S.H. I.E.L.D.” Henry James’s novella “Daisy Miller” features a character of the same name, while Daisy Eagan is a character in the T.V. show “Freaks and Geeks.”
Disney fans may recognize Daisy Duck, while fans of British TV will know Daisy Steiner from the series “Spaced.” Other Daisys include Daisy Domergue from the Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight,” Daisy from the video game “Mario Party 3,” Daisy Adair from the T.V. series “Dead Like Me,” and Daisy Kowalski from Shirley Jackson’s novel “The Haunting of Hill House.”
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Famous People With The Name Daisy
- Daisy Lee Gatson BatesAmerican civil rights activist who played a major role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis
- Daisy BerkowitzAmerican musician who co-founded Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids
- Daisy TurnerAmerican storyteller who is renowned for her ability to remember and vocally reiterate the historic instances
- Daisy AshfordEnglish writer who is best known for her first novel ‘The Young Visitors,’ which she wrote at the age of nine
Daisy On The Popularity Chart
According to the Social Security Administration chart, the popularity and ranking of the name shows a steady rise during 1980 to 2021 with occasional inconsistencies.
Popularity Over Time
This name initially saw an unstable rise in popularity between1980 and 1996, after which the recorded number of children named Daisy remained above two thousand babies per one million till 2010. However, the popularity of the name saw fluctuations after 2002, which is depicted in the graph.Source: Social Security Administration
Rank Over Time
In 1980, the name Daisy was at its lowest rank of 418, after which an unstable popularity gain along the years led to fluctuations in its ranking until 2000. Check out the graph for further insights.Source: Social Security Administration
Names With Similar Sound As Daisy
Daisy has a beautiful melody to it. If you are looking for names that have a similar ring, check out the options listed below.
Names With Similar Meaning As Daisy
Looking for names inspired by flowers? Here are some options that have a similar connotation as Daisy.