What does Daisy mean?
Daisy \da(i)-sy\ as a girls' name is pronounced DAY-zee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Daisy is "day's eye". A flower name. Often used as a nickname for Margaret, where in France, the flower is called a "marguerite". Literary: Henry James named the typical American girl in Europe as Daisy Miller in his story. The variant Deyse is common in Brazil. Actress Daisy Fuentes.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Rosa.
Daisy is a very prominent first name for women (#295 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#34114 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Daisy for girls. Daisy reached its highest rank of #60 in the U.S. then, and is at #180 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Daisey, Daisie, Madge, Maisie (#658 a year ago), Maisy, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margo, Margy, Peggy, Rita and Rosa (#608) are the prominent varying forms of Daisy (#180 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4327%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1835%, down 57.6%), with forms such as Marge, Margo, Peggy, Rita and Rosa becoming somewhat outmoded. Daisy (#180) and Maisie (#658) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list, with Daisy having a resurgence in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Daisy and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)