What does Daisy mean?
Daisy /dai-sy/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related girl name: Rosa.more]
How popular is Daisy?
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. in the 1880s, 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. Variants like Marjey are seldom used. 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)