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What does Daisy mean?

Daisy Pronunciation of Daisy [daisy] 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.

Associated with: old english, flower.


Daisy has 9 variants: Daisee, Daisey, Daisi, Daisie, Daizy, Dasie, Daysi, Deyse and Deysi.

Related girl name: Rosa.

5 more related forms via Margaret: Maggy, Maiga, Maisie, Maisy and Margy.

Creative forms:
(female) Dasy, Desy, ..

(male) Daisya, Daity, ..

Middle name pairings:
Daisy Magnolia (D.M.), ..

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)

Daisy reached its highest rank of #60 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #183 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daisy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daisy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Daisey, Daisie, Maisie (#624 via latest list), Maisy (#1144), Margaret (#154), Margy and Rosa (#631) are the prominent varying forms of Daisy (#183 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Maiga, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Daisy was more pronounced among parents during 1890-1899 (usage of 4.9%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3%, down 93.6%), with forms such as Rosa becoming less stylish. Maisie is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daisy, Daisey, Daisie, Maisie, Maisy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margaret, Margy, Rosa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daisy, Maisie, Maisy, Margaret outside U.S.

Similar Names

Daisy is alike in pronunciation to Dacee, Dacey, Dacie, Dacy, Daicee, Daicy, Dassah, Dasya, Dessa, Diza, Dosya and Dusa. Other recommended names are Cassy, Casy, Dabny (see Dabney), Daffy, Dagny, Dai, Daija, Dail, Daile, Daina, Daira, Dalise, Daly, Danay, Daney, Danfy, Danise, Danny, Dany, Darby, Darcy, Darsey, Darsi, Davy, Day, Drisy, Hatsy, Kassy, Kasy, Kaysy, Krisy, Pansy, Patsy and Tansy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Daisy.

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