Meaning and name origin
Pansy \p(a)-nsy, pan-sy\ as a girl's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Pansy is "flowering plant with velvety petals". Flower name from the late 19th century. The name was derived from the French word "penser", meaning "to think".
Pansy is a very popular first name for females (#983 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pansy for girls. Pansy reached its highest rank of #332 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).