Meaning and Name Origin
Pansy \p(a)-nsy, pan-sy\ as a girls' 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 prominent first name for women (#983 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Pansy for girls. Pansy reached its top rank of #332 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)