Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
"day's eye"

Daisy Origin and Meaning

The name Daisy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "day's eye".

Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Originally a nickname for Margaret (the French Marguerite is the word for the flower), Daisy comes from the phrase "day's eye," because it opens its petals at daybreak.

Daisy has a colorful literary and pop culture history – as the innocent Daisy Miller in the Henry James novella, as Daisy Buchanan, the hero's object of desire in The Great Gatsby, and as many movie and TV characters, including in L'il Abner and The Dukes of Hazzard, as the older Daisy in Driving Miss..., as well as Julia Roberts's character in her breakthrough movie, Mystic Pizza.

Meg Ryan has a daughter named Daisy True, chef Jamie Oliver has Daisy Boo, and Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom recently named their daughter Daisy Dove.

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Daisy Popularity

Famous People Named Daisy

  • Daisy FuentesCuban,American TV presenter and model
  • Daisy von Scherler MayerAmerican film and TV director
  • Daisy Jazz Isobel RidleyEnglish actress
  • Daisy Maria MartinezAmerican celebrity chef
  • Daisy Lee Gatson BatesAmerican civil rights leader
  • Daisy Rebecca LoweEnglish model, daughter of musicians Gavin Rossdale and Pearl Lowe
  • (Celia) Daisy Morna HaggardEnglish actress
  • Daisy EaganAmerican actress
  • Daisy ShahIndian actress
  • Daisynickname of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Daisy Bertha Mary "Margaret" ScudamoreEnglish actress
  • Juliette "Daisy" Gordon LowAmerican founder of the Girl Scouts
  • Daisy Fellowes (borne Marguerite Severine Philippine Decazes de Glucksberg)French socialite and fashion icon
  • Frances Evelyn "Daisy" GrevilleCountess of Warwick, inspiration for the popular song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)"
  • Mary Theresa Olivia "Daisy" CornwallisWest, Princess of Pless
  • Florence Jaffray "Daisy" HarrimanAmerican suffragist & diplomat
  • Daisy TahanAmerican actress
  • Daisy Freya Tomlinsonsister of singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction
  • Summer "Daisy" Songdaughter of actress Mia Farrow
  • Daisy Campbelldaughter of actors Ken Campbell and Prunella Gee
  • Daisy Lawlessdaughter of actress Lucy Lawless
  • Daisy Carmen BevanEnglish actress; daughter of actors Joely Richardson and Tim Bevan
  • Daisy Buzzinidaughter of models Ashley Richardson and Brian Buzzini
  • Daisy Louise Carterdaughter of actress Louise Germaine and Lea Carter
  • Daisy Ellen Tompkinsondaughter of actor Stephen Tompkinson
  • Daisy Boo Pamela Oliverdaughter of celebrity chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
  • Daisy True Ryan (adopted 2006)daughter of actress Meg Ryan
  • Daisy Rocket Pisapia (b. 2006)daughter of actress/TV personality Katie Cook and Marc Pisapia
  • Daisy Deutsch (b. 2007)daughter of TV personality Donny Deutsch
  • Daisy Pearl Schlapman (b. 2007) daughter of singer Kimberly Roads of Little Big Town and Stephen Schlapman
  • Daisy Delia O'Kane (b. 2009)daughter of singers Kate Rusby and Damien O'Kane
  • Daisy Cryer (adopted 2009)daughter of American actor Jon Cryer
  • Daisy Mae Huckett (b. 2009)daughter of actress Alison King and Adam Huckett
  • Daisy Jean (b. 2012)daughter of singer Juanita Stein of Howling Bells
  • Daisy Foreman (b. 2012)daughter of singer Jon Foreman of Switchfoot
  • Daisy Ivy Jetta (b. 2013)daughter of Australian rules footballer Lewis Jetta
  • Daisy Josephine Sudeikis (b. 2016)daughter of actors Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
  • Daisy Alice Winnie Burrows (b. 2017)daughter of actress Saffron Burrows
  • Lola Daisy May Leng Taylordaughter of musician Roger Taylor of Queen
  • Daisy Grace Gibbs (b. 2018)daughter of YouTube vlogger Ebony Day
  • Daisy Marie (b. 1984) American adult actressmodel, dancer
  • Daisy Dove Bloom (b. 2020)daughter of actor Orlando Bloom and singer Katy Perry

Daisy in Pop Culture

  • Daisy Buchanancharacter in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
  • Daisy Rentonalias of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls
  • Daisy Romerocharacter in "Sims" series
  • "Daisy Miller" novel by Henry James and its main character
  • Daisy Domerguecharacter in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"
  • Margaret "Daisy" Brookecharacter in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" novels, twin of her brother Demi
  • Daisy Darlingcharacter in film "What's Your Number?"
  • "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" 1890s popular song
  • Princess Daisya Super Mario Bros. Character
  • Daisy Dukecharacter on TV's "Dukes of Hazzard"
  • Daisy DuckDisney character
  • Daisy Masoncharacter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Daisy Adaircharacter on TV's "Dead Like Me"
  • Daisycharacter on TV's "Keeping Up Appearances"
  • Daisy Wickcharacter on TV's "Bones"
  • Daisyprincess in the Super Mario Bros. video game series
  • Daisy Fullercharacter in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • Daisycharacter on TV's "New Girl"
  • Daisycharacter on animated series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
  • Daisy EriksenMarshall and Lily's daughter on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Margaret "Daisy" Daykincharacter in "The Five Find,Outers and Dog" series by Enid Blyton
  • Daisy Werthancharacter in movie "Driving Miss Daisy"
  • Daisy Johnson aka Agent Skyecharacter in "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"
  • Daisy Johnson aka Quakecharacter in Marvel comics
  • Daisycharacter from "Not Going Out"
  • Elizabeth "Daisy" main character in Meg Rosoff's "How I Live Now"
  • Daisy Calloway Meadowscharacter in Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted Series
  • Daisy Giordano in Marlene Perez's series "Dead Is the New Black"
  • Daisy Wellsmain character in Wells and Wong Mysteries
  • Daisy Lipenowskicharacter from TV's "Higher Ground"
  • Daisycharacter in Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series
  • "Pushing Daisies" ABC dramedy, 2007,2009
  • Maggie "Daisy" Duvalcharacter in MTV's "Scream: The TV Series"
  • Daisy DeyesAlfie and Zoe's daughter in Sims
  • Daisyprincess on the TV show "Best Friends Whenever"
  • Daisycousin of Dora on "Dora the Explorer"
  • Alice "Daisy" Tonnercharacter on "The Magnus Archives"

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