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Gender: Female Meaning of Daffodil: "asphodel" Origin of Daffodil: Flower name, from Greek

Daffodil Origin and Meaning

The name Daffodil is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "asphodel".

Yes, though it seems so extreme, girls were actually sometimes given this name a century ago; now it is so uncommon it would make a strong springtime statement. Biggest obstacle: the nickname Daffy.

The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and in the language of flowers it symbolizes both respect and unrequited love.

But if this all seems too much, you could just go with Daisy.

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briarblossom Says:

2018-05-29T15:48:05

I love the name but see little way of using it except for a pet . A dog, cat ,rabbit or maybe a horse or for fun here .

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-11T18:48:48

It seems strange that some flower names just don't really work, but this one doesn't. Maybe for a pet???

danirose01 Says:

2016-10-14T18:27:53

I could see this working for a little girl with the nickname Dilly.

Cleora12345 Says:

2016-08-03T22:49:26

Daffodil is a bit of an odd name, but I like it. I don't think that it's too cutesy or childish for an adult. The Daff part of it is a harder sound, and the Dil ending does not end in y or ie or a but an il, like Cecil or Cyril.

EW314 Says:

2016-02-01T17:06:27

I hate to say it but I'd struggle to take this name seriously. Fails the High Court judge test for me.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-05-14T22:00:40

In all honesty, while I would never consider using Daffodil for an actual human, with the nicknames 'Daffy' and 'Dill', I admit that I think it'd make for an interesting male name... male hamster, perhaps.

Renee Says:

2014-09-24T23:27:52

Flower names are cute but I cant see this one working