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Gender: Female Origin of Daisy: Diminutive of Margaret or flower name Meaning of Margaret: Greek, "pearl" Daisy's Popularity in 2017: #170

The name Daisy is a girl's name of English origin. Daisy is ranked #170 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Daisy is now second only to Delilah among most popular girl names starting with D. 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 the sexy barefoot blondes 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.

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Famous People Named Daisy

Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American TV presenter and model
Daisy von Scherler Mayer, American film and TV director
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley, English actress
Daisy Maria Martinez, American celebrity chef
Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, American civil rights leader
Daisy Rebecca Lowe, English model, daughter of musicians Gavin Rossdale and Pearl Lowe
(Celia) Daisy Morna Haggard, English actress
Daisy Eagan, American actress
Daisy Shah, Indian actress
Daisy, nickname of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Daisy Bertha Mary "Margaret" Scudamore, English actress
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts
Daisy Fellowes (borne Marguerite Severine Philippine Decazes de Glucksberg), French socialite and fashion icon
Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick, inspiration for the popular song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)"
Mary Theresa Olivia "Daisy" Cornwallis-West, Princess of Pless
Florence Jaffray "Daisy" Harriman, American suffragist & diplomat
Daisy Tahan, American actress
Daisy Freya Tomlinson, sister of singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction
Summer "Daisy" Song, daughter of actress Mia Farrow
Daisy Campbell, daughter of actors Ken Campbell and Prunella Gee
Daisy Lawless, daughter of actress Lucy Lawless
Daisy Carmen Bevan, English actress; daughter of actors Joely Richardson and Tim Bevan
Daisy Buzzini, daughter of models Ashley Richardson and Brian Buzzini
Daisy Louise Carter, daughter of actress Louise Germaine and Lea Carter
Daisy Ellen Tompkinson, daughter of actor Stephen Tompkinson
Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, daughter 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 Taylor, daughter of musician Roger Taylor of Queen
Daisy Grace Gibbs (b. 2018), daughter of YouTube vlogger Ebony Day

Pop Culture References for the name Daisy

Daisy Buchanan, character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Daisy Renton, alias of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls
Daisy Romero, character in "Sims" series
"Daisy Miller," novel by Henry James and its main character
Daisy Domergue, character in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"
Margaret "Daisy" Brooke, character in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" novels, twin of her brother Demi
Daisy Darling, character in film "What's Your Number?"
"Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)," 1890s popular song
Daisy Duke, character on TV's "Dukes of Hazzard"
Daisy Duck, Disney character
Daisy Mason, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Daisy Adair, character on TV's "Dead Like Me"
Daisy, character on TV's "Keeping Up Appearances"
Daisy Wick, character on TV's "Bones"
Daisy, princess in the Super Mario Bros. video game series
Daisy Fuller, character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Daisy, character on TV's "New Girl"
Daisy, character on animated series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Daisy Eriksen, Marshall and Lily's daughter on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Margaret "Daisy" Daykin, character in "The Five Find-Outers and Dog" series by Enid Blyton
Daisy Werthan, character in movie "Driving Miss Daisy"
Daisy Johnson aka Agent Skye, character in "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"
Daisy Johnson aka Quake, character in Marvel comics
Daisy, character from "Not Going Out"
Elizabeth "Daisy," main character in Meg Rosoff's "How I Live Now"
Daisy Calloway Meadows, character in Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted Series
Daisy Giordano in Marlene Perez's series "Dead Is the New Black"
Daisy Wells, main character in Wells and Wong Mysteries
Daisy Lipenowski, character from TV's "Higher Ground"
Daisy, character in Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series
"Pushing Daisies," ABC dramedy, 2007-2009
Maggie "Daisy" Duval, character in MTV's "Scream: The TV Series"
Daisy Deyes, Alfie and Zoe's daughter in Sims
Daisy, princess on the TV show "Best Friends Whenever"
Daisy, cousin of Dora on "Dora the Explorer"

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oliviamcdonald Says:


One of those names I like in theory

Liz Kent Says:


Not really. My friend Daisy is a tomboy who loves her name. I think of Daisy as a little girl wearing blue dungarees and wellies!

Liz Kent Says:


Daisy and April compliment each other beautifully as sisters!

scblovesnames Says:


Also I think Lilly and Daisy would make a cute sibling set.

scblovesnames Says:


I know an older Daisy. Not my first choice but she's sweet and sassy. I like seeing older women with the name because I know it will grow up well.

Daiseymae Says:


I think Daisy is a way better name than the overused Ashley, Michaela, and Karter.

Daiseymae Says:


I thnk this name is pretty cute. It isn't my name, but I always was quite fond of it.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


This name is very sweet. I hope to be able to use it one day.

Lourdes12 Says:


From the Spanish name Margarita. Margarita means Daisy in English.

Lourdes12 Says:


The name of manager of the Bank where I go is Daisy and everybody respect her.

Lourdes12 Says:


Actually sounds better than Rose.

Lourdes12 Says:


Good choice

Lourdes12 Says:


True. My daughter Daisy agrees :o)

Lourdes12 Says:


I love it too my oldest daughter name is Daisy.

briarblossom Says:


Pretty and cute . Feminine without being fussy. Olivia and Jason do a good job naming their children .

indiefendi2 Says:


Olivia Wilde now has Otis and Daisy. cute little hipster sibset.

kxlly0614 Says:


This name has been slowly growing onto me, and I like it now.

Cleora12345 Says:


Some people seem to think that the name Daisy can only be a frilly girlhood nickname or that it wouldn't work on an adult. But I think it could work very well on an adult. People grow into their names, and the older they get, the older their name can appear. Maybe Daisy is a bit childish but it's a long standing name that has been around for centuries. Why should an Ashlee or a Mikaylah or a Karter be more respected than a Daisy?

Esta Nublado Says:


It's so sweet seeing the little flower symbol right next to the name in the title

Wittyusername103 Says:


Oh thank god. I was really confused and thought it had something to do with olives. This makes much more sense.

SoDallas3 Says:


Nobody was getting stuffy. I merely responded to your comment and I was aware of the context. There wasn't a tone being used. I'm sorry if I have bothered you, the word names and pet forms people are using now are just as bizarre as they were before, that's what I was trying to say. Yes, Daisy for Margaret is a stretch. but to each their own.

Essa Says:


Please read what I was replying to. I didn't describe Daisy as a far-fetched name, I described it as a far-fetched nickname for Margaret. Big difference.

Catastroffy Says:


Well, the French version of Margaret is Marguerite, which is also their word for a daisy. (It's also a type of large daisy in English as well.) The nickname doesn't come from Margaret's sound, but from that connection. Maisy is somewhere in between.

Jessica Says:


Exactly, Daisy is beautiful in her own way and to somebody out there. :) So I don't know why it's being proclaimed as farfetch in comparison to Lavender and other unusual floral name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


All three of those are beautiful names.

SoDallas3 Says:


Not sure how Daisy is so "out there" yet naming your daughter Lavender, Bluebell and so forth is completely acceptable and not far-fetched at all.

Essa Says:


There are so many old nicknames like this. No idea what they were thinking. At least it makes you realise that you can choose any nickname you fancy, no matter how far fetched it seems!

berry_chick Says:


I'm a little confused though. How would Margaret lead to the nickname Daisy?

headintheclouds Says:


I like Daisy as a nickname and not as a full name. Daisy just sounds lively and fresh and cute, but I'm one of those people who find it too cutesy, ditsy and insubstantial on the birth certificate. I like the idea of a Margaret nicknamed Daisy, or having this as an affectionate pet name.

Marlz81 Says:


I'm naming my next girl Daisy:)

ThistleThorn Says:


I feel like this is a hard name to pull of, like you'd have to have a really cutesy girlish personality.

Nadja Says:


I love this name!!! I always think happy thoughts when I hear Daisy. For a flower name I think it is much prettier than Rose.

Sewingirl Says:


I love it

jeanniebear Says:


I really love this name. I think its so fresh and beautiful & when everyone looks at your baby they will think of a beautiful meadow of flowers~ I first heard the name in The Great Gatsby & just fell in love with it.

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Alicia1 Says:


My nana had a cat named Daisy, my friend has a cat named Daisy and my stepdad had a dog named Daisy. I can't help but think of this as anything but a pet name. Seems cute on a child, not so much for an adult.

jasminegarden Says:


I adore this name, it makes me think of springtime and peaceful meadows full of daisies & wildflowers.

MaryKathryn Says:


This is my dogs name, Daisy Jo.

Guest Says:


I used to think this name was too cutesy and flimsy but I've fallen in love with it.

AnonymousPerson Says:


Very pretty.

Samantha Says:


This Name Is Gorgeous Its A "Sweet" Name For A Girl Its Very Beautiful (: