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Gender: Female Origin of Marigold: Flower name

The name Marigold is a girl's name of English origin. Marigold and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Drop 2 Add 1 pick a fave that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

Marigold, once found almost exclusively in English novels and aristocratic nurseries, is beginning to be talked about and considered here; it does have a sunny, golden feel. The marigold was the symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Marigold appears in several children's book titles, such as Magic for Marigold, Once Upon a Marigold and Marigold in Godmother's House, and in the adult Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym. On the TV show 1600 Penn, Marigold was the President's young daughter.

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Famous People Named Marigold

Marigold Frances Churchill, fourth child of British PM Winston Churchill
Marigold Ann "Goldie" Semple, American actress
Marigold Linton, American psychologist

Pop Culture References for the name Marigold

Marigold Lesley, main character in "Magic for Marigold" by L.M. Montgomery
Marigold Lexton, main character in 2007 film "Marigold"
Marigold Gilchrist, character on TV's "1600 Penn"
Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, character in comic "Phoebe and Her Unicorn"
Marigold Shillingsworth, character in Xavier Herbert's "Capricornia" (1938)
Marigold, Lady Edith's daughter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
"Marigold," song by Nirvana/Foo Fighters
Marigold, character in comic 'Questionable Content'
Princess Marigold, character from Gail Carson Levine's "Cinderellis and the Glass Hill"
Symbolically, the marigold stands for sacred affection, but it can also represent both grief and jealousy.
The marigold has long been valued for its ability to strengthen and comfort the heart.
Marigold, Dolphin and Star's mum in "The Illustrated Mum"

Marrigold, Maragold, Marygold


cheesy-biscuit Says:


Very frilly

keelyjoelle Says:


"And all because of Marigold Coneybear!"

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


This name actually sounds more vintage to me than hippie.

Ruanne Says:


Marigolds are associated both with the Virgin Mary and Hindu ritual offerings, giving this name a spiritual reference as well as a floral one.

Ella Says:


If you consider Mary and Margaret overused (I don't,but I know people who do) this is a nice alternative.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Changed my mind. This is now in my top 2 baby names and I can't imagine not using it one day... I especially like how the first syllable is the same as Margaret, my late nan's middle name, i've always planned on naming a daughterafter her in some way and this is a beautifully subtleway that would be special just for me

Mhill46 Says:


I like this, especially with the nicknames "Goldie" or "Mary". Would definitely use it

iamkasia Says:


This is totally my guilty pleasure name. We already have a girls name all picked out but if we were ever to have a second girl, it would be Marigold, nickname Goldie.

Umbra Says:


I don't want another baby, but I think name would be high on my list. We already have a Juniper and I think the names would sound cute together.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this. You don't hear it often, compared to many other flower names, but it's totally usable, and so beautiful.

caetano Says:


Adorable name

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Its really growing on me actually. I could see it working on a beautiful little girl but I don't know if I can get away from the rubber-glove association. Maybe.

Impwood Says:


I think this is a lovely name, and I love its etymology, "Mary's gold". That just seems so delightful.

kitchi1 Says:


Marigold...this flowy vintage name has been floating around in my head the past few days. I am really starting to love it. What are everyone's first impressions of a Marigold? If you met a Marigold, what would you expect?

kitchi1 Says:


Elsie Marigold is lovely

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love this name, but I see it as more of a middle name, example: Elsie Marigold,

headintheclouds Says:


Marigold is the quintessential super-vintagey floral Victorian name. I do mainly think of it in the context of children's books, as NB's description says, since there are so many of them with Marigold characters in it. Mari and Goldie are cute nicknames for Marigold.

Marigold is a lovely name in theory, but I think it's one of the nature names that sounds more overly hippy (bordering the same level of hippie as Sunshine and Rainbow), that I would choose a different unique floral name instead, something like Magnolia that sounds more accessible.

Zelliew Says:


Yes- I know what you mean . Both names have a strong sound to them, even though they are feminine type names but they are a bit long ( for my taste )

Toronto87 Says:


I can't decide if this name is too hippie dippie. For example, I can't stand Clementine and I can see why the two are similar. But I am drawn to this name. Prefer Marisol though.

juliabrowneyes Says:


Pretty, and allows for the cute nicknames Mari and Goldie.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


This is such a beautiful name! And it is also sorta like a more unique two name name like Mary Kate, and Anna Jane! So pretty!

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


This is such a beautiful and sweet name! I like this name a lot.

Periberry Says:


can't put my tongue on it, but it sounds really heavy

oliviamcdonald Says:


I love Goldie as a nickname

Catastroffy Says:


I can see this name on a woman of any age, and I think it is rather lovely.

PineWarrior Says:


It may seem cute on a baby, but imagine calling a rebellious teen 'Marigold'. No thank you.

peacebird10 Says:


Marigold is getting a lot more exposure now thanks to "Downton Abbey."

Guest Says:


I like this as a name but the actual flower is ugly to me.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'm normally a big fan of flower names, but this is one I don't really like.

raevynstar Says:


I completely agree.

MaryKathryn Says:


I love this name so much! It's such a beautiful, unique flower name!