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Gender: F Origin of Marigold: Flower name

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.

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.

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