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Gender: Female Meaning of Narcissa: "daffodil" Origin of Narcissa: Greek

The name Narcissa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "daffodil". Narcissa 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:

This Greek flower and mythological choice doesn't make it into the pantheon of possibilities because of its association with narcissism. But narcissa is December's flower of the month, so Narcissa and Daffodil theoretically make perfect names for December babies.

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Famous People Named Narcissa

Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, American pioneer and missionary
Narcissa Chisholm Owen, American Cherokee painter and educator
Narcissa Edith White Kinney, American temperance activist
(Narcissa) Florence Foster Jenkins, American operatic soprano
Narcissa Niblack Thorne, American artist known for her miniatures
Cosmo "Narcissa" Wright, American video game speedrunner
Narcyza Zmichowska, Polish writer

Pop Culture References for the name Narcissa

Narcissa "Cissy" Malfoy, nee Black, character in Harry Potter series
Narcissa "Narcy" Benbow Sartoris, character in writings of William Faulkner
Narcissa Topehall, character in "Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett

Narsissa, Narcessa, Narcyssa

Narcissa's International Variations

Narkissa (Russian) Narguize, Narcisse, Narqis (French) Nergis (Turkish) Narcisa (Spanish)


AllysonKristina Says:


This name is beautiful, and definitely a guilty pleasure for me. I love Narcissa.

Starelli Says:


Of all names, what's wrong with Howard?

Leonina Says:


Seems like we basically have the same thoughts in regards to this name. I like the sound, the look and the feel of it and feel like it's crispness would make it a wonderful middle name... But then there's Narcissus.

But Hero, Daphne and Electra are still used and their mythological associations aren't particularly lovely either... So Idk.

Daiseymae Says:


I think of Kim Kardashian..

paulapuddephatt Says:


I actually find Daffodil more usable, and really, that isn't either, although it's not easy to define why. With Narcissa, clearly the "narcissist" meaning is the problem. I can't recommend using this name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Narcissus is a boy name that I've loved for years, and Narcissa by extension. But both names scream of narcissism, and that is because they are related to the word itself. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a boy who was so beautiful that he fell in love with his own reflection in a body of water, and drowned trying to reach his own perfection - how's that for narcissistic?

I keep thinking, 'maybe I could use one of them as a middle name?'. But even in the middle name position, the pair of them are just so overwhelming, and seem to set up the expectation that the children in question will be absolutely stunning. So, I fear that both Narcissa and Narcissus are unusable. Which is a shame because they're so beautiful!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Same here.

fromtheocean12 Says:


I think of "narcissist" and Narcissa Malfoy. Not my favorite name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


If it weren't for the narcissist association, this would be a nice name, with the cute nn Sissy.

DrVlasic Says:


When looking at the Greek name, it seems nice. However, it does sound quite a lot like Narcissist, and if you've ever read the Harry Potter books, you'll never forget that Narcissa Malfoy was not a good person.

Zelliew Says:


Exactly what I thought - Not what we hope our children will be

tracyseymour1 Says:


I think of the word "narcissist"

lesliemarion Says:


I find Narcissa lovely, but then I am a gardener. It's a helluva lot lovelier than naming your daughter Howard.

babymagic Says:


Great choice in the age of Facebook

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Bad, bad, BAD, name.