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Tansy

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Gender: Female Meaning of Tansy: "immortality" Origin of Tansy: Greek

The name Tansy is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "immortality". Tansy and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Tansy is a flower name rarer than Rose, livelier than Lily and a lot less teasable than Pansy.

Tansy is a perennial herbaceous plant of the aster family that has clusters of small bright yellow blossoms. It was cultivated by the ancients for medicinal purposes, and has found a variety of other uses over the ages, associated with health and immortality.

There have been a couple of eponymous novels titled Tansy, and it was the name of a character on Hart of Dixie,

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Famous People Named Tansy

Tansy Davies, English composer and conductor
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Australian novelist
Tansy Aspinall, daughter of John Aspinall, referred to as "daughter of the jungle"
Tansy Alexander, American voice actor

Pop Culture References for the name Tansy

Tansy Firle, character in "Tansy" by Tickner Edwardes
Tansy Truitt, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Tansy Saylor/Taylor, a main character in "Conjure Wife" by Fritz Leiber and film "Night of the Eagle"
Tansy, hedgehog character (later the Abbess) in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques
Tansy, character mentioned by Hoster Tully on his deathbed in George R. R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series ("A Storm of Swords")
Tansy Malone, main character in "Tansy" by Maureen Peters

Tanzey, Tanzy, Tanzie, Tansie, Tansi, Tanzi

Comments

keelyjoelle Says:

2018-06-02T01:43:26

That's why I love this name!

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-12-05T13:09:43

The meaning behind this sweet name makes it that much prettier. I like it a lot, having not noticed it much, in the past.

Floris Says:

2016-02-22T22:44:28

Lillies are poisonous and yet Lilly is such a popular name. Lilly of the Valley was actually used to execute people where I live....
Ffion is popular in Vales but it means foxglove, Iris, Ivy, and Holly are also poisonous.

I don't think it is that bad. Plus the meaning of the Tansy flower is health and longevity! :)

Tamsin Says:

2016-02-19T08:35:44

I love this name!

TheoAirplane Says:

2015-10-16T07:19:19

Cute name, but the plant was used as an abortifacient for some time so that kind of adds an unpleasant element.

Bobcat108 Says:

2015-07-27T17:29:28

I've really liked this name for a long time (it was a character in a book I read as a kid, although I don't remember the book anymore), but do worry that it might be open to teasing as "pansy." Then again, how many kids know that pansy is derogatory slang for a person who's gay? In any case, though, if I were to use it, I'd probably use Anastasia as the name for the birth certificate & Tansy as the nn...the meaning & sound of both match up well.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-02T11:28:15

I agree

kpearl8 Says:

2015-03-25T00:28:07

Tansy was also a character in Brian Jacques' Pearls of Lutra from the Redwall Series :)

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-23T15:40:34

This is a flower name which grabbed my attention the first time I saw it; I love the plant, the sound is unusual and pretty - I love it. I seriously might consider giving this to a daughter someday.

scblovesnames Says:

2014-08-22T21:13:40

I like this name. Awesome pseudonym alert. Like Obert Skye, and Lemony Snickett, I could see this on the cover of a book written primarily for children (that adults could love too). Tansy is a great name. If I was going to give it to a daughter though I would put it in the middle.

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-02-18T11:35:02

This could be an interesting middle name, but it's much to similar to "pansy", imho. I also don't see it growing up particularly well...

mckaylalove Says:

2014-02-17T11:19:45

Something about this name has grabbed me and it won't let me go. I love it.