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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 Cool Girls' Names - Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory 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 actress

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

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