Gender: Female Meaning of Tansy: "immortality" Origin of Tansy: Flower name, from Greek

Tansy Origin and Meaning

The name Tansy is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "immortality".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Tansy

Tanzey, Tanzy, Tanzie, Tansie, Tansi, Tanzi


keelyjoelle Says:


That's why I love this name!

paulapuddephatt Says:


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:


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:


I love this name!

TheoAirplane Says:


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

Bobcat108 Says:


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:


I agree

kpearl8 Says:


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

Catastroffy Says:


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:


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:


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:


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