Girl Baby Name

Daisy

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Quick Facts on Daisy

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 198
Pronunciation:
DAY-zee
Simple meaning:
Day's eye

Characteristics of Daisy

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Daisy

The name Daisy is derived from the vocabulary word that describes a certain type of flower. The word Daisy comes from the Olde English “dægesēage” (‘day’s eye’) – so called because the daisy’s petals open during the day to uncover the yellow center then close again at the end of the day. The ‘day’s eye’ is also synonymous with the sun. Interestingly, the French word for “daisy” is marguerite, which also happens to be the French form of the English name Margaret. Hence, Daisy became a pet form of the name Margaret. The daisy flower is said to symbolize purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity. The French game “Effeuiller la Marguerite” (Pluck the Daisy) can best be described as: He loves me, He loves me not, He loves me…Flower names became fashionable in the late 1800s, went out of vogue for a while, and are currently experiencing a revival.

Popularity of the Name Daisy

The name Daisy was very popular at the end of the 19th century in America when flower names were all the rage. The name started showing signs of decline by the early 1900s and hits an all-time low in the 60s and 70s. The 1980s welcomed Daisy back into the mainstream as the name begins to show clear signs of a comeback, rising on the charts by almost 400 positions in that decade alone. For the past twenty years, the name’s growth has been slow and barely detectable, but it appears to be inching closer to the Top 100 most-favored girl’s name. We can tell you that Daisy is already a favorite in California, Nevada and Arizona. The daisy is a happy flower. It’s the only flower that can dress up a brown paper sack. Flower names are indeed reemerging in popularity (like the cute Lily and the pretty Violet) but we think the Daisy is the happiest of them all!
Popularity of the Girl Name Daisy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Daisy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Daisy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Daisy

    Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) Daisy Buchanan is one of the main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby. She is a beautiful, wealthy young socialite wife and (indifferent) mother, who is the object of Gatsby’s obsessive, long time love. She is married to an unfaithful husband, and the attentions of Gatsby are too attractive to spurn altogether. Far from being the paragon of beauty and virtue that Gatsby has idolized, she is actually selfish, cynical and careless. Ultimately she opts for staying with her rich husband over throwing in her lot with the socially inferior Gatsby. In a last act of betrayal, which leads to Gatsby’s death, she allows him to take the blame for the death of her husband’s mistress, who was hit while Daisy was driving the car. Nonetheless, she is eternally intriguing, holding her own as a strong, unforgettable woman in one of America’s top 100 novels.

    Daisy Miller (Daisy Miller) Daisy Miller is the title character of Henry Miller’s novella of the same name, published in book form in 1879. She is a beautiful young American girl, full of life and high spirits, if somewhat naïve and shallow, who travels to Europe and falls in with a questionable element of society. She is pursued by a fellow American abroad, Frederick Winterbourne, who, while attracted to her, is rather shocked by her unconventional behavior and quest for entertainment. Daisy and Winterbourne meet again later in Rome, where she spends much time in the company of the disreputable Giovanelli. He chides her, to no avail…days later, she is dead of malaria as a direct result of her association with Giovanelli. Ah, the wages of sin! Poor Daisy remains an enigma to the end – is she as innocent as she protests? Is she only a naïve American judged by the jaded eyes of Europeans? Or did she in her short life manage to cast off the manacles of a stilted society and actually have some fun? You be the twenty-first century judge.

  • Popular Songs on Daisy

    Popular Songs on Daisy

    A Daisy Through Concrete - a song by the Eels

    Daisy - a song by Stone Temple Pilots

    Daisy - a song by Halfway to Hazard

    Daisy - an instrumental by Chris Maines

    Daisy Chain - a song by The Go-Go's

    Daisy Jane - a song by America

    Daisy May - a song by Spiderbait

    Humble Daisy - a song by XTC

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Daisy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Daisy

    A Ball for Daisy (Chris Raschka) - Here's a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes? Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Come Along, Daisy! (Jane Simmons) - Daisy is one darling duckling. But she does have a problem staying close to Mama Duck during their watery wanderings. "Come along, Daisy!" is the refrain of this simple, engaging picture book, as Mom tries to keep her distracted daughter under her wing: "But Daisy was bouncing on the lily pads." After all, Daisy has other fish to spy ... and frogs to play with. When "something big" stirs beneath her, and something screeches in the sky above, however, the dilly-dallying duckling hides in the reeds, shivering. What could that scary reed rustling be? Preschoolers will be delighted to discover it's only Mama Duck. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way! (Steve Voake) - Daisy Dawson dawdles, to the chagrin of her teacher. Last week she was late three times. Not bad, thinks Daisy. That means she was actually on time twice. One morning on the way to school, she stops to save a butterfly from a spider’s web. In thanks, the butterfly gives her the gift of communicating with animals. Now she can talk with animals on a nearby farm, negotiate with the classroom gerbils to return to their cage, and help a lost ant find his home. When Boom, a bloodhound, is impounded, Daisy teams up with a squirrel on a daring rescue attempt. This is the first book in a series which also includes: Daisy Dawson at the Beach, Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond, and Daisy Dawson and the Big Freeze. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Daisy Jane, Best-Ever Flower Girl (Megan McDonald) - Daisy Jane loves her favorite babysitter, Allie. So when Allie asks Daisy Jane to be her flower girl, the obvious answer is yes. When the big day arrives, Daisy Jane shows everyone that she is the best-ever flower girl. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Daisy the Doctor (Felicity Brooks) - This basic information series uses a combination of Jo Litchfield's delightful models and computer generated graphics to describe the life in the day of various occupations with a simple storyline woven through. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Daisy-Head Mayzie (Dr. Seuss) - When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head, she is faced with her classmates' taunts, her parents' dismay, and a publicity agent's greed. How poor Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time--and for all ages. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie is vintage Seuss! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Danny and Daisy: A Tale of a Dolphin Duo (Suzanne Tate) - Helpful humans rescue two young dolphins and take them to a science center for rehabilitation. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Dr. Daisy M.D. (Thea Feldman) - When Daisy helps heal an injured Goofy, word spreads that she's a doctor. If Daisy cures everyone, she'll get a special sticker—but will she be able to cure the mystery patient? Recommended for ages baby to preschool.

    Emily and Daisy (Elsa Beskow) - Emily is a helpful little girl, so when her mummy is worried that Daisy the cow will escape into the clover field through a hole in the fence, she offers to go and look after Daisy for the day. On the way, she meets a big dog, a boastful boy and an old man with a sack. But when she gets to the meadow, she realises she needs help with Daisy, and to mend the fence. Who can she turn to? This is a delightful springtime picture book from Elsa Beskow. Young children will enjoy following Emily through her day as unexpectedly good things keep coming her way. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    From Seed to Daisy: Following the Life Cycle (Laura Purdie Salas) - What does a seed need to grow? Are Shasta daisies perennial plants or annual plants? Let your mind bloom as you learn about the life cycle of the Shasta daisy. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Lazy Daisy (David J. Olson) - Lazy Daisy is proud to have the messiest room in the world until it swallows her grandmother and her closet belches out enough junk to bury the whole town. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    My Weird School: Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (Dan Gutman) - Never before has school been this mixed up—or this much fun! Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn't know how to read or write, either. She is the dumbest teacher in the history of the world! Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Oops-a-Daisy! (Claire Freedman) - Daisy, a little bunny, is learning how to hop and she is frustrated by her failure. Mama Rabbit points out several other baby animals around the meadow all practicing new life skills. As Daisy watches, Little Mouse, Little Badger, and Little Duckling all falter in their attempts. She realizes that she's not alone. She keeps practicing until, in the end, she succeeds. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Daisy

    Famous People Named Daisy

    Famous People Named Daisy - Daisy Fuentes (model); Daisy Lowe (model)

  • Children of Famous People Named Daisy

    Children of Famous People Named Daisy

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Daisy - Andre Previn (composer); Brian Keith (actor); Jamie Oliver (The Naked Chef); Lucy Lawless (actress); Markie Post (actress); Mia Farrow (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Daisy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Daisy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Daisy.

Personality of the Girl Name Daisy

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Daisy

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