See also: daisy

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the flower daisy, one of the flower names dating from the 19th century. Also a nickname for Margaret, since Marguerite and Margarita are identical with the French and Spanish word for "daisy".

Proper nounEdit

Daisy

  1. A female given name from English.
    • 1867 Alice Cary, The Bishop's Son, G. W. Carleton&Co, 1867, page 31:
      Mrs. Fairfax kept always an eye upon him, and in spite of his familiarity with her, so restrained him in his intercourse with Margaret, that he could not for his life call her Daisy any more, though he had done so on the first day of their acquaintance.
    • 1892 Harry Dacre, Daisy Bell ( a song ) :
      Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do! / I'm half crazy all for the love of you!
    • 1929 Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel, Modern Library 1957, page 45
      She was a timid, sensitive girl, looking like her name - Daisy-ish industrious and thorough in her studies; - - -
    • 1976 R. K. Narayan, The Painter of Signs, Penguin Classics 1982, →ISBN, page 115
      "Isn't she a Christian or something - a name which is..."
      "Nothing more than the name of a flower, that's all. Daisy is a flower." He realized he was not sure what flower it was. "It's a most lovely flower grown in America, England, and so forth. What is wrong with that name?"
  2. A common name for a cow.
    • 1875 E. L. Sturtevant, J. N. Sturtevant, The Dairy Cow: A Monograph on the Ayrshire Breed of Cattle, A. Williams and company, page 160:
      The heifer Daisy died in September 1811.
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Etymology 2Edit

Named after Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low.

NounEdit

Daisy (plural Daisies)

  1. A Girl Scout at the initial introductory level.

Etymology 3Edit

Three possible origins:

  • Americanized form of a French habitational surname, from either of two places called Aisy.
  • Variant of the Irish surname Dacey.
  • From the flower name, probably used as a nickname.

Proper nounEdit

Daisy (plural Daisys)

  1. A surname​.
StatisticsEdit
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Daisy is the 36379th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 615 individuals. Daisy is most common among White (71.54%) and Black/African American (14.31%) individuals.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Daisy, from daisy.

Proper nounEdit

Daisy

  1. a female given name from English

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From adeezhí (younger sister).

Proper nounEdit

Daisy

  1. A surname.