What does the baby name Tansy mean? Learn about what Tansy means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Tansy - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Tansy
T-A-N-S-Y, is a 5-letter male given name.
Meaning of Tansy
Tenacious, immortality, name of a flower.
Origin of Tansy
The name 'Tansy' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the Old French word 'tanaisie', which refers to a type of aromatic plant. The name 'Tansy' was first used as a given name in the late 19th century.
American Names
British Names
Earthy Names
English Names
Flower Names
Greek Names
Green Names
Native American Names
Nature Names
Popularity of Tansy
The name 'Tansy' is relatively uncommon and has never been among the top names for boys. It has consistently remained a rare choice throughout its history.
Tansy currently has no likes. Be the first to like this name.

Etymology of Tansy

The etymology of the name 'Tansy' is closely tied to the plant of the same name. The word 'tanaisie' comes from the Greek word 'athanasia', meaning 'immortality' or 'everlasting'. The plant was believed to have medicinal properties and was associated with longevity.

Cultural Significance of Tansy

While the name 'Tansy' does not hold significant cultural significance, the plant it is derived from, the tansy plant, has been used in traditional medicine and folklore in various cultures. In some cultures, it was believed to have protective qualities and was used to ward off evil spirits.