Tansy name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tansy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tan"sy
  1. [Bot] Any plant of the composite genus Tanacetum. The common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) has finely divided leaves, a strong aromatic odor, and a very bitter taste. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
  2. A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs, baked with butter in a shallow dish.(Obs)

Etymology: OE. tansaye, F. tanaise; cf. It. & Sp. tanaceto, NL. tanacetum, Pg. atanasia athanasia, Gr. 'aqanasi`a immortality, fr. 'aqa`natos immortal; 'a priv. + qa`natos death

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally

From Old French tanesie, tanoisie et al., aphetic form of athanasie, from Medieval Latin athanasia, from Ancient Greek ἀθανασία (athanasía, “immortality”).

  1. A herbaceous plant with yellow flowers, of the genus Tanacetum, especially Tanacetum vulgare.
  2. (uncountable, obsolete) A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs (including tansy), baked with butter in a shallow dish.

Notable Persons Named Tansy

Notable Persons Named Tansy

Tansy Davies

Tansy was born on May 29th, 1973.

Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy was born on May 22nd, 1978 in Hobart.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tansy U.S.
  White 90.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tansy

People with the last name Tansy are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tansy

  • How Popular is the name Tansy? Tansy is the 21,052nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tansy was the 90,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tansy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 339 babies born with the first name Tansy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tansy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tansy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tansy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tansy is Monday, August 8th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Tansy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tansy was in 1981 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tansy: The name spelled backwards is Ysnat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tsnya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tansy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 205 people with the last name Tansy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tansy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tansy as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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