[ 3 syll. daf-fo-dil, da-ffod-il ] The baby girl name Daffodil is pronounced as DAEF-owDihL- †. Daffodil is of English origin and it is also predominantly used in the English language. The name means 'daffodil, the asphodel'. It is from daffodil ; de affodil meaning 'the asphodel' ; asphodelus ; asphodelos. The first name is derived from the name of the bright yellow spring flower. The flower was first named in the 14th century, from the concatenation of the Dutch term de affodil; the root words are the Latin asphodelus and the Greek asphodelos. This was one of the rarer flower names adopted in the late 19th century during the vogue for plant names. The name could also have first developed as an elaboration of Daffy.
Daffodil has 18 variations. Variations of the name include Daff, Daffea, Daffeah, Daffee, Daffey, Daffi, Daffie, Daffodill, Daffodille, Daffodyl, Daffy, Dafodil, Dafodill, Dafodille, Dafodyl, and Dafodyll. The short form Daf, and the diminutive Dilly are other English variants.
Daffodil is not frequently used as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000.
† Pronunciation for Daffodil: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"