This is a feminine given name, commonly thought to be derived from the name of the flower. However the flower name derives from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) compound words “dæġes ēaġe”, meaning "day's eye". Daisy is also a nickname for Margaret, used because Marguerite, the French version of that name, is also a French name for the oxeye daisy. The oxeye daisy is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia and an introduced plant to North America, Australia, and New Zealand. It is one of a number of Asteraceae family plants to be called a "daisy", and has the vernacular names: common daisy, dog daisy, moon daisy, and Oxe-eye daisy.