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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bid"dy
A name used in calling a hen or chicken.

Etymology: Etymology uncertain

noun Bid"dy
An Irish serving woman or girl.

Etymology: A familiar form of Bridget

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Young bird especially of domestic fowl
  2. Adult female chicken

Derived from Biddy, diminutive form of Bridget. It came to be generic name for an Irish maid (US), and then an old woman.

  1. (pejorative) A woman, especially an old woman; especially one regarded as fussy or mean or a gossipy busybody.
  2. (uncommon) An attractive little girl.
  3. (archaic, colloquial) An Irish maidservant.
  4. (by extension, derogatory) An Irishwoman
  5. A name used in calling a hen or chicken, often as "biddy-biddy-biddy".

    Notable Persons Named Biddy

    Biddy Mason was a mid-wife, california real estate entrepreneur, nurse, philanthropist, nursing, and philanthropy. Biddy was given the name Bridget on August 15th, 1818. Biddy is also known as Bridget Mason. She passed away on January 5th, 1891.


    Biddy Anderson was a cricketer. Biddy was born on April 26th, 1874 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. He left this life on March 11th, 1926.


    Biddy was born in 1940 in Tanami Downs, Northern Territory.


    Biddy Dolan was a baseball player. Biddy was born on July 9th, 1881 in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He left this life on July 15th, 1950.


    Biddy O’Sullivan is an athlete for the Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA. Biddy was born in Kilkenny.


    Biddy Phillips was an athlete for the Thurles Sarsfields GAA. Biddy was born in 1956 in Tipperary. She passed away on July 7th, 2010.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Biddy U.S.
      White 89.62% 64.26%
      African American 3.21% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.56% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.78% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Biddy

    People with the last name Biddy are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Biddy

    • How Popular is the name Biddy? Biddy is the 73,753rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Biddy was the 23,371st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Biddy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Biddy in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Biddy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Biddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Biddy is Monday, November 11th, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Biddy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Biddy was in 1925 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Biddy: Your name in reverse order is Yddib. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dydbi. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Biddy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,089 people with the last name Biddy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Biddy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Biddy as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.