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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Chevy mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Chevy

"Chevy" is a name of French origin, and it means "Horseman: knight. An abbreviation of Chevalier. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Chev"y
See Chivy (v. t.)
noun Chev"y
Senses
  1. A cry used in hunting.
  2. A hunt; chase; pursuit.
  3. The game of prisoners' base. See Base (n.), 24.

Etymology: Prob. fr. the ballad of Chevy Chase; cf. Prov. E. chevychase a noise, confusion, pursuit

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Annoy continually or chronically
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  1. (informal) A Chevrolet car.

Notable Persons Named Chevy

Chevy Chase is a sketch comedy, improvisational theatre, physical comedy, and slapstick comedian. Chevy was given the name Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8th, 1943 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Chevy Woods is a hip hop music rapper, singer, producer, songwriter, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Chevy was given the name Kevin Woods on May 13th, 1981. Chevy is also known as Kev Tha Hustla.

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Chevy was born in 1973.

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How popular is the baby name Chevy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 13 0 13
1977 20 5 15
1978 14 6 8
1979 36 11 25
1980 15 5 10
1981 11 0 11
1982 16 0 16
1983 9 0 9
1984 17 0 17
1985 30 5 25
1986 20 0 20
1987 12 0 12
1988 13 0 13
1989 28 0 28
1990 27 0 27
1991 32 6 26
1992 35 7 28
1993 30 0 30
1994 51 11 40
1995 52 10 42
1996 34 0 34
1997 59 9 50
1998 46 5 41
1999 49 6 43
2000 67 9 58
2001 57 13 44
2002 71 13 58
2003 95 16 79
2004 95 14 81
2005 77 14 63
2006 81 15 66
2007 138 23 115
2008 165 30 135
2009 169 32 137
2010 195 39 156
2011 178 33 145
2012 203 43 160
2013 225 37 188
2014 281 44 237
2015 273 62 211
2016 248 45 203
2017 191 48 143

Where is the name Chevy popular?

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Popularity of Chevy as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Chevy

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  • How Popular is the name Chevy? Chevy is the 4,768th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chevy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,478 babies born with the first name Chevy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chevy to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chevy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Chevy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chevy is Tuesday, May 1st, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Chevy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chevy was in 2014 with a total of 237 babies.
  • Random Chevy Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chevy is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Chevy: Your name in reverse order is Yvehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehvyc. How do you pronounce that?

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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.