Christy

First Name
100k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Christy

"Christy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Christine". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A variant of the female name Christie, a diminutive of Christina and related names.

Notable Persons Named Christy

Christy was given the name Christine Mackinday on May 9th, 1991 in South Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States. Christy is also known as Mackinday and Christine.

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Christy Carlson Romano is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1995 to present. Christy was given the name Christy Michelle Romano on March 20th, 1984 in Milford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Christy Turlington is a model. Christy was given the name Christy Nicole Turlington on January 2nd, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California.

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Christy Hemme is a wrestler. Christy was born on October 28th, 1980 in Poway, California.

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Christy was given the name Christy Ruth Tallant on February 8th, 1949.

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Christy Clark is an MLA for Westside-Kelowna, MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, MLA for Port Moody-Westwood, MLA for Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain, Minister of Education, Minister of Children, Family Development, 35th Premier of British Columbia, MLAforWestside-Kelowna, MLAforV. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to 2013. Christy was born on October 29th, 1965 in Burnaby.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Christy

Ethel, Lou Scunt Richard ChristyAlso known as = Rusty is a heavy metal music, death metal, technical death metal, progressive metal, power metal, and thrash metal drummer, radio personality, comedian, and electrician. He plays Drum kit. He was most active from 1996 to present. Ethel, was given the name Thomas Richard Christy on April 1st, 1974 in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S.

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Howard Chandler Christy was an artist and illustrator. His career lasted from 1890 to 1952. Howard was born on January 10th, 1872 in Morgan County, Ohio. He left this life on March 3rd, 1952.

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June Christy was a pop music, jazz, and cool jazz singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1938 to 1969. June was given the name Shirley Luster on November 20th, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. June is also known as Sharon Leslie June Christy, Sharon Leslie, and June Christy. She breathed her last breath on June 21st, 1990.

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Lauren Christy is a musician.

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John Raymond Christy is a scientist in the field of atmospheric sciences. John was born in California.

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Dorothy Christy was a film actor. She was most active from 1929 to 1953. Dorothy was given the name Dorothea J. Seltzer on May 26th, 1906 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She passed away on May 21st, 1977.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1886 5 0 5
1887 5 5 0
1895 7 0 7
1898 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 7 0 7
1906 11 5 6
1908 5 0 5
1911 10 0 10
1912 5 0 5
1913 15 5 10
1914 25 0 25
1915 21 0 21
1916 33 6 27
1917 22 7 15
1918 33 8 25
1919 36 0 36
1920 27 6 21
1921 39 0 39
1922 45 0 45
1923 31 9 22
1924 46 8 38
1925 35 7 28
1926 51 8 43
1927 41 9 32
1928 38 7 31
1929 39 11 28
1930 37 13 24
1931 33 5 28
1932 33 7 26
1933 29 8 21
1934 36 10 26
1935 42 19 23
1936 30 13 17
1937 22 6 16
1938 26 7 19
1939 39 24 15
1940 45 30 15
1941 63 38 25
1942 110 93 17
1943 99 79 20
1944 90 69 21
1945 101 82 19
1946 208 182 26
1947 299 276 23
1948 298 270 28
1949 458 421 37
1950 506 478 28
1951 596 564 32
1952 787 748 39
1953 648 619 29
1954 684 658 26
1955 869 835 34
1956 885 859 26
1957 986 957 29
1958 1,147 1,116 31
1959 1,052 1,023 29
1960 1,181 1,163 18
1961 1,193 1,165 28
1962 1,087 1,065 22
1963 1,237 1,210 27
1964 1,395 1,374 21
1965 1,147 1,128 19
1966 1,150 1,137 13
1967 1,327 1,314 13
1968 2,157 2,140 17
1969 3,077 3,051 26
1970 3,742 3,714 28
1971 3,962 3,930 32 #89 girl name
1972 4,213 4,190 23 #74 girl name
1973 4,137 4,121 16 #73 girl name
1974 5,098 5,067 31 #57 girl name
1975 5,193 5,169 24 #53 girl name
1976 4,883 4,851 32 #60 girl name
1977 4,623 4,602 21 #59 girl name
1978 4,681 4,662 19 #59 girl name
1979 4,308 4,286 22 #72 girl name
1980 3,691 3,674 17 #83 girl name
1981 2,952 2,941 11 #100 girl name
1982 2,612 2,599 13
1983 1,988 1,974 14
1984 2,038 2,026 12
1985 1,952 1,940 12
1986 1,577 1,555 22
1987 1,303 1,293 10
1988 1,142 1,130 12
1989 1,093 1,093 0
1990 982 974 8
1991 807 798 9
1992 728 719 9
1993 617 608 9
1994 642 637 5
1995 573 573 0
1996 550 543 7
1997 409 403 6
1998 392 392 0
1999 335 335 0
2000 362 362 0
2001 307 301 6
2002 285 285 0
2003 242 242 0
2004 233 228 5
2005 223 223 0
2006 189 189 0
2007 148 148 0
2008 157 157 0
2009 121 121 0
2010 131 126 5
2011 132 127 5
2012 103 103 0
2013 84 84 0
2014 90 85 5
2015 83 83 0
2016 60 60 0

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Popularity of Christy as a first name

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Popularity of Christy as a last name

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Common last names for Christy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Brown
  • White
  • Nelson
  • Anderson
  • Baker
  • Bryant

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Christy U.S.
  White 88.41% 64.26%
  African American 5.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Christy

People with the last name Christy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Christy

  • How Popular is the name Christy? Christy is the 643rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Christy was the 2,621st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Christy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 100,024 babies born with the first name Christy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christy to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Christy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Christy is Tuesday, July 20th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Christy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christy was in 1975 with a total of 5,169 babies. That's a lot of babies named Christy!
  • Random Christy Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christy ranks 41st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 24 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Christy: Your name in reverse order is Ytsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tsychir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Christy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,750 people with the last name Christy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Christy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Christy as their last name.

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  • 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).
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