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Coy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 7 0 7
1882 11 0 11
1883 5 0 5
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1888 10 0 10
1889 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1891 12 0 12
1892 11 0 11
1893 5 0 5
1894 11 0 11
1895 28 9 19
1896 13 0 13
1897 23 6 17
1898 18 0 18
1899 23 7 16
1900 35 8 27
1901 23 6 17
1902 43 8 35
1903 44 6 38
1904 27 5 22
1905 47 6 41
1906 26 5 21
1907 30 6 24
1908 44 10 34
1909 53 10 43
1910 81 12 69
1911 52 13 39
1912 108 11 97
1913 109 14 95
1914 146 5 141
1915 210 21 189
1916 249 21 228
1917 215 19 196
1918 269 23 246
1919 279 22 257
1920 259 18 241
1921 227 22 205
1922 233 19 214
1923 233 12 221
1924 256 22 234
1925 260 16 244
1926 275 11 264
1927 224 10 214
1928 243 18 225
1929 214 13 201
1930 232 18 214
1931 216 15 201
1932 190 12 178
1933 192 13 179
1934 234 7 227
1935 227 11 216
1936 188 9 179
1937 213 17 196
1938 218 11 207
1939 193 12 181
1940 198 5 193
1941 201 13 188
1942 195 7 188
1943 217 16 201
1944 217 7 210
1945 177 13 164
1946 184 14 170
1947 201 10 191
1948 171 12 159
1949 165 6 159
1950 151 9 142
1951 160 11 149
1952 134 6 128
1953 156 12 144
1954 164 8 156
1955 140 0 140
1956 149 0 149
1957 160 13 147
1958 120 7 113
1959 131 5 126
1960 153 11 142
1961 111 0 111
1962 125 6 119
1963 117 6 111
1964 125 8 117
1965 105 0 105
1966 103 6 97
1967 103 6 97
1968 107 5 102
1969 96 0 96
1970 142 13 129
1971 105 5 100
1972 118 5 113
1973 113 5 108
1974 113 10 103
1975 102 0 102
1976 101 0 101
1977 103 0 103
1978 98 0 98
1979 93 0 93
1980 110 0 110
1981 86 0 86
1982 92 0 92
1983 146 7 139
1984 113 0 113
1985 114 0 114
1986 107 5 102
1987 114 0 114
1988 115 7 108
1989 96 0 96
1990 96 0 96
1991 105 6 99
1992 118 0 118
1993 110 0 110
1994 101 5 96
1995 100 0 100
1996 106 0 106
1997 148 5 143
1998 120 0 120
1999 140 0 140
2000 132 5 127
2001 130 0 130
2002 132 6 126
2003 160 0 160
2004 161 0 161
2005 125 0 125
2006 162 0 162
2007 142 0 142
2008 125 0 125
2009 142 6 136
2010 135 0 135
2011 123 5 118
2012 160 0 160
2013 161 5 156
2014 156 5 151
2015 137 0 137

Fun Facts about the name Coy

  • How many people with the first name Coy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,972 babies born with the first name Coy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Coy to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Coy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Coy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coy is Wednesday, November 19th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Coy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coy was in 1926 with a total of 264 babies.
  • Random Coy Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Coy is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Coy: Your name in reverse order is Yoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,875 people with the last name Coy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Coy as their last name.

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Popularity of Coy as a first name

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Popularity of Coy as a last name

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Common last names for Coy

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Phillips
  • Moore
  • Turner
  • Thompson
  • Anderson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coy U.S.
  White 82.79% 64.26%
  African American 5.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coy

People with the last name Coy are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Coy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Coy as well as things modernly associated with the name Coy such as celebrities named Coy.

English

Origin and Meaning of Coy

The name "Coy" is of English origin, and it means "Quiet, still". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Coy
Senses
  1. Quiet; still.(Obs)
  2. Shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry." Coy, and difficult to win." [Cowper.]" Coy and furtive graces." [W. Irving.]"Nor the coy maid, half willings to be pressed, Shall kiss the cup, to pass it to the rest." [Goldsmith.]
  3. Soft; gentle; hesitating."Enforced hate, Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee." [Shak.]
    synonyms: Shy; shriking; reserved; modest; bashful; backward; distant.

Etymology: OE. coi quiet, still, OF. coi coit, fr.L. quietus quiet, p. p. of quiescere to rest, quie rest; prob. akin to E. while. See While, and cf. Quiet Quit Quite

verb Coy
Senses
  1. To allure; to entice; to decoy.(Obs)"A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets." [Bp. Rainbow.]
  2. To caress with the hand; to stroke."Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, While I thy amiable cheeks do coy." [Shak.]
verb Coy
Senses
  1. To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity.(Obs)"Thus to coy it, With one who knows you too!" [Rowe.]
  2. To make difficulty; to be unwilling.(Obs)"If he coyed To hear Cominius speak, I 'll keep at home." [Shak.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures ("like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled")
  2. Showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement ("a politician coy about his intentions")
  3. Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

From Old French coi, earlier quei (“quiet, still”), from Latin quietus (“resting, at rest”).

Compare decoy.

  1. A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.

Abbreviation of company.

  1. (military) A company

    coy was also found in the following language(s): Middle French

    Notable Persons With the Name Coy

    Luke Perry

    Luke Perry is an actor. Luke was given the name Coy Luther Perry III on October 11th, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio.

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    Coy Stewart

    Coy Stewart is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Coy was given the name Tyson Coy Stewart on June 24th, 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina. Coy is also known as Tyson Stewart.

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    Coy Wayne Wesbrook

    Coy Wayne Wesbrook is a leading person. Coy was born on February 1st, 1958 in Houston.

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    Coy Wire

    Coy Wire is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2010. Coy was born on November 7th, 1978 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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    Coy Craft

    Coy Craft is a soccer player for the FC Dallas, FC Dallas Development Academy, and United States men's national under-18 soccer team. Coy was born on May 23rd, 1997 in Abingdon, Virginia, United States.

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    Coy Gibbs

    Coy Gibbs is a nascar driver.

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    • Coy Bacon
      (gridiron football player)
    • Coy Watson Jr.
      (child actor)
    • Coy Privette
      (Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Coy

    South Park Mexican

    South Park Mexican is a hip hop music rapper and rapping. He was most prominent from 1994 to 1994. South was given the name Carlos Coy on October 5th, 1970 in Houston. South is also known as South Park Mexican and Carlos Coy (real name).

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    Chris Coy

    Chris Coy is an actor. Chris was given the name Christopher James Coy on May 1st, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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    Bob Coy

    Bob Coy is a former pastor of calvary chapel fort lauderdale, calvary chapel fort lauderdale, and former pastor ofcalvary chapel fort lauderdale. Bob was given the name Robert J. Coy on November 27th, 1955 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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    Nathan Coy

    Nathan Coy is an influential person. Nathan was born on July 24th, 1978 in Portland, Oregon.

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    Bernard Coy

    Bernard Coy is a criminal.

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    Jonathan Coy

    Jonathan Coy is a noteworthy human. Jonathan was born on April 24th, 1953 in Hammersmith.

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    What does the name Coy mean?

    Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

    Ois for organized, you always know where things are

    Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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