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Cy

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cy

"Cy" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Short form of Cyril". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Shortening.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Cyril.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Cyrus.

Notable Persons Named Cy

Cy Young was a baseball player. Cy was born on March 29th, 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio. He died on November 4th, 1955.

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Cy Twombly was an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, and calligraphy. Cy was given the name Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr. on April 25th, 1928 in Lexington, Virginia, United States. He left this life on July 5th, 2011.

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Cy Coleman was a jazz and pop music songwriter, composer, jazz, and pianist. Cy was given the name Seymour Kaufman on June 14th, 1929 in New York City. He passed away on November 18th, 2004.

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Cy Endfield was a magician, film director, screenwriter, theatre director, author, invention, magic (illusion), and inventor. Cy was given the name Cyril Raker Endfield on November 10th, 1914 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He passed away on April 16th, 1995.

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Cy Curnin is a rock music, new wave music, pop rock, and synthpop singing and session musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1980. Cy was given the name Cyril John Curnin on December 12th, 1957 in Wimbledon, England.

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Cy Grant was an actor, musician, writer, and poet. He holds the title Honorary Fellow of Roehampton University and Honorary FellowofRoehampton University. He was most active from 1951 to 1951. Cy was born on November 8th, 1919 in Beterverwagting, Demerara, British Guiana. He passed away on February 13th, 2010.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1902 6 0 6
1907 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 11 0 11
1913 6 0 6
1914 7 0 7
1915 16 0 16
1916 10 0 10
1917 5 0 5
1918 11 0 11
1919 10 0 10
1920 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1922 13 0 13
1923 9 0 9
1924 9 0 9
1926 8 0 8
1928 8 0 8
1929 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1931 8 0 8
1932 8 0 8
1934 11 0 11
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1938 8 0 8
1939 7 0 7
1941 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1943 5 0 5
1944 8 0 8
1945 9 0 9
1946 10 0 10
1947 15 0 15
1948 6 0 6
1949 11 0 11
1950 19 0 19
1951 15 0 15
1952 21 0 21
1953 20 0 20
1954 27 0 27
1955 32 0 32
1956 25 0 25
1957 21 0 21
1958 11 0 11
1959 20 0 20
1960 23 0 23
1961 22 0 22
1962 23 0 23
1963 22 0 22
1964 21 0 21
1965 17 0 17
1966 21 0 21
1967 14 0 14
1968 18 0 18
1969 15 0 15
1970 21 0 21
1971 19 0 19
1972 27 0 27
1973 30 0 30
1974 33 0 33
1975 37 0 37
1976 38 0 38
1977 34 0 34
1978 27 0 27
1979 34 0 34
1980 38 0 38
1981 45 0 45
1982 40 0 40
1983 38 0 38
1984 27 0 27
1985 32 0 32
1986 38 0 38
1987 29 0 29
1988 24 0 24
1989 35 0 35
1990 40 0 40
1991 46 0 46
1992 44 0 44
1993 48 0 48
1994 48 0 48
1995 52 0 52
1996 46 0 46
1997 45 0 45
1998 61 0 61
1999 76 5 71
2000 80 0 80
2001 74 0 74
2002 55 0 55
2003 68 0 68
2004 88 0 88
2005 111 5 106
2006 105 0 105
2007 113 0 113
2008 104 0 104
2009 99 0 99
2010 117 0 117
2011 99 0 99
2012 109 0 109
2013 99 0 99
2014 71 0 71
2015 61 0 61
2016 66 6 60

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Fun Facts about the name Cy

  • How Popular is the name Cy? Cy is the 4,792nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,372 babies born with the first name Cy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cy 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 Cy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cy is Tuesday, November 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Cy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cy was in 2010 with a total of 117 babies.
  • Random Cy Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cy is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Cy: Your name in reverse order is Yc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cy. How do you pronounce that?

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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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