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Origin and Meaning of Dickey

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  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Dickey is of English origin and means "Happy".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
Senses
  1. A false detachable shirt front or bosom. Alt. spell.: dickie
  2. A gentleman's shirt collar.(Local, U. S)
  3. A hat; esp., in U. S., a stiff hat or derby; in Eng., a straw hat.(Slang)
    1. A seat for the driver (In a carriage); -- called also dickey box or dickie seat.
    2. A seat at the back for servants.
  4. One of various animalsspecif.:
    1. A donkey.
    2. Any small bird; -- called also dickeybird or dickey bird.
      (Colloq)
    3. The hedge sparrow.
      (Dial. Eng)
    4. The haddock.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
  2. A small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3. (British informal) faulty
Wiktionary
  1. Alternative form of dicky

Notable Persons Named Dickey

Dickey Betts is a southern rock, country rock, blues, blues rock, country music, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, dobro, Gibson SG, and Gibson Les Paul. He has been prominent since 1960. Dickey was given the name Forrest Richard Betts on December 12th, 1943 in West Palm Beach, Florida, US. Dickey is also known as Dickey Betts.

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Dickey Lee is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1957. Dickey was given the name Royden Dickey Lipscomb on September 21st, 1936.

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Dickey Simpkins is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls, Makedonikos, Rockford Lightning, Criollos de Caguas, UNICS Kazan, Lietuvos Rytas, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, and Maroussi B.C.His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 2006. Dickey was born on April 6th, 1972 in Washington, D.C.

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Dickey Kerr was a baseball player. Dickey was born on July 3rd, 1893 in St. Louis. He breathed his last breath on May 4th, 1963.

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Dickey Lee Hullinghorst is a Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives and Speaker of theColorado House of Representatives. Dickey was born on July 27th, 1943 in Maywood, Nebraska.

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Dickey was born on June 13th, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dickey

R.A. Dickey is a baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. R.A. was born on October 29th, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Dale Dickey is an actress. She was most active from 1994 to present. Dale was given the name Diana Dale Dickey on September 29th, 1961 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Clara Blandick was an actress. She was most prominent from 1900 to 1951. Clara was given the name Clara Blanchard Dickey on June 4th, 1876 in Hong Kong. She died on April 15th, 1962.

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Roland Dickey Jr. is a president, ceo of dickey's barbecue pit, dickey's barbecue pit, and ceo ofdickey's barbecue pit. He has been prominent since 2006.

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James Dickey was a writer. James was given the name James Lafayette Dickey on February 2nd, 1923 in Atlanta. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 1997.

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She was most prominent from 1982 to 1990. Lucinda was born Lucinda Dickey on August 14th, 1960 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1922 6 0 6
1925 10 0 10
1926 8 0 8
1927 13 0 13
1928 10 0 10
1929 13 0 13
1930 6 0 6
1931 11 0 11
1932 11 0 11
1933 10 0 10
1934 12 0 12
1935 23 0 23
1936 15 0 15
1937 22 0 22
1938 18 0 18
1939 20 0 20
1940 21 0 21
1941 36 0 36
1942 22 0 22
1943 24 0 24
1944 20 0 20
1945 22 0 22
1946 31 0 31
1947 31 0 31
1948 38 0 38
1949 19 0 19
1950 25 0 25
1951 26 0 26
1952 27 0 27
1953 23 0 23
1954 27 0 27
1955 29 0 29
1956 36 0 36
1957 25 0 25
1958 15 0 15
1959 24 0 24
1960 21 0 21
1961 27 0 27
1962 12 0 12
1963 7 0 7
1964 15 0 15
1965 11 0 11
1966 8 0 8
1967 18 0 18
1968 13 0 13
1969 10 0 10
1970 9 0 9
1971 7 0 7
1972 13 0 13
1974 6 0 6
1975 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5

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Popularity of Dickey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dickey U.S.
  White 81.71% 64.26%
  African American 12.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

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People with the last name Dickey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dickey

  • How Popular is the name Dickey? Dickey is the 11,149th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dickey was the 1,542nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dickey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 918 babies born with the first name Dickey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dickey to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dickey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dickey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dickey is Thursday, April 2nd, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Dickey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dickey was in 1948 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Dickey Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dickey is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Dickey: Your name in reverse order is Yekcid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydeikc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dickey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,320 people with the last name Dickey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dickey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Dickey 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).
  • 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.
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