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Origin and Meaning of Eddy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ed"dy
Senses
  1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
  2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool."And smiling eddies dimpled on the main." [Dryden.]"Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play." [Addison.]

Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds.

Etymology: Prob. fr. Icel. iða; cf. Icel. pref. ið- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-

verb Ed"dy
To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle.
verb Ed"dy
To collect as into an eddy.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
  2. Founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
  3. Flow in a circular current, of liquids
Wiktionary

From Middle English eddy, from Old English edēa (< ed- "turning" + ēa "water"), equivalent to ed- +‎ ea.

  1. A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.
  2. A circular current; a whirlpool.

eddy was also found in the following language(s): Luxembourgish and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Eddy

Eddy Merckx is a cyclist. Eddy was born on June 17th, 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium.

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Eddy Curry is a basketball player for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and Dallas Mavericks. His career lasted from 2001 to 2013. Eddy was born on December 5th, 1982 in Harvey, Illinois.

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Eddy Grant is a reggae, pop music, and ringbang musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1968. Eddy was given the name Edmond Montague Grant on March 5th, 1948 in Plaisance, Guyana.

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Eddy Arnold was a country music, gospel music, and pop music singer, songwriter, tv host, actor, and singer-songwriter. He plays Acoustic guitar and Banjo. He was most active from 1937 to 1998. Eddy was given the name Richard Edward Arnold on May 15th, 1918. Eddy is also known as The Tennessee Plowboy. He breathed his last breath on May 8th, 2008.

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Eddy Wally was a musician. He was most active from 1959 to 2012. Eddy was given the name Eduard Van De Walle on July 12th, 1932 in Ertvelde, East Flanders, Belgium. Eddy is also known as Eddy Wally. He breathed his last breath on February 6th, 2016.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Eddy

Mary was given the name Mary Morse Baker on July 16th, 1821 in Bow, New Hampshire. Mary is also known as Mary Baker Glover, Mary Patterson, Mary Baker Glover Eddy, and Mary Baker G. Eddy. She passed away on December 3rd, 1910.

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Duane Eddy is a rock, roll, and rockabilly musician. He plays Gretsch. He was most active from 1954 to present. Duane was born on April 26th, 1938 in Corning, New York, United States.

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Nelson Eddy was a baritone and film star. Nelson was given the name Nelson Ackerman Eddy on June 29th, 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. He passed away on March 6th, 1967.

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SeXXXy was born on April 13th, 1978 in Montreal. SeXXXy is also known as Dorozowsky and Eddy.

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Sonya Eddy is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Sonya was born on June 17th, 1967 in Concord, California, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1898 6 0 6
1900 9 0 9
1903 6 0 6
1905 10 0 10
1906 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 8 0 8
1910 12 0 12
1912 12 0 12
1913 9 0 9
1914 19 0 19
1915 14 0 14
1916 17 0 17
1917 22 0 22
1918 18 0 18
1919 22 0 22
1920 28 0 28
1921 29 0 29
1922 25 0 25
1923 34 0 34
1924 26 0 26
1925 47 0 47
1926 48 10 38
1927 43 5 38
1928 46 7 39
1929 61 6 55
1930 66 0 66
1931 65 5 60
1932 68 5 63
1933 53 0 53
1934 61 0 61
1935 69 7 62
1936 88 7 81
1937 116 5 111
1938 98 0 98
1939 108 0 108
1940 104 6 98
1941 125 11 114
1942 137 7 130
1943 152 10 142
1944 156 6 150
1945 147 0 147
1946 213 14 199
1947 231 8 223
1948 218 0 218
1949 194 6 188
1950 205 9 196
1951 186 9 177
1952 222 9 213
1953 214 9 205
1954 223 7 216
1955 235 5 230
1956 252 7 245
1957 230 0 230
1958 234 5 229
1959 243 0 243
1960 222 5 217
1961 248 7 241
1962 202 9 193
1963 230 0 230
1964 185 5 180
1965 171 0 171
1966 154 7 147
1967 142 0 142
1968 148 0 148
1969 134 0 134
1970 150 0 150
1971 136 5 131
1972 95 0 95
1973 122 6 116
1974 111 7 104
1975 77 0 77
1976 92 6 86
1977 85 0 85
1978 75 0 75
1979 91 0 91
1980 108 5 103
1981 81 0 81
1982 93 0 93
1983 81 0 81
1984 101 0 101
1985 85 0 85
1986 110 5 105
1987 110 8 102
1988 117 0 117
1989 130 0 130
1990 131 5 126
1991 151 7 144
1992 173 8 165
1993 159 0 159
1994 129 0 129
1995 130 5 125
1996 144 5 139
1997 145 0 145
1998 108 0 108
1999 127 5 122
2000 119 0 119
2001 134 5 129
2002 172 5 167
2003 146 0 146
2004 186 0 186
2005 164 0 164
2006 230 0 230
2007 166 0 166
2008 174 5 169
2009 200 5 195
2010 164 0 164
2011 178 0 178
2012 177 0 177
2013 155 5 150
2014 139 0 139
2015 124 6 118
2016 139 0 139
2017 119 6 113

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Popularity of Eddy as a first name

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Popularity of Eddy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eddy U.S.
  White 91.09% 64.26%
  African American 3.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eddy

People with the last name Eddy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Eddy

  • How Popular is the name Eddy? Eddy is the 2,121st most popular name of all time. As a last name Eddy was the 1,858th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eddy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,491 babies born with the first name Eddy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eddy to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eddy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eddy is Saturday, July 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Eddy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eddy was in 1956 with a total of 245 babies.
  • Random Eddy Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eddy is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 42 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Eddy: Your name in reverse order is Ydde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eddy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eddy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,321 people with the last name Eddy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eddy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Eddy 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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