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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Furry

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Fur"ry
  1. Covered with fur; dressed in fur." Furrynations." [Thomson.]
  2. Consisting of fur; as, furry spoils.
  3. Resembling fur.

Etymology: From Fur

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs ("a furry teddy bear")
  1. An animal character with human characteristics; most commonly refers to such characters created by members of the furry subculture.
  2. A member of the furry fandom or subculture.
  3. Someone who roleplays or identifies with a furry character. (compare therianthrope)

Notable Persons Named Furry

Furry Lewis was a delta blues and country blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1970. Furry was given the name Walter E. Lewis on March 6th, 1893. He died on September 14th, 1981.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Furry

Hedda Hopper was an actress and gossip columnist. She was most prominent from 1908 to 1908. Hedda was given the name Elda Furry on May 2nd, 1885 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on February 1st, 1966.


Wendel was born in 1907. He died in 1984.


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Popularity of Furry as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Furry U.S.
  White 94.69% 64.26%
  African American 2.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Furry

People with the last name Furry are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Furry

  • How Popular is the name Furry? As a last name Furry was the 17,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Furry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Furry is Tuesday, August 4th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Furry? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Furry. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Furry: Your name in reverse order is Yrruf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yurrf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Furry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,639 people with the last name Furry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Furry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Furry as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.