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Honey

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 8 8 0
1913 7 7 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 10 10 0
1917 12 12 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 13 13 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 10 10 0
1923 10 10 0
1924 11 11 0
1925 7 7 0
1926 21 21 0
1927 27 27 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 15 15 0
1932 19 19 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 19 19 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 15 15 0
1939 20 20 0
1940 16 16 0
1941 23 23 0
1942 23 23 0
1943 27 27 0
1944 24 24 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 44 44 0
1947 30 30 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 26 26 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 32 32 0
1955 28 28 0
1956 20 20 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 26 26 0
1960 14 14 0
1961 18 18 0
1962 19 19 0
1963 20 20 0
1964 35 35 0
1965 21 21 0
1966 39 39 0
1967 19 19 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 76 76 0
1970 57 57 0
1971 73 73 0
1972 53 53 0
1973 65 65 0
1974 79 79 0
1975 71 71 0
1976 65 65 0
1977 76 76 0
1978 53 53 0
1979 70 70 0
1980 67 67 0
1981 45 45 0
1982 41 41 0
1983 35 35 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 26 26 0
1986 26 26 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 13 13 0
1989 23 23 0
1990 18 18 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 18 18 0
1997 22 22 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 18 18 0
2000 23 23 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 77 77 0
2005 109 109 0
2006 93 93 0
2007 101 101 0
2008 90 90 0
2009 81 81 0
2010 82 82 0
2011 57 57 0
2012 73 73 0
2013 58 58 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 49 49 0

Fun Facts about the name Honey

  • How many people with the first name Honey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,290 babies born with the first name Honey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Honey 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 Honey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Honey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Honey is Monday, September 26th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Honey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Honey was in 2005 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Honey Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Honey is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Honey: Your name in reverse order is Yenoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nohey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Honey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,923 people with the last name Honey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Honey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Honey as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Honey as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Honey U.S.
  White 86.32% 64.26%
  African American 7.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Honey

People with the last name Honey are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Honey

The name "Honey" is of American origin, and it means "Sweet as Honey". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hon"ey
Senses
  1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.
  2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey."The honey of his language." [Shak.]
  3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment." Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus." [Shak.]

Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.

Etymology: OE. honi huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. håning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaṇa grain

verb Hon"ey
To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
verb Hon"ey
To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
  2. A beloved person; used as terms of endearment
  3. Sweeten with honey
  4. Of something having the color of honey

From Middle English hony, honi, from Old English huniġ, from Proto-Germanic *hunagą (compare West Frisian hunich, German Honig), from earlier *hunangą (compare Swedish honung), from pre-Germanic *kn̥h₂onkós, from Proto-Indo-European *kn̥h₂ónks (gen. *kn̥h₂kós) (compare Middle Welsh canecon (“gold”), Latin (pl.) canicae (“bran”), Tocharian B kronkśe (“bee”), Albanian qengjë (“beehive”), Ancient Greek κνηκός (knēkós, “pale yellow”)), Kurdish şan (“beehive”).

  1. (uncountable) A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.
  2. (countable) A variety of this substance.
  3. (figuratively) Something sweet or desirable.
  4. A term of affection.
    , would you take out the trash?
    , I'm home.
  5. (countable, informal) A woman, especially an attractive one.
    Man, there are some fine here tonight!
  6. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.

Other Inspirations for the Name Honey

Honey Badger
Honey Baked Ham
Honey Boo Boo
Honey I'm Good
Honey I'm Good Lyrics
Honey Pig
Honey Bee
Honey Grow
Honey Pig Groupon

What does the name Honey mean?

His for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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