Hoy

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hoy
A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.

Etymology: D. heu, or Flem. hui

interjection Hoy
Ho! Halloe! Stop!

Etymology: D. hui. Cf. Ahoy

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Wiktionary

Borrowing from German Heu or Dutch gooi.

  1. A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.

Borrowing from Dutch gooi, compare ahoy.

    hoy was also found in the following language(s): Gutnish, Scots, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Hoy

    Hoy Phallin is a soccer player for the Svay Rieng Football Club, Cambodia national under-17 football team, Cambodia national under-21 football team, and Cambodia national under-23 football team. Hoy was born on March 30th, 1996 in Phnom Penh.

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    Hoy was born on August 22nd, 1916.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hoy

    Sir Chris Hoy is a cyclist. Chris was born on March 23rd, 1976 in Edinburgh.

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    William Hoy was a baseball player. William was born on May 23rd, 1862 in Houcktown, Ohio, United States. He left this life on December 15th, 1961.

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    Will Hoy is a racing driver.

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    Robert F. Hoy was an actor, director, stuntman, and stunt performer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2005. Robert was given the name Robert Francis Hoy on April 3rd, 1927 in New York. He left this life on February 8th, 2010.

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    She was most prominent from 1952 to 1959. Renate was given the name Renate Huy in Ludwigshafen. Renate is also known as Erika Nordin.

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    Cameron Van Hoy is an actor, producer, writer, and director. He was most prominent from 1998 to 1998. Cameron was born Cameron Van Hoy on May 21st, 1985 in California.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 8 0 8
    1882 5 0 5
    1891 5 0 5
    1905 5 0 5
    1906 5 0 5
    1910 12 0 12
    1911 6 0 6
    1912 9 0 9
    1913 10 0 10
    1914 16 0 16
    1915 23 0 23
    1916 16 0 16
    1917 22 0 22
    1918 23 0 23
    1919 23 0 23
    1920 25 0 25
    1921 20 0 20
    1922 19 0 19
    1923 36 0 36
    1924 30 0 30
    1925 21 0 21
    1926 15 0 15
    1927 19 0 19
    1928 21 0 21
    1929 9 0 9
    1930 14 0 14
    1931 14 0 14
    1932 19 0 19
    1933 23 0 23
    1934 12 0 12
    1935 9 0 9
    1936 16 0 16
    1937 14 0 14
    1938 14 0 14
    1939 14 0 14
    1940 9 0 9
    1941 11 0 11
    1942 12 0 12
    1943 16 0 16
    1944 14 0 14
    1945 9 0 9
    1946 14 0 14
    1947 10 0 10
    1948 13 0 13
    1949 9 0 9
    1950 5 0 5
    1951 11 0 11
    1953 11 0 11
    1954 13 0 13
    1955 7 0 7
    1956 5 0 5
    1957 13 0 13
    1958 6 0 6
    1959 8 0 8
    1960 5 0 5
    1961 5 0 5
    1963 6 0 6
    1964 8 0 8
    1967 5 0 5
    1968 6 0 6
    1969 7 0 7
    1971 9 0 9
    1973 6 0 6
    1974 7 0 7
    1976 7 0 7

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    Popularity of Hoy as a last name

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    Common last names for Hoy

    • Lee
    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Wong
    • Taylor
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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hoy U.S.
      White 85.30% 64.26%
      African American 4.86% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.67% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hoy

    People with the last name Hoy are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Hoy

    • How Popular is the name Hoy? Hoy is the 11,974th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hoy was the 3,855th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Hoy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 819 babies born with the first name Hoy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hoy 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 Hoy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Hoy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hoy is Wednesday, April 5th, 1876.
    • What year had the most people named Hoy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hoy was in 1923 with a total of 36 babies.
    • Random Hoy Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hoy is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1944.
    • Weird things about the name Hoy: Your name in reverse order is Yoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ohy. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hoy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,196 people with the last name Hoy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hoy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Hoy as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • 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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