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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Icy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective I"cy
Senses
  1. Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty." Icychains."Shak." Icyregion."Boyle." Icyseas."Pope.
  2. Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold." Icy was the deportment with which Philip received these demonstrations of affection." [Motley.]

Etymology: AS. Ä«sig. See Ice

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Covered with or containing or consisting of ice ("icy northern waters")
  2. Shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice ("roads and trees glazed with an icy film")
  3. Extremely cold ("icy hands")
  4. Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain ("icy stare")
Wiktionary

icy was also found in the following language(s): Middle French

Notable Persons Named Icy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 5 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 6 6 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 11 11 0
1889 14 14 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 13 13 0
1892 12 12 0
1893 26 26 0
1894 20 20 0
1895 13 13 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 14 14 0
1898 24 24 0
1899 28 28 0
1900 16 16 0
1901 18 18 0
1902 23 23 0
1903 16 16 0
1904 17 17 0
1905 23 23 0
1906 16 16 0
1907 23 23 0
1908 12 12 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 16 16 0
1914 26 26 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 18 18 0
1917 21 21 0
1918 24 24 0
1919 27 27 0
1920 21 21 0
1921 17 17 0
1922 28 28 0
1923 28 28 0
1924 21 21 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 10 10 0
1927 19 19 0
1928 28 28 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 15 15 0
1931 8 8 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 11 11 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 10 10 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 5 5 0
1946 9 9 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 6 6 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 8 8 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1985 6 6 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 6 6 0
2013 5 5 0

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Popularity of Icy as a first name

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Common last names for Icy

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Phillips
  • Edwards
  • Hall

Fun Facts about the name Icy

  • How Popular is the name Icy? Icy is the 10,010th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Icy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,087 babies born with the first name Icy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Icy to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Icy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Icy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Icy is Monday, January 31st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Icy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Icy was in 1899 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Icy Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Icy is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Icy: Your name in reverse order is Yci. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iyc. How do you pronounce that?

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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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