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  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Kid means "Underage son of Shinigami-sama".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kid
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  1. [Zoöl] A young goat."The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid." [Is. xi. 6.]
  2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.(Slang)
  3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.
  4. pl.Gloves made of kid.(Colloq. & Low)
  5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.
  6. Among pugilists, thieves, gunfighters, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones.(Cant)

Etymology: Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. kið, Dan. & Sw. kid; akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz kitzchen, kitzlein

verb Kid
To bring forth a young goat.
noun Kid
A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.

Etymology: Cf. W. cidysen

Kid
of Kythe.
verb Kid
See Kiddy (v. t.)
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  1. Young goat
  2. A young person of either sex ("they're just kids")
  3. A human offspring (son or daughter) of any age ("they were able to send their kids to college")
  4. English dramatist (1558-1594)
  5. Soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat ("kid gloves")
  6. Tell false information to for fun
  7. Be silly or tease one another ("After we relaxed, we just kidded around")
Wiktionary

From Middle English kide, from Old Norse kið (“young goat”), from Proto-Germanic *kidją, *kittīną (“goatling, kid”), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʰaidn-, *ǵʰaidn- (“goat”). Compare Swedish and Danish kid, German Kitz and Kitze, Albanian kedh and kec.

  1. A young goat.
  2. Of a female goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid.
  3. Kidskin.
  4. (uncountable) The meat of a young goat.
  5. A young antelope.
  6. (informal) a child (usually), teenager, or young adult; a juvenile
    She's a . It's normal for her to have imaginary friends.
  7. (colloquial) An inexperienced person or one in a junior position.
  8. (nautical) A small wooden mess tub in which sailors received their food.
  9. (informal) A person whose childhood took place in a particular decade or area.
    Only '90s will remember this toy.
    He's been living in Los Angeles for years now, but he's a Florida .

Compare Welsh cidysen.

  1. A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.

    kid was also found in the following language(s): Sikaritai, Swedish, and Volapük

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    Ethnicity Kid U.S.
      White 50.00% 64.26%
      African American 34.75% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.08% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.24% 16.26%

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    Fun Facts about the name Kid

    • How Popular is the name Kid? Kid is the 58,163rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kid was the 141,140th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Kid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Kid in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Kid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kid is Wednesday, May 22nd, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Kid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kid was in 1890 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Kid: Your name in reverse order is Dik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idk. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kid? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 118 people with the last name Kid.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kid? Kid is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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