Lyric

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lyric mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lyric

"Lyric" is a name of English origin, and it means "Words of a Song". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective
Senses
  1. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
  2. Fitted to be sung to the lyre;hence, also,appropriate for song; suitable for or suggestive of singing; -- of music or poetry.
  3. expressing deep personal emotion; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet; as, the dancer's lyrical performance."Sweet lyricsong." [Milton.]
    synonyms: lyric.

Etymology: L. lyricus, Gr. �: cf. F. lyrique. See Lyre

noun Lyr"ic
Senses
  1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.
  2. A composer of lyric poems.(R)
  3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  4. pl.The words of a song.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A short poem of songlike quality
  2. The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number ("his compositions always started with the lyrics")
  3. Write lyrics for (a song)
  4. Expressing deep emotion ("the dancer's lyrical performance")
  5. Used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range ("a lyric soprano")
  6. Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way) ("lyric poetry")
  7. Relating to or being musical drama ("the lyric stage")
Wiktionary
  1. A male or female given name

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1928 5 0 5
1945 5 5 0
1963 5 5 0
1968 6 6 0
1970 5 5 0
1976 12 12 0
1980 12 12 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 16 16 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 44 44 0
1995 356 344 12
1996 444 425 19
1997 399 377 22
1998 391 360 31
1999 359 333 26
2000 314 285 29
2001 303 280 23
2002 374 328 46
2003 428 389 39
2004 423 371 52
2005 468 404 64
2006 600 447 153
2007 762 555 207
2008 952 736 216
2009 1,017 779 238
2010 1,068 803 265
2011 1,221 975 246
2012 1,347 1,082 265
2013 1,440 1,165 275
2014 1,471 1,216 255
2015 1,356 1,110 246
2016 1,348 1,134 214
2017 1,277 1,057 220

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Popularity of Lyric as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Lyric

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  • How Popular is the name Lyric? Lyric is the 1,759th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lyric have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,380 babies born with the first name Lyric in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lyric to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lyric? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1928 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lyric first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lyric is Thursday, March 12th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Lyric born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyric was in 2014 with a total of 1,216 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lyric!
  • Random Lyric Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lyric ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 12 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Lyric: Your name in reverse order is Ciryl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liryc. 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.