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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Mindy mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mindy

"Mindy" is a name of American origin, and it means "Combination of Mel and Linda". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Melinda and of Miranda.

Notable Persons Named Mindy

Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian, writer, executive producer, production assistant, and director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Mindy was given the name Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24th, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Mindy McCready was a country music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 2013. Mindy was given the name Malinda Gayle McCready on November 30th, 1975 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. She passed away on February 17th, 2013.

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Mindy Sterling is an actress and voice actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to present. Mindy was given the name Mindy Lee Sterling on July 11th, 1953 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

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Mindy Cohn is an actress, comedian, singer, and actor. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Mindy was given the name Melinda Heather Cohn on May 20th, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Paige was given the name Mindy Paige Davis on October 15th, 1969 in Philadelphia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1940 5 5 0
1941 5 5 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 23 23 0
1950 127 127 0
1951 306 306 0
1952 266 266 0
1953 384 384 0
1954 439 439 0
1955 507 507 0
1956 546 546 0
1957 599 599 0
1958 588 588 0
1959 560 560 0
1960 589 589 0
1961 536 536 0
1962 584 584 0
1963 561 561 0
1964 540 540 0
1965 452 452 0
1966 474 474 0
1967 496 496 0
1968 581 581 0
1969 648 648 0
1970 706 706 0
1971 1,015 1,010 5
1972 862 862 0
1973 1,117 1,117 0
1974 1,319 1,313 6
1975 1,307 1,307 0
1976 1,174 1,166 8
1977 1,234 1,234 0
1978 1,606 1,596 10
1979 3,721 3,711 10 #81 girl name
1980 2,269 2,262 7
1981 1,835 1,828 7
1982 1,327 1,322 5
1983 1,222 1,222 0
1984 1,347 1,347 0
1985 1,115 1,115 0
1986 1,081 1,072 9
1987 957 957 0
1988 821 821 0
1989 711 711 0
1990 601 601 0
1991 477 477 0
1992 414 414 0
1993 330 330 0
1994 274 274 0
1995 239 239 0
1996 251 251 0
1997 216 216 0
1998 186 186 0
1999 188 188 0
2000 172 172 0
2001 171 171 0
2002 141 141 0
2003 142 142 0
2004 126 126 0
2005 146 146 0
2006 134 134 0
2007 122 122 0
2008 120 120 0
2009 120 120 0
2010 113 113 0
2011 103 103 0
2012 102 102 0
2013 105 105 0
2014 101 101 0
2015 78 78 0
2016 88 88 0
2017 81 81 0

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Popularity of Mindy as a first name

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Popularity of Mindy as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Mindy

  • What name lists does Mindy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Mindy? Mindy is the 1,126th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Mindy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,955 babies born with the first name Mindy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mindy to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mindy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mindy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mindy is Sunday, May 25th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Mindy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mindy was in 1979 with a total of 3,711 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mindy!
  • Random Mindy Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mindy ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 164 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Mindy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iyndm. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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