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First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Missy

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1943 5 5 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 10 10 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 15 15 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 15 15 0
1953 41 41 0
1954 38 38 0
1955 47 47 0
1956 62 62 0
1957 90 90 0
1958 126 126 0
1959 133 133 0
1960 185 185 0
1961 192 192 0
1962 227 227 0
1963 215 215 0
1964 223 223 0
1965 220 220 0
1966 239 239 0
1967 303 303 0
1968 287 287 0
1969 271 271 0
1970 267 267 0
1971 216 216 0
1972 174 174 0
1973 155 155 0
1974 109 109 0
1975 102 102 0
1976 108 108 0
1977 100 100 0
1978 83 83 0
1979 91 91 0
1980 175 175 0
1981 119 119 0
1982 82 82 0
1983 55 55 0
1984 58 58 0
1985 64 64 0
1986 68 68 0
1987 49 49 0
1988 45 45 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 29 29 0
1991 36 36 0
1992 23 23 0
1993 36 36 0
1994 20 20 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 22 22 0
1997 22 22 0
1998 22 22 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 19 19 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 13 13 0
2003 19 19 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 9 9 0
2009 16 16 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 12 12 0
2015 9 9 0

Fun Facts about the name Missy

  • How many people with the first name Missy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,625 babies born with the first name Missy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Missy to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Missy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Missy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Missy is Friday, August 5th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Missy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Missy was in 1967 with a total of 303 babies.
  • Random Missy Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Missy is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Missy: Your name in reverse order is Yssim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ymsis. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Missy as a first name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Missy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Missy as well as things modernly associated with the name Missy such as celebrities named Missy.

American

Origin and Meaning of Missy

The name "Missy" is of American origin, and it means "Bee". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mis"sy
See Misy.
noun Mis"sy
An affectionate, or contemptuous, form of miss; a young girl; a miss.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A young female
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Melissa.

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Missy was born in 1971 as Melissa Arnette Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

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Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Missy was born in 1982 as Melissa Peregrym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Missy

Missy was born in 1967.

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Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is a singer-songwriter and musician specializing in pop, indie, and acoustic music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Missy was born in 1983 as Melissa Morrison Higgins.

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Missy Hyatt

Missy Hyatt is a professional wrestler. Missy was born in 1963 as Melissa Ann Hiatt in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Missy Crider

Missy was born in 1974.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Missy

Missy Franklin
Missy Robertson
Missy Ryan
Missy Lehand
Missy Margera
Missy Coupon

Notable Persons With the Last Name Missy

Missy

Missy was born in 1967.

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What does the name Missy mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Iis for ignite, the fire in you!

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Sis for strength, there when needed.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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