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Misty

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85k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Misty

"Misty" is a name of American origin, and it means "Covered With Mist, Dew". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mist"y
Senses
  1. Accompanied with mist; characterized by the presence of mist; obscured by, or overspread with, mist; as, a misty morning; misty weather; misty mountains; a misty atmosphere.
  2. Obscured as if by mist; dim; obscure; clouded; as, misty sight; to peer into the misty future."The more I muse therein [theology], The mistier it seemeth." [Piers Plowman.]

Etymology: AS. mistig. See Mist. In some senses misty has been confused with mystic

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Filled or abounding with fog or mist
  2. Wet with mist ("the misty evening")
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name from the adjective "misty", reasonably popular in the 1970s and the 1980s. Can also be used as a nickname for Melissa.

Notable Persons Named Misty

Misty Knight is a comics character.

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Misty May-Treanor is a beach volleyball player. Misty was born on July 30th, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Misty was born on March 26th, 1986 in Inglewood, California.

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Misty Upham was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2014. Misty was given the name Misty Anne Upham on July 6th, 1982 in Kalispell, Montana. She passed away on October 5th, 2014.

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Misty was given the name Mistella Rowe on June 1st, 1950 in Glendora, California, U.S.

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Misty Lee is a magician, voice actress, comedian, activist, magic (illusion), and voice acting. Misty was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1944 9 9 0
1945 5 5 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 16 16 0
1955 33 33 0
1956 26 26 0
1957 36 36 0
1958 39 39 0
1959 77 77 0
1960 212 212 0
1961 266 266 0
1962 292 292 0
1963 344 344 0
1964 431 431 0
1965 490 490 0
1966 680 680 0
1967 788 788 0
1968 842 842 0
1969 949 949 0
1970 1,151 1,151 0
1971 1,500 1,493 7
1972 2,431 2,426 5
1973 3,487 3,475 12 #90 girl name
1974 4,450 4,438 12 #66 girl name
1975 5,569 5,553 16 #47 girl name
1976 5,926 5,906 20 #46 girl name
1977 6,333 6,315 18 #40 girl name
1978 5,853 5,833 20 #43 girl name
1979 5,813 5,786 27 #42 girl name
1980 5,562 5,542 20 #49 girl name
1981 4,813 4,799 14 #61 girl name
1982 4,081 4,071 10 #74 girl name
1983 3,200 3,189 11 #87 girl name
1984 2,806 2,792 14 #98 girl name
1985 2,422 2,413 9
1986 1,977 1,971 6
1987 1,721 1,713 8
1988 1,406 1,406 0
1989 1,228 1,220 8
1990 996 996 0
1991 941 941 0
1992 741 741 0
1993 598 598 0
1994 488 488 0
1995 412 412 0
1996 369 369 0
1997 325 325 0
1998 307 307 0
1999 241 241 0
2000 242 242 0
2001 199 199 0
2002 166 166 0
2003 164 164 0
2004 128 128 0
2005 136 136 0
2006 111 111 0
2007 92 92 0
2008 84 84 0
2009 103 103 0
2010 67 67 0
2011 76 76 0
2012 65 65 0
2013 40 40 0
2014 63 63 0
2015 52 52 0
2016 43 43 0

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Popularity of Misty as a first name

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Common last names for Misty

  • Smith
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  • White
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Fun Facts about the name Misty

  • How Popular is the name Misty? Misty is the 711th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Misty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 84,588 babies born with the first name Misty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Misty to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Misty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Misty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Misty is Thursday, February 6th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Misty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Misty was in 1977 with a total of 6,315 babies. That's a lot of babies named Misty!
  • Random Misty Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Misty ranks 15th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 207 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Misty: Your name in reverse order is Ytsim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tisym. 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.