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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Navy

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  • According to a user from Oklahoma, United States, the name Navy is of Unknown origin and means "From Nordic mythology "Navy" means Keeper of the Fortnight".
  • A submission from United States says the name Navy means "Color/military" and is of German origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Na"vy
  1. A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company."The navyalso of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir." [1 kings x. 11.]
  2. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.
  3. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy .
  4. same as navy blue.

Etymology: OF. navie, fr. L. navis ship. See Nave of a church

adjective Na"vy
Having a color of navy blue.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A dark shade of blue
  2. An organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
  3. The navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
  1. Navy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Navy

General Captain of the Royal Navy was a governor. His military service ended in 1742. General was born on March 11th, 1726 in Extremadura. He left this life on April 24th, 1806.


Caryn was born on July 5th, 1953 in Brooklyn.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1985 8 8 0
1986 5 5 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 9 9 0
1994 5 5 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 6 6 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 15 9 6
2001 25 15 10
2002 8 8 0
2003 13 13 0
2004 16 10 6
2005 17 9 8
2006 12 12 0
2007 16 16 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 24 14 10
2010 26 21 5
2011 33 28 5
2012 52 52 0
2013 93 79 14
2014 116 93 23
2015 152 116 36
2016 183 154 29
2017 205 170 35

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Popularity of Navy as a first name

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Popularity of Navy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Navy U.S.
  White 43.06% 64.26%
  African American 49.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Navy

People with the last name Navy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Navy

  • How Popular is the name Navy? Navy is the 10,069th most popular name of all time. As a last name Navy was the 58,604th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Navy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,079 babies born with the first name Navy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Navy to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Navy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Navy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Navy is Monday, May 13th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Navy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Navy was in 2017 with a total of 170 babies.
  • Random Navy Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Navy ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 58 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Navy: Your name in reverse order is Yvan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayvn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Navy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 346 people with the last name Navy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Navy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Navy as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 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.
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