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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Nervy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective nerv"y
  1. Strong; sinewy."His nervyknees." [Keats.]
  2. Offensively bold or presumptuous; insolent; cheeky; pushy.
  3. Exhibiting courage or daring; bold; plucky.
  4. Nervous{6}; apprehensive; edgy{1}.
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  1. Offensively bold ("a nervy thing to say")
  2. Showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger ("the nervy feats of mountaineers")
  3. Being in a tense state

nerve +‎ -y

Fun Facts about the name Nervy

  • When was the first name Nervy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nervy is Friday, October 20th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Nervy? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nervy. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nervy: Your name in reverse order is Yvren. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nryve. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nervy born Oct 29, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.