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Origin and Meaning of Pinky

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Malaysia, the name Pinky means "Cute".
  • A submission from Italy says the name Pinky means "Ones little finger" and is of Spanish origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pink"y
See 1st Pink.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The finger farthest from the thumb

pink +‎ -y

  1. (uncountable, historical, slang, Australia) Methylated spirits mixed with red wine or Condy's crystals.
  2. A baby mouse, especially when used as food for a snake, etc.
  3. (offensive, slang, ethnic slur) A white person.

From Dutch pinkje

  1. (informal) The smallest finger or toe of a hand or foot.

    Notable Persons Named Pinky

    Meenakshi is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Meenakshi was given the name Pinky Sarkar in 2010 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.



    Pinky Webb is a journalist. Pinky was given the name Joanna Marie Pagaspas Webb on June 11th, 1970.



    Pinky Amador is an actor, television presenter, singing, model (people), actress, tv host, singer, and model. She has been prominent since 1986. Pinky was given the name Pilar Cristina Roxas Amador on March 16th, 1966 in Manila.



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    Fun Facts about the name Pinky

    • How Popular is the name Pinky? Pinky is the 19,304th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Pinky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 374 babies born with the first name Pinky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pinky to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pinky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Pinky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pinky is Monday, June 2nd, 1873.
    • What year had the most people named Pinky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pinky was in 1951 with a total of 14 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Pinky: Your name in reverse order is Yknip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ypikn. 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).
    • 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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