Sky

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sky

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Sky is of Unknown origin and means "Cloud, heaven.".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sky
Senses
  1. A cloud.(Obs)"A wind] that blew so hideously and high, That it ne lefte not a sky In all the welkin long and broad." [Chaucer.]
  2. Hence, a shadow.(Obs)"She passeth as it were a sky." [Gower.]
  3. The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; -- sometimes in the plural."The Norweyan banners flout the sky." [Shak.]
  4. The wheather; the climate."Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies." [Shak.]

Note: Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight, sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc.

Etymology: OE. skie a cloud, Icel. skȳ; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. scūa scūwa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. √158. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure

verb Sky
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  1. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.(Colloq)"Brother Academicians who skied his pictures." [The Century.]
  2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.(Colloq)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
  2. Throw or toss with a light motion
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Sky

Sky was given the name Sky Tonia Ferreira on July 8th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sky Blu is a rapper, singer, record producer, dj, and dancer. He was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Sky was given the name Skyler Austen Gordy on August 23rd, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Sky is also known as Sky Blu, SkysNuts, The Party President, and Sky.

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Sky was given the name Cayetano Neven du Mont on May 20th, 1947 in Buenos Aires. Sky is also known as Sky DuMont, Mont, and Cayetano Neven du.

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Sky Sunlight Saxon was a rock, psychedelic rock, garage rock, acid rock, protopunk, and proto-punk musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 2009. Sky was given the name Richard Elvern Marsh on August 20th, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Sky is also known as Little Richie Marsh. He passed away on June 25th, 2009.

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Sky Mangel is a soap character.

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Sky Low Low was a wrestler. Sky was born on July 21st, 1928 in Montreal. He left this life on November 6th, 1998.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sky

Reby was born on August 6th, 1986 in Flushing, Queens. Reby is also known as Reyes and Rebecca Victoria.

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Velvet was born on June 2nd, 1981 in New Britain, Connecticut. Velvet is also known as Szantyr, Jamie; Madison, and Talia; Miss Talia; Talia Doll; Talia.

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Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Wacha on October 13th, 1976 in Jensen Beach, Florida, U.S.

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Emma Sky is a director of yale world fellows, jackson institute for global affairs senior fellow, yale world fellows, jackson institute for global affairs, director ofyale world fellows, and jackson institute for global affairssenior fellow.

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Eddie Little Sky was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 1957. Eddie was given the name Edsel Wallace Little on August 15th, 1926 in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, USA. He passed away on September 5th, 1997.

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Scorpio Sky is a wrestler. Scorpio was born on April 2nd, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 7 0 7
1954 9 0 9
1955 5 0 5
1956 14 0 14
1957 10 0 10
1958 16 5 11
1959 12 0 12
1960 12 0 12
1961 6 0 6
1962 11 0 11
1963 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1965 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1967 6 0 6
1968 9 0 9
1969 11 0 11
1970 25 6 19
1971 30 6 24
1972 47 18 29
1973 38 13 25
1974 64 16 48
1975 86 25 61
1976 64 22 42
1977 84 27 57
1978 107 36 71
1979 99 39 60
1980 83 30 53
1981 80 27 53
1982 94 30 64
1983 90 26 64
1984 69 21 48
1985 76 27 49
1986 71 14 57
1987 103 57 46
1988 116 66 50
1989 122 69 53
1990 147 92 55
1991 127 77 50
1992 140 90 50
1993 163 100 63
1994 183 110 73
1995 202 128 74
1996 246 160 86
1997 256 177 79
1998 252 188 64
1999 291 215 76
2000 289 214 75
2001 308 222 86
2002 335 252 83
2003 364 273 91
2004 311 224 87
2005 351 260 91
2006 337 251 86
2007 358 271 87
2008 349 266 83
2009 345 252 93
2010 354 250 104
2011 337 261 76
2012 409 312 97
2013 388 292 96
2014 504 381 123
2015 450 367 83
2016 450 364 86
2017 423 332 91

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Popularity of Sky as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sky U.S.
  White 75.63% 64.26%
  African American 6.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sky

People with the last name Sky are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sky

  • How Popular is the name Sky? Sky is the 2,439th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sky was the 42,308th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,366 babies born with the first name Sky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sky to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sky is Friday, July 27th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Sky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sky was in 2014 with a total of 381 babies.
  • Random Sky Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sky is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Sky: Your name in reverse order is Yks. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 513 people with the last name Sky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sky? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sky as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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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