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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Sy
Saw.
Wiktionary
  1. Alternative form of Si

Sy was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Sy

Sy Richardson is an actor. Sy was born in 1941 in Cincinnati.

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Sy Smith is a contemporary r&b, neo soul, go-go, jazz, funk, soul music, and electronica ceo, singer-songwriter, record producer, music producer, actress, keyboardist, and chief executive officer. She plays Human voice, Keyboard instrument, and Synthesizer. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Sy was given the name Sy Olivia Smith on February 18th, 1978.

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Sy Oliver was a bandleader and conductor musician. He was most active from 1930 to 1980. Sy was given the name Melvin James Oliver on December 17th, 1910 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. He died on May 28th, 1988.

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Sy was born on February 7th, 1958.

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Sy was given the name Seymour Merinsky on May 12th, 1926 in Brooklyn. He passed away on November 17th, 2009.

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Sy was born on May 28th, 1923. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 2000.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sy

Omar Sy is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Omar was born on January 20th, 1978 in Trappes, France.

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Henry Sy is a chairman, ceo of sm investments corporation, sm prime holdings, sm development corporation, highlands prime holdings, banco de oro chairman emeritus, china banking corporation honorary chairman, chief executive officer, bdo unibank, chinabank, chairmanand. He holds the title Henry Sy & family. Henry was born on December 25th, 1924 in Xiamen.

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Teresita Sy Coson is a vice chairperson of sm investments corporation, sm investments corporation, and vice chairperson ofsm investments corporation. Teresita was given the name Teresita T. Sy in 1950.

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Pape Sy is a basketball player for the BCM Gravelines, STB Le Havre, →Utah Flash, Atlanta Hawks, and Le Mans Sarthe Basket in the LNB Pro A. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Pape was born on April 5th, 1988 in Loudéac, France.

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Brigitte Sy is a film director, actress, and screenwriter. She was most active from 1979 to present. Brigitte was born on January 26th, 1956 in Paris, France.

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Stephanie Sy is a journalist. Stephanie was born on January 16th, 1977.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 7 0 7
1918 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1926 6 0 6
1932 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1951 7 0 7
1955 6 0 6
1957 6 0 6
1958 6 0 6
1959 7 0 7
1960 5 0 5
1961 8 0 8
1962 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1971 8 0 8
1972 9 0 9
1973 12 0 12
1974 15 0 15
1975 10 0 10
1976 10 0 10
1977 11 0 11
1978 14 0 14
1979 9 0 9
1980 18 0 18
1981 18 0 18
1982 22 0 22
1983 9 0 9
1984 12 0 12
1985 18 0 18
1986 18 0 18
1987 13 0 13
1988 8 0 8
1989 11 0 11
1990 7 0 7
1991 18 0 18
1992 13 0 13
1993 15 0 15
1994 14 0 14
1995 14 0 14
1996 8 0 8
1997 16 0 16
1998 20 0 20
1999 24 0 24
2000 21 0 21
2001 20 0 20
2002 23 0 23
2003 33 0 33
2004 23 0 23
2005 32 0 32
2006 26 0 26
2007 22 0 22
2008 29 0 29
2009 20 0 20
2010 18 0 18
2011 20 0 20
2012 21 0 21
2013 30 0 30
2014 8 0 8
2015 10 0 10
2016 15 0 15
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Sy as a last name

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Common last names for Sy

  • Vong
  • Tran
  • Lam
  • Nguyen
  • Tsan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sy U.S.
  White 5.63% 64.26%
  African American 19.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sy

People with the last name Sy are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sy

  • How Popular is the name Sy? Sy is the 11,410th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sy was the 7,473rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 884 babies born with the first name Sy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sy to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sy is Saturday, January 3rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Sy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sy was in 2003 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Sy Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sy is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Sy: Your name in reverse order is Ys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,457 people with the last name Sy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Sy as their last name.

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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