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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Topsy

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After a character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), who, asked about God, says "I s'pect I growed. Don't think nobody never made me." The sense of excessive out-of-control growth is a misunderstanding.

  1. Something or someone who figuratively grows without control or intention.

Notable Persons Named Topsy

Topsy Ojo is a rugby player.


Topsy Hartsel was a baseball player. Topsy was born on June 26th, 1874 in Polk, Ohio. He passed away on October 14th, 1944.


Topsy was born in 1878 in London. She died in 1950.


Topsy was born in 1950 in Wirrulnga, near Kiwirrkurra Community, Western Australia.


She breathed her last breath in 1998.


Topsy Tjulyata is a sculpture, handicraft, painting, sculptor, craftswoman, and painter. She was most active from 1980 to present. Topsy was born in 1931.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Topsy

She breathed her last breath in 1998.


Fun Facts about the name Topsy

  • How Popular is the name Topsy? Topsy is the 64,309th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Topsy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Topsy in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Topsy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Topsy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Topsy is Friday, December 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Topsy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Topsy was in 1910 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Topsy: Your name in reverse order is Yspot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otpsy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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