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Origin and Meaning of Wavy

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  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Wavy means "Drought" and is of Unknown origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Wav"y
  1. Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves."The wavyseas." [Chapman.]
  2. Playing to and fro; undulating; as, wavy flames."Let her glad valleys smile with wavy corn." [Prior.]
  3. [Bot] Undulating on the border or surface; waved.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
  2. (of hair) having waves ("she had long wavy hair")

wave +‎ -y

See wavey.

  1. (possibly dated) Alternative form of wavey (goose).

    Notable Persons Named Wavy

    Wavy Gravy is an activism, comedian, activist, and comic. Wavy was given the name Hugh Nanton Romney on May 15th, 1936 in East Greenbush, New York, United States.


    Fun Facts about the name Wavy

    • How Popular is the name Wavy? Wavy is the 64,146th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Wavy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Wavy in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wavy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Wavy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wavy is Wednesday, April 10th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Wavy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wavy was in 1917 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Random Wavy Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wavy is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1917.
    • Weird things about the name Wavy: Your name in reverse order is Yvaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wvya. How do you pronounce that?

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    • Sources:
    • 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.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.