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What does Biddy mean?

Biddy Pronunciation of Biddy [bid-dy] as a girls' name. Pet form of Bride or Bridget (Gaelic) "exalted one". Seldom used outside Ireland nowadays, as the phrase "an old biddy" has come to denote a tiresome old woman.

Associated with: exalted, old.


Biddy has 2 variants: Biddie and Bidon.

Related girl name: Bedelia.

10 more related forms via Bride, Bridget: Birte, Bitta, Breda, Brid, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridi, Bridie and Bridy.

Creative forms:
(female) Beady, Bedy, ..

(male) Bidde, Biddya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Biddy Robin (B.R.), ..

How popular is Biddy?

Biddy is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#22222 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Bridget (#537 via latest list) and Biddie are the popular varying forms of Biddy (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bitta, are seldom used. These forms of Biddy reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #1076) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1268, down 73.6%), with the version Bridget going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bridget in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Biddy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Biddy is alike in pronunciation to Beda. Other recommended names are Addy, Biffy, Billy, Bindy, Binny, Bird, Birdey, Birdy, Bizzy, Brady, Caddy, Cindy, Eddy, Hildy, Lindy, Maddy, Mindy, Sindy, Tildy and Windy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Biddy.

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