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What does Mindy mean?

Mindy Pronunciation of Mindy [mindy] as a girls' name is pronounced MIN-dee. It is of English origin. Short form of Melinda (Latin) "sweet".

Associated with: sweet (beautiful).


Mindy has 4 variants: Minda, Mindee, Mindi and Mindie.

8 more related forms via Melinda: Linda, Lindy, Lynda, Malinda, Malinde, Mally, Mandy and Melinde.

Creative forms:
(female) Minti, Mondy, ..

(male) Minas, Mindo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mindy Luciana (M.L.), ..

How popular is Mindy?

Mindy is a very prominent first name for females (#473 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mindy entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #191 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mindy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mindy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Mindy are Linda (#670 in 2015), Lindy, Lynda, Malinda, Mandy, Melinda (#1381), Minda and Mindi. Adoption of these relations of Mindy was at its most widespread 75 years ago (adoption of 5.29%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.03%, 99.5% less), with forms like Mandy becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mindy, Linda, Lindy, Lynda, Malinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mandy, Melinda, Minda, Mindi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mindy is pronounced similarly to Manda, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie and Mando. Other suggested similar names are Andy, Biddy, Bindy, Birdy, Candy, Cindy, Cyndy, Hildy, Jandy, Kandy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mady, Micky, Milly, Min, Mina, Minna, Minne, Minny, Minta, Minty, Missy, Misty, Mitzy, Monay, Randy, Sandy, Sindy, Syndy, Tandy, Tildy, Wandy, Wendy, Windy and Zandy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mindy.

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