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What does Misty mean?

Misty /mi-sty/ as a girls' name is pronounced MISS-tee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Misty is "mist". A name from nature. See also Mystique.


Misty has 4 variants: Misti, Mistie, Mystee and Mysti.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maisty, Milsty, ..

(male) Mistyg, Mity, ..

How popular is Misty?

Misty is a very prominent first name for females (#292 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Misty for girls. Misty was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #75 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Misty and associated names. Prominent related forms of Misty are Misti and Mistie. Adoption of these relations of Misty was more pronounced in the 1970s (average #554), but now, versions such as Misty have become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Misty, Misti, Mistie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Cristy, Dusty, Hitty, Justy, Kirsty, Kitty, Kristy, Maisey, Maisy, Marty, Matty, Micky, Milly, Mindy, Minny, Minta, Minty, Mirta, Misha, Missy, Mitzy and Sinty. These names tend to be less frequently used than Misty.