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What does Misty mean?

Misty Pronunciation of Misty 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, nature


VARIANTS Misti, Mistie, Mystee, Mysti

(female) Masty, ..

(male) Mity, ..

Misty Alena (M.A.), ..

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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

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-sounding 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.

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