What does Misty mean?
Misty /mi-sty/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Misty for girls. Misty was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #78 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Misty and associated names. The only other prominent related form of Misty is Misti. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.717%) and has become much less since, with the versions Misti and Misty becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)