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What does Addy mean?

Addy Pronunciation of Addy [ad-dy] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Addy) is of Teutonic origin, and the meaning of Addy is "awe-inspiring; noble". Also a short form of Adam.

Associated with: noble.


Addy has 4 variants: Addie, Ade, Adi and Ado.

Related boy names: Addison and Adlai.

18 more relations via Adam: Ad, Adamo, Adams, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addams, Addem, Addis, Adem, Adham, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adom, Atim and Edom.

Creative forms:
(male) Aldy, Arddy, ..

(female) Addia, Addya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Addy Jameson (A.J.), ..

How popular is Addy?

Addy is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11416 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Addy (not in Top 2000) are Ad, Adam (#73 from current records), Adams, Adan (#395), Addie, Addison (#1203) and Adlai. Other forms, like Adao, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Addy was more pronounced during 1980-1989 (usage of 1.08%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.33%, 69.3%), with forms like Adam becoming less fashionable. Adan is the most fashionable birth name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ad, Adam, Adams, Adan, Addie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Addison, Adlai in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Addy is pronounced similarly to Aadi, Adya, Audey, Audie, Eddie, Eddy, Iddo, Ido, Odie, Odo, Udi, Udo and Woody. Other recommended names are Aad, Abby, Abda, Abdi, Abey, Acey, Adal, Adar, Adel, Aden, Adil, Adin, Adiv, Adley, Adney, Adon, Aed, Aidyn, Alby, Aldo, Alfy, Algy, Alvy, Aly, Amby, Amry, Andy, Angy, Aodh, Ard, Arda, Ardly, Ardy, Arly, Arny, Arry, Arty, Arvy, Ary, Augy, Avry, Buddy, Cody, Cuddy, Jody, Kody, Laddy, Maddy, Neddy, Paddy, Roddy, Rudy and Teddy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Addy.

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