Toy name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Toy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Toy
  1. A plaything for children; a bawble.
  2. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle."They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys, great abundance of gold and pearl." [Abr. Abbot.]
  3. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion."To fly about playing their wanton toys." [Spenser.]"What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away." [Beau. & Fl.]"Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell." [Drayton.]
  4. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime."To dally thus with death is no fit toy." [Spenser.]
  5. An old story; a silly tale.
  6. Etymology: Probably the same word

    A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.(Scot)"Having, moreover, put on her clean toy, rokelay, and scarlet plaid." [Sir W. Scott.]

Etymology: D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget, make ready, procure. See Tug (v. t.)

verb Toy
To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
verb Toy
To treat foolishly.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
  2. A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
  3. An artifact designed to be played with
  4. A device regarded as providing amusement ("private airplanes are a rich man's toy")
  5. A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier) ("a toy stove")
  6. Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously ("toy with an idea")
  7. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  8. Behave carelessly or indifferently
  1. A surname​.

Toy was also found in the following language(s): Turkish

Notable Persons Named Toy

Notable Persons Named Toy

Toy Caldwell

Toy Caldwell was a southern rock, country rock, and rock music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Pedal steel guitar, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1972 to 1972. Toy was given the name Toy Talmadge Caldwell Jr. on November 13th, 1947 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S. He left this life on February 25th, 1993.

Toy Newkirk

Toy Newkirk is a film, actor, television producer, actress, and producer. She was most prominent from 1977 to present. Toy was born on December 29th, 1972.

Toy Connor

Toy Connor is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and pop music actor, singing, songwriter, and rapping. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1997 to present. Toy was born Toy Connor in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Toy is also known as Alter Ego "Heidi".

Toy Styles

Toy was born in 1974 in Washington, D.C. Toy is also known as T. Styles.

Toy Bolton

Toy was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.


Toy is a soccer player for the S.U. 1º de Dezembro, S.L. Benfica B, S.L. Benfica, S.C. Salgueiros, FC Felgueiras, S.C. Olhanense, Al-Hazm F.C., Al-Qadisiyah FC, Doxa Katokopias F.C., and Cape Verde national football team. Toy was born on June 15th, 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal. Toy is also known as Vítor Manuel Andrade Gomes da Costa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Toy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Toy

Ah Toy

Ah was born in 1828. She left this life in 1928.

Noel Toy

Noel Toy was a striptease, actor, exotic dancer, and actress. Noel was given the name Ngun Yee on December 27th, 1918 in San Francisco. Noel is also known as Noel Toy Young. She breathed her last breath on December 24th, 2003.

Camden Toy

Camden Toy is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Camden was born in 1957 in Pittsburgh.

Josh Toy

Josh was born on April 18th, 1992.

Barbara Toy

Barbara was born on August 11th, 1908. She died on July 18th, 2001.

Jim Toy

Jim Toy is an us lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender activist, educator, united states, bisexuality, transgender, uslesbian, and bisexualandtransgender(lgbt) activist. Jim was given the name James W. Toy on April 29th, 1930 in New York City. Jim is also known as Toy and James.

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  • Richard Toy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Toy U.S.
  White 60.06% 64.26%
  African American 6.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Toy

People with the last name Toy are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Toy

  • How Popular is the name Toy? Toy is the 6,742nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Toy was the 5,951st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Toy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,119 babies born with the first name Toy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Toy to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Toy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Toy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Toy is Thursday, May 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Toy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Toy was in 1919 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Toy Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Toy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Toy: The name spelled backwards is Yot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tyo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Toy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,784 people with the last name Toy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Toy as their last name.
  • Toy name meaning

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