Meaning and Origin
What does the name Windy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Cameroon, the name Windy means "Someone that's lost and has no direction but always finds the way around without being aware of it".
- Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind."The windyhill." [M. Arnold.]"Blown with the windy tempest of my heart." [Shak.]
- Next the wind; windward."It keeps on the windy side of care." [Shak.]
- Tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather.
- Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food.
- Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines."A windycolic." [Arbuthnot.]
- Fig.: Empty; airy." Windyjoy." [Milton.]"Here's that windy applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored." [South.]
Etymology: AS. windig
- Abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes ("a windy bluff")
- Using or containing too many words ("long-winded (or windy) speakers")
- Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability ("a windy dash home")
- Not practical or realizable; speculative
From Middle English windy, from Old English windiġ (“windy”), from Proto-Germanic *windigaz (“windy”), equivalent to wind + -y. Cognate with Saterland Frisian wiendich (“windy”), West Frisian winich (“windy”), Dutch winderig (“windy”), German Low German windig (“windy”), German windig (“windy”), Swedish vindig (“windy”), Icelandic vindugur (“windy”).
- (colloquial) fart
wind (“to curve, bend”) + -y