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Windy

Last Name
124
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Windy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Windy

User Submitted Origins

English
69%
Greek
15%
American Samoa
8%
Indonesian
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 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".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Wind"y
Senses
  1. Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind."The windyhill." [M. Arnold.]"Blown with the windy tempest of my heart." [Shak.]
  2. Next the wind; windward."It keeps on the windy side of care." [Shak.]
  3. Tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather.
  4. Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food.
  5. Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines."A windycolic." [Arbuthnot.]
  6. Fig.: Empty; airy." Windyjoy." [Milton.]"Here's that windy applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored." [South.]

Etymology: AS. windig

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes ("a windy bluff")
  2. Using or containing too many words ("long-winded (or windy) speakers")
  3. Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability ("a windy dash home")
  4. Not practical or realizable; speculative
Wiktionary

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”).

  1. (colloquial) fart

wind (“to curve, bend”) +‎ -y

    Notable Persons Named Windy

    Notable Persons Named Windy

    Windy McCall

    Windy McCall is a baseball player. Windy was born on July 18th, 1925 in San Francisco.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Windy

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Windy

    Emerson Windy

    Emerson Windy is a musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Emerson is also known as Weedman Windy.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Windy U.S.
      White 95.97% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Windy

    People with the last name Windy are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Windy

  1. How Popular is the name Windy? Windy is the 3,918th most popular name of all time. As a last name Windy was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Windy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,948 babies born with the first name Windy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Windy to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Windy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  4. When was Windy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Windy is Monday, August 23rd, 1886.
  5. What year had the most people named Windy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Windy was in 1975 with a total of 310 babies.
  6. Random Windy Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Windy is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1970.
  7. Weird things about the name Windy: The name spelled backwards is Ydniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ynidw. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Windy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Windy.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Windy? Windy is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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