Mickey - Meaning of Mickey
[ 2 syll. mic-key, mi-ck-ey ] The baby boy name Mickey is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is MIH-Kiy- or MIY-Kiy- †. Mickey is used chiefly in the English, Irish, and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The name has been made famous by the Walt Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse (1928-).
In addition, Mickey is a pet form of the name Michael (Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish) in the English, Irish, and Spanish languages.
Mickey is also a variant of the name Mick (English and Irish).
Mickey has 15 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Mickee, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Mikey, Miki, Mikie, Mikkie, Miky, Mycke, Mycki, Mykee, Mykey, and Myki. A variant of Mickey in other languages is Mique (Spanish).
Mickey is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1957, 0.043% of baby boys were given the name Mickey. Its ranking then was #249. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Mickey, Michael was the most widely used. There were times from 1920 to 1926 when more girls than baby boys were named Mickey, but currently it is more often than not a baby boy name. In 1960, baby boys named Mickey outnumbered girls by 5 times.
† Pronunciation for Mickey: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Mickey:
Actor Mickey Rooney, born Joe Yule, Jr., 23 September 1920, Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Mickey Rourke, born September 16, 1952, Schenectady, New York.
Animated Character Mickey Mouse, born 1928, Los Angeles, California.
Author Mickey Spillane, born Frank Morrison Spillane, March 9, 1918 - July 17, 2006, Brooklyn, New York.
Baseball Player Mickey Mantle, born 20 October 1931 - 13 August 1995, Spavinaw, Oklahoma.