Misty - Meaning of Misty
[ 2 syll. mis-ty, mi-sty ] The baby girl name Misty is pronounced MIHSTiy- †. Misty's origin and use are both in the English language. Its meaning is literally from the vocabulary word misty. The name is derived from the ordinary English word. It was first adopted after the film Play Misty For Me (1971), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; 'Misty' refers to the title of the classic Erroll Garner ballad Misty (1954), which is a central to the plot.
Misty has 15 variant forms. Variant forms of the name include Missty, Mistea, Mistee, Mistey, Mistin, Mistina, Mistral, Mystea, Mystee, Mystey, Mysti, and Mysty. Other English forms include the spelling variants Misti, Mistie, and Mystie.
Misty is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1977, 0.384% of baby girls were named Misty. It was #40 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Out of all girl names in its family, Misty was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Misty include Mistee, Mistey, Misti, Mistie, Mystey, Mysti, Mystie, Mysty, Magda, Mahath, Mahathe, Majesta, Manjot, Missty, Magadhi, Magesty, Majestee, Majestey, Majesti, and Majestie.
† Pronunciation for Misty: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"