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Navy (given name)

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Portrait der Geschwister Fromknecht by Alwin Arnegger, 1915. The name Navy is said to be derived either from the Navy or the color of naval uniforms, as in the color of the sailor suit worn by the boy in the portrait.
MeaningNavy blue or Navy.

Navy is a modern given name of English origin derived either from the vocabulary word for the color or from the word used to describe the branch of a country’s military forces principally dedicated to maritime service.[1] Its recent increase in popularity has been attributed to media influences and its use for their children by well-known figures. [2] [3]


The name has been among the top one thousand names most used for girls in the United States since 2019 and among the top 500 since 2021. It has continued to increase in popularity from year to year.[4] It has been more used for girls than for boys. There were 688 girls who were given the name in 2021 in the United States and 74 boys. Spelling variants in use for girls in the United States include: Navee, Naveigh, Navey, Navi, Navie, Navii, Nayvee, Nayvi, and Nayvie. Navi is also in use for American boys.[5] [6]


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  2. Rosenkrantz, Linda; Satran, Pamela (2007). The Baby Name Bible: The Ultimate Guide by America's Baby-Naming Experts. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0312352202. Search this book on
  3. Sandel, Abby (23 July 2021). "Baby Name Navy: Crisp and Colorful". Appellation Mountain (blog). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  4. "Names that increased in popularity from 2020 to 2021".
  5. "Popular Baby Names".
  6. Wilson, Chris (10 May 2016). "Why There Are So Many More Names for Baby Girls". Time. Retrieved 17 May 2022.

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