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Misty Meaning and Origin

The name Misty is a girl’s name meaning “mist” and is of English origin. Misty is primarily used as a feminine given name. It originated as a word name derived from the English word “mist,” referring to a fine spray or fog. The name evokes a sense of ethereal beauty and mystery associated with mist or fog. Misty gained popularity as a given name in the United States during the mid-20th century, influenced by the character Misty Dawn in the popular novel “Misty of Chincoteague” by Marguerite Henry, published in 1947. The name reached its peak in the 1970s but has declined in usage since then. The name Misty can evoke a dreamy and elusive quality, reflecting a connection with nature and a certain air of mystique. Variations of the name Misty are relatively uncommon. However, similar names include Misti, Mysti, and Mystique, which share a similar atmospheric and mystical appeal.

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