Quick Facts on Lyric
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Lyric
Lyric is derived from an English vocabulary word which means ‘songlike, poetic’ and originated from the Greek word “lyrikos” (λυρικος) also connected to the ancient stringed instrument the lyre (a song sung on the lyre). Lyrics are basically poetic words put to music and therefore an artistic expression of feelings, thoughts and emotions. As a personal name, Lyric developed as a girl’s name in the United States at the end of the 20th century. It has since become a unisex name; although it’s given to more females than males.
Popularity of the Name Lyric
For boys, this unisex name did not appear on the charts until 2007 (12 years after Lyric became a girl's name in the United States). Since the name now appears on both the male and female naming charts, Lyric is officially considered unisex. However, it's still pretty rare for little boys. Today, Lyric is given to a little more than 250 baby boys per year. It seems that people have strong and differing opinions on this name in terms of its unisex nature. Some say that it sounds very masculine and Lyrica would be a better alternative for females; others maintain that Lyric sounds definitively feminine. Either way, this “word” name is still obscure enough and very original as a personal name that anything goes at this point. The actor Gary Dourdan who played Warrick Brown on CSI: Las Vegas named his son Lyric, while former basketball player Kenny Anderson used this name for his daughter.
Popularity of the Boy Name Lyric
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lyric
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lyric
Lyric We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lyric.
Popular Songs on Lyric
Children's Books on the Baby Name Lyric
Lyric's World (Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights, Book 2) (Nancy Richardson) - While helping their friend Lyric undergo a ritual that will initiate her into the circle of elders, Anakin and Tahiri discover strange cave carvings that explain how to break an ancient curse. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Lyrics: Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z (Edmund Dulac) - A treat for children and adults alike, this humorous work is from one of the 20th century's most influential illustrators. Dulac provides a limerick for each letter, in addition to 24 related illustrations of people and animals in amusing situations. This keepsake treasure is a luminous facsimile of a valuable 1906 edition. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Famous People Named Lyric
Famous People Named Lyric - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lyric.
Children of Famous People Named Lyric
Famous People Who Named Their Child Lyric - Gary Dourdan (actor, son); Kenny Anderson (basketball player, daughter); Robby Benson (actor, daughter)
Lyric - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Lyric - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lyric.
Personality of the Boy Name Lyric
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Lyric