Name: Gypsy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gypsy

  • Meaning:
    Egyptian
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (JIP see)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Gypsy)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gypsy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    "Gypsy" is a derogatory word for a nomad. The word is an elided form of the word "Egyptian," due to the early misguided belief that certain nomadic groups came to England from Egypt. In European contexts, "gypsy" is usually used in reference to the Romani people, though it can refer to other people groups in other countries or cultures. Once considered an "exotic" name, Gypsy is now equivalent to a minor racial slur and should be used with extreme caution.

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