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See also: baby
Two main origins:
- Borrowed from Malayalam ബേബി (bēbi), a surname typically found in Kerala.
- Borrowed from French Baby.
Baby (plural Babys)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Baby is the 36426th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 614 individuals. Baby is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (71.01%) and White (19.54%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Baby”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 78.
From baby. Also from an error in birth registration. When the parent has not decided on a name of the child, the child is often listed as baby + surname.
- IPA(key): /ˈbeːbi/
- IPA(key): /ˈbɛɪ̯bi/ (rather unusual for the sense “infant”, but often in the slang sense)
- The plural spelling Babies is now proscribed, but still occasionally seen.
Declension of Baby [neuter, strong]