Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE BOY 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.

Quick Facts

ON LYRIC

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

805

PRONUNCIATION:

LIR-ik

SIMPLE MEANING:

Songlike

Characteristics

OF LYRIC

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Lyric

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME LYRIC

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Lyric

Popular Songs

ON LYRIC

Lyric
a song by Zwan

Famous People

NAMED LYRIC

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lyric.
We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lyric.
We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lyric.

Children of Famous People

NAMED LYRIC

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Lyric

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME LYRIC

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lyric