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ˈkæg nicagney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, James Cagneynoun

    United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)


  1. Cagney

    Cagney is an Irish patronymic surname of Gaelic origin. In Gaelic, the name is Ó Caingne, and means "grandson of advocate", from caingean "legal dispute."In modern times, it can be a male or female given name.


  1. cagney

    Cagney is a surname of Irish origin. It is most notably associated with James Cagney, an American actor and dancer, known for his performances in films during the 1930s and 1940s. The surname could potentially be used to identify people related to or descended from a person with this name. Furthermore, it is also the title of a musical based on the life of James Cagney.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cagney is ranked #34427 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cagney surname appeared 658 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cagney.

    94.6% or 623 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cagney in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cagney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cagney in a Sentence

  1. David Fantle:

    Cagney said that show business and films were for him strictly ‘to put bread on the table,’ he was totally unaffected by the entertainment industry. There was no ego, no star complex… and it just worked.

  2. David Fantle:

    … Billie was a farm girl from Iowa that he met in New York as an aspiring entertainer, … She was so grounded. Middle of the country. And Cagney… was not a city kid at heart. He considered himself to be a country boy.

  3. James Hong:

    I did impersonations of Groucho Marx, James Cagney, and so forth.

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