Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English (Rare)
Other Forms FormsSmily, Smylie, Smylee .etc
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Meaning & History
A nickname for a person of happy disposition known for smiling or a nickname whose meaning is particular to the bearer. A notable namesake is comedic actor and country singer Smiley Burnette (1911-1967) who was born Lester Alvin Burnett. Burnette played the sidekick to Gene Autry and Roy Rogers among others. He took the name from the character Jim Smiley in Mark Twain's short story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.'