Of English origin.
From the English word “gypsy”.
Short for “Egyptian”.
Derives from the Latin word “aegyptius”, from the Ancient Greek word «Αίγυπτος», meaning Egypt.
In reference to the Romani people.
They are nomadic, traveling groups mistakenly thought to be from Egypt. According to scientific research, DNA studies etc, they originate from India.
The word gypsy is occasionally used as a pejorative term. In cases such as the “hippie names” it’s completely the opposite, a term associated with free spirit and living life challenging the norms.
Other forms of the name are Gypsie, Gipsy, Jipsy.
Famous bearers are Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy Abbott.