Gay - Meaning of Gay
[ 1 syll. gay, ga-y ] The baby girl name Gay is also used, though less frequently, as a boy name. It is pronounced Gey- †. Gay is of English origin and it is also used mainly in English. Its meaning is derived literally from the ordinary word gay. It represents the transferred use of the vocabulary word as a given name. See Gay for more information.
In addition, Gay is a diminutive of the English Gail.
Gay is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1943, 0.034% of baby girls were named Gay. It had a ranking of #316 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is of only irregular use today. Within all girl names in its family, Gay was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Gay has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 9 times more baby girls than boys who were named Gay in 1941.
† Pronunciation for Gay: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"