[ 1 syll. ha-yes, hay-es ] The baby boy name Hayes is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. It is pronounced as HHey-Z †. Hayes is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning from the hedged enclosure.
Hayes is fairly popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.050% of baby boys being given the name Hayes. Its ranking then was #343. Among all boy names in its group, Hayes was the most regularly used in 2018. Hayes has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Hayes: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"