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What does Jay mean?

Meaning of the name JayJaylaJayleenJaylahJaeJaleneJaylanJalynJayeJaylinJayaJaelynJalineJaelynnJayleneJaylynJaylynnJaliyahJalynnJalinJayleeJaycee

[ 1 syll. jay, ja-y ] The baby girl name Jay is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced JHey- †. Jay has its origins in the English language. It is used largely in English and Indian. The meaning of Jay is 'the letter J; jay bird'. Its meaning is derived literally from the ordinary word jay. From the short form of other given names, but now used as an independent name in its own right. See Jay for more information.

Jay is a form of the English and Korean Jae.

Jay has 19 forms. Forms of the name include Jaelyn, Jaelynn, Jalin, Jaline, Jaliyah, Jalyn, Jalynn, Jaya (used in Indian as well), Jaycee, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylan, Jaylee, Jayleen, Jaylene, Jaylin, and Jaylynn. Other English forms include the spelling variants Jae (used in Korean as well) and Jaye.


See also the related forms, the English Jalene and the English Jaylyn.

See also the related categories, independent, bird, and indian.

Jay is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Jay, Jayla was the most frequently used. Jay has primarily been a boy name in the last century.

Baby names that sound like Jay include Jae, Jaye, Jack, Jah, Jes, Jessa, Jessah, Jessé, Jessie, Jessy, Jeyz, Jez, Jezz, Jie, Jo, Joe, Joh, Joi, Joice, and Joise.

† Pronunciation for Jay: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"


Meaning of Jay Meaning of Jaye Meaning of Jae Meaning of Jaylynn Meaning of Jaylin Meaning of Jaylene Meaning of Jayleen Meaning of Jaylee Meaning of Jaylan Meaning of Jaylah Meaning of Jayla Meaning of Jaycee Meaning of Jaya Meaning of Jalynn Meaning of Jalyn Meaning of Jaliyah Meaning of Jaline Meaning of Jalin Meaning of Jaelynn Meaning of Jaelyn Meaning of Jay Meaning of Jalene Meaning of Jaylyn
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