Jay - Meaning of Jay
What does Jay mean?
[ 1 syll. jay, ja-y ] The baby boy name Jay is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as JHey- †.
The name Jay is used to a great extent; it has 25 variants. Variants include Jadee, Jady, Jai, Jalen, Jalon, Jave, Jay-Jay, Jaya (used in Indian too), Jaycee, Jaydey, Jaydie, Jaydy, Jaylan, Jaylee, Jaylen, Jaylin, Jayron, Jayronn, Jeays, Jeh, Jey, Jeye, and Jeyes. The variant spellings Jae (used in Korean too) and Jaye are other English forms.
Jae (Indian), Jai (Indian), Jaya (Indian), and Jaye (Indian) are variants of Jay.
In addition, Jay is a pet form (English) of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Jay is also a contraction (English) of the name James (English and Hebrew).
Jay is also a pet form of the name Jason (English).
See also the related forms, Bejay, Jack, Jadrien, Jayquan, Zayden, and Jayla.
See also the related categories, medieval, english, latin, honor, bird, sanskrit, victory (victorious), john, and invented.
Jay is a classic favorite. Today it is still a fairly popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1960, 0.248% of baby boys were given the name Jay. It ranked at #78 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is of occasional use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.041% and its ranking #399. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Jay, James was the most regularly used. In 2018, it was used 17 times more than Jay.
Baby names that sound like Jay include J, Jae, Jaye, Jaac, Jac, Jace, Jach, Jack, Jacke, Jacks, Jacq, Jacs, Jag, Jah, Jaice, Jaik, Jaike, Jak, Jake, and Jakeh.
† English pronunciation for Jay: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Jay:
Author Jay McInerney, born January 13, 1955, Hartford, Connecticut.
Comedian Jay Leno, born 28 April 1950, New Rochelle, New York.
Evangelist Jay Bakker, born 18 December 1975, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rapper Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York.
Rapper Young Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, October 12, 1977, Columbia, South Carolina.
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