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Girl Name: Jay

Name: Jay
Pronunciation: \jay\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Jay's also a boy name)
Meaning: blue crested bird
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ja-, Joy
Variant forms: Jae, Jalin, Jaline, Jaya, Jaycie, Jaye, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylan, Jaylene, Jeh, Jey, Jeyla
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2126
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3741

Description

Jay \jay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jay), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jay is "blue crested bird". Also a medieval name possibly from Gaius (Latin) "happy"; also pet form of names beginning with J- (see also Dee and Kay). In Hindi, it is derived from Sanskrit, meaning "victory". The name has been inspired by John Jay, a great American jurist. The name is also used in combination with other names. Gymnast Jaycie Phelps.

Jay has 13 variant forms: Jae, Jalin, Jaline, Jaya, Jaycie, Jaye, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylan, Jaylene, Jeh, Jey and Jeyla.

Baby names that sound like Jay are Ja- and Joy.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Jay.

Popularity

Jay is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2126 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3741 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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