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Popularity
189k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jay

Gender: Boy. Ranked #373 most popular

What does the name "Jay" mean?

Jay (Latin): A Bird in the Crow Family

The name "Jay" is of Latin origin and it means "A Bird in the Crow Family". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 41 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jay". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Jay" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Jay? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 188,756 babies born with the name Jay in the United States. That's more than enough Jaies to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 103 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jay" was in 1960 with a total of 5,383 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jaies)

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jay" is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of only 795 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Jay popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jay in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jay

Jay Leno

Jay Leno is a comedian|name=jay leno with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Jay was born in 1950 as James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

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Jay Sean

Jay Sean is a singer-songwriter, beatboxer, record producer, arranger, and rapper with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jay was born in 1981 as Kamaljit Singh Jhooti in Harlesden, Brent,London, England, UK.

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Jay Chou

Jay Chou is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film director, television personality, radio host, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Jay was born in 1979 in Linkou District, Taipei County, Taiwan.

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Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Jay was born in 1970 as Jon Ferguson Mohr in Verona, New Jersey, U.S.

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Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander is an actor, comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Jason was born in 1959 as Jay Scott Greenspan in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jay was born in 1978 as Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr. in Montebello, California, U.S.

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Past life for Jay born Oct 4, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.