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Popularity
189k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jay

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • #373 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
461k Joe

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801030103
188196096
188280080
188397097
18841100110
188591091
18861070107
18871060106
18881220122
18891040104
18901080108
189199099
18921110111
18931050105
189496096
189591091
189683578
189782082
189885085
189963063
19001070107
190196096
190289089
190382082
190495095
190599792
190687087
190791091
190898989
190998098
19101288120
19111315126
19123257318
191336415349
191439415379
191555316537
191666626640
191767027643
191872620706
191964811637
192068317666
192184517828
192279515780
192384616830
192486916853
192581020790
192686841827
192790737870
192880234768
192987028842
193091421893
193188117864
193296025935
193396721946
193496229933
19351,089231,066
19361,126231,103
19371,172271,145
19381,206251,181
19391,162161,146
19401,318241,294
19411,440251,415
19421,620201,600
19431,703271,676
19441,584301,554
19451,799401,759
19462,239412,198
19472,472362,436
19482,305312,274
19492,495392,456
19502,611322,579
19512,675372,638
19523,066443,022
19533,282473,235#99 boy name
19543,425573,368
19553,448463,402
19564,176574,119#92 boy name
19574,680504,630#88 boy name
19585,065465,019#86 boy name
19594,987494,938#87 boy name
19605,427445,383#78 boy name
19615,163455,118#81 boy name
19625,219595,160#80 boy name
19634,764414,723#85 boy name
19644,608364,572#84 boy name
19653,975323,943#90 boy name
19663,622223,600#91 boy name
19673,659403,619#87 boy name
19683,465313,434#87 boy name
19693,219303,189#94 boy name
19703,459383,421#97 boy name
19712,889222,867
19722,483382,445
19732,251342,217
19742,394282,366
19752,216372,179
19762,124192,105
19772,113202,093
19782,173242,149
19792,172222,150
19802,010221,988
19811,799171,782
19821,688181,670
19831,559201,539
19841,566181,548
19851,538201,518
19861,496171,479
19871,500141,486
19881,377151,362
19891,452121,440
19901,411141,397
19911,276101,266
19921,22671,219
19931,121191,102
19941,115141,101
19951,021111,010
19969529943
19979537946
19988418833
19998639854
20008715866
200189912887
20028230823
200382213809
20048257818
20058546848
20068747867
200776213749
20087570757
200972311712
20106856679
20117090709
20127685763
20137677760
201484817831

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 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jay" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 47 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 1,620 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

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 "Ayj". 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.

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 new england region? 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 his 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, and arranger specializing in pop, R&B, hip hop, and bhangra music with the most prominent portion of his 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, and record producer specializing in pop, rock, R&B, and hip pop music with the most prominent portion of his 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 his 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, and producer with the most prominent portion of his 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 his 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 Nov 4, 1984

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 Arctic approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Jay

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