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190k
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since 1880

Jay

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • #376 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Jay in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 103 0 103
1881 96 0 96
1882 80 0 80
1883 97 0 97
1884 110 0 110
1885 91 0 91
1886 107 0 107
1887 106 0 106
1888 122 0 122
1889 104 0 104
1890 108 0 108
1891 99 0 99
1892 111 0 111
1893 105 0 105
1894 96 0 96
1895 91 0 91
1896 83 5 78
1897 82 0 82
1898 85 0 85
1899 63 0 63
1900 107 0 107
1901 96 0 96
1902 89 0 89
1903 82 0 82
1904 95 0 95
1905 99 7 92
1906 87 0 87
1907 91 0 91
1908 98 9 89
1909 98 0 98
1910 128 8 120
1911 131 5 126
1912 325 7 318
1913 364 15 349
1914 394 15 379
1915 553 16 537
1916 666 26 640
1917 670 27 643
1918 726 20 706
1919 648 11 637
1920 683 17 666
1921 845 17 828
1922 795 15 780
1923 846 16 830
1924 869 16 853
1925 810 20 790
1926 868 41 827
1927 907 37 870
1928 802 34 768
1929 870 28 842
1930 912 21 891
1931 884 17 867
1932 960 25 935
1933 967 21 946
1934 962 29 933
1935 1,090 23 1,067
1936 1,126 23 1,103
1937 1,172 27 1,145
1938 1,206 25 1,181
1939 1,162 16 1,146
1940 1,318 24 1,294
1941 1,440 25 1,415
1942 1,620 20 1,600
1943 1,703 27 1,676
1944 1,584 30 1,554
1945 1,799 40 1,759
1946 2,239 41 2,198
1947 2,473 36 2,437
1948 2,302 31 2,271
1949 2,496 39 2,457
1950 2,614 32 2,582
1951 2,674 37 2,637
1952 3,067 44 3,023
1953 3,283 47 3,236 #99 boy name
1954 3,425 57 3,368
1955 3,445 46 3,399
1956 4,176 57 4,119 #92 boy name
1957 4,682 50 4,632 #88 boy name
1958 5,064 46 5,018 #86 boy name
1959 4,987 49 4,938 #88 boy name
1960 5,427 44 5,383 #78 boy name
1961 5,163 45 5,118 #81 boy name
1962 5,219 59 5,160 #80 boy name
1963 4,764 41 4,723 #85 boy name
1964 4,607 36 4,571 #84 boy name
1965 3,977 32 3,945 #90 boy name
1966 3,622 22 3,600 #91 boy name
1967 3,656 40 3,616 #87 boy name
1968 3,465 31 3,434 #87 boy name
1969 3,220 30 3,190 #94 boy name
1970 3,460 38 3,422 #97 boy name
1971 2,889 22 2,867
1972 2,484 38 2,446
1973 2,252 34 2,218
1974 2,394 28 2,366
1975 2,217 37 2,180
1976 2,124 19 2,105
1977 2,115 20 2,095
1978 2,173 24 2,149
1979 2,172 22 2,150
1980 2,009 22 1,987
1981 1,800 17 1,783
1982 1,689 18 1,671
1983 1,560 20 1,540
1984 1,567 18 1,549
1985 1,538 20 1,518
1986 1,496 17 1,479
1987 1,500 14 1,486
1988 1,377 15 1,362
1989 1,452 12 1,440
1990 1,411 14 1,397
1991 1,276 10 1,266
1992 1,226 7 1,219
1993 1,121 19 1,102
1994 1,115 14 1,101
1995 1,022 11 1,011
1996 951 9 942
1997 953 7 946
1998 841 8 833
1999 863 9 854
2000 871 5 866
2001 899 12 887
2002 823 0 823
2003 822 13 809
2004 825 7 818
2005 854 6 848
2006 874 7 867
2007 762 13 749
2008 758 0 758
2009 724 11 713
2010 687 6 681
2011 711 0 711
2012 769 5 764
2013 767 7 760
2014 857 17 840
2015 802 8 794

Want to know about the popularity of the Jay baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 189,585 babies born with the name Jay in the United States. That's more than enough Jays to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies 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 Jays)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jay" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 307 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 5,219 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jay" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jay as well as things modernly associated with the name Jay such as celebrities named Jay.

Origin and Meaning of Jay

The name "Jay" is of Latin origin, and it means "A Bird in the Crow Family". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Jay

Jay Cutler
Jay Rock
Jay Electronica
Jay Leno Net Worth
Jay Z
Jay Z Net Worth
Jay Alvarrez
Jay Baruchel
Jay Wilds

Alternative Meanings

J is for jolly, the fun side!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jya". 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.

Past life for Jay born Mar 2, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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