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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Yes; yea; -- a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question. It is much used in viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc.

Note: ☞ This word is written I in the early editions of Shakespeare and other old writers.

Etymology: Perh. a modification of yea, or from the interjection of admiration or astonishment, OE. ei ey, why, hey, ay, well, ah, ha. Cf. MHG. & G. ei, Dan. ej. Or perh. akin to aye ever

noun Aye
An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, “To call for the ayes and noes;” “The ayes have it.”
Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.

Etymology: Icel. ei ey; akin to AS. ā āwa, always, Goth. aiws an age, Icel. æfi, OHG, �wa, L. aevum, Gr. � an age, �, �, ever, always, G. je, Skr. �va course. �, �. Cf. Age (v.) Either (a.) Or conj


From Middle English aye, ai, agg, from Old Norse ei, ey, from Proto-Germanic *ī́ui (“ever, always”) (compare Old English ā, ō, Middle Dutch ie, German je), accusative of *aiwaz (“age; law”) (compare Old English ǣ(w) (“law”), West Frisian ieu (“century”), Dutch eeuw (“century”)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (“long time”) (compare Irish aois (“age, period”), Breton oad (“age, period”), Latin ævum (“eternity”), Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn)).

Probably from use of aye as expression of agreement or affirmation, or from Middle English a ye (“oh yes”). More at oh, yea.

  1. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
    "To call for the and nays;" "The have it."

    aye was also found in the following language(s): Scots

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    Mar Mar Aye is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to present. Mar was given the name Aye Myint on July 26th, 1942 in Myaungmya.


    He was most active from 2016 to present. Aye was born on December 10th, 1945 in Myebon Township.


    Aye Myint Kyu is a Minister of Culture of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Deputy Minister for Hotels, Tourism of the Union of Myanmar, and Minister of Cultureof the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Aye was born on December 21st, 1947 in Minhla, Bago.


    Aye Kyaw is a Minister of Information.


    Aye Aung is a democracy activist.



    Notable Persons With the Last Name Aye

    Marion Aye was an actress, model, vaudeville performer, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1926. Marion was born on April 5th, 1903 in Chicago. Marion is also known as Maryon Aye. She died on July 21st, 1951.


    Florian Ayé is a soccer player for the AJ Auxerre, France national under-16 football team, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Florian was born on January 9th, 1997 in Paris, France.


    Maung Aye is a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Myanmar, State Peace, Development Council, and Tatmadaw. His military service ended in 2011. Maung was born on December 25th, 1937 in Kyauktan Township.


    Mar Mar Aye is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to present. Mar was given the name Aye Myint on July 26th, 1942 in Myaungmya.


    Mya Aye is an activist. Mya was born on March 10th, 1966 in Burma. Mya is also known as Thuya.


    Tin Aye is a Chairman of the Union Election Commission of Myanmar and Union Election Commission. Tin was born on October 20th, 1945 in Letsaungyu village, Tada-U Township, Burma.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Aye U.S.
      White 17.11% 64.26%
      African American 10.09% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 70.16% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.93% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Aye

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    Fun Facts about the name Aye

    • How Popular is the name Aye? Aye is the 58,161st most popular name of all time. As a last name Aye was the 15,938th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Aye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Aye in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Aye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aye is Saturday, April 1st, 1893.
    • What year had the most people named Aye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aye was in 2008 with a total of 8 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Aye: Your name in reverse order is Eya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yea. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Aye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,823 people with the last name Aye.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aye? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aye as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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