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Bailey

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1883 8 0 8
1884 6 0 6
1885 7 0 7
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1888 6 0 6
1889 10 0 10
1890 13 0 13
1891 10 0 10
1892 10 0 10
1893 16 0 16
1894 11 0 11
1895 10 0 10
1896 8 0 8
1897 13 0 13
1898 14 0 14
1899 11 0 11
1900 19 0 19
1901 12 0 12
1902 10 0 10
1903 5 0 5
1904 10 0 10
1905 10 0 10
1906 15 0 15
1907 14 0 14
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 10 0 10
1911 11 0 11
1912 26 0 26
1913 24 0 24
1914 34 0 34
1915 34 0 34
1916 56 6 50
1917 33 0 33
1918 37 0 37
1919 36 0 36
1920 48 0 48
1921 48 0 48
1922 39 0 39
1923 33 0 33
1924 44 0 44
1925 36 6 30
1926 32 0 32
1927 36 0 36
1928 45 0 45
1929 35 0 35
1930 42 0 42
1931 35 0 35
1932 41 0 41
1933 35 0 35
1934 30 0 30
1935 37 0 37
1936 34 0 34
1937 41 0 41
1938 34 0 34
1939 38 0 38
1940 31 0 31
1941 33 0 33
1942 31 0 31
1943 27 0 27
1944 32 0 32
1945 31 0 31
1946 31 0 31
1947 28 0 28
1948 27 0 27
1949 31 0 31
1950 35 0 35
1951 29 0 29
1952 33 0 33
1953 26 0 26
1954 29 0 29
1955 28 0 28
1956 32 5 27
1957 31 0 31
1958 21 0 21
1959 28 0 28
1960 15 0 15
1961 14 0 14
1962 21 0 21
1963 22 0 22
1964 23 0 23
1965 15 0 15
1966 23 0 23
1967 26 0 26
1968 13 0 13
1969 27 0 27
1970 20 0 20
1971 24 5 19
1972 15 0 15
1973 18 0 18
1974 16 0 16
1975 19 5 14
1976 15 0 15
1977 18 0 18
1978 23 7 16
1979 36 17 19
1980 84 54 30
1981 109 83 26
1982 152 111 41
1983 182 153 29
1984 307 267 40
1985 347 308 39
1986 540 499 41
1987 676 611 65
1988 1,019 942 77
1989 1,139 1,051 88
1990 1,346 1,259 87
1991 1,535 1,435 100
1992 1,848 1,729 119
1993 2,264 2,135 129
1994 2,538 2,351 187
1995 4,498 3,488 1,010 #96 girl name
1996 5,741 4,191 1,550 #85 girl name
1997 7,317 5,023 2,294 #65 girl name
1998 7,435 5,195 2,240 #60 girl name
1999 7,016 4,808 2,208 #65 girl name
2000 6,403 4,648 1,755 #68 girl name
2001 5,573 4,339 1,234 #69 girl name
2002 4,512 3,661 851 #84 girl name
2003 4,225 3,465 760 #98 girl name
2004 3,905 3,306 599 #100 girl name
2005 3,464 2,988 476
2006 3,341 2,976 365
2007 4,284 3,929 355 #84 girl name
2008 4,174 3,897 277 #82 girl name
2009 3,856 3,637 219 #85 girl name
2010 3,786 3,590 196 #78 girl name
2011 3,475 3,307 168 #88 girl name
2012 3,522 3,401 121 #81 girl name
2013 3,132 3,008 124
2014 3,067 2,934 133
2015 2,927 2,818 109

Fun Facts about the name Bailey

  • How many people with the first name Bailey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 112,105 babies born with the first name Bailey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bailey to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bailey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Bailey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bailey is Saturday, April 27th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Bailey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bailey was in 1998 with a total of 5,195 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bailey!
  • Random Bailey Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bailey ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 14 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Bailey: Your name in reverse order is Yeliab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aybiel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bailey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 277,845 people with the last name Bailey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bailey? Bailey was ranked as the 72nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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Popularity of Bailey as a first name

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Popularity of Bailey as a last name

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Common last names for Bailey

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Walker
  • Jackson
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Harris
  • Green
  • Davis
  • Carter

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bailey U.S.
  White 72.45% 64.26%
  African American 22.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bailey

People with the last name Bailey are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Bailey

The name "Bailey" is of English origin, and it means "Bailiff, Steward". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bai"ley
Senses
  1. The outer wall of a feudal castle.(Obs)
  2. The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.(Obs)
  3. A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.(Eng)

Etymology: The same word as bail line of palisades; cf. LL. ballium bailey, OF. bail baille, a palisade, baillier to inclose, shut

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
  2. The outer courtyard of a castle
  3. English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
  4. United States singer (1918-1990)
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​ for a steward or official.
  2. A topographic surname​ from someone who lived by a bailey (the outer wall of a castle).
  3. A male given name derived from the surname.
  4. (chiefly US) A female given name.
  5. An apple cultivar from New York

Notable Persons With the Name Bailey

Bailey Jay

Bailey Jay is an important human. Bailey was born on November 5th, 1988 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Bailey Chase

Bailey Chase is an influential person. Bailey was given the name Bailey Chase Luetgert on May 1st, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois U.S. Bailey is also known as Bailey Luetgert.

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Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie is a scientist in the field of cryptography. Whitfield was given the name Bailey Whitfield Diffie on June 5th, 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Bailey De Young

Bailey De Young is an actress and dancer. She has been prominent since 2012. Bailey was given the name Bailey Buntain on September 16th, 1989. Bailey is also known as Buntain and Bailey (birth name).

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Bailey Noble

Bailey Noble is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 2000 to 2000. Bailey was given the name Bailey Ann Noble on October 13th, 1990 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Bailey Hanks

Bailey Hanks is a stage, television actress, singer, dancer, theatre, television, singing, dance, and televisionactress. Bailey was born on February 6th, 1988 in Anderson, South Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bailey

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionism in the united states, suffragette, author, editing, diplomat, abolitionist, suffragist, and editor. Frederick was given the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland, U.S. He left this life on February 20th, 1895.

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Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey is a voice actress, actress, and voice director. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Laura was given the name Laura Dawn Bailey on May 28th, 1981 in Mississippi.

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F. Lee Bailey

F. Lee Bailey is a disbarred lawyer in the states of florida and massachusetts, businessman, author, and massachusetts. F. was given the name Francis Lee Bailey, Jr. on June 10th, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae is a musician. She plays Guitar, Tambourine, Gibson Hummingbird, and Vocals. She was most active from 2005 to present. Corinne was given the name Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on February 26th, 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is a surreal humour, musical theatre, and political satire comedian. Bill was given the name Mark Bailey on January 13th, 1965 in Bath, Somerset, England.

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Philip Bailey

Philip Bailey is a rhythm, blues, jazz, gospel music, soul music, pop music, funk, and rock music musician. His career lasted from 1969 to 1969. Philip was given the name Philip James Bailey on May 8th, 1951 in , Colorado, United States.

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  • Eion Bailey
    (actor)
  • David Bailey
    (photographer)
  • G. W. Bailey
    (actor)
  • Pearl Bailey
    (actress)
  • Raymond Bailey
    (actor)
  • Jonathan Bailey
    (actor)
  • Donovan Bailey
    (athlete)
  • Champ Bailey
    (football player)
  • Christopher Bailey
    (chief creative and chief executive officer)
  • Alice Ann Bailey
    (esoteric author)
  • Mike Bailey
    (actor)
  • Tom Bailey
    (musician)
  • Candace Bailey
    (actress)
  • Dan Bailey
    (athlete)

What does the name Bailey mean?

Bis for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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