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Origin and Meaning of Cay

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cay
See Key, a ledge.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A coral reef off the southern coast of Florida

From Arawakan via Spanish cayo.

  1. A small, low island largely made of sand or coral.

cay was also found in the following language(s): Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Cay

Cay was born in 1918 in Sussex. He died in 1994.


Cay was born on December 15th, 1885. He left this life on January 31st, 1965.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cay


John was born in 1790 in Edinburgh. He breathed his last breath in 1865.


William Dyce Cay was a scottish civil engineer. William was born in 1837 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He left this life on December 13th, 1925.


Robert was born in 1758 in North Charlton. He breathed his last breath in 1810.


Michael Cay is an athlete for the Capricorn Cougars FC.


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Popularity of Cay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cay U.S.
  White 40.00% 64.26%
  African American 14.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 24.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cay

People with the last name Cay are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cay

  • How Popular is the name Cay? Cay is the 23,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cay was the 50,362nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252 babies born with the first name Cay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cay to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cay is Sunday, October 6th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Cay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cay was in 1955 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cay: Your name in reverse order is Yac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 415 people with the last name Cay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cay as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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.