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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Guay

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Guay

Albert Guay is a criminal.


Rebecca Guay is an artist in the fields of illustration and painting.


Erik Guay is a skier for the Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003. Erik was born on August 5th, 1981 in Montreal, Québec, Canada.


Raynald was born on March 31st, 1933.


Philippe Le Guay is a screenwriter, film director, and actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Philippe was born on October 22nd, 1956 in Paris.


Paul Guay is a hockey player. He was most active from 1984 to 1993. Paul was born on September 2nd, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island.


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Popularity of Guay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Guay U.S.
  White 93.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Guay

People with the last name Guay are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Guay

  • How Popular is the name Guay? As a last name Guay was the 9,923rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Guay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Guay is Sunday, May 24th, 1874.
  • How unique is the name Guay? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Guay. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Guay: Your name in reverse order is Yaug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Guay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Guay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,255 people with the last name Guay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Guay? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Guay as their last name.

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