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Hayes

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How popular is the baby name Hayes in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 5 0 5
1882 7 0 7
1883 11 0 11
1885 13 0 13
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 7 0 7
1893 8 0 8
1894 6 0 6
1895 8 0 8
1896 14 0 14
1897 8 0 8
1898 10 0 10
1900 15 0 15
1901 9 0 9
1902 12 0 12
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 20 0 20
1906 12 0 12
1907 11 0 11
1908 12 0 12
1909 21 0 21
1910 12 0 12
1911 15 0 15
1912 15 0 15
1913 25 0 25
1914 37 0 37
1915 41 0 41
1916 35 0 35
1917 45 0 45
1918 37 0 37
1919 49 0 49
1920 37 0 37
1921 49 0 49
1922 49 0 49
1923 42 0 42
1924 37 0 37
1925 51 0 51
1926 42 0 42
1927 32 0 32
1928 30 0 30
1929 31 0 31
1930 30 0 30
1931 45 0 45
1932 27 0 27
1933 32 0 32
1934 27 0 27
1935 26 0 26
1936 24 0 24
1937 24 0 24
1938 31 0 31
1939 32 0 32
1940 29 0 29
1941 26 0 26
1942 34 0 34
1943 24 0 24
1944 29 0 29
1945 35 0 35
1946 34 0 34
1947 30 0 30
1948 37 0 37
1949 23 0 23
1950 32 0 32
1951 32 0 32
1952 31 0 31
1953 25 0 25
1954 25 0 25
1955 20 0 20
1956 21 0 21
1957 28 0 28
1958 19 0 19
1959 17 0 17
1960 29 0 29
1961 18 0 18
1962 22 0 22
1963 11 0 11
1964 18 0 18
1965 15 0 15
1966 15 0 15
1967 14 0 14
1968 13 0 13
1969 12 0 12
1970 18 0 18
1971 45 0 45
1972 31 0 31
1973 22 0 22
1974 19 0 19
1975 21 0 21
1976 20 0 20
1977 18 0 18
1978 16 0 16
1979 16 0 16
1980 17 0 17
1981 18 0 18
1982 9 0 9
1983 20 0 20
1984 19 0 19
1985 16 0 16
1986 23 0 23
1987 23 0 23
1988 21 0 21
1989 16 0 16
1990 23 0 23
1991 31 0 31
1992 33 0 33
1993 33 6 27
1994 40 6 34
1995 49 0 49
1996 41 0 41
1997 57 6 51
1998 61 0 61
1999 55 0 55
2000 84 7 77
2001 67 6 61
2002 76 0 76
2003 100 9 91
2004 89 10 79
2005 114 6 108
2006 144 10 134
2007 155 9 146
2008 159 15 144
2009 221 10 211
2010 230 15 215
2011 304 16 288
2012 363 23 340
2013 435 19 416
2014 527 24 503
2015 550 26 524

Fun Facts about the name Hayes

  • How many people with the first name Hayes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,435 babies born with the first name Hayes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hayes to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hayes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Hayes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hayes is Monday, September 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Hayes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hayes was in 2015 with a total of 524 babies.
  • Random Hayes Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hayes is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Hayes: Your name in reverse order is Seyah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hseya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hayes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 194,246 people with the last name Hayes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hayes? Hayes was ranked as the 127th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Hayes as a first name

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Popularity of Hayes as a last name

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Common last names for Hayes

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Lewis
  • Watson
  • Moore
  • Long

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hayes U.S.
  White 69.38% 64.26%
  African American 24.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hayes

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Hayes

The name "Hayes" is of English origin, and it means "Lives by the Forest/Brush". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)
  2. Acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)

Old English hæs (“brushwood”) and Middle English hay (“enclosure”)

  1. Any of a number of places, outside Britain named for persons with the surname.
  2. Either of two suburbs of London, one in the borough of Hillingdon and the other in the borough of Bromley.
  3. An English habitational surname​.
  4. An Irish surname​, anglicised from Ó hAodha (“descendant of Aodh”)

Other Inspirations for the Name Hayes

Hayes Carll
Hayes Macarthur
Hayes Grier
Hayes Hargrove
Hayes Park
Hayes Park Arlington Va
Hayes Va

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hayes

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is a singer-songwriter specializing in cajun and country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Hunter was born in 1991 as Hunter Easton Hayes.

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Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes is a singer-songwriter, actor, and producer specializing in blues, funk, jazz-funk, and soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to 2008. Isaac was born in 1942 as Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. in Covington, Tennessee, U.S.

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Chanelle Hayes

Chanelle Hayes is a television personality, model, singer, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Chanelle was born in 1987 as Chanelle Jade Sinclair in Styal, Cheshire, England.

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Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop, pop rock, and electronica music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Darren was born in 1972 as Darren Stanley Hayes in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1905 to 1985. Helen was born in 1900 as Helen Hayes Brown in Washington, D.C.

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Beulah McGillicutty

Beulah McGillicutty is a professional wrestler. Beulah was born in 1969 as Trisa Hayes in Muskegon, Michigan.

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Allison Hayes

Allison Hayes is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1954 to 1967. Allison was born in 1930 as Mary Jane Hayes in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.

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Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes is a football biography. Paul was born in 1983 in Dagenham, England.

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Rutherford Hayes

Rutherford Hayes is an officeholder. Rutherford was born in 1822 as Rutherford Birchard Hayes in Delaware, Ohio, U.S.

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Amy Hayes

Amy was born in 1973.

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What does the name Hayes mean?

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Yis for young, the years never show!

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

Sis for strength, there when needed.

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