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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hays

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  1. A town in central Kansas
  2. United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
  3. United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
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  1. plural of hay

Notable Persons Named Hays

Hays was born on September 21st, 1855. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 1930.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hays

Robert Hays is an actor, producer, and director. He was most prominent from 1975 to present. Robert was born on July 24th, 1947 in Bethesda, Maryland. Robert is also known as Robert Bart Hays.

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She was most active from 1962 to present. Kathryn was given the name Kay Piper on July 26th, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

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Will H. Hays was an office holder. Will was born on November 5th, 1879 in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 7th, 1954.

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John Coffee Hays is a military person. His military service ended in 1836.

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Henry was born on November 10th, 1954. He left this life on June 6th, 1997.

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Todd was born on May 21st, 1969.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1913 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 13 0 13
1916 24 0 24
1917 7 0 7
1918 11 0 11
1919 8 0 8
1920 13 0 13
1921 22 0 22
1922 11 0 11
1923 11 0 11
1924 7 0 7
1925 9 0 9
1926 9 0 9
1927 9 0 9
1928 6 0 6
1929 8 0 8
1930 6 0 6
1931 8 0 8
1932 6 0 6
1933 11 0 11
1937 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1944 5 0 5
1946 10 0 10
1947 5 0 5
1948 7 0 7
1950 6 0 6
1956 6 0 6
1957 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1985 8 0 8
1988 5 0 5
1989 6 0 6
1995 6 0 6
1998 9 0 9
1999 5 0 5
2000 9 0 9
2002 7 0 7
2003 6 0 6
2004 11 0 11
2005 9 0 9
2006 13 0 13
2007 10 0 10
2008 7 0 7
2009 10 0 10
2010 8 0 8
2011 15 0 15
2012 9 0 9
2013 9 0 9
2014 24 0 24
2015 16 0 16
2016 17 0 17
2017 20 0 20

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Popularity of Hays as a last name

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Common last names for Hays

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hays U.S.
  White 91.57% 64.26%
  African American 3.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hays

People with the last name Hays are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hays

  • How Popular is the name Hays? Hays is the 14,829th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hays was the 1,021st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hays have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 583 babies born with the first name Hays in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hays 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 Hays? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hays first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hays is Saturday, January 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Hays born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hays was in 1916 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Hays Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hays is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Hays: Your name in reverse order is Syah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sayh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hays? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,191 people with the last name Hays.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hays? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Hays as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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