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Origin & Meaning

The name Bailey is of English origin.

The meaning of Bailey is "bailiff, law enforcer".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 104  in baby name popularity for girls with 2929 occurrences.  It ranked 1308 in popular baby names for boys with 133 occurrences. 

View the Bailey Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Bailey has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Bailey to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Bailey include Bailee, Baileigh, Bailie, Baily, Baleigh, Baley, Baliegh, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayli, Baylie.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bailey in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bailey.

Just for fun, see the name Bailey in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bailey in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.