Clay - Meaning Of Clay, What Does Clay Mean?

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Clay Meaning


What does Clay mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Clay is of English origin.

The meaning of Clay is "moist earth".  

Clay is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Clay.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 722 in baby name popularity for boys with 319 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


Clay is a diminutive (nickname) of Clayton.

Clay falls into the name categories celestial, gem or mineral.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Clay Aiken.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Clay in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Clay 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 Clay in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Clay Numerology page.

Clay Numerology
Clay in Hieroglyhics
Clay in Nautical Flags
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.

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