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Jay Meaning


What does Jay mean?

The name Jay is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Jay is "jaybird".

It is also of English and Hindi origin, where its meaning is "victory".

Jay is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Jay.

The Given Name Jay

Jay is a refined and simple name.

Chic yet bold, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Jay falls into the bird name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jay Baruchel, Jay Benedict, and Jay Gatsby.

Jay Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 9,534 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences. It ranked 384 in baby name popularity for boys with 845 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 15,093 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences. It ranked 394 in baby name popularity for boys with 805 occurrences.

Want to see how Jay sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Jay Name Popularity Page.

Jay Related Names

Variants of the name Jay include Jae, Jai, Jaye.

Famous Jays

  • Jay Baruchel ~ Actor
  • Jay Benedict ~ Actor
  • Jay Gatsby ~ The Great Gatsby character
  • Jay Leno ~ Actor
  • Jay R. Ferguson ~ Actor
  • Jay Simpson ~ Actor

Jay Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Jay.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Jay are often assertive and sophisticated but most of all they are read more >>

Jay Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jay.

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