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Gay Meaning


What does Gay mean?

The name Gay is of English origin.

The meaning of Gay is "happy, also american slang for homosexual".

Gay is used as both a boys and girls name.

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

The Given Name Gay

Gay is a diminutive of Gabriel. See Gabriel for further details.

Chic and appealing, it is a name considered by many parents.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Wrap it up and take it home, Gay may just be the name you're looking for.

Gay Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, less than 5 girls were given the name. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before less than 5 girls were given the name. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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

Gay Related Names

Gay is a diminutive of Gabriel.

Variants of the name Gay include Gae, Gaye.

Famous Gays

    Gay Numerology

    What will your new littleGay be like?

    It may all be in the numbers.

    The numbers that make up your child's name.

    Numerology may give you some insight.

    Children named Gay are often lovable and flowery but most of all they are read more >>

    Gay Name Fun

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

    Then just follow the diagram below.

    Be creative with the name Gay.

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