Bailey meaning, girlBailey (girl)

Rate Bailey: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Bailey | Add to list (0)

Meaning and name origin

Bailey \ba(i)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Bailey), is pronounced BAY-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bailey is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Occupational name. Initial popularity of Bailey was due to a character in the 1980s television series "WKRP in Cincinnati".


Bailey has 16 variant forms: Bailee, Bailei, Baileigh, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Baleigh, Bali, Bayla, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayley, Baylie and Bayly.

For more information, see also the related girl name Cayla.

There is 1 masculine form of Bailey: Bay.


Bailey is a very popular first name for females (#1836 out of 4276, Top 43%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#60 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bailey for girls. Bailey reached its highest rank of #60 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bailey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bailey outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bailey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bailey (#104), Baylee (#361), Bailee (#560), Cayla, Bayleigh and Baylie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bailee, Bailey, Baylee, Bayleigh, Baylie, Cayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bailee, Bailey, Baylee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bailey is also pronounced similarly to Baila, Bilee, Billey and Billy. Other suggested similar baby names are Cailey, Hailey, Kailey and Railey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bailey.