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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".
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) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#60 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bailey for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bailey and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bailee, Bailey, Baylee, Bayleigh and Cayla. (2014 statistics).
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