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What does Bailey mean?

Bailey /bai-ley/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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".

Associated with: old english, berry (tree)

Variations

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

Related girl name: Cayla.

Bailey has 1 masculine form: Bay.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Barley, Beley, ..

(male) Baikey, Bailin, ..

How popular is Bailey?

Bailey is a very prominent first name for women (#1836 out of 4276, Top 43%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#66 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Bailey for girls. Bailey entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #60 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is presently at #104. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bailey name in U.S.

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

Baylee (#361 in recent rankings), Bailee (#560), Bayleigh (#1013), Cayla (#1448), Baileigh (#1984), Bayley, Baylie, Baleigh, Bailie and Baily are the prominent varying forms of Bailey (#104 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Bailey was widespread among parents in 1998 (median #1113) and is somewhat lower today (#1406, 37%), with the version Cayla going out of style. Baylee, Bayleigh and Bailee are three of the more chic girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bailey, Bailee, Baileigh, Bailie, Baily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baleigh, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayley, Baylie, Cayla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE BAILEY

Bailey is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billy and Billye. Other suggested similar names are Ailey, Barbey, Basile, Bazile, Belle, Bradley, Bridey, Briley, Brily, Briney, Brinley, Bryley (see Briley), Cailen, Cailey, Caisey, Caitey, Caley, Calley, Carley, Cayley, Daile, Daisey, Earley, Eiley, Emiley, Gaile, Hadley, Haeley, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Haily, Haley, Halley, Harley, Hayley, Jaimey, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailee, Kailey, Kaitey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kayley, Kiley, Laicey, Laidey, Laily, Lainey, Laisey, Maicey, Maisey, Marley, Paisley, Railey, Rainey, Raley, Rawley, Riley, Saidey, Salley, Talley and Valley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bailey.


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