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, 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).
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).
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.