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".
Related girl name: Cayla.
Bailey has 1 masculine form: Bay.Kreatif forms: Baibe, Baileybe, Bebailey. [more]
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)
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)
Baylee (#361 in recent rankings), Bailee (#560), Cayla, Bayleigh and Baylie are the prominent varying forms of Bailey (#104 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Bailey was widespread among parents in 1997 (median #552) and is somewhat lower today (#670, ▼26.5%), with the version Cayla falling out of style. Baylee, Bailee and Bailey are three of the more chic girl names among these.
Thinking of names?
Bailey▲ is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billy▼ and Billye▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailey, Barbey, Basile, Bazile, Belle▼, Bradley, Bridey, Briley▼, Brily, Briney, Brinley▲, Bryley, 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.