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Bailey 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 name Cayla.
Baby names that sound like Bailey are Baila, Billy, Bilee, Paisley and Billey.
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Popularity of Bailey
Bailey is a very popular first name for women (#1836 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#60 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Bailey for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Bailey with its variant forms and related girl baby names.