What does Baily mean?
Baily [bai-ly] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Baily) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Baily is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Baily is a variant form of Bailey (Old English): occupational name.
(female) Bely, Boly, ..
(male) Baico, Bailo, .. Middle name pairings:
Baily Camila (B.C.), ..
How popular is Baily?
Baily is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11371 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Baily entered the list in 1997 and reached its highest position of #1670 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Bailey (#108 from recent data), Baylee (#406), Bailee (#552), Bayleigh (#1066), Bayley, Baylie, Baileigh, Bailie and Baleigh are the popular alternative forms of Baily appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Baillie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Baily was widespread among parents in the year 1998 (median #1168) and is somewhat lower today (#1413, 38% less usage). Bailey has been the most prominent, though Bailee has grown trendy as well over time.
Baily is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Bilee, Billa, Billey, Billi, Billy, Billye and Byla. Other recommended names are Bamby, Barby, Barry, Basile, Bauby, Bay, Bazile, Bradly, Bridy, Briley, Brily, Briny, Bryly (see Briley), Cally, Carly▼, Daly, Eily, Emily, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Harly, Kally, Kaly, Karly, Laily, Lally, Lily▲, Mally, Pauly, Sally▼, Tally, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be more frequently used than Baily.See names in meaning and etymology.