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Baily (girl)

What does Baily mean?

Baily Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, berry (tree).


Baily has 15 variants: Bailee, Bailei, Baileigh, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baleigh, Bali, Bayla, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayley, Baylie and Bayly.

Creative forms:
(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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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