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Bayley (girl)

What does Bayley mean?

Bayley Pronunciation of Bayley [bay-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bayley) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Bayley is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Bayley is an alternate form of Bailey (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english, berry (tree).


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

Creative forms:
(female) Barley, Biley, ..

(male) Bayce, Baykey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bayley Kacie (B.K.), ..

How popular is Bayley?

Bayley is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#15154 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bayley was first listed in 1995 and reached its top position of #1204 in the U.S. in the year 1997, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bailey (#108 last year), Baylee (#406), Bailee (#552), Bayleigh (#1066), Baylie, Baily, Baileigh, Bailie and Baleigh are the prominent varying forms of Bayley. Adoption of these relations of Bayley was common in the year 1998 (adoption of 0.44%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.27%, 38.2%). Bailey has been the most well-known version, though Bailee has become popular as well over time.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Bayley is pronounced similarly to Baila, Beyla, Bilee, Billee, Billey, Billy and Byla. Other suggested similar names are Barbey, Belle, Bradley, Braylee, Briley, Brylee, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Cailey, Caley, Calley, Carley, Caycey (see Casey), Caylee, Caylen, Cayley, Caysey, Dayle, Earley, Gayle, Gaylen (see Gayle), Hadley, Haeley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Harley, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley, Jaylee, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kaycey, Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kaylen, Kayley, Kaylley, Kaysey, Keyley, Kyley, Layney, Marley, Maydey (see Maida), Railey, Raley, Rawley, Rayney, Ryley, Salley, Talley, Tayler and Valley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bayley.

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