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Bayly (girl)

What does Bayly mean?

Bayly Pronunciation of Bayly [bay-ly] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Bayly) is of Old English derivation, and Bayly means "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Bayly is a version of Bailey (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english, berry (tree).


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

Creative forms:
(female) Barly, Bely, ..

(male) Baydo, Bayke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bayly Melissa (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bayly?

Bayly is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#31848 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bailey (#108 last year), Baylee (#406), Bailee (#552), Bayleigh (#1066), Bayley, Baylie, Baily, Baileigh, Bailie and Baleigh are the popular varying forms of Bayly (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Bayly were favored as baby names in the year 1998 (usage of 0.4%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.3%, 38.2% less). Bailey is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Baylee appears to be gaining favor too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bailee, Baileigh, Bailey, Bailie, Baily 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

Bayly is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Billa, Billey, Billi, Billy, Billye and Byla. Other suggested similar names are Bamby, Barby, Barry, Bauby, Bay, Bradly, Brily, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Cally, Carly, Daly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Harly, Kally, Kaly, Karly, Laily, Lally, Mally, Pauly, Sally, Tally, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bayly.

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