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Gay meaning and name origin
Gay \gay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gay), is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Gay is "glad, lighthearted". A surname in the Middle Ages. Has delined in usage as a given name due to its general appropriation as a term denoting homosexuality.
Gay has 3 variant forms: Gae, Gai and Gaye.
Baby names that sound like Gay are Kay and Cay.
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Popularity of Gay
Gay is a very popular first name for women (#795 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#774 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Gay for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Gay with its variant forms and related girl baby names.