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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 "happy". A surname in the Middle Ages. Has declined in usage as a given name due to its general appropriation as a term denoting homosexuality.
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Popularity of Gay
Gay is a very popular first name for females (#795 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#774 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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