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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.

Gay has 3 variant forms: Gae, Gai and Gaye.

Gay is also pronounced similarly to Gaea and Gaia. Other suggested similar baby names are Bay, Cay, Day, Fay, GG, Gaby, Gal, Gia, Jay, Kay, May and Ray.

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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).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Gay name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Gay with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Gay name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Gay outside U.S.


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