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What does Jae mean?

Jae \jae\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jae) is pronounced jay. It is of American and Latin origin, and the meaning of Jae is "blue crested bird". Feminine variant of Jay. Also used as a prefix in blended names.


Jae has 12 variants: Jaelana, Jaeleah, Jaeleen, Jaelyn, Jaena, Jaenelle, Jaenette, Jaya, Jaylee, Jayleen, Jaylene and Jaylynn.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ja-.

Jae has 10 more different forms via Jay: Jalin, Jaline, Jaycie, Jaye, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylan, Jeh, Jey and Jeyla.


Jae is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2949 out of 4276, Top 69%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#86992 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jaelyn (#641 the previous year), Jaycie, Jayla (#209), Jaylah (#358), Jaylee (#696), Jayleen (#416), Jaylene (#795) and Jaylynn (#675) are the prominent varying forms of Jae (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in the year 2011 (usage of 0.468%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4013%, down 14.3%). The trendier baby names in this compilation are Jayla (#209), Jaylah (#358), Jaylee (#696), Jayleen (#416) and Jaylynn (#675). Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jae and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jaelyn, Jaycie, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylee, Jayleen, Jaylene, Jaylynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jae and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jae is pronounced similarly to Je-, Joey, Joi, Joie, Joy and Joye. Other suggested similar baby names are Fae, Gae, Jade, Jael, Jan, Jane, Jas, Jo, Mae and Rae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jae.