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Meaning and name origin

Jaye \ja-ye\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jaye), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jaye is "blue crested bird". Jaye is a variant of Jay (Latin): also a medieval name possibly from Gaius (Latin) "happy"; also pet form of names beginning with J- (see also Dee and Kay).


Jaye has 4 variant forms: Jae, Jaya, Jeh, Jey.


Jaye is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3170 out of 4276, Top 74%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#31780 out of 88799, Top 36%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jaye and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Jaya. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jaye and related baby names in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jaya outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jaye is also pronounced similarly to Ja-, Joie, Joy, Joya and Joye. Other suggested similar baby names are Caye, Faye, Gaye, Jade, Jane, Jayde, Jayel, Jayme, Jayne, Kaye, Maye and Raye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jaye.