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 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).
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.