What does Bail mean?
Bail [bail] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the name Bail means "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification; valley". Bail is an alternate form of Bailey (Old English). Bail is also a variation of Vail (Old English): place name.
Bail has 1 variant: Bale.Creative forms:
(male) Baril, Beail, ..
(female) Baia, Baru, .. Middle name pairings:
Bail Asa (B.A.), ..
How popular is Bail?
Bail is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#21176 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Bailey (#1503 last year), Baily, Baylee and Bayley are the popular related forms of Bail (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Bail was more pronounced in 1997 (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly lower since, with the version Bailey becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Bail is alike in pronunciation to Beal, Beale, Beall, Bealle, Bell, Bill▼, Bille, Buel, Buell, Buhl and Byll. Other suggested similar names are Amil, Axil, Bailby (see Balbo), Bailer, Bailor, Bain, Baird, Bake, Bala, Bald, Balu, Ban, Bane, Bank, Bar, Bard, Bari, Baris, Barr, Bart▼, Basil▼, Basile, Basim, Bat, Bax, Baxly, Bay, Baz, Bazil, Berl, Bid, Blain, Blair▼, Boid, Brain, Brasil, Brazil, Bri, Brik, Brily (see Briley), Brit, Burl▼, Danil, Egil, Emil▼, Fadil, Fazil, Gail▼, Galil, Gil, Hamil, Jalil, Kahil, Kail, Kalil, Kamil, Nabil, Neil▼, Phil▼, Sahil, Sail, Savil, Trail and Wil. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bail.See names in meaning and etymology.