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Bailey meaning and name origin
Bailey \ba(i)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bailey), is pronounced BAY-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bailey is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Place name and transferred use of the surname. Occupational name: in the Middle Ages, a bailiff was a minor official of the law.
Bailey has 11 variant forms: Bail, Bailee, Baileigh, Bailie, Baillee, Baillie, Baily, Baley, Baylee, Bayley and Bayly.
For more information, see also the related name Bay.
Baby names that sound like Bailey are Billy, Paisley, Paley and Bale.
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Popularity of Bailey
Bailey is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#60 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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