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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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Bay.
There is 1 feminine form of Bailey: Cayla.
Bailey is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#60 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bailey for boys (2015 statistics).
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