What does Bailey mean?
Bailey /bai-ley/ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Bay.
Bailey has 1 feminine form: Cayla.Kreatif forms: Baikey, Balley, Bialey. [more]
How popular is Bailey?
Bailey is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#66 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Bailey for boys. Bailey reached its apex position of #151 in the U.S. in the year 1997, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Thinking of names?
Bailey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Bala, Balu and Billy▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Bailby, Bailer, Bailor, Bale, Barcley, Barkley, Barney▼, Barrey, Bartley, Basile, Baxlea, Baxlee, Baxley, Baxly, Baylen, Bayler, Beale, Bealle, Beasley, Beiler, Bill▼, Bille, Birley, Bly, Bosley, Bradley▲, Branley, Brawley, Briley, Brily, Brinley, Bryley, Burley▼, Byrley, Caile, Cailey, Caily, Caley, Carley, Daicey, Daile, Dailey, Daily, Daley, Dawley, Earley, Farley, Gaile, Hadley, Hagley, Hailey, Halley, Hanley, Harley▼, Hawley, Hayley, Jaimey, Kaile, Kaley, Kayley, Kiley, Manley▼, Marley, Nailer, Oakley▲, Paisley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Riley▲, Vaile and Warley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bailey.