What does Bailey mean?
Bailey \ba(i)-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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Bay.
Bailey has 1 feminine form: Cayla.
Bailey is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#60 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity 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)