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What does Baillie mean?

Baillie Pronunciation of Baillie as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Baillie) has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Baillie is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Baillie is an alternate form of Bailey (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH Ba-, -lie, old english, clearing (meadow)


VARIANTS Bayly, Bayley, Baylee, Baley, Baily, Baillee, Bailie, Baileigh, Bailee




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How popular is Baillie?

Baillie is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#16673 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Bailey (#1503 LAST YEAR), Baily, Baylee and Bayley are the prominent alternative forms of Baillie (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These forms of Baillie were favored in the year 1997 (AVERAGE #1275) and have become much less common since, with the form Bailey becoming less fashionable. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bailey, Baily, Baylee, Bayley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bailey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Baillie is alike in pronunciation to Billie and Billy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Allie, Bailby (see Balbo), Bailer, Bailor, Bairre, Balbi, Baldie, Bale, Ballbo, Barklie, Barlowe, Barnie, Barrie, Bartle, Basile, Basilic (see Basil), Basilie (see Basil), Basilio, Baxlee, Baxlie, Bazyli, Bealle, Beaslie (see Beasley), Beirnie, Bentlie, Berklie, Bill, Bille, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Birnie, Blakelie, Bradlie, Braidie, Branlie, Brantlie (see Brand), Braulie (see Brawley), Brawlie, Brilie (see Briley), Brinlee, Burlie, Collie, Earlie, Fairlie, Farlie, Finlie, Gaille, Ghillie, Gillbie (see Gilby), Gridlie, Hallie, Harlie, Hillie, Jaillin, Jaimie, Miltie, Ollie, Paulie, Rollie, Sollie, Tullie, Wallie, Wilkie, Willie and Willkie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Baillie.

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