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Meaning and name origin

Bay \bay\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bay). Geography name: an indentation of land in a coastline. Also generally a short form of Bailey, although it is sometimes used as an independent given name.

For more information, see also the related boy name Bayard.


Bay is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5170 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bay and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Bailey. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bailey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bay is also pronounced similarly to Bayou, Beau, Bo, Boe and Bow. Other suggested similar baby names are Ban, Bar, Bat, Bax, Baz, Bly, Bray, Day, Fay, Gay, Jay, Kay, Ray, Tay and Way. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bay.