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).
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.