What does Bayley mean?
Bayley [bay-ley] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bayley) is of Old English derivation, and the name Bayley means "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Bayley is a variant form of Bailey (Old English).
1 more related form via Bailey: Bail.Creative forms:
(male) Basley, Booley, ..
(female) Bayber, Bayle, .. Middle name pairings:
Bayley Theron (B.T.), ..
How popular is Bayley?
Bayley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#15154 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bayley entered the list in 1996 and reached its highest position of #1701 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Bayley are Bailey (#1503 a year ago), Baily and Baylee. These relations of Bayley reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1275) and have become significantly less popular since.
Bayley is pronounced similarly to Bala, Balu and Billy▼. Other suggested similar names are Bailer, Bale, Barcley, Barkley, Barney▼, Barrey, Bartley, Baxlea (see Baxley), Baxlee, Baxley, Baxly, Baylen, Bayler, Bayless, Baylor▲, Beale, Bealle, Beasley, Bille, Birley, Bly, Bosley, Bradley▼, Branley, Brawley, Braylen▲, Briley, Brylee, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Burley, Byll, Byrley, Cailey, Caley, Carley, Caycey, Cayle, Cayleb, Dailey, Dawley, Dayle, Daylen, Earley, Farley, Gayle▼, Gayler, Hadley, Hagley, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Harley▼, Hawley, Hayle, Hayley, Jaylen, Kaley, Kayle, Kayleb, Kayley, Manley, Marley▲, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Raylen, Ryley, Wadley, Warley, Waylen and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bayley.See names in meaning and etymology.