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What does Bayly mean?

Bayly Pronunciation of Bayly [bay-ly] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bayly) has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Bayly is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Bayly is an alternate spelling of Bailey (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, clearing (meadow)


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


(male) Boly, ..

(female) Bayda, ..

Bayly Marek (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bayly?

Bayly is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#31848 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Bayly (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bailey (#1503 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Bayley, Baily and Baylee. These relations of Bayly were popular as birth names 18 years ago (AVERAGE #1275) and have become much less conventional since, with the version Bailey falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

Bayly is pronounced similarly to Bala, Balu and Billy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bailby (see Balbo), Bald, Bale, Barny, Barry, Baxley, Baxly, Bay, Baylen, Bayler, Baylor, Bayne, Bayou, Bayrd, Bazyli, Beasly, Birly, Bly, Bosly, Bradly, Branly, Brauly, Brawly, Brily (see Briley), Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Brynly, Byll, Caily, Carly, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Manly, Marly, Oakly, Pauly, Radly, Rawly, Wadly and Wally. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bayly.

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