What does Bayly mean?
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).
1 more alternative form via Bailey: Bail.Creative forms:
(male) Bealy, Boly, ..
(female) Bayda, Bayde, .. Middle name pairings:
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?with its source form and related boy names. 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)
Bayly is pronounced similarly to Bala, Balu and Billy▼. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.