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Gay meaning and name origin
Gay \gay\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gay), is a variant of Gaylord (Old French) and Gaynor (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Gay is "lively, high-spirited; son of the fair-skinned one".
The baby name Gay sounds like Kay and Guy. Other similar baby names are Bay, Day, Fay, Gaby, Gab, Gad, Gal, Gary, Gray, Jay, Ray, Tay and Way.
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Popularity of Gay
Gay is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#774 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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