What does Hayes mean?
Hayes [hayes] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hayes is "hedged area". American President Rutherford B. Hayes; baseball player Charlie Hayes.
Associated with: old english.
Hayes▲ has 1 variant: Hays.
Related boy name: Hazen.Creative forms:
(male) Hales, Halyes, ..
(female) Hayesa, Hayiza, .. Middle name pairings:
Hayes Duncan (H.D.), ..
How popular is Hayes?
Hayes is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#117 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Hayes reached its top rank of #539 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Hazen and Hays are the prominent varying forms of Hayes (#539 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Hayes is common among parents today (median #1513). Hayes has generally been the top pick of parents.
Hayes▲ is pronounced similarly to Hawes, Haws, Hoyce, Huges and Hughes. Other recommended names are Amyes (see Amyas), Dawes, Eames, Fares, Gaynes, Haden▼, Hagen, Hale, Halen, Haley, Hamel, Hannes, Hanns, Hans▼, Hanss, Hanyel, Harel, Havel, Haven, Hayden, Hayder, Haydn, Hayim, Hayle, Hayley, Hazel▼, Jabes, James▼, Jaymes, Keyes, Mayes, Oakes, Oates, Raynes, Reyes, Sayres and Yates. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hayes.See names in meaning and etymology.