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What does Hayes mean?

Hayes Pronunciation of 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 Ha-, old english




(male) Hales, ..

(female) Hayesa, ..

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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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hayes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hayes outside U.S.

Which version is better?

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hayes, Hays, Hazen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hayes and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hayes is pronounced similarly to Hawes, Haws, Hoyce, Huges and Hughes. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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