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What does Hays mean?

Hays Pronunciation of Hays [hays] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Hays is "hedged area". Hays is an alternate spelling of Hayes (Old English): American President Rutherford B.

Associated with: old english.


Creative forms:
(male) Hanys, Harys, ..

(female) Hasah, Hasi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hays Camdyn (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hays?

Hays is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#964 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hays reached its peak position of #1754 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Hays appearing in the Top 2000 is Hayes (#539 in 2015). These relations of Hays are at the apex of their popularity presently (average #1269). Hayes is the most trendy boy name in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Hays is alike in pronunciation to Hawes, Haws, Hoyce and Huges. Other recommended names are Hadi, Hai, Haig, Haim, Hako, Hal, Hale, Hali, Hall, Halsy, Ham, Han, Hani, Hank, Hanns, Hans, Hansl, Hanss, Hany, Hari, Harm, Hart, Harv, Hawk, Haydn, Hayim, Hayle, Hoyt, Hy, Keys, Mays, Otys, Rhys, Shays and Talys. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hays.

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