What does Jay mean?
Also possibly from the Latin name Gaius meaning "happy". May also be from use as a nickname for names beginning with J-, such as in short form of names like Jason and Jacob. Jay and Jai are also Sanskrit names meaning "victory". Mythology: Jay is the name of various deities in Hindu classical writings. Use may have been inspired by the first Chief of the American Supreme Court, John Jay. Financier Jay Gould; comedian Jay Leno; author Jay McInerney; actors Jaye Davidson, Jay Mohr.
Jay▼ has 38 more related forms via Gaius, Jacob, Jason: Cai, Caio, Cob, Iago, Jaap, Jace▲, Jacen, Jack, Jacko, Jacky, Jaco, Jacoby▲, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob▼, Jakov, Jakub, James▼, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamsey, Jase▲, Jasen, Jasin, Jasun, Jayce▲, Jayme, Jaysen, Jayson▲, Jeb, Jim▼, Kay▼, Kaye, Keye and Keys.
Jay has 1 feminine form: Jae.Kreatif forms:
(male) Jaly, Riy, ..
(female) Jabi, Jayjo, ..
How popular is Jay?
Jay is a very popular first name for men (#152 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3349 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Jay for boys. Jay reached its apex position of #86 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #372 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Jacob (#4 from current records), James (#9), Jack (#41), Jace (#68), Jason (#75), Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Jake (#190), Jaylen (#318), Jayson (#393), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468), Jacoby (#593), Jamie (#786), Jai (#1026), Jacen (#1227), Jaysen (#1445), Jasen (#1550), Jakub (#1623), Jim, Kaye, Jeb, Kay, Jamey, Jacky, Jakeb, Jakie, Jaye and Jayme are the prominent varying forms of Jay (#372 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jay reached its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 6.4%) and is somewhat less today (usage 3.4%, down 46.3%), with versions such as Jason falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Jace, Jase, Jayce, Jai, Jayson and Jacoby.
Jay▼ is pronounced similarly to Ja-, Je-, Joao, Joe▼ and Joey▼. Other recommended names are Bay, Day, Fay▼, Gay, Jacy, Jak, Jan▼, Jaq, Jary, Jax▲, Ray▼, Tay and Way. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jay.