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Boy Names Starting with Jay-

Jay- baby names and what they mean, with 17 results. Jay- names are used more often as masculine names. Usage of these boy names was at its peak in 2011 (USAGE OF 1.23%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.79%, 36%), with names like Jaydon becoming less fashionable. Jayce (#147) and Jayson (#466) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, while Jaycox (TOP 14%) and Jaynes (4%) are conventional Jay- last names.

Jay- names

Jay - Jayvon

Jason and variants

Jayson1, Jaysen1, Jayce1, Jay1
Forms of Jason. From Greek, Hebrew words. "Healer; the Lord is salvation." Jaysean is also a slightly prominent kid's name.

Jacob and variants

Jayme1, Jay2
Forms of Jacob. Based on Hebrew. "He who supplants." Popular as last names. Compare Jayme (UPPER 38%) and common surnames Jame (UPPER 47%), Jaume (79%), with the -me suffix.

Jay and variants

Jay3, var. Jayronn, Jayron, Jaye
Origin fr. Latin language. "Blue crested bird." Usage of Jayronn and forms was elevated 6 decades ago and is now reduced, with Jay becoming somewhat outmoded.


Var. of Jace. Origin fr. English, Hebrew words. "The Lord is my salvation." Adoption of Jayce as a baby name in 2018 was down 6.9% compared to 2017. See also Jayme.

Jaycee, var. Jayvee, Jaydee, Jayar
Source fr. American element. Phonetic name based on initials. Not in popularity charts.

Form of Jade. Origin fr. Spanish. .. the semiprecious green stone. Jayne (TOP 6%), Jayme (38%) are common last names. Cross-gender use.

Jaden and variants

Jaydon1, Jayden1
Forms of Jaden. Source fr. American. Somewhat common as baby names, Jayden and Jaydon are comparable to the common Hayden.

Jaydon2, Jayden2
Var. of Jadon. From Hebrew. "Thankful; God will judge." Prominent, with usage of 0.483% for Jayden and Jaydon as boys' names in 2018, though lower than 0.525% the year before.

Jalen and variants

Jaylonn, Jaylon1, Jaylen1, Jaylan1, Jayelen, Jayelan
Var. of Jalen. .. tranquil with a J . Usage of Jaylon and variants soared 12 years ago and is now reduced, with Jaylan going out of style.

Jaylen and variants

Jaylen2, var. Jaylon2, Jaylin, Jaylan2
Derivative of American element. Contemporary blend of Jay and Len .. Jaylen, Jaylon, etc. became less trendy in 2018, dropping on average -73 positions as birth names with Jaylan leading the decline.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jay- names: Jay, Jayce, Jaycen, Jayden, Jaydon

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jay- names: Jaye, Jaylan, Jaylen, Jaylin, Jaylon

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jay- names: Jayme, Jaymes, Jaysen, Jayson, Jayven, Jayvon

Galen and variants

Jaylon3, Jaylen3
Var. of Galen. Root fr. Greek element. "Calm." Jaylen and Jaylon became less popular in 2018, dropping -64 rankings as birth names with Jaylon falling the most.


Var. of Jamie. Derived fr. Latin. "He who supplants." Jayme is unconventional as a men's name, existing often (TOP 38%) as a surname. Unisex name.

James and variants

Jaymie1, Jaymes, Jayme3
Var. of James. Root fr. Hebrew. "He who supplants." Jayme (UPPER 38%) and Jaymes (52%) exist frequently as last names.

Jaymie2, Jayme4
Forms of Jaime. From Spanish, Hebrew elements. "He who supplants." Less used today. Jayme was the version last listed (1999) in the Top 2000.

Jayson and variants

Jayson2, var. Jaysen2, Jaycen
Stems fr. American element. A contemporary form of Jason. Jayson and variants became more trendy in 2018, rising +5 rankings as baby names with Jayson leading the upswing.

Javan and variants

Jayvon1, Jayvern, Jayven
Var. of Javan. Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Ionian." Jayvern and forms were favored in 2009 and are less conventional today.


Form of Ja-. Root fr. American element. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Jayvon is popular as a baby name compared to other variant forms.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Jay- names for boys.

1. Jay - Jayvon
Jason [Jay, Jayce, Jayson, Jaysen], Jacob [Jay, Jayme], Jay [Jaye, Jayron, Jayronn], Jace [Jayce], Jaycee [Jayar, Jayvee, Jaydee], Jade [Jayde], Jaden [Jaydon, Jayden], Jadon [Jaydon, Jayden], Jalen [Jaylon, Jaylen, Jaylan, Jaylonn, Jayelen, Jayelan], Jaylen [Jaylon, Jaylin, Jaylan], Galen [Jaylon, Jaylen], Jamie [Jayme], James [Jayme, Jaymie, Jaymes], Jaime [Jayme, Jaymie], Jayson [Jaysen, Jaycen], Javan [Jayvon, Jayven, Jayvern], Ja- [Jayvon]

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