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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 almost as widespread today (usage 0.95%, 23%), but with names like Jaydon becoming less fashionable. Jayce (#132), Jayden (#20) and Jayson (#407) are three 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

Jay and variantsJay1, var. Jaye, Jayron, Jayronn
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.

Jason and variantsJay2, Jayce1, Jaysen1, Jayson1
Forms of Jason. From Greek, Hebrew words. "Healer; the Lord is salvation." Jaysean is also a slightly prominent kid's name.

Jacob and variantsJay3, Jayme1
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.

Var. of Jace. Origin fr. English, Hebrew words. "The Lord is my salvation." Adoption of Jayce as a baby name in 2015 was up 15.3% compared to 2014. See also Jayme.

Jaycee, var. Jayar, Jaydee, Jayvee
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 variantsJayden1, Jaydon1
Forms of Jaden. Source fr. American. Usage of Jaydon as a baby name has diminished since 2007.

Jayden2, Jaydon2
Var. of Jadon. From Hebrew. "Thankful; God will judge." Jayden is a contemporarily stylish form.

Jalen and variantsJayelan, Jayelen, Jaylan1, Jaylen1, Jaylon1, Jaylonn
Var. of Jalen. .. tranquil with a J . Usage of Jaylon and variants soared 9 years ago and is now reduced, with Jaylan going out of style.

Jaylen and variantsJaylen2, var. Jaylan2, Jaylin, Jaylon2
Derivative of American element. Contemporary blend of Jay and Len .. Jaylen, Jaylon, etc. became less trendy in 2015, dropping on average -40 positions as birth names with Jaylin 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 variantsJaylen3, Jaylon3
Var. of Galen. Root fr. Greek element. "Calm." Jaylen and Jaylon became less popular in 2015, dropping -64 rankings as birth names with Jaylon falling the most.

Jaime and variantsJayme2, Jaymie1
Forms of Jaime. From Spanish, Hebrew elements. "He who supplants." Less used today. Jayme was the version last listed (1999) in the Top 2000.

James and variantsJayme3, Jaymes, Jaymie2
Var. of James. Root fr. Hebrew. "He who supplants." Jayme (upper 38%) and Jaymes (52%) exist frequently as last names.

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.

Jayson and variantsJayson2, var. Jaycen, Jaysen2
Stems fr. American element. A contemporary form of Jason. Jayson and variants became less trendy last year, falling -449 rankings as baby names with Jaycen dropping the most.

Javan and variantsJayven, Jayvern, Jayvon1
Var. of Javan. Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Ionian." Jayvern and forms were favored in 2009 and are almost as common now.

Form of Ja-. Root fr. American element. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Jayvon is a Top 2000 baby name.

Quick Reference

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

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

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