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Girl Names Ending with -ay

Ay ending baby names and what they mean, with 65 results. Usage of these girl names was at its highest a century ago (USAGE OF 0.5%) and is now much reduced (USAGE 0.03%, 94.5%), with names like May becoming somewhat outmoded. Athay (TOP 65%) and Zboray (73%) are popular -ay last names. Here is the list of -ay names for boys.

-ay names

Adoray - Dashay | Day - Loveday | Lyndsay - Sharday | Shauntay - Vevay

Adoray - Dashay

Form of Adora. From Greek, Old German, Latin. "A gift; beloved; adored." Adorah is a marginally favored girl's name. See also Adra.

Var. of Anastasia. Root fr. Greek language. "Resurrection." Unconventional, but Anastay is comparable to popular last names Allaway (UPPER 35%), Aday (12%), with the -ay suffix.


Form of Annemae. Combined form of Ann and May. A slightly quaint baby name. See also Annimae.

Var. of Ashanti. Source fr. Ghanaian element. .. Today, names associated with the empire .. Not in Top 2000.

Form of Ashley. Derivative of Old English language. "Ash meadow." Not that popular as a girls' name. See also Asela.

Origin fr. Old French, Latin languages. "Berry." Gender-neutral name. Bay is seldom used as a girls' name.

Form of Carondelet. Geography name .. Rather uncommon as a children's name.

Form of Cassidy. Based on Irish, Gaelic language. "Curly-headed." Compare last names Cassaday (TOP 25%), Cassiday (26%).

Catherine and variants

Kay1, Cay1
Forms of Catherine. Origin fr. Greek. "Pure." Kay (TOP 1%) and Cay (35%) occur commonly as last names.

Kay2, Cay2
Var. of Katherine. Stems fr. Greek language. "Pure." Cay and variants grew in popularity in the 1940s, but now, Kay has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ay names: Annamay, Chantay, Kay


Var. of Chante. From French. "To sing." Chantay is frequently occurring (TOP 89%) as a first name. See also Chandy.

Shantay, Chauntay, Chantay2
Var. of Chantal. From Old French element. "Stone." Less common today. Chantay was the variant last found (1960-1969) in the Top 2000.

Chardonnay, var. Chardonay
Name of the grape and the .. Not in popularity charts.

Var. of Cha-. From American element. Combination of the Cha and Che .. Chenay is not a Top 2000 name. See also Chyna.

Sheray, Cheray
Var. of Sherry. Origin fr. English, French languages. "Dear." Scarce as baby names, but Cheray and Sheray are comparable to the more familiar Ciera.

Var. of Claramae. Root fr. English. A compound form of Clara with .. Outside Top 2000.

Kourtenay, Kortnay, Courtnay, Courtenay, Cortenay
Var. of Courtney. From Old French word. "Domain of Curtius." Kourtenay and variants were not Top birth names in 2018.

Form of Dana. Root fr. Old English word. "From Denmark." Not in Top 2000. See also Dani.

Donnay, Dinay, Denay, Danay2
Forms of Danae. Based on Greek word. .. the mother of Perseus by Zeus. Dafnay and Donay are creative variations.

Var. of Da-. Based on American word. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Dashay is uncommon as a birth name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ay names for girls.

1. Adoray - Dashay
Adora [Adoray], Anastasia [Anastay], Annemae [Annamay], Ashanti [Ashantay], Ashley [Ashlay], Bay, Carondelet [Carondalay], Cassidy [Casseday], Catherine [Kay, Cay], Katherine [Kay, Cay], Chante [Chantay], Chantal [Shantay, Chantay, Chauntay], Chardonnay [Chardonay], Cha- [Chenay], Sherry [Sheray, Cheray], Claramae [Claramay], Courtney [Kortnay, Courtnay, Kourtenay, Courtenay, ..], Dana [Danay], Danae [Denay, Dinay, Danay, Donnay], Da- [Dashay]

Day, Desiree [Deziray, Desiray, Deseray], De- [Deshay], Dorsey [Dorsay], Ellamae [Ellamay], Esme [Esmay], Faith [Fay], Fay [Fay], Gae [Gay], Gay, Holiday [Holliday, Holladay], Haidee [Hyday], Isla [Islay], Janae [Jenay, Jennay, Jeanay, ..], Jay, Johnna [Jonay], Kay, La- [Laray, Laday], Lindsay [Linsay, Lyndsay], Love [Loveday]

Lyndsey [Lyndsay], Maia [May], Mary [May], May, Mckayla [Mckay], Monet [Monay], Ramsay, Renee [Renay, Ranay], Renata [Ranay, Rennay], Ray, Rae [Ray], Rachel [Ray], Ronni [Ronay], Rosae [Rosay], Sha- [Sharay, Shanay], Shanae [Shanay], Shantelle [Shantay], Shanti [Shantay], Cherie [Sharay], Sharde [Sharday]

Shawna [Shawntay, Shauntay], Shea [Shay], Shera [Sheray], Tuesday, Vivian [Vevay]

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