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What does Baily mean?

Baily Pronunciation of Baily as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Baily) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Baily is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Baily is a variant form of Bailey (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, clearing (meadow)


VARIANTS Bayly, Bayley, Baylee, Baley, Baillie, Baillee, Bailie, Baileigh, Bailee


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How popular is Baily?

Baily is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#11371 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Baily was first listed in 1996 and reached its top rank of #1753 in the U.S. in 1999, but is not ranked currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Baily ranked in the Top 2000 are Bailey (#1386 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Baylee and Bayley. Other variants, like Baley, are seldom used. These forms of Baily were popular with parents in the year 1997 (AVERAGE #1275) and have become significantly less common since, with the version Bailey becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baily, Bailey, Baylee, Bayley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Baily is pronounced similarly to Bala, Balu and Billy. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bailby (see Balbo), Bailer, Bailor, Bain, Baird, Bald, Bale, Barny, Barry, Basil, Basile, Baxley, Baxly, Bay, Bazil, Beasly, Bill, Birly, Bly, Bosly, Bradly, Braidy, Branly, Brauly, Brawly, Briley, Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Bryly (see Briley), Caily, Carly, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Manly, Marly, Oakly, Pauly, Radly, Rawly, Vasily, Wadly and Wally. These names tend to be more frequently used than Baily.

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