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What does Bayley mean?

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


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, clearing (meadow)


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




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How popular is Bayley?

Bayley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#15154 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bayley entered the list in 1996 and reached its highest position of #1701 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Bayley are Bailey (#1386 A YEAR AGO), Baily and Baylee. These relations of Bayley reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (MEDIAN #1275) and have become significantly less popular since.

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

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

Similar Names

Bayley is pronounced similarly to Bala, Balu and Billy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bailer, Bale, Barcley, Barkley, Barney, Barrey, Bartley, Baxlea (see Baxley), Baxlee, Baxley, Baxly, Baylen, Bayler, Bayless, Baylor, Beale, Bealle, Beasley, Bille, Birley, Bly, Bosley, Bradley, Branley, Brawley, Braylen, Briley, Brylee, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Burley, Byll, Byrley, Cailey, Caley, Carley, Caycey, Cayle, Cayleb, Dailey, Dawley, Dayle, Daylen, Earley, Farley, Gayle, Gayler, Hadley, Hagley, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Hayle, Hayley, Jaylen, Kaley, Kayle, Kayleb, Kayley, Manley, Marley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Raylen, Ryley, Wadley, Warley, Waylen and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bayley.

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