Bailey

Bailey - A unique female name



  Oct 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bailey, meaning law enforcer, bailiff, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1980 on position #2918. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bailey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bailey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bailey. The baby girl name Bailey was given to 3,385 baby girls in 2012, ranking #79 on the national girl baby name top chart.

Must Try: Find A Perfect Name Based On Your Last Name...

With that position 1 in 418 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bailey peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1998 on position 60.



Famous with this name

Raymond Bailey
Pearl Bailey
Bailey Rose King


How would you rate Bailey, 1-5?

Rating: 5/5 (9 people)


Bailey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bailey is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #30 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #234.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bailey is where you live.


Comment and discuss




Bailey origin and meaning

Bailey is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means law enforcer, bailiff. To see famous people named Bailey, pop culture references for the name Bailey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bailey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bailey, sorted by popularity.

Billie / Beulah / Bella / Baylee / Bailee / Belle / Billy / Billye / Baylie / Baila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201279
201188
201078
200985
200881
200784
2006112
2005108
2004100
200398
200284
200169
200068
199965
199860
199765
199685
199596
1994137
1993146
1992179
1991208
1990223
1989252
1988264
1987387
1986429
1985606
1984653
1983994
19821457
19811562
19802918

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii30
North Dakota31
Louisiana31
Maine35
Oregon36
Kentucky39
Missouri40
West Virginia40
Tennessee42
Wyoming44
Colorado44
Vermont46
New Hampshire49
Georgia51
South Dakota53
Oklahoma56
New Mexico59
Arkansas59
Washington60
Idaho61
Alabama63
Indiana69
South Carolina70
Mississippi72
Ohio74
Iowa75
Alaska75
North Carolina76
Montana81
Nevada81
Utah83
Texas84
Maryland84
Arizona85
Pennsylvania87
Kansas92
Florida93
Wisconsin102
Michigan109
Virginia111
California128
Rhode Island129
Minnesota134
Illinois137
Nebraska140
Delaware149
New York180
Connecticut199
New Jersey222
Massachusetts234

Even more about Bailey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bailey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bailey?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

Recommended articles


#
On chart
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Bailey
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 418
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1980
2012 births +3,385

About Us

What's BabyNameScience.com? Our team of researchers have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years. From Mary (#1 in 1910) to Madison (#8 in 2012) - We have collected and organized names from over 290 million births to help you find the perfect name for your baby.

Try our free Smart Name Finder

Rather than random suggestions or alphabetically sorted lists we'll give you smart suggestions based on your input and preferences. Give it a try!

  Try Now