Clay

Clay - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clay appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #486. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clay and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clay? 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 Clay. The baby boy name Clay was given to 273 baby boys in 2012, ranking #722 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,011 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clay peaked in popularity 58 years ago in 1961 on position 259.



Famous with this name

Russell Clay
Clay Kaytis
Andrew Dice Clay


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Clay is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clay is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #255 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,104.

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 Clay is where you live.


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Clay origin and meaning

Clay is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Clay, pop culture references for the name Clay and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clay

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

Cole / Cecil / Cleo / Cale / Cael / Cecilio / Cal / Cyle / Cheskel / Colie /

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
2012722
2011718
2010811
20091007
2008862
2007770
2006714
2005639
2004567
2003477
2002416
2001425
2000388
1999399
1998391
1997370
1996366
1995338
1994351
1993440
1992483
1991466
1990451
1989444
1988409
1987398
1986425
1985416
1984425
1983423
1982450
1981464
1980434
1979440
1978407
1977377
1976366
1975364
1974369
1973353
1972376
1971347
1970382
1969378
1968393
1967394
1966400
1965361
1964326
1963299
1962284
1961259
1960262
1959273
1958283
1957312
1956338
1955348
1954399
1953444
1952455
1951459
1950542
1949513
1948520
1947570
1946692
1945705
1944612
1943547
1942573
1941592
1940538
1939537
1938559
1937553
1936534
1935595
1934552
1933548
1932517
1931560
1930521
1929606
1928533
1927480
1926533
1925486
1924510
1923545
1922442
1921510
1920495
1919529
1918494
1917553
1916487
1915474
1914471
1913475
1912450
1911401
1910486

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin255
West Virginia314
Kentucky382
Ohio400
Alabama441
Indiana443
Iowa453
Virginia553
South Carolina557
Tennessee561
Arkansas573
Pennsylvania599
Missouri613
Arizona628
Minnesota632
Colorado716
Oklahoma718
Georgia741
Texas797
Washington834
Louisiana850
Michigan851
Illinois893
North Carolina975
California1032
Florida1104

Even more about Clay


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 Clay a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Clay?

1 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.

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#
On chart
1961
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Clay
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,011
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +273

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