Gay

Gay - A very unique female name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gay, meaning joyful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #886. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gay and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gay? 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 Gay. The baby girl name Gay was given to 7 baby girls in 1975, ranking #2429 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 183,555 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gay peaked in popularity 65 years ago in 1952 on position 319.



Famous with this name

Marcia Gay Harden
Ronnie Gay
Sergio Gay


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Gay is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gay is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,249 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,249.

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 Gay is where you live.


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Gay origin and meaning

Gay is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means joyful. To see famous people named Gay, pop culture references for the name Gay and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gay

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

Gia / Gussie / Gaye / Gigi / Gao / Gaia / Gae / Gioia / Gessica / Gage /

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
19752429
19742285
19722428
19711624
19701034
1969998
1968813
1967799
1966656
1965554
1964528
1963501
1962452
1961396
1960378
1959360
1958429
1957375
1956382
1955394
1954338
1953359
1952319
1951342
1950363
1949362
1948356
1947343
1946344
1945348
1944343
1943322
1942362
1941343
1940403
1939349
1938361
1937345
1936356
1935408
1934437
1933447
1932447
1931530
1930572
1929749
1928773
1927907
19261006
1925838
19241068
1923962
19221053
19211543
19201016
1919984
1918972
1917809
1916898
1915865
19141201
19121157
1910886

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1249

Even more about Gay


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 Gay 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gay?

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
1952
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gay
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 183,555
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
1975 births +7

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