Gay - A very unique female name
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.
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.
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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 meaningGay 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 /
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.
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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.