Jay

Jay - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jay, meaning jaybird, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #222. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jay and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jay? 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 Jay. The baby boy name Jay was given to 730 baby boys in 2012, ranking #388 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,248 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jay peaked in popularity 59 years ago in 1960 on position 78.



Famous with this name

Jay Baruchel
Jay Chou
Jay Leno


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Jay is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jay is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #232 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #647.

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 Jay is where you live.


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Jay origin and meaning

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

Similar to Jay

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

Joshua / Jack / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jesus / Jake / Jessie / Jackie / Josiah /

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
2012388
2011402
2010408
2009413
2008395
2007397
2006348
2005346
2004350
2003346
2002333
2001310
2000328
1999326
1998327
1997296
1996289
1995276
1994261
1993258
1992237
1991234
1990217
1989203
1988199
1987182
1986179
1985174
1984172
1983169
1982164
1981153
1980139
1979125
1978119
1977130
1976125
1975117
1974109
1973118
1972115
1971114
197097
196994
196887
196787
196691
196589
196484
196385
196280
196181
196078
195987
195886
195788
195692
1955103
1954101
195399
1952106
1951116
1950115
1949118
1948123
1947118
1946115
1945126
1944135
1943134
1942133
1941138
1940139
1939141
1938139
1937137
1936140
1935147
1934157
1933150
1932163
1931166
1930167
1929170
1928185
1927170
1926175
1925181
1924170
1923171
1922177
1921175
1920198
1919195
1918184
1917189
1916183
1915200
1914213
1913189
1912176
1911237
1910222

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana232
Connecticut236
New Mexico298
New York313
Texas318
California319
Arizona324
Iowa330
Minnesota333
Virginia344
Florida366
Pennsylvania371
New Jersey383
Utah396
Alabama397
Indiana408
Colorado410
Ohio411
Nevada411
Oregon419
Wisconsin420
Massachusetts425
Mississippi454
Georgia467
Michigan476
Kansas482
Oklahoma483
North Carolina496
Maryland510
Missouri534
Illinois545
South Carolina569
Kentucky573
Tennessee576
Washington647

Even more about Jay


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 Jay 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 Jay?

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
1960
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jay
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,248
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +730

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