Name
JAY

Name JAY

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 218,152 births of Jay in the countries below, which represents an average of 1,536 births of children bearing the first name Jay per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 1,183 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Jay   
In Italiano Nome Jay   


Information about the first name Jay

The first name Jay has been assigned to:
99.72% to boys
0.28% to girls
The country where the first name Jay is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 3 letters including 2 vowels and 1 consonant

Jay in Japanese *

Romajijei
Katakanaジェー
Hiraganaじぇー
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Jay in Japanese
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Jay in sign language

Jay in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Jay

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English jay, from Old French jai ("jay"; Modern French geai), either from Late Latin gaius (“jay”), or from Old French gai (“gay, merry”), so named due to its plumage, from Old Frankish *gāhi (“quick, impetuous”), from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz, *ganhwaz (“sudden”), cognate with Dutch gaai (“jay”). More on the latter etymology at gay.
Etymology src :
  • Respelling of the letter jy (which see), by analogy with the following letter kay.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Hindi जय (jay, literally “victory”).
Etymology (Noun) src :
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Etymology (Proper noun) src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
Pronunciation src :
  • enPR: jā, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
Middle English
Etymology src :
Alternative forms src :
Noun src :
  • jay (plural jayes)
  • jay (bird)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒæi̯/
Noun (Descendants) src :
 

Popularity of the name Jay

Number of JAY births per year

Total births of Jay by country

Births with the first name Jay
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
190,946
301
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
13,465
222
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
3,556
27
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
3,070
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
1,457
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
1,142
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
743
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
737
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
594
7
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
331
16
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
343
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
303
5
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
306
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
260
18
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
90
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
52
4
CLChili
2010 - 2021
41
4
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
36
1
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
27
2
SESweden
1998 - 2022
29
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
5
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
5
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
4
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
3

Total births of Jay by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Jay
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
860
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
84
0
NLNetherlands
2022
61
0
ONOntario
2019
30
0
FRFrance
2022
21
0
IEIreland
2022
19
0
DEGermany
2022
16
2
NZNew Zealand
2022
17
0
QCQuebec
2022
15
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
14
0
ABAlberta
2022
13
0
BEBelgium
2022
10
0
CLChili
2021
7
1
BCBritish Columbia
2022
7
0
ITItaly
2021
4
0
ATAustria
2021
1
0
DKDenmark
2022
1
0

Comments on the name Jay

Personalities with the first name Jay

There are 270 personalities with the first name Jay


Jay Leno
(James Douglas Muir Leno) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Writer Singer Comedian Television producer Television presenter Journalist Voice actor Dancer Television actor Youtuber Stand-up comedian


Roy Jay Glauber
src

United states of america
Physicist University teacher


Stephen Jay Gould
src

United states of america
Paleontologist Evolutionary biologist


Alan Heeger
src

United states of america
Engineer Physicist Chemist University teacher


Jason Alexander
(Jay Scott Greenspan) src

United states of america
Actor Singer Stage actor Voice actor Film director Film producer Television actor Film actor Poker player Magician


David Julius
src

United states of america
University teacher Physiologist Biochemist


Harlan Ellison
src

United states of america
Novelist Science fiction writer Screenwriter Writer Editor Journalist Film critic Literary critic


Tony Robbins
(Anthony J. Mahavoric) src

United states of america
Motivational speaker


Jay Bothroyd
src

United kingdom
Association football player


Alan J. Pakula
(Alan Jay Pakula) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Film director Film producer



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Jay
Full list of personalities with the first name Jay

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Jay

There are 3303 actors and actresses with the first name Jay
Jay Penrake
Jay Giovanni Ramirez
Jay Tiwari
Jay Lycurgo
Jay Martin
Jay Ruckley
Jay Myers
Jay Joshi
Jay Duffy
Jay Romero
Jay Collette
Jay Dymel
Jay Taylor
Jay Mackey
Jay Harper
Jay Kow
Jay Silver
Jay Mcguiness
Jay Asforis
Jay Burdi
Jay Wilkinson
Jay Daniel Hendricks
Jay Pharoah
Jay Park
Jay Joshua Hoffman
Jay J. Bidwell
Jay Chew
Jay López
Jay Smooth
Jay Beckett

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Jay
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Jay

Rankings of first name JAY by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#256IE Ireland2022
#275NL Netherlands2022
#298NZ New Zealand2022
#328AB Alberta2022
#331QC Quebec2022
#367US United State of America2022
#376ON Ontario2019
#480GB United Kingdom2021
#516BC British Columbia2022
#561CH Switzerland2021
#607CL Chili2021
#908BE Belgium2022
#1598FR France2022
#1839DE Germany2022
#1894IT Italy2021
#2419DK Denmark2022
#4276AT Austria2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#5569DE Germany2022
#6236CL Chili2021