Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BAY
Other Forms FormsBaye, Beaga, Beage
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Contributor Contrib.keepitreal on 1/29/2011
From the Middle English personal name Baye, from Old English Beaga (masculine) or Beage (feminine).A diminutive of Baylee, or any name containing the element or sound -bay-. May also be given in reference to the English word "bay" referring to "a shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries, whose leaves may be used as an herb; a kind of mahogany obtained from Campeche in Mexico; a tract covered with bay trees". From the Middle English baye, from the Old English beġ 'berry', as in beġbēam 'berry-tree'.