Jay (1)
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Given Name JAY (1)
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: JAY   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Jace, Jamey, Jayce, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jae
DIMINUTIVES: Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy
OTHER LANGUAGES: Iason (Ancient Greek), Yakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub (Arabic), Hagop, Hakob (Armenian), Jakes (Basque), Jacob, James, Jason (Biblical), Iakobos, Iason (Biblical Greek), Yaakov (Biblical Hebrew), Iacobus, Iason (Biblical Latin), Yakov (Bulgarian), Jaume, Jaumet (Catalan), Jago (Cornish), Jakov, Jakša (Croatian), Jakub (Czech), Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe (Danish), Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos (Dutch), Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob (Estonian), Jákup (Faroese), Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi (Finnish), Jacques, Jason, Jacky (French), Iago (Galician), Iakob, Koba (Georgian), Jakob, Jockel (German), Iason (Greek), Iason, Jason (Greek Mythology), Iakopa, Kimo (Hawaiian), Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva (Hebrew), Jakab, Jákob (Hungarian), Jakob (Icelandic), Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas (Irish), Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Giacobbe, Lapo (Italian), Jacob (Jewish), Iacomus, Jacobus (Late Roman), Jokūbas (Lithuanian), Jakov (Macedonian), Hemi (Maori), Jacob, Jakob (Norwegian), Jakub, Kuba (Polish), Iago, Jaime, Jacó (Portuguese), Yakov, Yasha (Russian), Seumas, Jamie (Scottish), Jakov (Serbian), Jakub (Slovak), Jakob, Jaka, Jaša (Slovene), Jacobo, Jaime, Yago (Spanish), Jacob, Jakob (Swedish), Yakup (Turkish), Yakiv (Ukrainian), Iago (Welsh), Kapel, Koppel, Yankel (Yiddish)
SAME SPELLING: Jay (2)
Popularity
United States  ranked #394 
England and Wales  ranked #235 
Netherlands  ranked #153 
Northern Ireland  - 
Scotland  ranked #84