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, Jim, Jae
DIMINUTIVES: Jemmy, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy
FEMININE FORMS: Jaye, Jayla, Jaylen, Jaylene, Jaylin, Jaylyn
OTHER LANGUAGES: Iason (Ancient Greek), Yakub, 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, Jakob, Jakša (Croatian), Jakub (Czech), Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe (Danish), Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos, Sjaak, Sjakie (Dutch), Jaagup, Jakob, Jaak, Jaakob (Estonian), Jaakko, Jaakoppi (Finnish), Jacques, Jason (French), Iago (Galician), Iakob, Koba (Georgian), Jakob (German), Iason (Greek), Iason, Jason (Greek Mythology), Iakopa, Kimo (Hawaiian), Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva (Hebrew), Jakab, Jákob (Hungarian), Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas (Irish), Giacobbe, Giacomo, Jacopo, Iacopo, Lapo (Italian), Iacomus, Jacobus (Late Roman), Jokūbas (Lithuanian), Jakov (Macedonian), Hemi (Maori), Jacob, Jakob (Norwegian), Jakub, Kuba (Polish), Jaime, Iago, 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)
Popularity
United States  ranked #391 
England/Wales  ranked #140 
Netherlands  ranked #176 
Northern Ireland  ranked #85 
Scotland  ranked #60