Given Name JAY (1)

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: JAY   [details]

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.

Categories

actors, American founding fathers, Angry Birds characters, animals, athletes, birds, blue, DC Comics characters, literature, musicians, nature, short forms, surnames, television, word names
VARIANTS: Jace, Jamey, Jayce, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jae
DIMINUTIVES: Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 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), Iakovos, 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), Iacob (Romanian), Yakov, Yasha (Russian), Seumas, Jamie (Scottish), Jakov, Jakša (Serbian), Jakub (Slovak), Jakob, Jaka, Jaša (Slovene), Jacobo, Jaime, Yago (Spanish), Jacob, Jakob (Swedish), Yakup (Turkish), Yakiv (Ukrainian), Iago (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Jay (2)
  United States
2016
  England and Wales
2016
  Netherlands
2016
  Northern Ireland
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ranked
2015
  Scotland
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2016