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.
VARIANTS: Jace, Jamey, Jase, 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, Xacobe, Xaime (Galician), Iakob, Koba (Georgian), Jakob, Jockel (German), Iakovos, Iason (Greek), Iason, Jason (Greek Mythology), Yakubu (Hausa), 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)

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Entry updated November 18, 2011