Jay name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: English
Usage: Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit, Sikh, Tamil, English, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Indian, Oriya and Telugu
Pronunciation: jay
Meaning: Victory, He who Supplants, A Bird in the Crow Family, Win, Ja, The Element Jaya Which Means Victory, The Letter J and Conqueror
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What does Jay mean?

Noteworthy and Venerable unisex name Jay is rooted from English specifically used in English, Sanskrit, Kannada, Gujarati, Sikh, Tamil, Hindi, Indian, Tagalog, Malayalam, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi and Telugu languages, meaning of Jay is "The Lord is Salvation, He who Supplants, A Bird in the Crow Family, Win, Ja, The Element Jaya Which Means Victory, The Letter J or Conqueror".

Jay is a shortened form of Jason. Jason is variant of The Hebrew Name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ. Jason is Greek form of Joshua. Meaning of Jason is The Lord is Salvation, Greek Hero and Healing is rooted from Old Greek.

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How do I pronounce Jay?

The one syllabled name Jay is pronounced, jay.

Variants of Jay

Jaay, Jaya, Jae, Christianjay, Jadrien, Christianus, Christian, Jade, Jayah, Jaeleah, Jaelyn, Donjae, Jader, Chrestian, Christo, Chrisline, Christé, Christiandaniel, Giada, Jaeda, Alexisjade, Jadelyn

Names that rhyme with Jay

How popular is the name Jay?

Jay was among the very popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 192049 babies have been given the moniker. When at its peak in 1960, the moniker grabbed the 78th spot and 5384 baby boys were given the name.

However after 247 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still dominating the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names 16 times Also, Jay was a popular name in England and Wales.

Over 14284 babies have been given the first name in 36 years. When at the peak of its usage in 2001, the moniker grabbed the 59th spot and 983 baby boys were given the name.

However after 36 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Additionally, the name has been in the top 100 baby names 13 times

Jay used to be a common name in Netherlands, first appeared in 2015 and over 337 babies have been given the name in 3 years.

At its zenith in 2017,. However after 3 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Jay is an uncommon baby name in France, in use since 1999, peaked in 2015 when it ranked 1464th.

Over 154 people have been named Jay in France. However things change on global perspective, Jay is extremely popular in India where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in Philippines.

Also the baby name is popular in Canada, England, Australia and Ghana. According to our research, over 1190000 babies have been named Jay globally.

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Jay in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Jay

You have a sharp focus and nothing slips your eye. You need to communicate with people in order to expand your knowledge and widen your perspective. Planning is what keeps your mind in shape. Number 8 reveals your sharp focus and ability to love with all your heart as your personality number. You are always preoccupied with other people's problems because they know you are compassionate and ready to help at any time.

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Famous people named Jay

  • Jay Lender, American television writer and director
  • Jay J. Ferriola, U.S. Army captain
  • Jay Cowan, politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Jay Greenberg, American composer and former child prodigy
  • Jay Carsey, United States college professor
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  • Jay Ferguson, American rock/pop musician,
  • Jay Russell, American-born, UK-based author of crime
  • Jay Blanchard, served one term as a state senator in Arizona
  • Jay Drake, American auto racing driver
  • Jay Novello, American radio, film
  • Jay Haley, was one of the founding figures of brief and family therapy
  • Jay La Suer, Republican politician from the state of California
  • Jay Ziskrout, first drummer for Bad Religion
  • Jay Ruby, professor in the Department of Anthropology at Temple University until his retirement
  • Jay Dratler, American screenwriter and novelist
  • Jay Marshall, American magician and ventriloquist
  • Jay Pasachoff, American astronomer
  • Jay Westbrook, American politician of the Democratic Party
  • Jay Bontatibus, American actor
  • Jay Irving, American cartoonist notable for his syndicated strip 'Pottsy' about an overweight, goodnatured, dutiful New York police officer
  • Jay Stacy, former field hockey midfielder from Australia,
  • Jay Abel Hubbell, politician and judge
  • Jay Gorney, American theater and film song writer
  • Jay David Bolter, Wesley Chair of New Media and a professor
  • Jay C. Smith, Pennsylvania high school principal
  • Jay Graydon, American songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, singer
  • Jay & the Techniques, American pop group formed in Allentown
  • Jay Ungar, American folk musician and composer
  • Jay Shields, Scottish association football player
  • Jay Scott, Canadian film critic
  • Jay Mathews, author and education columnist with the 'Washington Post'
  • Jay Wynne, former BBC Weather forecaster
  • Jay Robert Nash, American author of more than 70 books on myriad aspects of true crime
  • Jay Cloidt, American composer, performer, sound designer
  • Jay Ryan, poster maker and rock musician
  • Jay Bocook, professional composer and arranger
  • Jay Johnson, ventriloquist and actor
  • Jay Wolpert, Wolpert's first television appearance came as a contestant on the original version of 'Jeopardy!'
  • Jay Pina, American boxer
  • Jay Batt, John Batt Jr
  • Jay Supreme, American rapper and former co-lead artist of German Eurodance group Culture Beat
  • Jay Springsteen, American former professional motorcycle dirt track racer
  • Jay B. Dillingham, former president of the Kansas City Stockyards as well as former president of the Chamber of Commerce for both Kansas City
  • Jay Wright Forrester, pioneering American computer engineer and systems scientist
  • Jay C. Buckey, Jay Clark Buckey, Jr
  • Jay Laurence Lush, pioneering animal geneticist
  • Jay Newman, philosopher and Professor at the University of Guelph
  • Jay Keasling, Professor of Chemical engineering and Bioengineering at the University of California
  • Jay Greene, NASA engineer
  • Jay Leno, American comedian, actor, writer, producer
  • Jay Miner, American integrated circuit designer
  • Jay Wiseman, American BDSM author, educator
  • Jay Gould, leading American railroad developer and speculator
  • Jay Cooke, American financier
  • Jay Ward, American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows

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