English surname and nature name
"hedged area"

Hayes Origin and Meaning

The name Hayes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hedged area".

One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by both Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba for their sons, which can likely be credited for its spike in popularity in the past few years. Surname names and nature names like Hayes, which qualifies on both counts, along with occupational names all make up the new generation of stylish English names for boys that go far beyond Harry and Edward.

# 209 in the US

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# 91 on Nameberry

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Hayes Popularity

Famous People Named Hayes

  • (Joshua) Hayes CarllAmerican country music singer
  • (Benjamin) Hayes GrierAmerican Viner
  • Hayes MacArthurAmerican actor
  • Hayes RobbinsAmerican attorney; husband of American actress Danielle Panabaker
  • Hayes Logan Costner (b. 2009)son of actor Kevin Costner
  • Hayes Alba Warren (b.2017)son of actress Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
  • Hayes King Edmonds (b. 2018)son of baseball player and TV personality Jim Edmonds; twin of brother Hart King Edmonds
  • Theodore Hayes MacArthur (b. 2010)son of actress Ali Larter and actor Hayes MacArthur
  • Casper Hayes Redman (b. 2015)son of actress Marguerite Moreau and Christopher Redman
  • Rutherford B. Hayes19th president of the U.S.
  • Hunter HayesAmerican country music singer
  • Hayes Andrew Hurd (b. 2020)son of Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd.

Hayes in Pop Culture

  • Hayes Flynncharacter on TV's "Bones"
  • Hayescharacter in the game "Hustle Cat"
  • Chip Hayesfrom movie "The Romantics" played by Elijah Wood
  • Lavon Hayesfrom the TV series "Heart of Dixie"
  • Ainsley Hayesfrom TV series "The West Wing"
  • Florence Hayes(male) character in Bravo's "Imposters"

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