English surname
"hedged area"

Hayes Origin and Meaning

The name Hayes is a girl's name meaning "hedged area".

Hayes is a stylish surname name given to more and more baby girls -- nearly 100 in the US last year. That's a considerable number, but many fewer than the nearly 1800 baby boys named Hayes.

Like similar nature-based surnames like Rivers or Forrest, Hayes works equally well for girls and for boys, or even more so given its soft sound which is reminiscent of Hazel.

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Hayes in Pop Culture

  • Hayes Morrisonlead character in ABC's Conviction

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