Jay Origin and Meaning

The name Jay is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "jaybird".

One of the boys' names newly appropriated for girls -- either on its own, as a pet form of any J name, or as a singular middle name.

Jay Popularity

Famous People Named Jay

  • Justice Jay "JJ" Acklesdaughter of actors Jensen and Danneel Ackles
  • Johannah "Jay" Deakinmother of Louis Tomlinson from One Direction
  • Mary Joan "Jay" DeFeoAmerican artist associated with the Beat generation
  • Jay NewtonSmall, Washington correspondent for Time Magazine

Jay in Pop Culture

  • Jayeprotagonist of the TV series "Wonderfalls," inspired by the story of Joan of Arc

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