Gender: Female Meaning of Bay: "berry" Origin of Bay: Latin

Bay Origin and Meaning

The name Bay is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "berry".

One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position.

There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show Switched at Birth; conservative political commentator Bay Buchanan was born Angela Marie.

Other associations with bay are the bay laurel tree, prized since ancient times for its medicinal and culinary (bay leaves!) properties, and the reddish-brown color usually applied to horses.

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Bay's International Variations

Bahia, Estera (Spanish) Bandar (Persian) Zaliv (Russian) Selka (Finnish) Baye, Baie (French) Floi (Icelandic)


SouthernGirl Says:


My name is Grace, but some ppl call me Bay or Bayce

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I love this name, however I feel it a bit more as a nickname for Bailey.

Bay Reeson Says:


Sometimes people write Bae on my coffee cup in the morning, if I don't tell them how to spell it. But usually just think it's cute, it doesn't bother me :)

NLHB Says:


Have you in recent years gotten references to the slang "bae"? I really like this name but worried about the current cultural references

Catherine Rose Says:


I don`t think that Océane is any comparison to Bay. Océane sounds like a mispronunciation of the word ocean. Also, if you were going for the French word for ocean it is actually océan, it doesn`t have the final e. The e makes it even more tacky IMO.

Lou Says:


Possibly because I'm a teenager, I can't get the phrase "BAE" out of my head. I hear it all the time; also, Bay doesn't seem very name-y if that makes any sense. Océane is better.

Bay Reeson Says:


Welcome :) Thanks for your lovely reply.

pamsatran Says:


It's always great to hear from an adult who loves their name. What better proof of a name's appeal is there? Thanks for sharing your experience.

Bay Reeson Says:


My name is Bay and I love it. I like it's association with nature and the ocean; a gentle curve where the land meets the sea. It feels very feminine to me. Sometimes people think I am getting called 'Babe', but if that's the worst I get from my name then I'm pretty happy :)

DaisyMaisie Says:


it is a nice nickname for Bailey, too.

DearestJules Says:


I'm sure it'll fade. It's not a bad slang word anyway. It's a term of endearment :)

Samanthem84 Says:


I love the name Bay. My daughter is named Bay Clementine.

jan11th Says:


I like this name but i hate the teenager reference to "Bae" (Before Anyone Else)

BabyNameCrazy95 Says:


I think Bae looks better as part of a double barrel name aka Acacia-Bae xx