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Gender: Male Meaning of Hayes: "hedged area" Origin of Hayes: English surname and nature name Hayes's Popularity in 2018: #343

The name Hayes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hedged area". Hayes is ranked #343 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "How Old?".

From the experts:

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.

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danirose01 Says:


Amazingly simple, clean, usable, historical. I love it.