Gender: Female Meaning of Jay: "jaybird" Origin of Jay: Latin

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.

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skyladder Says:


on a boy it's alright but a little plain. on a girl? absolutely adorable

bordercollie Says:


Jay is a sweet name, I like it, but it might get mistaken for Jane

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Love the names Jay and Day!

Guest Says:


I think this is super cute on a girl. Girls get called Kay, Faye, Ray, May, Day, why not Jay?

flora_kate Says:


Ugh. I know it's a bird and all, but just can't see it on a girl.