English word name; diminutive of Clayton
"boundary with clover"

Clay Origin and Meaning

The name Clay is boy's name of English origin.
Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV. Its longer forms are Clayton and Clayborne.

There have been TV characters called Clay on The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, and 13 Reasons Why, and the name's most prominent recent bearers are American Idol Clay (born Clayton) Aiken and Green Bay Packer linebacker Clay (born William Clay) Matthews.
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Famous People Named Clay

  • Clayton Allen "Clay" HensleyAmerican baseball player
  • Clayton Holmes "Clay" AikenAmerican pop singer, TV personality, and politician
  • (William) Clay Matthews Jr. and IIIAmerican NFL football players
  • Ernest Clayton "Clay" WalkerAmerican country music singer
  • Clay Daniel BuchholzAmerican baseball player
  • Douglas "Clay" CookAmerican country musician of the Zac Brown Band
  • Gianclaudio Giuseppe "Clay" RegazzoniSwiss racing driver
  • Clay GreenbushAmerican actor
  • Clay Honeycuttcontestant on "Big Brother" season 17
  • Clay HartAmerican singer/guitarist from "The Lawrence Welk Show"
  • Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger)American stage, film, and TV actor
  • ClayMinecraft YouTube personality who goes by “Dream”

Clay in Pop Culture

  • Clayton "Clay" Evanscharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Clay Baileycharacter in animated series "Xiaolin Showdown"
  • Clay Morrowcharacter on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Caduceus Claycharacter in Critical Role
  • Clay Simonscharacter in video game "Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned"
  • Clay Jensenmain character in "13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
  • Claymain character in Bret Easton Ellis' "Less Than Zero"
  • Clay Clemmenscharacter on TV's "The New Normal"
  • ClayGym Leader in the Pokemon video games
  • Claycharacter in anime "Soul Eater Not!'
  • Clay Terrancharacter in video game series "Ace Attorney"
  • Clay Puffingtonmain character in animated series "Moral Orel"
  • Clay Haascharacter in TV's "Quantico"
  • Clay Kaczmarekcharacter in video game series "Assassin's Creed"
  • Claydragon character in children's literature series Wings Of Fire