Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Jaybird
Main Origin Language: Latin
(Or View Jay Girl)

In 2017 the name Jay...

• was given to 845 baby boys
• was the 384th most popular name for baby boys
• was 12% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Utah, Connecticut, and New Jersey
• a unisex name which was given to boys 99% of the time
• was about as popular as Zayne and Jared
Babies Named Jay Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Jay...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1960
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2010
• is 78% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 26% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Mark, Karl, Gregg, Benita, Theresa, Jerri
• has the most opposite popularity history to Ian, Nathanael, Zachariah, Alanna, Asha, Priya
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Jay Per State
View Geographic History for Jay

Geographically the name Jay...

• 41% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Luka, Andy, Danny, Elle, Vanessa, Whitney
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Landon, Grayson, Carson, Layla, Kinsley, Addison
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Jay by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Jay are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Jay will be the only kid named Jay in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Jay compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Jay rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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