US Popularity:5756
Meaning:One who leases a bay; Bailiff
Bayless, a boy's name, instills a sense of responsibility, justice, and a love for nature in your little one. Best recognized through Skip Bayless, the American writer and director famed for his work in Rocky Balboa, Bayless traces its roots to French origins as an occupational name. This moniker comes from the Old French term baillis and Late Latin baiulivus, which led to the role of "bailiff" in Medieval society. The surname Baillis was adopted by families serving as chief officers, overseeing rent collection and administering local court orders and justice. Additionally, Bayless carries a second meaning of "one who leases a bay," likely linked to leisurely fishing and water activities.

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in 1927
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from 1920
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