US Popularity:375
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Hedged area; Enclosure; Descendant of Aodh; Fire
Hayes is a gender-neutral name of British origin meaning “hedged area” or "enclosure." Hayes is a unique first name in Western Europe and a common surname throughout Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It also has connection to the Irish last name Ó hAodha, meaning "Descendant of Aodh" or "fire." You might recognize Hall of Famer, Elvin Hayes, who was named one of the greatest players in NBA history. Now, Elvin Hayes may be retired, but the former Washington Wizard’s ambition and hard work on and off the court makes this name one to watch. Picking the name Hayes will give baby ample inspiration to lean on throughout life, no matter what direction they choose.

Famous People Named Hayes

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Elvin Hayes
    Basketball Player
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
    United States President

Hayes Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Hayes is currently #908 on The Bump
Boy:Hayes is currently #497 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Hayes is currently #672 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Hayes is currently #375 in U.S. births
Boy:Hayes is currently #209 in U.S. births
Girl:Hayes is currently #2311 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 134
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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