US Popularity:10074
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Enclosure; Hedged area; Fire; Descendant of Aodh
Both a given name and surname, Hays is a masculine name of Irish and English origin. Stemming from the Old English word haye, it means “enclosure” or “hedged area.” It comes from the Gaelic surname Ó hAodha, meaning “descendant of Aodh” or “fire,” which can represent baby’s passionate, fiery spirit. Hays is a variant of the more popular name Hayes, borne by the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, which might inspire your little one to strive for greatness. As a surname, Hays or Hayes was one of the top 100 most common surnames in the 1990s, while as a given name, it is quite unique, allowing baby to take pride in their individuality.

Hays Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Hays is currently #10074 in U.S. births
Boy:Hays is currently #3522 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 74
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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