Meaning:blue crested bird
Long before Jayson, Jayden and Jaylin became popular, there was Jay—plain, simple and straightforward. The name goes back at least to the late 18th century when John Jay, a founding father of the United States, was the impetus for so many babies getting his surname as a first name. Jay was at the height of popularity and a Top 100 hit during the 1950s through mid-1970s. Since then, his ranking has dropped considerably but here’s hoping someday he flies high again.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Jay LenoComedian
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Name added. View Your List