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Jay

By Sangeetha Sivaguru Senior Content Specialist
Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 36 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Selvakumar Mariappan (Technical Specialist)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Blue Jay

Pronunciation: Jay, /dʒeɪ/, JH EY

Popularity Rank: #516

On this page:

  • 1. Jay Meaning
  • 2. Jay Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Jay
  • 4. Translations of Jay
  • 5. Jay Name Popularity
  • 6. Jay popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Jay
  • 8. Latest News about Jay
  • 9. Nicknames for Jay
  • 10. Jay Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Jay

Jay Meaning

Derived from the Latin name Gaius, meaning 'jaybird'. It can also be a short form of names such as Jason, Jacob, or Jayden.

Jay also means "Blue Jay, He who Supplants, The Lord is Salvation, Victory, Blue Crested Bird, A Bird in the Crow Family, Win, Conqueror".

Jay is commonly found in United States of America, United Kingdom, India, and 97 more countries.

Jay Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Jay

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /dʒeɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH EY

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Jay

Jay Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Jay is recorded 111,515 times globally, ranking it as the 516th most common name worldwide.

Jay is most prevalent in United States of America, with 47,562 occurrences, making it the 79th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Jay is found among 1 in every 32 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Jay Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#791 : 38
United Kingdom#1351 : 32
India#981 : 146
Canada#681 : 70
Saudi Arabia#7341 : 642
Malaysia#2691 : 508
South Africa#6611 : 734
United Arab Emirates#4171 : 546
Netherlands#5331 : 218
Philippines#71 : 141
Singapore#2051 : 344
France#1,3881 : 825
Hong Kong#2841 : 291
Nigeria#9801 : 869
Qatar#1741 : 403
Kuwait#3751 : 674
Italy#2,1301 : 1,301
Ireland#3211 : 109
Germany#9061 : 464
Oman#7171 : 827
Jamaica#611 : 133
China#1761 : 294
Taiwan#1211 : 536
Ghana#3751 : 465
Costa Rica#7181 : 426
Mauritius#2901 : 372
Belgium#1,4031 : 926
Bahrain#4751 : 908
Macao#1431 : 366
Mexico#3,2571 : 3,183
Spain#2,8281 : 2,441
Colombia#5,0611 : 5,783
Switzerland#1,1931 : 1,001
Morocco#5,4161 : 6,087
Brazil#4,0291 : 5,105
Egypt#13,3541 : 15,605
Sudan#5,5101 : 10,104
Japan#4951 : 717
Israel#3,9201 : 2,677
Russia#3,8481 : 3,390
Finland#1,0161 : 1,052
Namibia#4871 : 1,257
Algeria#8,6261 : 13,716
Lebanon#2,0101 : 2,073
Cameroon#2,1661 : 4,495
Brunei Darussalam#1491 : 900
Palestine#4,4721 : 3,772
Bangladesh#4,6421 : 5,969
Iraq#12,8901 : 15,576
Peru#6,1031 : 12,397
Austria#1,4741 : 1,426
Portugal#1,5291 : 2,036
Iran#2,8501 : 2,494
Botswana#4511 : 1,179
Angola#6321 : 3,350
Turkey#9,8011 : 14,739
Panama#2,1241 : 3,006
Czechia#1,1551 : 1,298
Puerto Rico#3601 : 494
Chile#6,0621 : 10,801
Luxembourg#5581 : 685
Sweden#1,7591 : 1,826
Poland#1,3841 : 1,782
Jordan#5,2461 : 7,690
Libya#9,1281 : 19,095
Tunisia#11,0511 : 18,444
Korea#7241 : 924
Norway#1,5551 : 2,655
Denmark#1,8551 : 3,167
Indonesia#6641 : 1,742
Bolivia#6,1891 : 13,694
Malta#6831 : 1,000

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Jay popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Jay from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Jay

📰 Latest News about Jay

Stay updated with the most recent news about Jay. Read on to catch up with Jay's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 06:56 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Grayson Murray dies at 30: PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, pro golfers react to 'huge loss for all of us' - CBS Sports
    Source: CBS Sports | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • LSU Baseball: Jay Johnson's Status Revealed For Sunday's SEC Championship - Sports Illustrated
    Source: Sports Illustrated | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Grayson Murray standing up to Jay Monahan over PGA Tour's agreement with LIV Golf showed his class - The Mirror
    Source: The Mirror | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Murray 'inspired' the PGA Tour to improve its mental health program - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • LSU baseball coach Jay Johnson suspended for SEC tournament final vs. Tennesssee per the ESPN broadcast - On3.com
    Source: On3.com | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • "He just takes it to another level" - When Jay-Z explained why LeBron James was a better rookie than Carmelo Anthony - MSN
    Source: MSN | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Finnish Long Drink backed by Jay-Z Spikes in Popularity for 2024 - Newsweek
    Source: Newsweek | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Jay McInerney Reviews "Brat," a Debut Novel by Gabriel Smith - Air Mail
    Source: Air Mail | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • "Up To Jay Shah": Report Claims Crucial Factor In Convincing India Great For Coaching. Not Gautam Ga.. - NDTV Sports
    Source: NDTV Sports | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • BCCI has not approached any former Australian for India coaching job, says Jay Shah - ESPNcricinfo
    Source: ESPNcricinfo | Published on: May 24, 2024

Nicknames for Jay

J-Money, Jaybird, JayRocker, Jayster, JayJay, Captain Jay, The Jayster, Jay-man, Jayhawk, Jayzilla

Jay Name Poster

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Names similar to Jay

Jay AcovoneJay AdamsJay adelsonJay adlerJay AlfordJay allenJay AsherJay baruchelJay BennettJay berwangerJay BezelJay BhanushaliJay BilasJay BirnieJay black

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