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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jay

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jay in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jay:

  • Records indicate that 184,424 boys in the United States have been named Jay since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1960, when 5,379 people in the U.S. were given the name Jay. Those people are now 58 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Jay

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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I am a girl with the middle name Jay and I love it." Sep. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jay. When I hear it it brings a sense of happiness. It is so pretty, I plan to use it for my son." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brother's name and I like it. My mother wanted names that couldn't be shortened by anyone to anything other than what she named us. I'm Scott, he's Jay. Ironically, everyone thinks it's shortened from Jason, so it had the reverse effect. It's a friendly, uppity name that can't really be said in a negative way (There's no cartoon or comic villains named Jay that I can think of) and it's easy to yell out when you need him to bring something to you or when he's in trouble. :-)" Dec. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jay. It sounds like a nice name to call a little boy. Not too big, not to common, just simple and sweet." Jul. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Plan on using Jay, for my son. I was surprised how popular it is, according to the name machine!" Sep. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jay. People always thinks it's short for Jason which is always funny trying to explain. My grandfathers name was J.C. but when my father was born you couldn't use initials so they named him Jay Charles and my brother is Jay Charles Jr. and his soon to be son will be Jay Charles the third. The name isn't real common most people use it as a nickname. It's simple and has been pretty steadily used for over a hundred years. And in my case has turned into a family name we all love." Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jay. People always thinks it's short for Jason which is always funny trying to explain. My grandfathers name was J.C. but when my father was born you couldn't use initials so they named him Jay Charles and my brother is Jay Charles Jr. and his soon to be son will be Jay Charles the third. The name isn't real common most people use it as a nickname. It's simple and has been pretty steadily used for over a hundred years. And in my case has turned into a family name we all love." Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ilove the name Jay, this is my sons name and i like the fact that it cant be shortened!!!" Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "jay is a wonderful name it has alot of fragrence. the guy i know that is named jay is a pimp literaly. P.S. who's your daddy" Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah brahs im an aussie and jay is the best name eva. get bulk slappers" Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it, thinking of naming our baby this if it's a boy" Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and I love it. I hate it when people call me "James" or "Jason". it is JAY. simple as that. TY -- Jay" Jul. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "jay is a terrible name. it stops just as it gets exciting. i have buddy called jay, he is mean, and i think he should be renamed to B.E. to stop giving the name jay a bad reputation." Feb. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan to name my first son this.It's such a beautiful,and unique name.I have never met a Jay before." Sep. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I am Jay. HAHAHAHAHAH but really its an awesome name...since its my name. You know." Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jay is like the best name ever cause its mine so be jelous =D" Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, I certainly had a lot of nicknames as a kid, practically everything rhymes with it. Furthermore, whenever my parents found something wrong, they'd yell "hey", and I had the disconcerting tendancy to then be there to clean up some other siblings' mess or problem. Nevertheless, I wouldn't trade my name for anything. Jay W." Jan. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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