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Bailey

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Origin: French
Meaning: Public Servant

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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bailey in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bailey:

  • Records indicate that 82,353 girls in the United States have been named Bailey since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 5,193 people in the U.S. were given the name Bailey. Those people are now 20 years old.

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      50 Positive Comments

  • "YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MY NAME IS BAILEY AND I AM AWESOME BECAUSE MY NAME IS BAILEY" Mar. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey i think its a great name everybody calls me bailes. i think my name is unique and special. i didnt really meet alot of people named bailey only 3. anybody named bailey is special" Feb. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailee i think it is very unique because barely anyone spells it that way. then again it makes more sense my name actually is spelled how its pronounced ending in lee and not ley funny how everyone spells my name wrong" Nov. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and it rocks! There are only two people in my school named Bailey and the other one is a boy and the teachers yell "Bailey!" and we both respond. One time I got in trouble for something he did and was so angry! But I love my name teacners don't usually mispell my name but they have before. A lot of my friends love my name sometimes the call me "Bay" short for Bailey. :-) My name rocks!!! :-)" Oct. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!! people do spell it wrong sometimes because I know a ton of people(boys and girls) with the same name but spelled differently. there is a bunch of Baileys in my school so when someone yells Bailey! like 10 people look. I still love my name, I think it looks pretty when people write it. some people call me Bai and my uncle calls me Bail-in-da-hay. I just love it!" Oct. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get the spelling "Baily" all of the time! There are only two Bailey's out of my whole school! I love my name!" Apr. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters names is Bayleigh we decided to go with that spelling because is was uncommon and I just love the way it is spelled. I hope she grows up loving her name. I think any way of spelling it is beautiful." Feb. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it's Bailey Ann...my mom's middle name is Ann so I wil probably name my daughter *name* ann. ;) My nickname is Bay so people are like "Do you live near the ocean?" Oddly enough, I don't! ;)" Feb. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Bailey and I'm 15. I used to think the name was okay, but it's definitely grown on me and I like it. I can't imagine myself being named anything else. I know 2 girls with my name, one spells it Bailie. It's a name that is unique, but not too unique. A lot of people have it as a last name and A LOT of people name their dog Bailey. I don't know any guys with the first name Bailey. Anyways, the only thing I really dont like is when someone calls me "Bailz." Anyways, I think my name is special :)" Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name's baileyann i think my name is unique my name sounds like a girl name right well you wouldn't tell if i was a boy or girl if didn't have ann it would sound .like a boy'sand i hate it when someone says hay baby when my name is bailey.i think that bailey is pretty neat too.so dont think your name is unique" Aug. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeallluuuarr!! imma bailey!! im in the 6th grade1!" Jan. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "of course i like it....its my name! ıııı - Bailey J." Dec. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey! And everyone i know LUVS my name. it's very unique and not like others" Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 24 weeks pregnant with our first child, a girl. I always love the name Bailey. When my husband and I found out that we were having a girl, I told him how much I love this name. To my surprise, he loved it too!! So, in a few months I will be givng birth to our daughter Bailey Elizabeth." Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are in Australia and named our girl Bailey in 2000. We had never heard of the name over here at that time but now there are many boys with the name, but are yet to meet another girl with the name. My daughter hates her name being so unique and "a boy's name"! I do hope she grows to appreciate it." Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey,my name is bailey! im in 5th grade and love that name! there is no one in my school named bailey. i think it is an awesome name! dont you? it is sooo cute. i didnt used to like that name but for some reason i love it!!!" Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the name 'Baillie' as i spell it is so unsual and fun, the reason why i came on this site is i wanted to find out what is means. I think it comes from old scotland?" Dec. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm in 6th grade and my name is Bailey, i only wish people would say my name is original, there is 3 other Baileys in my grade. =|" Dec. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "wonderful name - my daughter is going to be named Bailey as it is my maiden name. Everyone we tell LOVES the name." Dec. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first daughter Bailey, it was my maiden name and I wanted the name to be a part of who she is. Also It honors my father and his family, they all love it!" Nov. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also have a Bayleigh. We also know at least two other girl's named Bailey. I love the name." Sep. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey... lots of dogs are named bailey... its kinda weird, but i still like the name. but it should always be spelled bailey, all the other ways are just ridiculous... i mean seriously baileigh? huh? bailey is the most logical way to spell it..." Sep. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is bailey... people have problems spelling it, but i love it... i didnt want a normal name like ashley... bailey totally suits her, and i hope she will like it when she gets older" Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and i love it because it is very unique and it was also my grandfather's name.Everyone i know LOVES my name they say it is really unique and original." May. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and I LOVE IT! I was the first one in our county and in my school and the only one for about five years with the name in the whole district. I love how unique it is and how girly it can be, especially with a nice script handwriting. I show horses so its connection to the Bailey Hat Company is awesome...fact is that Bailey is a girly name, like it or not!" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Bayleigh and I love the name. I agree that Bailey spelled this way does come across as a boy, that is why we choose the different spelling. I think it is a beautiful name!" Feb. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name soo much every1 says that is just a pretty name i love it!" Dec. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my daughter this due to it have a connection with my Dad (who had passed away). She loves the name (as do we). I think it works well for a girl." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "lovely for girl not so sure for a boy,too feminine for a boy" Sep. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Two thumbs up for Bailey! Best name since Marie became popular." Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and I love it. =)! So radical. I've never met another Bailey, but I have met a Hailey! (I like Bailey better tho)" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey,and Ioften am accidently called brooke.I was named after scott wolfe's charachter in party of five." Jul. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and I love my name! I used to be one of very few, but it seems in the up coming generations that it is much more popular, and I am finding more and more babies with my name! But almost every time I say my name is Bailey, people say they love it and how unique it is!" Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my 3 year old daughter's name and I love it. We get tons of compliments on her name and it sounds so cute when she says 'I Bailey'." May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is actually spelt baillie but everybody spells it wrong i love my name" May. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Bailey because it is unusuall and unique! I love it because it is my special name and i just love it!" Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Bailey, people sometimes spell it wrong, but thats ok because they think it is a cool name!!!" Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "bailey is the best last name i have. people some times spell it rong but its ok because they think its a cool name to have" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "bailey is the best last name i have. people some times spell it rong but its ok because they think its a cool name to have" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my last name is bailey. it is one of the best last or first name there is. i am a direct desendent of the bailey clan" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my last name is bailey. it is one of the best last or first name there is. i am a direct desendent of the bailey clan" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey im 14, and my name is bailey... alot of people thinks its my last name, lyk e=when they r calling the role at school and stuff but thats about it, i am happy i have a different name 2 anyone else, not something that you hear everyday. i have never meet a boy bailey older than me. anyone whos name is also bailey, guys or girl wirte a comment! fanx xXx" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey im 14, and my name is bailey... alot of people thinks its my last name, lyk e=when they r calling the role at school and stuff but thats about it, i am happy i have a different name 2 anyone else, not something that you hear everyday. i have never meet a boy bailey older than me. anyone whos name is also bailey, guys or girl wirte a comment! fanx xXx" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is one of the top contenders in my baby naming experience that will work for either male (Bailey) or female (Bayleigh)." Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "A lot of peaople spell my name like: Baylie Bayliey Baily Baily" Nov. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my last name and often people call me it, since my first name is common. I like it!" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name isn't French; it's English. At most, it was adopted by the French. It comes from an area of Lancashire, England, and the word 'bailiff', a servant of a public land-owner." Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our little girl Bailey. And every time someone hears her name they love it!" Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey but im a girl and every one I know with this name is a boy and people spell my name wrong all the time thay spell it baily, bayly baley it is sead bale-le." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my doughters name is baleigh it was miss spelled on her birth certificate. it should have said baileigh. so no one pronouces it correct. and we never find any tipe of spelling on any thing. but we love the name" Jun. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      9 Negative Comments

  • "I hate this name with a PASSION. It is the reason i have no friends and why i am depressed. Its also why i am an alcoholic. i love drinking Bailey's Irish Cream... JK ITS HORRIBLE I HATE THE NAME BAILEY. don't name your children bailey or they'll have terrible life like me." Mar. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is BaiLeigh and I love my name it's different and everybody misspells it but I don't are I love correcting them." Jun. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name of my bestfriend. She's just too mean and ferocious..." May. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey, I am going to be a sophmore this year and I'm not a fan of my name. It's definitely not original, I know quite a few other girls with my name. I was named after Axl Rose in Guns N Roses, so I feel more like it's a boy name. I also feel like it's a very young sounding name!" Jun. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son has announced that he is going to call his baby boy due to born in July, Bailey!! When he told me I'm afraid my jaw just hit the ground - It is a dreadful name, but what can I do? This will be my first grandchild, And I have to call him Bailey? All i can picture at the moment is a bottle of creamy, whisky/coffee flavoured alcohol." Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ick, my cuzin had a dawg named bailey, so i could never name my kid that" Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my god-daughters name, and while I adore her, I think its a TERRIBLE choice for a child's name. It reminds me of the name of a pub or Bailey's Irish Cream. I.M.H.O. A kid's name should'nt be associated with boozing yourself into unconciousness." Mar. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a few little girls named Bailey. Bailey is a drink or a boy's name. There is nothing feminine about it." Jul. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bailey as in the old-fashioned jails? Or more like Beetle Bailey? Either way, not the best choice." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      32 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Bailey and I like it. I have meet many, many people with my same name. Most of the time they spell it Baylee I think three of them sleek it that way. Only one of them have spelled it Bailey. And that one was a boy. I am a girl and I think that it can be a girl or a boy name. I personally like it better for a girl, but that is probably because I am one" May. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Hi my name is Bailey and I love the name because I am the only Bailey in my school! I have met other people named Bailey. People call me Bail or Bay. Some people forget how to spell my name but I love it!"" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey also but i have meet a least three other people with the name but spelt differently.. i like having a name that very few people have. only down side all the "hayleys" i sometimes think they say my name." Jun. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Baylie prnouced the same as Bailey and i love my name and my freinds love it too ! but i want to know what it means and i have to sit thee everyday at schol and tell the teacher how to spell my name" Apr. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey Morgan and I have yet to meet another Bailey.Love my name but I do hate having to always say ya it's Bailey like the drink!" Jan. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey. It's a family name for me, but I truly hate that so many girls are named Bailey. I live in Georgia, and down here, it's a very Southern name. I also hate the weird spellings. I have to tell people: "My name is Bailey...like the liquor"." Jan. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am so happy that you all commented. I am going to name my daughter Baylee, I really love the name. Thanks for your input on how you felt about the name. My other daughters name is Laila so I needed something to match its uniqueness!" Oct. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is due any day now and she will be a Baeli" Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, I'm Bailee :) everybody i know at first has to screw up my name and spell it "Bailey" instead of Bailee... It's all good though i find it quite amusing lol. But, the way i spell my name is suppose to be the right way to spell it for a girl, and the boy's spelling is Bailey :) Isn't that interesting?!" Dec. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi there, my name's Bailey. Obviously. :-) I used to like my name, but now a lot of girls especially are named Bailey, and I don't feel my name is that unique anymore. And, when someone says "Hey, Bailey!" and then another person says, "Did you just call her Baby?" it REALLY gets on my nerves. But, I think it's funny when my friend says "Hey, Bailes!" Get it? Hay bales? HA HA. Then again, my mom likes to joke that she named me after Bailey's Irish Cream.... great." Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Heyim 17 my name is Bayli yes I know its spelled weird but I love it! I know a lot of baileys and even a baylee but I love the way mine is spelled cause it unique and no one else spells there's like mine!" Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey and people say my name is great but then people say that it is a boy name but i still love my name" Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and everyone loves it. I like it because it is so unique but, now it seems as if a lot more people have the name." Apr. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name Bailey but I wish I had the name Natasha I love that name. My BFF has a dog named Bailey so they tease but I don't care. My nickname is so cool it is Bay I love it. But I hate that is a boy name I wish it was just a girl name." Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and i get really annoyed cuz everyone always spells it "Baily" and i got so annoyed once in second grade that i started spelling my name that way and i wanted to change it to Baily. Also, my friend calls me Bailee and its kinda cool." Feb. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey and no 1 at my church has my name ! sometimes i find it annoying cuz it sounds like a 3 year olds name but its my name so Hi i'm Bailey !!" Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't really like the name 'Bailey'... There's five other girls (and one boy) who has that name in my grade. But I do like it with my middle name, which is Nicole." Jan. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "when I got pregnant my husband and I decided to keep the sex of the baby a mystery, so I got to pick the name if it was a boy and my husband if it was a girl. He waited till I was very close to my due date but finally settled on Bailey. When the doctor delivered her and I saw it was a girl, my husband immediately said "Hi Bailey!" I feel that her name will carry a special meaning forever because her Daddy gave it to her !" Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names bailey. eh. i really dont like the letter b but i get compliments im just glad im not named katie or something with no originality i would love to have the name aspen, nadia, or ashlee." Jul. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bailey. people usually spell my name wrong and spell it like baily. no, there arent alot of people i know with my name." Jun. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bailey and i wish it was Emma! But my friend loves the name and wants to name her girl Bailey! I thought that was nice! Sometimes i like it but it is not unique i know 6 Bailey's but they do not spell it all the same." Jun. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never liked my name because they think I am a boy when they read it.I like it as a boys name though." Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my last name. When I first heard it used as a first name I thought it was weird. I still think of it as a last name though." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Beli but it's pronounced BAILEY wish I was American so I can be BAILEY and not Beli. sniffsniff" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes my mane is bailee and a lot of people spell it worng and i know about 3 other bailee's" Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is really kool but i dont care if its a boy name or a girlz! it rox!!! bailey!!! sincerly,bailey" Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is really kool but i dont care if its a boy name or a girlz! it rox!!! bailey!!! sincerly,bailey" Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my nane alot of prople spell it wrong but i don't really care they call me Bailz for short" Feb. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yo tango diez anous. me gusta bailey. es bailey y inteligenty" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yo tango diez anous. me gusta bailey. es bailey y inteligenty" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know someone who's name is bailey. she was in my ballet class. she was nice and kool! if you ever get to read this, i want to say i care" Dec. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spelled my daughters name Bayleigh and everyone miss spells and it really pisses me off" Nov. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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