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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gay
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gay in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Gay:
Records indicate that 17,436 girls in the United States have been named Gay since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 682 people in the U.S. were given the name Gay. Those people are now 60 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 Gay
Based on the comments submitted below
4 Positive Comments
"I like this name - very pretty. People need to grow up and accept words can have multiple meanings." Feb. 10, 2019:
"Sure its meaning has changed and yes growing up with this name was at times difficult. I wouldnever change it though. Its a great ice breaker! I think its a beautiful name and very - different!" May. 18, 2009:
"You can tell the age of the objectionable ones, If you look at the trend, it stopped when Guy started being used as slang. I fell bad for the dick's and petter's" Feb. 1, 2009:
"i like this name, but yes sadly, everyone will think its wierd. but i do i do like this name. it is pretty." Oct. 14, 2006:
6 Negative Comments
"Eh, if you get a name like that, bully is a passive thing in your life then.." Jan. 7, 2009:
Who in the hell would name their child after a sexual orientation?" Apr. 8, 2008:
"Please, please people...I know this name traditionally means "happy"... but it also has new connotations and besides, is an ugly name to begin with. So my vote is an enthusiastic thumb down." Sep. 16, 2006:
"I feel sorry for those still alive with that name! It's original meaning is so beautiful though, it's a shame really!" Jun. 23, 2006:
"now that it means something bad it isn't a good name" Jan. 26, 2006:
"It was such a nice name, sadly it has a second meaning now -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- but this means it's not a viable name." Jul. 25, 2005:
2 Neutral Comments
"actually i havent had many negative comments...and its a special name to me...im quite proud of it truthfully." Jan. 15, 2011:
"I dont feel it right to name a child after a sexual orientation" May. 18, 2007:
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