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The name Jay is of Latin origin, and means blue jay.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jay has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jay
Use of the Name Jay for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
178,317 119,294 30,591 8,735 4,153 1,594 796
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jay has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jay
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880127103  
188112396  
188217080  
188312996  
1884130110  
188515091  
1886126107  
1887124106  
1888129122  
1889139104  
1890133108  
189113799  
1892145111  
1893143105  
189416196  
189517491  
189620278  
189718782  
189818485  
189920863  
1900192107  
190116096  
190218889  
190319482  
190418995  
190519492  
190620487  
190721091  
190821889  
190921998  
1910213120  
1911228126  
1912184318  
1913191350  
1914213378  
1915200539  
1916184638  
1917188642  
1918185709  
1919198634  
1920200666  
1921174831  
1922181777  
1923171834  
1924171849  
1925182786  
1926175828  
1927171866  
1928185767  
1929169843  
1930166894  
1931166866  
1932161934  
1933151946  
1934158931  
19351471,065  
19361401,105  
19371371,140  
19381381,178  
19391411,152  
19401391,291  
19411371,413  
19421331,603  
19431341,668  
19441361,552  
19451251,752  
19461152,200  
19471182,435  
19481242,271  
19491182,439  
19501152,581  
19511162,632  
19521063,019  
1953993,228  
19541013,368  
19551023,405  
1956924,116  
1957884,631  
1958865,008  
1959874,937  
1960785,373  
1961815,115  
1962805,152  
1963854,722  
1964844,566  
1965903,948  
1966913,588  
1967873,619  
1968873,430  
1969943,182  
1970973,416  
19711142,860  
19721152,437  
19731182,217  
19741112,359  
19751182,164  
19761282,095  
19771302,086  
19781192,142  
19791262,135  
19801411,974  
19811531,776  
19821641,665  
19831691,536  
19841711,548  
19851771,516  
19861801,481  
19871851,484  
19881991,359  
19892031,438  
19902171,399  
19912341,262  
19922361,218  
19932601,102  
19942621,098  
19952741,011  
1996287942  
1997293945  
1998326831  
1999326853  
2000328860  
2001317882  
2002335817  
2003348798  
2004352796  
Totals:  178,317 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jay as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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