Jay Name Gender

Is Jay a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.8% of babies named Jay were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Jay name meaning, which is A shortened form of Jason, Jay is an English name meaning to heal.
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Jay Name Popularity

How popular is the name Jay? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Jay was the 392nd most popular boys name, representing 0.0553% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Jay has been the 181st most popular boys name, representing 0.1236% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 223 72 0.0204%
1911 237 75 0.0201%
1912 176 293 0.0581%
1913 189 323 0.057%
1914 213 336 0.0482%
1915 199 516 0.0568%
1916 183 607 0.0628%
1917 189 610 0.061%
1918 184 686 0.0639%
1919 195 617 0.0589%
1920 198 640 0.0576%
1921 175 801 0.07%
1922 177 767 0.0688%
1923 171 811 0.0724%
1924 170 819 0.0705%
1925 181 764 0.0676%
1926 175 795 0.0723%
1927 170 851 0.0769%
1928 185 735 0.0687%
1929 170 803 0.0775%
1930 167 862 0.0825%
1931 166 847 0.0858%
1932 163 900 0.0911%
1933 150 934 0.1003%
1934 156 907 0.0938%
1935 147 1,047 0.1077%
1936 140 1,075 0.1116%
1937 136 1,123 0.114%
1938 139 1,159 0.1132%
1939 141 1,129 0.111%
1940 139 1,273 0.1198%
1941 138 1,391 0.1236%
1942 133 1,570 0.1243%
1943 134 1,658 0.127%
1944 135 1,541 0.1243%
1945 125 1,741 0.1428%
1946 115 2,186 0.1481%
1947 118 2,431 0.1456%
1948 123 2,267 0.142%
1949 118 2,456 0.1527%
1950 115 2,572 0.1597%
1951 116 2,634 0.1554%
1952 106 3,023 0.1732%
1953 99 3,237 0.1829%
1954 101 3,368 0.1842%
1955 103 3,397 0.1847%
1956 92 4,117 0.218%
1957 88 4,629 0.2406%
1958 86 5,021 0.2657%
1959 87 4,938 0.2599%
1960 78 5,384 0.2842%
1961 81 5,120 0.2712%
1962 80 5,156 0.2808%
1963 85 4,720 0.2629%
1964 84 4,571 0.2597%
1965 89 3,945 0.2412%
1966 91 3,598 0.2304%
1967 87 3,614 0.2381%
1968 87 3,428 0.2283%
1969 94 3,182 0.2065%
1970 97 3,417 0.2147%
1971 114 2,861 0.1904%
1972 115 2,446 0.1796%
1973 118 2,217 0.171%
1974 109 2,363 0.1818%
1975 117 2,172 0.169%
1976 127 2,091 0.1622%
1977 130 2,091 0.1551%
1978 120 2,142 0.1593%
1979 125 2,146 0.1522%
1980 139 1,983 0.1356%
1981 153 1,782 0.1212%
1982 164 1,661 0.1112%
1983 169 1,532 0.1038%
1984 171 1,543 0.1037%
1985 174 1,511 0.0996%
1986 179 1,466 0.0971%
1987 182 1,468 0.0962%
1988 199 1,342 0.0861%
1989 203 1,415 0.0877%
1990 217 1,395 0.0842%
1991 234 1,246 0.0764%
1992 237 1,184 0.0742%
1993 258 1,087 0.0697%
1994 262 1,084 0.0706%
1995 277 982 0.0652%
1996 289 903 0.0603%
1997 296 912 0.0617%
1998 327 803 0.0537%
1999 326 818 0.0546%
2000 326 844 0.0552%
2001 310 872 0.0579%
2002 333 792 0.0529%
2003 346 773 0.0508%
2004 350 778 0.051%
2005 346 826 0.054%
2006 348 846 0.054%
2007 397 715 0.0453%
2008 395 729 0.0472%
2009 408 680 0.0455%
2010 405 655 0.0455%
2011 398 678 0.0476%
2012 384 737 0.0517%
2013 389 733 0.0515%
2014 367 817 0.0561%
2015 388 777 0.0534%
2016 389 775 0.0538%
2017 377 818 0.0586%
2018 392 760 0.0553%

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Way

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  1. His dad chose the name


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