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Jay Name Meaning and Origin

Jay Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Swift, Joyful, Victorious

Name Origin


The name Jay means 'swift, joyful, victorious' and originates from the English language. It is often used as a short form of names like Jason or James.

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Jay Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

The name Jay is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow, making it pleasant to hear.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Jay has a simple rhythm with a single syllable, which can sound repetitive in some contexts.

Famous People Named Jay

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● Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, and businessman. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won multiple Grammy Awards.

● Jay Leno

James Douglas Muir Leno, known as Jay Leno, is an American comedian, actor, and television host. He hosted 'The Tonight Show' for over two decades and is known for his stand-up comedy.

Jay Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Jay

The name Jay does not typically bring to mind negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a popular and neutral name in various cultures and contexts.

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