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The name Bailey has the following meaning:

Occupational name. "Law enforcer" or "Bailiff." A popular name in the U.S. Also the name of an alcoholic beverage.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby boy name, Bailey is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 330 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Bailey fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 150 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 941 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bailey in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Bailey is pronounced as bay-lee


Bailey originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Bailey and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bailey: Boys - Bedford, Brain, Clayton, Dane, Denton, Denzel, Doctor, Drake, Dudley, Dunstan, Elton, Fletcher, Glover, Grayson, Jayce, Lamar, Landon, Lawson, Lincoln, Miller, Norton, Girls - Aleta, Amelia, Corda, Dayna, Fronie, India, Julissa, Katie, Kaya, Lu, Mckenna, Mettie, Paula, Tatum, Tawana, Both genders - Devon, Hollis, Leigh, Sonny


Popular Variants for the name Bailey: Bail, Baileah, Baileigh, Baili, Bailie, Baillie, Baily, Baley, Bay, Baylea, Baylee, Bayley, Bayli, Baylie, Bayly


We think the name Bailey should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Bailey to be: A talented young chap

In one word, you might describe Bailey as a(n) "talented" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Bailey (or its variants) are:

John Micahel Bailey, born on 2 July, a famous psychologist. John Micahel Bailey's background: An American psychologist and professor at Northwestern University. He is best known for his controversial work on biology and sexual orientation, which suggests a heritable component for sexual orientation. Some of his work in this area has elicited a very strong reaction from members of the gay and transgender communities, ranging from revilement to nomination for a Lambda Literary Foundation (an organization that promotes LGBT literature) award.

Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr. , born on 20 October, a famous journalist. Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr. 's background: An American journalist, renowned for his work primarily on issues of the African-American community. He served as editor-in-chief of the five San Francisco Bay Area Post newspapers from June 2007 until his shooting death on August 2, 2007. His 37-year career in journalism included lengthy periods as a reporter at the Detroit News and the Oakland Tribune.

Bill Bailey, born on 24 February, a famous comedian. Bill Bailey's background: An English stand-up comedian, actor, and musician known for appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Have I Got News for You, and Black Books as well as his stand up comedy. He is a self proclaimed 'confused hippy' known for his thin goatee and skullet hairstyle. Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003, and in 2007 he was voted number seven on Channel 4's hundred greatest stand-ups.
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