Bailey Name Meaning & Origin

Bailey

Pronunciation: BAY-lee (key)

Origin of the name Bailey:

Derived from the Old French baili (administrator, manager), which is derived from bailif (an officer of justice, a warrant officer). (BAY-lee)

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USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: BAY-lee
VARIANTS: Bailee, Baylee

POPULARITY: #106 in England and Wales, #84 in Australia (NSW)

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My son is called bailey, I love his name, and it goes well with his sister liberty
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I have a friend in Australia, with a son named Bailey Ace. His sister's name is Jaylah.
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My youngest son's name is Bailey. I love it. My two daughters are Tyra and Jazmin-Atlanta and my other son is called Harley.

My youngest son is also Bailey, My first son is Khyden and Daughter is Sienna

Nicknames for Bailey: | Edit

B
Bai
Bai-bai
Lele
Ley
Baze (bais)
Bail/bails
Bagels
Boo- Bear
Bay

Meanings and history of the name Bailey: | Edit

Bailey is a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bailey), is pronounced BAY-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bailey is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Place name and transferred use of the surname. Occupational name: in the Middle Ages, a bailiff was a minor official of the law.

Bailey has 11 variant forms: Bail, Bailee, Baileigh, Bailie, Baillee, Baillie, Baily, Baley, Baylee, Bayley and Bayly.

From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.

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The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-1934) Elton John
Beetle Bailey is a lazy army private in a comic strip of the same name.
Bill Bailey (won't You Come Home) Louis Armstrong
Simple Tom And The Ghost Of Jenny Bailey And Also The Trees
George Bailey Vs. The World-Melmac
Bailey Bridge- Agent Felix

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