Gay Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Gay: | Edit
This name is almost never given anymore, as the meaning of the word "gay" has shifted in the past 40 years to mean "homosexual" in mainstream speech.
- Personal experiences with the name Gay: | Edit
Gay was my maternal grandmother's maiden name, my mother's middle name and now my first name. Because of the dual definition, the only real problem I have is introducing myself when I don't want to include a last name. "My name is Gay" seems to be what I choose most often. The teasing when I as a child was more "is Gay "gay" today (meaning happy) as I am a child of the 50/60's.
If your last name is Gay, you should give your kids initial names, like I.M., U.R., R.U., or I.B.
If that was my last name I would change it! Same goes for first name. What parent today would be so cruel as to name her kid Gay?
- Nicknames for Gay: | Edit
Gaybug, Gaybird, Gayle
- Meanings and history of the name Gay: | Edit
From the English word for "happy, joyful" "smart" "sunny"
- Famous real-life people named Gay: | Edit
Gay Talese (male), writer
Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
Gay Kayler, Australian country singer
Gae Exton, British ex of American actor Christopher Reeve, mother of two of his children
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