Gay: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gay

Gay

Pronunciation: GAY (key)

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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.
A nice name if people wouldn`t have chosen this to become the word for transsexualism.

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.

Nicknames for Gay: | Edit

Gaybug, Gaybird

Meanings and history of the name Gay: | Edit

From the English word for "happy, joyful"

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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