Originally a familiar form of names such as Jacob, James, and Jason, Jay is now a given name in its own right. This unisex name also refers to several species of a large family of birds. And if it’s good enough for Jay-Z, it’s good enough for your baby, right?


  • english: Form of Jason, healer
  • german: Swift
  • hindi: Victory, a bird
  • sanskrit: Victorious

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 1

Famous Namesakes:

Comedian Jay Leno, Author Jay McInerney, Musician Jay-Z, Comedian Jay Mohr

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Dr. Phil, Son of Sandra Day O'Connor