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Pronunciation

beɪli

Origin

English

Meaning

This might have started out as a boy’s name, but now Bailey is most often used as a first name for baby girls. The name Bailey is derived from the Old French word bailiff, meaning “official”. In Old England, a bailey was someone who lived near a fort. Bailey, also spelt Bailee or Baylie, isn’t exactly unheard of, but it hasn’t been worn out by overuse either!

Rank in the year 2015

Bailey was ranked #253 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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