Hay Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood. This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans. Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English heah). Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Heah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element heah ‘high’. French: topographic name from a masculine form of Old French haye ‘hedge’, or a habitational name from Les Hays, Jura, or Le Hay, Seine-Maritime. Spanish: topographic name from haya ‘beech tree’ (ultimately derived from Latin fagus). German: occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘guardian’, ‘custodian’ (see Hayer). Dutch and Frisian: variant of Haye 1.

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List of People with Surname Hay

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 5,762 people with the surname Hay. Among these people surnamed Hay, there are nearly 803 different names, with an average of 7 people having the same name. David Hay, Charles Hay and Jennifer Hay are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Hay, with 60, 59 and 59 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Hay, with a total of 470 people, and there are a total of 293 different names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hay, with a total of 440 people and an average of 291 different names.