Hayes Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ (compare McCoy). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans. English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ (see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word. English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English h?se ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word. English: patronymic from Hay 3. French: variant (plural) of Haye 3. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from Yiddish name Khaye ‘life’ + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

List of People with Surname Hayes

Based on our public records, there are a total of 36,678 people with the surname Hayes. Among these people surnamed Hayes, there are approximately 4,068 distinct names, with an average of 9 people who share the same name. Jeffrey Hayes, Terry Hayes and Walter Hayes are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hayes, with 241, 233 and 169 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Hayes, with a total of 2,944 people, and there are a total of 1,524 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hayes, with a total of 2,661 people and an average of 1,409 distinct names.