Jay Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai ‘jay’ (the bird), probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.

List of People with Surname Jay

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 3,911 people with the surname Jay. Among these people surnamed Jay, there are nearly 674 different names, with an average of 5 people having the same name. David Jay, Robert Jay and John Jay are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Jay, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Jay, with a total of 455 people, and there are a total of 282 different names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Jay, with a total of 321 people and an average of 215 different names.