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Proper nounEdit

Jay

  1. An English surname from Old French jai (jay (bird)), a nickname for a chatty or showy person.
  2. A hamlet in Herefordshire, England; named in the c. 13th century for the Jay family, prominent in that area.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A town in Maine; named for American statesman and Founding Father John Jay.
    2. A town in New York; named for John Jay.
    3. A city in Oklahoma; the county seat of Delaware County; named for Jay Washburn, nephew of Cherokee leader Stand Watie.
    4. A town in Florida; named for postmaster J. T. Nowling.
    5. A town on the Canadian border in Vermont; named for John Jay.
    6. A former settlement in California.
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Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Jay

  1. A diminutive of the male given names James or Jason, or for any name beginning with ⟨J⟩; also used as a formal given name.
  2. A female given name
    • 1947, Alpha Delta Pi, The Adelphean (volume 40, issue 2, page 102)
      To Lt. and Mrs. John Ellingston (Beth Vollstedt), a daughter, Jay Karen, on September 17, 1945.
    • 2007, Gráinne Smith, Families, Carers and Professionals: Building Constructive Conversations
      In 1993, my daughter Jay returned home aged 21 after a disastrous marriage.
    • 2010, Ray Thompson, Fires Within (page 206)
      Within a few weeks, having endured a number of lengthy interviews, Jay found herself working in the Beijing office of the bureau of information.

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Jay.

Proper nounEdit

Jay

  1. a male given name

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Jay.