Quick Facts on Bailee
- American, English
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Bailiff or Berry wood clearing
Characteristics of Bailee
Etymology & Historical Origin - Bailee
Bailee is an Americanized respelling of Bailey. Bailey is the transferred use of an English surname. The surname is derived from either a trade name or a place name. From an occupational perspective, Bailey comes from the Middle English word “baill” which indicated a steward or an administrative official (i.e., a bailiff or an officer of the court). The place name origin comes from the Middle English word “bail(l)y” which indicated one who lived by a fortified town or near the walls of a castle. The other location-based origin comes from the town of Bailey in Lancashire, which gets its name from the Old English words “bēg” (berry) and “lēah” (wood, clearing). The surnames in the forms of Baylly and Baylegh have both been around since medieval times; however, it’s not clear when the name was adopted as a personal name. Both Bailee and Bailey are popular in the United States for baby girls, while Bailey is favored as a boy’s name in England and Australia.
Popularity of the Name Bailee
Bailee is one of those cutesy respellings of a common surname-turned-first-name in the United States. The spelling of Bailee first appeared on the female naming charts in 1994 which is right around the time that the more traditional spelling of Bailey was gaining ground. Bailee and Baylee emerged as altered (mainly Americanized) spellings of this old English surname. By adding the “-lee” suffix parents are making a statement that Bailee is specifically female and informal – even a little girly and cutesy. At the end of the day, Bailey, Bailee and Baylee are all pronounced exactly the same, so what’s the point of respellings other than to cause a little bit more confusion? It really just comes down to the preferences of individual parents.
Popularity of the Girl Name Bailee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Bailee
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Bailee
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Popular Songs on Bailee
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Bailee
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Famous People Named Bailee
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Children of Famous People Named Bailee
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Bailee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Bailee
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Bailee