Quick Facts on Baylee
- American, English
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Bailiff, Fortified town, Berry wood clearing
Characteristics of Baylee
Etymology & Historical Origin - Baylee
Baylee is an Americanized respelling of Bailey. Bailey is the transferred use of an English surname, derived from either an occupational name or a location. 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. It’s not clear when the name was adopted as a personal name. The given name Bailey is popular for boys in England and Australia, but the reverse is true in America where the name is primarily used for girls. Baylee is a modified spelling invented in the United States and is considered exclusively female.
Popularity of the Name Baylee
As mentioned above, Bailey is considered a unisex name in the U.S. but Baylee is a spelling variation that has only appeared on the female naming charts (although Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell used the Baylee spelling for his son). For that matter, the traditional spelling of Bailey is also fast becoming exclusively female, as American parents now rarely use any spelling variant of this name for boys anymore. For girls, Bailey first appeared on the charts in 1978 and by 1995 landed a spot on the Top 100 list. Not coincidentally, Baylee as a new spelling debuted on the charts in 1995 in reaction to the growing popularity of Bailey. It has never achieved near the same levels of popularity as Bailey, but Baylee does enjoy light-moderate usage. You probably know this already, but we have to say it. Bailey is a name often given to pet dogs in the United States (like Riley and Marley). It’s just such a “cutesy” name, plus it has that “surnamey” quality which is an on-going trend in America for both girls and boys.
Popularity of the Girl Name Baylee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Baylee
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Baylee
Baylee We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Baylee.
Popular Songs on Baylee
Baylee - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Baylee.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Baylee
Growing Up Grizzly: The True Story of Baylee and Her Cubs (Amy Shapira) - Follow the true story of a young bear all alone in the Alaskan wilderness and the big-hearted grizzly family that embraced him as their own. Award-winning photographer Amy Shapira returned to the same remote cove in southeastern Alaska for six consecutive summers, capturing this incredible story as it unfolded. Through her breathtaking photographs and text from noted biologist and author Douglas H. Chadwick, the heartwarming tale of Baylee, her cubs, and the “adopted” bear Emmett comes alive for readers young and old. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Baylee
Baylee - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Baylee.
Children of Famous People Named Baylee
Famous People Who Named Their Child Baylee - Brian Littrell (singer from the Backstreet Boys has a son named Baylee)
Baylee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Baylee - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Baylee.
Personality of the Girl Name Baylee
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Baylee