- I love the soft sounds of this pretty sounding name (although it would work well as a boy's name too). Bailey was my mother's maiden name, so if I ever have a daughter and name her Bailey, not only will it be because it's such a beautiful name, but also in honour of my mother.
- Bailey Colleen: Bailey is fairly common now, but I know a Bailey who has influenced my life spiritually. Together the names mean bailiff (or servant) girl; I would hope that if I named my daughter this that she would be a servant to the Lord.
- Bailey Jo: I really like those gender friendly names that can be either boy or girl. Unusual, uncommon names are a favorite of mine. At one point, I liked Johanna so I chose Jo as the middle name.
Bailey is an English and Irish surname, coming from the Norman name le Bailiff, meaning "bailiff." Bailey was more popular as a boys' name until the 1980s, when surnames started becoming popular for girls (i.e., Taylor, Avery, Madison etc.) As of 2012, Bailey was at #60 for girls and #1115 for boys in the U.S. Top 7000. The following spellings appeared in the Girls' list (most popular first): Bailey, Baylee, Bailee, Bayleigh, Baylie, Baileigh, Bayley, Baleigh, Baily, Baylei, Bayli, Bailie, Baylea, Baeleigh, Bailei, Baillie, Bailea, Baley, Beily, Bayliegh, Baili, Baeli
See Also: Bailee, Baylee, Bailey (boy)
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