Jay
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
JAY
Meaning
Various
More info about the name "Jay"

Jay is used as a diminutive of names starting with J, mostly the name James. James is ultimately derived from Jacob. Jacob is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words 'Yahweh', which means 'God', and 'aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.

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Famous Jays

Jay Leno - talk show host
Jay Williams - basketball player
Jay Baruchel - actor
Jay Black - musician
Jay Carty - basketball player
Jay Clayton - jazz artist
Jay Dickey - politician
Jay Edwards - basketball player

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